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What's your Unicorn rocket?
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Rainbow 
What rocket have you always wanted, but for whatever reason, have not built yet?

Mine is the Mars Lander. As a kid, I constantly drooled over it, but I made $2.00 a week cutting grass, and it was hard to save up the $10 for the mars lander when there were so many other rockets out there for less than $5.00.

Fast forward a few years, to when I became a Born Again Rocketeer, and Estes no longer made the Mars Lander. Fortunately, Estes still made some cool rockets, and I discovered JimZ's for plans to clone some of the classics.

Semroc introduced their clone of the Mars Lander, but it was considerably more than the $10.00 Estes charged. Unfortunately, my confidence in my building skills was such that I didn't feel ready to buy one.

I fell out of rocketry again for a while. When I became a Re-Born Again Rocketeer, I started out by cloning some of my old favorites, such as Der Red Max, Gyroc, and Big Bertha, along with building a few Fat Boys, and a Silver Comet. I even had a couple of the ARF Mini Marz Landers, but I still didn't feel confident enough in my abilities to do justice to a Mars Lander build.

Once again life got in the way, and I took a break from rocketry. This time when I rejoined the fold, Semroc had an extensive line of clones, Estes had the Classic Series, and I learned of the Estes online sales. This kept me busy until Semroc announced their closing.  One final order to Semroc resulted in everything I ordered being out of stock, except for The Point.

I've reached the point where I don't think I'll ever feel I can really do justice to a Mars Lander, but I've also decided that it's better to make the attempt, rather than to keep missing the opportunity. Hopefully erockets will have the Mars Lander available soon, and when they do, I'll be one of the first to place my order.

So what rocket have you always wanted, and why haven't you built one yet?
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What's your Unicorn rocket? - by ShieldWolf - 06-08-2015, 01:26 PM
RE: What's your Unicorn rocket? - by KidShelleen - 06-08-2015, 02:44 PM
RE: What's your Unicorn rocket? - by WvonBraun - 06-08-2015, 02:56 PM
RE: What's your Unicorn rocket? - by dander - 06-08-2015, 09:21 PM
RE: What's your Unicorn rocket? - by JeromeK99 - 06-09-2015, 01:52 AM
RE: What's your Unicorn rocket? - by Evil Ed - 06-09-2015, 01:18 PM
RE: What's your Unicorn rocket? - by hcmbanjo - 06-10-2015, 11:00 AM
RE: What's your Unicorn rocket? - by Greg Young - 06-10-2015, 11:38 AM
RE: What's your Unicorn rocket? - by DBMcCann - 06-10-2015, 05:47 PM
RE: What's your Unicorn rocket? - by foamy - 06-16-2015, 06:28 PM
RE: What's your Unicorn rocket? - by Trident - 06-16-2015, 09:46 PM
RE: What's your Unicorn rocket? - by Al_G - 06-17-2015, 06:42 AM
RE: What's your Unicorn rocket? - by caveduck - 06-22-2015, 02:24 AM
RE: What's your Unicorn rocket? - by Marc_G - 06-22-2015, 06:52 AM
RE: What's your Unicorn rocket? - by RUF - 07-14-2015, 09:00 PM
RE: What's your Unicorn rocket? - by Greg Young - 07-15-2015, 08:03 AM
RE: What's your Unicorn rocket? - by j.a.duke - 07-15-2015, 03:46 PM
RE: What's your Unicorn rocket? - by j.a.duke - 06-21-2016, 09:07 PM
RE: What's your Unicorn rocket? - by JEAdams - 07-15-2015, 06:09 PM
RE: What's your Unicorn rocket? - by caveduck - 07-15-2015, 07:30 PM
RE: What's your Unicorn rocket? - by Greg Young - 07-16-2015, 07:46 AM
RE: What's your Unicorn rocket? - by wclune - 07-16-2015, 11:15 AM
RE: What's your Unicorn rocket? - by tab28682 - 11-26-2015, 10:11 AM
RE: What's your Unicorn rocket? - by K'Tesh - 11-26-2015, 01:01 PM
RE: What's your Unicorn rocket? - by T34zac - 11-26-2015, 03:31 PM
RE: What's your Unicorn rocket? - by wclune - 11-26-2015, 06:10 PM
RE: What's your Unicorn rocket? - by KenECoyote - 11-28-2015, 10:11 PM
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RE: What's your Unicorn rocket? - by wclune - 02-04-2016, 02:44 PM
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