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Old 08-21-2007, 07:32 AM
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I have moved this announcement and discussion to the mainstream forum. I intended to do it days ago after the SVDT had first notice.


Thanks for giving us first dibs. I have now transferred my original purchases of each to the very back of the build pile (if I break down and call it a collection, my wife will have an "I told you so"). I managed to pick up buildable copies just in time.

By the way--what sort of spyware have you slipped onto my computer? The announcement went late Friday, I ordered crack of dawn Saturday morning, and the package was sitting on my doorstep Monday! You must have slipped something on there that senses my interest and pre-packs in anticipation of the order. Jonrocket, no slouch on service, was probably still packing my order when yours arrived.

Don't you dare discontinue the Saturn, though. I was just commenting to the wife last night that I'm getting so good at building that one now, it's about time I built one for myself.
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Old 08-21-2007, 11:38 AM
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I ordered another copy of the CC: SST ASAP from Semroc when I saw this thread !
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Old 08-22-2007, 09:12 PM
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Carl,

You've most likely already thought of this but here's one suggestion for your website.

Would you consider listing the parts for any given design, say one you've decided not to actually kit - like the Estes V-2 or any of the now discont'd cc kits, and just make a button that will order all the necessary parts to build that model.

It would make ordering parts for a clone project a lot easier. Some designs have all parts available to build a clone but it's necessary to enter the whole list.

I realize that this means extra work and organization (doesn't everything?) but it would make the cc kit an online only concept.

It would eliminate the need to actually make a kit of the model.

It would also eliminate complaining customers because only people who wanted the bags of parts would ever order them.

No need for instructions or a package design. Just a list and a bag of parts.

Of course, I could just punch all the buttons and get the parts that way.

I'm basically a lazy person...does it show?

Romie
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Old 08-22-2007, 09:38 PM
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Carl,

You've most likely already thought of this but here's one suggestion for your website.

Would you consider listing the parts for any given design, say one you've decided not to actually kit - like the Estes V-2 or any of the now discont'd cc kits, and just make a button that will order all the necessary parts to build that model.

It would make ordering parts for a clone project a lot easier. Some designs have all parts available to build a clone but it's necessary to enter the whole list.

I realize that this means extra work and organization (doesn't everything?) but it would make the cc kit an online only concept.

It would eliminate the need to actually make a kit of the model.

It would also eliminate complaining customers because only people who wanted the bags of parts would ever order them.

No need for instructions or a package design. Just a list and a bag of parts.

Of course, I could just punch all the buttons and get the parts that way.

I'm basically a lazy person...does it show?

Romie


I was under the impression that Carl/SEMROC was already doing something like this; when
my FSI Black Brant - II got severely damaged in flight back in June 2005, and I'd put a SOS
in one of these forums of my situation, Carl went to bat immediately and had a list of parts/
catalog numbers along with the prices. With those parts and extra quick service, I was
able to rebuild/repair the model and it looks as good as new.
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Old 08-22-2007, 10:05 PM
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Yeah, I know what you mean. I'm just suggesting formalizing the ordering of the parts by offering a one-button order option on the site.


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Old 08-26-2007, 12:52 PM
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Since Estes is not going to do it, we are thinking about K-1, K-2, and K-3 for next year, all with our instructions (along with the copies of the originals included since Vern said those three were never copyrighted.)



Carl,

Would a K-1 clone include the gauze fabric to reinforce the fins?

Bob
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Old 08-26-2007, 12:55 PM
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Would a K-1 clone include the gauze fabric to reinforce the fins?

Bob
Yes!
Still trying to figure out a way to stamp the pattern on them though.

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Old 08-26-2007, 09:43 PM
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I would love to build another Astron Scout to replace my original I lost in January 2004 on
a C6-7 (at Rushing Park, Katy, TX)... Hope you can include the gauze fabric like the original
did; I thought then (1969) and still feel that that was really cool!!
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Old 09-03-2007, 08:36 PM
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I'll start tonight.

"...Oh yeah, they call it the Streak... (boogety, boogety)...
...Fastest thing on three feet..."

The prototype won't even be primed...

It's gotta fly nekkid!

Addendum: And I just remembered... The K-1 was the SCOUT, not the STREAK. Doh!


Yeah, but if Semroc actually did release a Retro-Repro Astron Streak, with real Mylar BT-10's, I know of one rocketeer (and SVDT member) who would buy a dozen kits in a heartbeat.

And that would just be for the first order!

But yeah, I know, that's the sticking point - where do you find someone to make repro BT-10's? So just dream on, Mark, dream on...

Mark

P.S. BTW, was the BT-10 ever used in anything else, either in an actual numbered kit, an EIRP or a DOM design?
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Old 09-03-2007, 08:40 PM
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Yeah, but if Semroc actually did release a Retro-Repro Astron Streak, with real Mylar BT-10's, I know of one rocketeer (and SVDT member) who would buy a dozen kits in a heartbeat.

And that would just be for the first order!

But yeah, I know, that's the sticking point - where do you find someone to make repro BT-10's? So just dream on, Mark, dream on...

Mark

P.S. BTW, was the BT-10 ever used in anything else, either in an actual numbered kit, an EIRP or a DOM design?
Is the BT-10 spiral wound? Some references indicate that it was. I just can't remember. We ordered a batch of CPT-835 that was spiral wound mylar, but just put them aside because they were not as clear as the CAB tubes.
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