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leftover 03-23-2020 03:24 AM

MRC Concept II kits
 
Looking for any of the MR concept II kits but especially the Ironman kit.
Open kit is ok.
Thanks

Earl 03-23-2020 04:57 PM

You may already be aware of this, but an eBay seller currently has two of these kits listed for sale, the Flare Patriot and the Standard ARM.

Link: https://www.ebay.com/sch/dragshark-...=p2047675.l2562


Earl

ghrocketman 03-23-2020 05:20 PM

The Standard ARM is about the only decent kit in that line.

jetlag 03-24-2020 08:07 AM

The MPC Iron Man is a neat rocket.

sandman 03-24-2020 11:26 AM

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Quote:
Originally Posted by leftover
Looking for any of the MR concept II kits but especially the Ironman kit.
Open kit is ok.
Thanks


I have an MRC Trailblazer. Still sealed.

I was going to build it but I have hundreds more kits to build so I probably won't miss it.

PM me if interested.

Earl 03-31-2020 07:44 PM

This seller has two kits: the Trailblazer and the Standard ARM. Both are Buy It Now for $70-$80 each.

Link: https://www.ebay.com/sch/oddbempori...=p2047675.l2562

Not my listing nor do I know the seller.


Earl

ghrocketman 03-31-2020 09:02 PM

Those MRC kits are PERHAPS worth HALF what that seller is asking.

Initiator001 04-01-2020 01:32 PM

MRC History
 
The MRC Concept II product line was a re-boot of the original MRC rocket line which did not perform as well as expected.

Bill Stine was hired to revamp the whole product line and CONCEPT II was the result.

As Bill was designing kits for the Concept II line, there was one model he really wanted to make but the rights belonged to another company.

Back in 1988, Bill worked with Scott Branche and myself at Enertek in Phoenix.
After the announcement of the initial Enertek product line several hobby distributors/vendors told the Enertek management that while the big mid-power kits were nice 'real' model rocketry was in smaller kits i.e. Estes.

Bill tasked Scott and I with coming up with a line of smaller kits which would fly on nothing bigger than a 18mm 'D' motor.

Scott and I discussed this assignment. Scott designed around twelve new models and we presented them to Bill.
Bill wasn't impressed with our presentation but some of the model ideas were darn good.
One was an updated version of the Centuri Orion kit which would be called Ironman.
Enertek soon after closed up shop and the assets were bought and became part of AeroTech/ISP.

Bill really liked the Ironman kit design but AeroTech now owned the rights to it.
Bill spoke with the AeroTech/ISP management and received permission to manufacture the Ironman model.

...And the rest is history. ;)

5x7 04-01-2020 02:15 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Initiator001
The MRC Concept II product line was a re-boot of the original MRC rocket line which did not perform as well as expected.

Bill Stine was hired to revamp the whole product line and CONCEPT II was the result.

As Bill was designing kits for the Concept II line, there was one model he really wanted to make but the rights belonged to another company.

Back in 1988, Bill worked with Scott Branche and myself at Enertek in Phoenix.
After the announcement of the initial Enertek product line several hobby distributors/vendors told the Enertek management that while the big mid-power kits were nice 'real' model rocketry was in smaller kits i.e. Estes.

Bill tasked Scott and I with coming up with a line of smaller kits which would fly on nothing bigger than a 18mm 'D' motor.

Scott and I discussed this assignment. Scott designed around twelve new models and we presented them to Bill.
Bill wasn't impressed with our presentation but some of the model ideas were darn good.
One was an updated version of the Centuri Orion kit which would be called Ironman.
Enertek soon after closed up shop and the assets were bought and became part of AeroTech/ISP.

Bill really liked the Ironman kit design but AeroTech now owned the rights to it.
Bill spoke with the AeroTech/ISP management and received permission to manufacture the Ironman model.

...And the rest is history. ;)


That’s really awesome, I love the way some Enertek designs worked their way into other incarnations, your initiator being the most obvious, the Strong Arm, Arcas and the Quest Striker AGM. I had no idea the Iron Man (Which I built when it was released) had Enertek lineage. I am waiting for a box of parts from Estes which will allow me to clone some of the 2.5 and 2” Enertek designs which were all really nice.

Earl 05-01-2020 09:55 AM

Ok, here's your Ironman kit on ebay. Listed yesterday.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/MRC-Concep...AAOSwRIleq3p U


Not my listing nor do I know the lister.

Earl


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