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Old 03-11-2016, 09:21 AM
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Hi Folks,

I used to use Semroc's "Classic Collection" link on their original website when I wanted to find out who designed a rocket I was interested in. It looks like that site is down now. Does anybody have a link or links to that "designer" info? Is there a sticky here on YORF for that info and if not should there be? It would be a shame to not be able to pay tribute, even if it is only in our minds, to the folks that created the wonders we built and dreamed of when we were kids and build and dream of building today.

Thanks!
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Old 03-11-2016, 09:35 AM
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The old Launch Magazine interview with Bill Simon has a nice list of kits and designers. It is preserved here: http://www.vernestes.com/images/LAU...-Correccted.pdf

I was lucky enough to be a subscriber to the 2 year print run of Launch and every issue was a gem. Among other things, I think the (somewhat) Great Depression of '08-'09 did them in.
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Old 03-11-2016, 09:52 AM
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The old Launch Magazine interview with Bill Simon has a nice list of kits and designers. It is preserved here: http://www.vernestes.com/images/LAU...-Correccted.pdf


Wow that was awesome. I wish we had the same list for 1980-present... in fact I wish they gave designer credits on all the rockets they sell.
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Old 03-11-2016, 10:13 AM
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Wow that was awesome. I wish we had the same list for 1980-present... in fact I wish they gave designer credits on all the rockets they sell.


This old thread might be of interest: http://forums.rocketshoppe.com/show...light=designers

Mined by doing a title search on "designers". Probably more out there and on TRF.
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Hi Folks,

I used to use Semroc's "Classic Collection" link on their original website when I wanted to find out who designed a rocket I was interested in. It looks like that site is down now. Does anybody have a link or links to that "designer" info? Is there a sticky here on YORF for that info and if not should there be? It would be a shame to not be able to pay tribute, even if it is only in our minds, to the folks that created the wonders we built and dreamed of when we were kids and build and dream of building today.

Thanks!


Have you checked with eRockets? The server may just be down. It is hosted on a machine at their office, not at a webhosting firm. They may not even know it's down.
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Old 03-12-2016, 08:12 AM
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Have you checked with eRockets? The server may just be down. It is hosted on a machine at their office, not at a webhosting firm. They may not even know it's down.


No I didn't check with them. I just assumed it was an end of a domain subscription thing.
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Have you checked with eRockets? The server may just be down. It is hosted on a machine at their office, not at a webhosting firm. They may not even know it's down.

I did and this was his reply:

Hi Scott,

We just changed DNS providers and it may take a few days for information to catch up so you can find the site.

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Old 03-12-2016, 09:36 AM
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The internet archive has versions of that list
When it was live I copied into a spreadsheet...here is a version filtered to designers.. will take a few posts
Kit Name Company Designer Num K#
Alien Invader Estes Industries Wayne Kellner 1281 K-81
Alpha Estes Industries Bill Simon 1225 K-25
Alpha Estes Industries Bill Simon 1225 K-25
Alpha III Estes Industries Mike Dorffler 1256 K-56
Antares Estes Industries Bill Simon 1276 K-76
Apogee Estes Industries Bill Simon 1205 K-5
Apogee II Estes Industries Bill Simon 1205 K-5
ARV Condor Estes Industries Dave Meyers 2075
Astro-Blaster Estes Industries Larry Renger 2073
Astrocam Estes Industries Mike Dorffler 1327
Avenger Estes Industries Bill Simon 1238 K-38
Beta Estes Industries Bill Simon 845 TK-45
Beta Estes Industries Bill Simon 1245 K-45
Big Bertha Estes Industries Vern Estes 1223 K-23
Big Bertha Estes Industries Vern Estes 1223 K-23
Birdie Estes Industries Bill Simon 844 TK-44
Birdie Estes Industries Bill Simon 1244 K-44
Black Brant III Estes Industries Mike Dorffler 1293
Black Hole Space Probe Estes Industries Wayne Kellner 1350
Blue Bird Zero Estes Industries Mike Dorffler 1335
Bomarc (pop-pod) Estes Industries Larry Renger 654 KC-5
Camroc Estes Industries Vern Estes 1409 C-1
CATO Estes Industries Tim Van Milligan 2071
Cherokee-D Estes Industries Gene Street 1247 K-47
Cherokee-D Estes Industries Gene Street 1247 K-47
Cineroc Estes Industries Mike Dorffler 1412 CM-1
Cloud Hopper Estes Industries Wayne Kellner;Mike Dorffler 851
Cobra Estes Industries Bill Simon 1210 K-10
Cobra 1500 Estes Industries Mike Dorffler 1294
Colonial Viper Estes Industries Keith Niskern 1310
Condor Estes Industries Bill Simon 807
Constellation Estes Industries Gene Street 1235 K-35
Corkscrew Estes Industries Dave Meyers 2114
Delta Clipper Estes Industries Tim Van Milligan 2067
Demon Estes Industries Wayne Kellner 1258 K-58
Der Big Red Max Estes Industries Wayne Kellner
Der Red Max Estes Industries Wayne Kellner 651 KC-2
Dragon Ship 7 Estes Industries Keith Niskern 1345
Drifter Estes Industries Bill Simon 1214 K-14
Eclipse Estes Industries Wayne Kellner 846
Falcon Estes Industries Larry Renger 1213 K-13
Farside Estes Industries Bill Simon 1212 K-12
Farside-X Estes Industries Bill Simon 1261 K-12X
Firefly Estes Industries Bill Simon 1280 K-80
Firing Line Launch System Estes Industries Bill Simon;Wayne Kellner;Mike Dorffler 702
Firing Line Starter (Vampire) Estes Industries Bill Simon;Wayne Kellner;Mike Dorffler 701
Galaxy Guppy Estes Industries Wayne Kellner;Mike Dorffler 852
Gamma Estes Industries Wayne Kellner 1325
Goblin Estes Industries Wayne Kellner 1255 K-55
Icarus Estes Industries Bill Simon 1277 K-77
Interceptor Estes Industries Wayne Kellner 1250 K-50
Invader Estes Industries Ron McClaren 1219 K-19
Klingon Battle Cruiser Estes Industries Wayne Kellner 1274 K-74
Klingon Battle Cruiser Estes Industries Wayne Kellner 1274 K-74
Little Joe II Estes Industries Bill See 1230 K-30
Loadlifter 1-A Estes Industries Merrell Lane P019
Long Shot Estes Industries Ron McClaren 1980
LTV Scout Estes Industries Mike Dorffler 1287
Marauder (Flight Pak) Estes Industries Mark Kellner 1110
Mark Estes Industries G. Harry Stine 1202 K-2
Mark II Estes Industries Larry Renger 1202 K-2A
Mars Lander Estes Industries Wayne Kellner 1243 K-43
Mars Snooper Estes Industries Gene Street 1220 K-20
Mars Snooper Estes Industries Gene Street 2063
Mars Snooper II Estes Industries Gene Street 1220 K-20
Maxi Alpha III Estes Industries Bruce Paton;Keith Niskern 1321
Maxi Honest John Estes Industries Ed Brown 1269 K-69
Maxi Honest John Estes Industries Ed Brown 1269 K-69
Maxi Pershing-1A Estes Industries Ed Brown 1268 K-68
Maxi V-2 Estes Industries Wayne Kellner 1267 K-67
Maxi X-Wing Fighter Estes Industries Keith Niskern 1302
Mean Machine Estes Industries Mike Dorffler 1295
Mercury Redstone Estes Industries Gene Street 1241 K-41
Midget Estes Industries Bill Simon 840 TK-40
Midget Estes Industries Bill Simon 1240 K-40
Mini Mars Lander Estes Industries Ron Mclaren 881
Missile Toe Estes Industries Wayne Kellner;Mike Dorffler 854
Mosquito Estes Industries Bill Simon 801 TK-1
Nighthawk Estes Industries Gene Street 1234 K-34
Nike-Ajax Estes Industries Wayne Kellner 1279 K-79
Nike-X Estes Industries Wayne Kellner 1270 K-70
Odyssey Estes Industries Wayne Kellner 1289
Omega Estes Industries Mike Dorffler 1200 K-52P
Omega Estes Industries Mike Dorffler 1252 K-52
Omloid Estes Industries Tim Van Milligan 2078
Optima Estes Industries Mike Dorffler 2035
Orbital Transport Estes Industries Wayne Kellner 1242 K-42
Patriot Estes Industries Wayne Kellner 652 KC-3
Patrol Cruiser Excalibur Estes Industries Keith Niskern 1339
Pegasus Estes Industries Mike Dorffler 806
Pegasus Estes Industries Mike Dorffler 2076
Phantom Estes Industries Bill Simon 1207 K-7
Phantom Estes Industries Bill Simon 1264 K-7B
Photon Disruptor Estes Industries Wayne Kellner 1282 K-82
Quasar Estes Industries Mike Dorffler 650 KC-1
R2-D2 Estes Industries Wayne Kellner 1301
Ranger Estes Industries Vern Estes 1206 K-6
Renegade Estes Industries Wayne Kellner 1271 K-71
Sandhawk Estes Industries Michael Poss & John Simmance 1251 K-51
Saros Estes Industries Mike Dorffler 1254 K-54
Satellite Interceptor Estes Industries Wayne Kellner 1296
Saturn 1B Estes Industries Gene Street 1229 K-29
Saturn V Estes Industries Bill See 1236 K-36
Saturn V Estes Industries Keith Niskern 2001
Scissor-Wing Transport Estes Industries Wayne Kellner;Bill Simon;Ed Brown 1265 K-65
Scout Estes Industries Vern Estes 1201 K-1
Scrambler Estes Industries Bill Simon 1237 K-37
Screamer Estes Industries Bill Simon 802 TK-2
Semi-Scale Saturn V Estes Industries Bill Simon 1239 K-39
Shark (Flight Pak) Estes Industries Mike Dorffler 1111
Shrike Estes Industries John Simmance 1246 K-46
Sizzler Estes Industries Ron McClaren 1906
Sky Dart Estes Industries Larry Renger 1257 K-57
Sky Hook Estes Industries Bill Simon 1208 K-8
Sky Hook Estes Industries Bill Simon 1208 K-8
Sky Shriek Estes Industries Wayne Kellner;Mike Dorffler 855
Solar Sailer Estes Industries Wayne Kellner 1297
Space Plane Estes Industries Vern Estes and John Schutz 1203 K-3
Space Shuttle Estes Industries Wayne Kellner 1284
Space Shuttle Orbiter Estes Industries Keith Niskern;Bruce Paton 1337
Space Transporter America Estes Industries Wayne Kellner;Keith Niskern 1338
Spaceman Estes Industries Vern Estes 1209 K-9
SPEV Estes Industries Bill Simon 1259 K-59
Sprint Estes Industries Mike Dorffler 1249 K-49
Sprite Estes Industries Gene Street 1215 K-15
SS-1C Scud-B Estes Industries Keith Niskern;Bruce Paton 1340
Star Blazer Estes Industries Bill See 1231 K-31
Star Snoop Estes Industries Wayne Kellner;Mike Dorffler 850
Starlab Estes Industries Wayne Kellner 1288
Starlight Estes Industries Bill See 1232 K-32
Starliner Estes Industries Michael Hambright 863
Starship Enterprise Estes Industries Wayne Kellner 1275 K-75
Starship Enterprise Estes Industries Wayne Kellner 1275 K-75
Starship Vega Estes Industries Wayne Kellner 653 KC-4
Starship Vega (revised) Estes Industries Bruce Paton 1320
Stiletto Estes Industries Wayne Kellner 1323
Stinger Estes Industries Bill Simon 1253 K-53
Strato Blaster Estes Industries Larry Renger 2090
Streak Estes Industries Vern Estes 1204 K-4
Sweet Vee R/C Rocket Glider Estes Industries Dave Meyers 2116
Teros Estes Industries Mark Kellner 1105 KL-5
Terrier/Sandhawk Estes Industries Michael Poss & Tim Van Milligan 2083
Thunderhawk Estes Industries Bill Stine 2002
TIE Fighter Estes Industries Keith Niskern 1299
Transwing Super Glider Estes Industries Dave Meyers 2112
Trident Estes Industries Gene Street 1233 K-33
Turbo Copter Estes Industries Tim Van Milligan 2096
USS Andromeda Estes Industries Wayne Kellner 1273 K-73
USS Atlantis Estes Industries Wayne Kellner 1283 K-83
Vampire Estes Industries Mike Dorffler 704
Vostok Estes Industries Bill Simon 1272 K-72
Wolverine Estes Industries Larry Renger 816
World Federation Star Probe Estes Industries Keith Niskern 1341
X-15 Estes Industries Lerry Renger 705
X-15 Starter Set Estes Industries Lerry Renger 715
X-Wing Fighter Estes Industries Mike Dorffler 1298
Yankee 5 (Flight Pak) Estes Industries Mike Dorffler 1112
Zoom Broom Estes Industries Wayne Kellner;Mike Dorffler 853
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Kit Name Company Designer Num K#
Arreaux Aerotech Gary Rosenfield 89013
Astrobee D Aerotech Marc McReynolds;Dan Meyer 89015
Barracuda Aerotech Bob Sanford 89020
Cheetah Aerotech Bob Sanford 89016
HV Arcas Aerotech Marc McReynolds;Dan Meyer 89012
Initiator Aerotech Bob Sanford 89011
IQSY Tomahawk Aerotech Marc McReynolds;Dan Meyer 89014
Mirage Aerotech Bob Sanford 89019
Mustang Aerotech Scott Pearce 89010
Phoenix Aerotech Bob Sanford 91010
Strong Arm Aerotech Bob Sanford 89017
Wart-Hog Aerotech Bob Sanford 89018
Hawk Amrocs Larry Renger K-6
Rock-A-Chute Mark I Bal-Roc Robert Carlisle
Rock-A-Chute Mark II Bal-Roc Orville Carlisle
SSV Scorpion Centuri Dave Smith 5307
Thunderbird Centuri Bill Stine 5339
Thunderhawk Centuri Bill Stine 5338
Thunderroc Centuri Bill Stine 5340
X-21 Centuri Lee Piester BG-21
Vulcan Centuri Larry Brown 5010 KA-10
X-24 Bug Centuri Larry Brown 5012 KA-12
Mach 10 Centuri Larry Brown 5004 KA-4
Micron Centuri Lee Piester 5005 KA-5
Flutter-By Centuri Grant Boyd 5009 KA-9
Black Widow Centuri Lee Piester 5036 KB-6
Aero-Dyne Centuri Lee Piester KB-8
Batrok Centuri Ron Maggiano 5038 KB-8
Gliding Booster Kit Centuri Lee Piester KBB-10
#8 Booster Unit Centuri Lee Piester KBB-8
Aero-Bat Centuri Lee Piester 5057 KBG-1
X-21 Centuri Lee Piester KBG-21
Acro-Bat Centuri Lee Piester 5059 KBG-3
Swift Centuri Lee Piester KBG-3
Starfire Centuri Lee Piester 5072 KC-12
The Point Centuri Doug Malewicki 5073 KC-13
Laser-X Centuri Bill Blair 5110 KC-50
Space Shuttle Centuri Larry Brown 5066 KC-6
Orion Centuri Larry Brown 5068 KC-8
Athena Centuri Larry Brown 5185 KE-5
Hustler Centuri Lee Piester 5180 KF-10
Aero-Dart Centuri Lee Piester 5182 KF-12
Aero-Dart Centuri Lee Piester 5182 KF-2
Explorer Centuri Lee Piester 5179 KF-9
Aero-Dart Centuri Lee Piester KFS-9
Two-Bitz Centuri Grant Boyd 5301 KM-1
Fireflash Centuri Grant Boyd 5305 KM-5
Saturn V Centuri Keith Niskern 5142 KS-12
Athena Enerjet Larry Brown 5185 KE-5
Arcas Enertek Marc McReynolds 8820
Astra 2000 Enertek Grant Boyd 8819
Astrobee 1500 Enertek Marc McReynolds 8821
Initiator Enertek Bob Sanford 8814
Nike Cajun Enertek Marc McReynolds 8822
Raven Enertek Steve Gram 8818
Strong Arm Enertek Bill Stine 8815
Flat Cat MPC G. Harry Stine R-216
2x2 MRC Bill Stine LS-102
Flare Patriot MRC Bill Stine LS-103
Ironman MRC Bill Stine ; Scott Branche LS-100
Standard Arm MRC Bill Stine LS-101
Thermal Hawk Glider MRC Bill Stine LS-140
Trailblazer MRC Bill Stine LS-104
Phantom 1800 North Coast Chris Pearson K-22
Phantom 2600 North Coast Chris Pearson K-23
Phantom 4000 North Coast Chris Pearson K-24
Phantom 4000-HD North Coast Chris Pearson K-31
Eliminator North Coast Matt Steele K-45
Gamma Ray Quest Scott Branche 2004
Moon Glo Rocket Development Irv Wait F1
Nova III Rocket Development Irv Wait F10
Arrow Rocket Development Irv Wait F11
HoneyBee Rocket Development Irv Wait F14
Cardinal Rocket Development Irv Wait F2
Cardinal Booster Rocket Development Irv Wait F2B
Rawhide Rocket Development Irv Wait F3
Patriot Rocket Development Irv Wait F6
Feather Rocket Development Irv Wait F7
Sampson Rocket Development Irv Wait F9
Starflite II Rocket Development Irv Wait KE-1
V-Max Rocket Development Irv Wait KS-4
Interceptor Rocket Development Irv Wait KS-5
Orion Rocket Development Irv Wait KS-6
Space Traveler Rocket Development Irv Wait KS-7
Vega Rocket Development Irv Wait KS-8
Vulcan Space Age Industries Larry Brown
Hawk Space Age Industries Larry Renger K101
Tempus Fugit Space Age Industries Bryant Thompson K15
Mini Bat Space Age Industries Walt Fisher K17
Triton Semroc I Carl McLawhorn KB-1
Swift Semroc I Carl McLawhorn KB-2
XK-23 Semroc I Carl McLawhorn KB-23
Sigma II Semroc I Carl McLawhorn KB-3
Aphelion Semroc I Carl McLawhorn KB-4
Vega Semroc I Carl McLawhorn KB-5
Goliath Semroc I Carl McLawhorn KB-6
Hydra VII Semroc I Carl McLawhorn KB-7
Lune R-1 Semroc I Carl McLawhorn KB-8
Black Brant III Semroc I Carl McLawhorn KB-9
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