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Old 02-01-2018, 11:50 AM
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In recognition of this event we descended into the museum's basement vault to unlock a dusty treasure unseen by the public for 60 years—the very same orange AerobeeHi model that helped Model Missiles Inc. launch a model rocketry craze that has grown into the global hobby of today. Museum volunteer Pat Fitzpatrick and Museum Registrar Christine Runte performed the honors.

The Aerobee Hi display rocket is one of the many unique artifacts in the Museum’s G. Harry Stine Collection.

















I am not a user of Facebook to any extent but there is a video of the model coming out of the crate on the NAR Group Facebook page.
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That's a big model for a hobby that only had the "B" motor until around 63 or 64. Was it a cluster model?
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I'm betting that was a display (promo) model and was not flyable.
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It was only intended for display and does not contain any flight hardware. As somebody else suggested it would not be hard to produce a flying version with today's materials and engines.
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Pat posted an “unboxing” video of this on the NAR Facebook page for those of you who either go there or like me have significant others who do Facebook.

(oh - I see now Pat mentioned this at the bottom of his post, while disavowing any use of Facebook.... )
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It was only intended for display and does not contain any flight hardware. As somebody else suggested it would not be hard to produce a flying version with today's materials and engines.


Or something close to it.
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Old 02-02-2018, 10:38 AM
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That is really a great piece of model rocket history 🚀👍🏼😊
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I am struck by how beautiful the hand-painted logos are! GHS had an artist's touch.
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Old 02-03-2018, 02:16 PM
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Thanks for posting the pictures of Harry's large Aerobee Hi model, Pat.

As Harry stated in an article he wrote it was the first 'Maxi' model.

Will the museum be putting the model on display and will the model get cleaned up/repaired/repainted?
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Also Pat, any evidence that this was somehow to be a flyable model? Or, more likely, just a display.

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