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Old 11-17-2016, 07:23 PM
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Very sorry to hear this. I hadn't met him either, but did watch one of the online NARAM videos where he gave a presentation. My condolences to his family.


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FSI at Naram
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Old 11-18-2016, 02:08 PM
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New drawing by Peter Alway.

A truly spectacular model of this flew at last summer's World Spacemodeling Championships in the Ukraine.
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Old 11-26-2016, 04:17 PM
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So, no comment from anyone here about the photos from over the weekend, posted on Facebook, of the old FSI supplies and equipment, that have apparently been purchased from the Reeses' by some members of KCAR for the purposes of resurrecting FSI??

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/...38410887&type=1

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/...84552554&type=1


Thanks (with mixed emotions) for posting the links to the photos. It is very much like watching one of the old casinos in Las Vegas being imploded. Sad.
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Old 11-26-2016, 07:54 PM
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Thanks (with mixed emotions) for posting the links to the photos. It is very much like watching one of the old casinos in Las Vegas being imploded. Sad.


Just a clarification.

One of the two 18mm motor making machines was NOT sold/given/etc. to Quest.

When FSI got ahold of the motor making machines they did not have any instructions.
It was decided to try to get one of the 18mm machiness working but FSI did not know what air pressure(s) at which to run the machine. The result was the machine blew itself apart and was financially beyond repair.

Enter Bill Stine. Bill had one of the operations manuals for these machines (Thanks to G. Harry having one in his collection). Bill made a deal with the FSI owners. He would provide the manual and come out to FSI to get the remaining 18mm motor machine working in exchange for FSI making motors for Quest.

This was accepted and the MPC motor machine was back in action, making motors for both FSI and Quest.
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