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Old 11-19-2018, 08:58 AM
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Default MRI Starter Set / MRI History

No intention of high-jacking this thread, but I thought you guys who are interested in rocketry starter sets might find this one interesting too. A rare one for sure!


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Old 11-19-2018, 09:42 AM
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No intention of high-jacking this thread, but I thought you guys who are interested in rocketry starter sets might find this one interesting too. A rare one for sure!


https://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-Late-6...353.m1438.l2649


Ironically a set like that is the only thing from MRI I own, I probably got it from a mail auction in the late 80s. Love the little pad with dowel legs.
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Old 11-20-2018, 11:02 AM
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The MRI Starter Set went for $191.38. It was a real beauty!


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Old 11-20-2018, 01:23 PM
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Having the words MRI and Beauty in the same sentence is OXYMORONIC.
I wouldn't offer 25% of that final price.
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Old 11-20-2018, 03:55 PM
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Having the words MRI and Beauty in the same sentence is OXYMORONIC.
I wouldn't offer 25% of that final price.



I meant 'beauty' in the sense of a scarce collectable. Their rocket kits didn't measure up to Estes, although their engines were good.


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Old 11-20-2018, 05:04 PM
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The MRI Starter Set went for $191.38. It was a real beauty!


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Good to know. I have one in my collection.
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Old 11-21-2018, 08:35 AM
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Except for the regrettable streamers, I liked MRI kits! They had those sturdy, sandable body tubes and good balsa.

I cloned a Lepus from Semroc parts a few years back, and have parts for a Lepus and a Zeus.
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Old 11-21-2018, 10:24 AM
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I cloned a Lambda 8, Phobos, Theta 37 and Zeus recently. They're simple designs, but always get a "What?" when they're announced at the pads. Perfect B6-4 Field flights on an A8-3. Got any more MRI plans, Scott?
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Old 11-21-2018, 11:04 AM
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Bill,

Many people clone old, nostalgic, favorite rockets from our youth.

Few clone old designs that nobody has ever heard of.

We salute you!
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