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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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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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Reviving an OLD thread.

Does anyone know what happened to the FSI equipment and materials after Dave Bucher passed away?
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Does anyone know what happened to the FSI equipment and materials after Dave Bucher passed away?


Scott,

Dave Bucher, as you know, passed away in November, 2016.

I found his obituary . . . His wife's name was "Lisa" . . . They were living in Raytown, Missouri, at the time.

https://www.legacy.com/us/obituarie...y?pid=182629371

There are THREE "possibilities" of contacting her . . .

https://www.whitepages.com/name/Lis...n=Raytown,%20MO


If Lisa can be located and contacted, she may be able to "shed some light" on the "fate" of the FSI items.

Also, a check of Dave's Facebook site shows that it still exists. Perhaps, examining his Friends list might generate more info, too. ( I do not do Facebook or any other "social media" ) .

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

I think that Dave Bucher's business partner is a guy named "Dave Lucas" ( no further info ).

"Blake Goddard" appears to be the 3rd investor and IT person for the company . . . ( former President of KCAR, in KS ) . . . Dave Lucas was / is also a Member of KCAR.

KCAR may no longer exist . . .

https://www.oldrocketforum.com/show...46&page=9&pp=10

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