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Old 11-22-2018, 12:52 AM
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Wow . . . I had no idea about your health situation. I read up a little on ankylosing spondylitis and have, at least, some idea of what you're going through, physically and emotionally. I will be praying for you !

On another note . . . Actually, when I asked for an update, I was referring to the motor-making data, earlier in this thread.

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Old 11-22-2018, 03:28 AM
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Wow . . . I had no idea about your health situation. I read up a little on ankylosing spondylitis and have, at least, some idea of what you're going through, physically and emotionally. I will be praying for you !

On another note . . . Actually, when I asked for an update, I was referring to the motor-making data, earlier in this thread.

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Thank you! I'd never even ^heard^ of ankylosing spondylitis before my doctor gave me the diagnosis, and it took me a month to pronounce it without occasionally "tripping over" the words (because of the rather odd 'half-stops' that one must make when pronouncing them). The father of a fellow I know in England had it too, but in his case if fused his spine in a bolt-upright position; he could have been a guard at Buckingham Palace, and never have had any back fatigue from standing straight and motionless for so many hours of a watch, and:

It and lymphedema (I could play a Vulcan "extra" in a Star Trek production, bleeding green lymph) and veinous edema, plus severe cirrhosis (which the surgeon found while removing my gallbladder four years ago--I almost never drink, and never had jaundice or any variety of hepatitis, but I was exposed to Agent Orange [from a pesticide supply warehouse] in Miami in 1997; it's a long story...), have made life much more "interesting" than I'd prefer, but--at least for the present--it's still better than the alternative. Also:

I'm curious about the motor-making data as well, and if anyone ever managed to contact David Sleeter regarding permission to reproduce and sell his books (POD publishing would be a pretty simple solution; he could even--I'm pretty sure, since I have a few POD reprints of old books--just scan his books to create the POD publishing files). Also, the Sugar Shot to Space project (see: http://www.google.com/search?source...131.fOJgEcepBCw ) is still proceeding, and has succeeded in building, test-firing, and flying increasingly-large vehicles (see: http://mach5lowdown.com/category/ro...-shot-to-space/ ).
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I had the sugar-rocket book, but loaned it to the wrong person! Long gone. It was pretty straight-forward.

There are other sugar fuel / rocket plans now so I'm not too hyped about getting a copy but it would be interesting to see again.
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Well, it's 2020 . . .

I have located a set of all three Teleflite supplements up to, and including the G100. Added to my 1983 book, the set is now complete . . . 170 pages, in all !

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I also located images from the "Incredible Five Cent Sugar Rocket" 16-page booklet . . .
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Thank you for posting all of these! I used to have the Teleflite book (for making black powder motors), but the fact that the first activity called for was making an explosion shield dampened my enthusiasm for making such motors. The little "mini T-motor-like" sugar rocket motors--and the Microsond 1 rocket--are a different story. Making those little sugar propellant motors in batches, along with the rockets, would be a good enrichment activity for school STEM classes, and:

I know that this contravenes the doctrine of "no mixing of chemicals," but those little motors and their propellant are *not* in the same category as hand-pounded zinc-sulfur motors or stuffing empty CO2 cartridges with match heads. The motors are paper-cased with putty nozzles, and the Microsond 1 rocket is made of paper and wood like most model rockets. The propellant can also be mixed and poured safely in a home kitchen, using ordinary plastic kitchen implements, and the case/nozzle production method lends itself to making the motors in cost-saving batches.
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