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Old 07-22-2019, 12:06 PM
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Losing easy access to 29mm Es and Fs is the biggest loss in the HL reset for me as well. But if they're not carrying anything to use them (no more Majestics, Ascenders, Star Orbiters) then I can see them not needing to carry the motors.

I'm really curious as to what is coming, though....as they are NOT blowing out C6-0s but have put them on the "new everyday low price" yellow sticker arrangement. Some moderately heavy two-stager must be coming soon, I would conclude from that.
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Old 07-22-2019, 01:39 PM
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Losing easy access to 29mm Es and Fs is the biggest loss in the HL reset for me as well. But if they're not carrying anything to use them (no more Majestics, Ascenders, Star Orbiters) then I can see them not needing to carry the motors.


I stocked up on F15s in the past year, kind of figuring that HL might not continue stocking the 29mm rockets and engines. But I didn’t buy that many E16s, and I only have one pack of F15-0 boosters. So at some point I’ll need to order some, probably from AC Supply. I just need to split an order with somebody so we can share the Hazmat fee. I’m not too excited to pay for it all by myself.
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Old 07-24-2019, 12:12 PM
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I have a Nephew that drives for UPS and the extra fee for "Hazardous Items" is a joke !
They make loads of extra money off of it and do nothing different with those packages then they do with anything else.
I asked if they are put in a steel fireproof box on the truck or some kind of special fireproof container at all. Nope, just toss the box on the shelf with the rest of them.
They deliver fireworks, rifle primers, bulk cans of black-powder all just placed on the floor or shelf of the delivery trucks.
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Old 07-24-2019, 01:32 PM
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They need to be placarded/marked properly so that IF there is a fire or spill they can be handled properly by the First Responders.


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I have a Nephew that drives for UPS and the extra fee for "Hazardous Items" is a joke !
They make loads of extra money off of it and do nothing different with those packages then they do with anything else.
I asked if they are put in a steel fireproof box on the truck or some kind of special fireproof container at all. Nope, just toss the box on the shelf with the rest of them.
They deliver fireworks, rifle primers, bulk cans of black-powder all just placed on the floor or shelf of the delivery trucks.
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I have a Nephew that drives for UPS and the extra fee for "Hazardous Items" is a joke !

It does seems like a lot. It seems ridiculous if you order a few packs of "hazmat" motors.

My suggestion is to form a group buy with your local rocket club, and spread the cost of the hazmat fee out.

Or if you are an avid flier then budget for a big motor order ($200+) from AC Supply - with their 40% discount and a large enough order, you'll still be buying those big black powder motors for a nice discount.

I've never been much of a HL customer. There's none close to me, and I only been to one a few times. It's kinda "meh" for me. The alternatives are good.
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Not much left at my local HL store as far as kits, the shelves are really bare. None of the new HL kits have made their way here yet.
I did pick up some foam board for 40% off for making fin alignment guides and some upper stage E16 and F15’s for a good price.
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