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Old 01-24-2018, 08:43 PM
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Does anyone know if the FlisKits site still open for business? I visited it yesterday and it looked like it hadn't been updated in a long time. The online catalog link is from 2015. I also noticed that there haven't been any posts by Jim Flis on the forum in a while.
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Old 01-24-2018, 08:54 PM
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He mostly hangs out at TRF. I did a quick check and his last post was in Oct.
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Pictures from a January 14 launch this year have been posted.

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Old 01-24-2018, 09:07 PM
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The site is showing his latest kits - including those that were recently released.
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Old 01-24-2018, 09:35 PM
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He moved his hosting recently (just in the last couple of weeks) and I don't think everything went over smoothly.

That plus the site badly needs to be updated to current standards. But that is not an expense that most kitchen table model rocket companies can afford.
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He moved his hosting recently (just in the last couple of weeks) and I don't think everything went over smoothly.

That plus the site badly needs to be updated to current standards. But that is not an expense that most kitchen table model rocket companies can afford.


Thanks Roy, the background information is very helpful.
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He mostly hangs out at TRF. I did a quick check and his last post was in Oct.


Thanks for the info.

It looks things in the hobby have slowed way down these last few years, maybe with the exception of high power. It might be a combination of less open space to launch, kids being more into tech than hobbies, and the ridiculous twenty plus dollar surcharge required to purchase engines...

I hope everything is ok with Jim. Maybe he sells his kits via other vendor sites these days.
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This is my first post here in... awhile. My kid was doing rockets at his church group the past few weeks and we launched them today. That piqued my interest in the hobby again, and I went to Fliskit's website and noticed the same thing.

So I came here to ask the same question, but then saw this thread ,from a few months ago, essentially asking the very same things I noticed (e.g. the site talks about a 2015 tour, the "new" 2015 catalog, etc. I'd be a little hesitant to spend money there at the moment.

I know Jim was active here when I was more active a number of years ago... sad that he isn't around here anymore from what it sounds like in the replies above.
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Fliskits is listed as a vendor for NSL-2018 in Geneseo, NY.

AND ... in other exciting news ...

Iím going! Monster road trip from Colorado. Also 2 days at Air Force Museum in Dayton, including Build Night at eRockets!

My wife is joining me, so we are also doing a couple days at Niagara Falls, and then down to Myrtle Beach, SC to see friends, with a stop in Virginia to see a John Fogerty and ZZ Top.

Return trip home not planned yet ... but it could be adventurous.

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Fliskits is listed as a vendor for NSL-2018 in Geneseo, NY.



NSL folks also indicated that he is developing at least one Commemorative kit for them.

And one has to remember, Fliskits is basically a one man shop that is a sideline.

There is limited budget to pay someone to redo the web site and probably limited time to work on it himself. I recall a few years ago people balking about his lack of social network presence, and he responded then about it was taking too much time to try to keep YORF, TRF, Facebook, etc updated.

Meanwhile, he has tons of great kits and rather than hesitate to purchase from him the rocket community should support him. I have 35 of his kits.......... (let's not go there)

I am just waiting for his next kit to purchase myself. I just hope it is not a 3FNC (rare for Jim) or an MMX (never got interested in those small rockets)
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