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Old 11-28-2017, 10:59 AM
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Default Giving Tuesday!

Today is Giving Tuesday! If you're so inclined head over to nar.org/donate and make yourself "Pay Forward Proud". Every donor will receive a beautiful pin featuring the Pay Forward NAR logo! You'll also qualify to purchase some vintage rocketry prints from Stretch and Staple, NAR's vendor partner.

Go to nar.org/donate to Pay Forward!

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Today is Giving Tuesday! If you're so inclined head over to nar.org/donate and make yourself "Pay Forward Proud". Every donor will receive a beautiful pin featuring the Pay Forward NAR logo! You'll also qualify to purchase some vintage rocketry prints from Stretch and Staple, NAR's vendor partner.

Go to nar.org/donate to Pay Forward!




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Thank you to you and to all the other members who have stepped up to the plate today! If every NAR member donated the equivalent of a Starbucks coffee we would meet the goal. (I sound like the Wikipedia guy!)
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Old 11-30-2017, 10:54 AM
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Default Vikings: They're Not All Scandinavian

NAR members may have noticed a set of plans included with the center page of their Nov/Dec issue. It was drawn by G. Harry Stine and was one of the first scale rockets put to paper for members of the young National Association of Rocketry.

His selection of this rocket as a scale model was no accident. G. Harry Stine's career in aerospace started at White Sands Proving Ground (as it was then known) in the early 1950's and a large number of Viking test flights took place during his tenure. We expect to find many images and files relevant to this rocket when the collection is fully cataloged.

Wikipedia has a good entry on the Viking here.

The Stine Collection has a nice example of a Viking model.









These images leave a bit to be desired and the model will be reshot in the fullness of time. It is a BT-20 designed for 18mm motors to give you a size reference.
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Default The First All Plastic Model Rocket

Many of us of a certain generation remember the Aurora brand of hobby products. They produced a wide variety of hobby products from plastic model kits to HO scale slot racing products. While their HO slot car products dominated that realm the quality of their plastic model kits were found wanting compared to those offered by Revell and Monogram.

Aurora produced a good number of plastic model of missiles and rockets none were ever specifically designed as model rockets. Over 50 years ago G. Harry Stine attempted to change that trend with his prototype of an all plastic rocket that was demonstrated to Aurora Plastics executives at Waveny Park, just a short distance from his home in New Canaan, CT.

Stine machined the nosecone out of solid acrylic. How many modeler today could do that?



The model bears a strong resemblance to several rockets which have appeared over the years.





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Old 12-14-2017, 03:25 PM
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Default Rudolph the Red Nosed Rocket

G. Harry Stine knew how to have fun and his whimsical sense of humor would manifest itself in various ways. Rudolf is a good example of that side of his personality.

Hard to say when Rudolf was built since the model uses a variety of parts spanning a couple of decades.

Here's one thing I can say with certainty:

Happy Holidays Everybody!!





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