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Old 05-06-2020, 05:12 PM
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Okay. I have been off the forum for a good while. A few years ago I was trying to inventory the mess of rocket stuff that I have in too many places around the house and in the garage. I had a near death experience and then I was in the ICU for a week and the recovery period was really long. No, trying to sort out all the rocketry stuff that I had accumulated didn't cause the illness ... and I am okay! But I missed you guys on YORF

So today I started looking for rocket things. All sorts of rocket things in boxes, dresser drawers you name it. I started with four bins that stuff was tossed into and I'm finding things that I didn't realize I had and also some things I don't know where they came from.

Like this TCB kit ... well actually two of them. One is opened the other is still sealed. Basswood LONG nose cones, nice white tubes and thin fiberglass fins. Parts are separated into separate little bags with a wrap around fin alignment guide and instructions. A well thought out and well packaged kit. I remember back in the day [late 80's] Ross with Magnum had a line called TCB in a Flash but those were very large HPR kits. The only indication of where these came from is an email address on the back of the instructions: tcbrockets@yahoo.com

Anyone know anything about these kits? I don't remember where I got them and there is no city or state. I can scan the instructions with my iPad if anyone want to see them.

If any of you have unearthed anything recently that looks interesting please feel free to post to this thread ... would be cool to see it!
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Old 05-06-2020, 06:02 PM
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Cool looking kits, Steve, tho I can't say as I've ever seen or heard of them.
And, again, it's good to have you back!



I've been going through my very unorganized 'collection', if that's what you want to call it. This was from a little over 2 years ago:
< https://forums.rocketshoppe.com/sho...t=critical+mass >


While there's been some improvement, there hasn't been nearly enough.
I'll start posting some of the things that, like you, either forgot I had or have no idea where they came from.


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Okay. I have been off the forum for a good while. A few years ago I was trying to inventory the mess of rocket stuff that I have in too many places around the house and in the garage. I had a near death experience and then I was in the ICU for a week and the recovery period was really long. No, trying to sort out all the rocketry stuff that I had accumulated didn't cause the illness ... and I am okay! But I missed you guys on YORF

So today I started looking for rocket things. All sorts of rocket things in boxes, dresser drawers you name it. I started with four bins that stuff was tossed into and I'm finding things that I didn't realize I had and also some things I don't know where they came from.

Like this TCB kit ... well actually two of them. One is opened the other is still sealed. Basswood LONG nose cones, nice white tubes and thin fiberglass fins. Parts are separated into separate little bags with a wrap around fin alignment guide and instructions. A well thought out and well packaged kit. I remember back in the day [late 80's] Ross with Magnum had a line called TCB in a Flash but those were very large HPR kits. The only indication of where these came from is an email address on the back of the instructions: tcbrockets@yahoo.com

Anyone know anything about these kits? I don't remember where I got them and there is no city or state. I can scan the instructions with my iPad if anyone want to see them.

If any of you have unearthed anything recently that looks interesting please feel free to post to this thread ... would be cool to see it!
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Old 05-06-2020, 07:54 PM
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TCB...Elvis' personal rocket collection?

If not TCB In a Flash, I don't know. That's the only one I remember, but I don't remember the actual kits that were offered.
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First up: Not to long after my brother and I started in model rocketry (summer, 1967) we were looking through an Encyclopedia (remember those?)
and under Rocketry found a ~1.5" x 1" picture of what we later learned was the LTV Scout. We immediately figured that us being experienced rocketeers of 2 months or so were ready to move on to scratch building a model of a REAL rocket. So we put pen to paper and sketched out the rocket and parts list which included a TA50-60 tube adapter which you see below. This is the only remnant from that ambitious project which I believe was to use a nail somewhere in the build, though I can't exactly remember where. Why or how this has survived the years is a mystery, but I'm kind of glad it did.
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Okay. I have been off the forum for a good while. A few years ago I was trying to inventory the mess of rocket stuff that I have in too many places around the house and in the garage. I had a near death experience and then I was in the ICU for a week and the recovery period was really long. No, trying to sort out all the rocketry stuff that I had accumulated didn't cause the illness ... and I am okay! But I missed you guys on YORF

So today I started looking for rocket things. All sorts of rocket things in boxes, dresser drawers you name it. I started with four bins that stuff was tossed into and I'm finding things that I didn't realize I had and also some things I don't know where they came from.

Like this TCB kit ... well actually two of them. One is opened the other is still sealed. Basswood LONG nose cones, nice white tubes and thin fiberglass fins. Parts are separated into separate little bags with a wrap around fin alignment guide and instructions. A well thought out and well packaged kit. I remember back in the day [late 80's] Ross with Magnum had a line called TCB in a Flash but those were very large HPR kits. The only indication of where these came from is an email address on the back of the instructions: tcbrockets@yahoo.com

Anyone know anything about these kits? I don't remember where I got them and there is no city or state. I can scan the instructions with my iPad if anyone want to see them.

If any of you have unearthed anything recently that looks interesting please feel free to post to this thread ... would be cool to see it!



Second up: 2 kits I had completely forgotten about - the Stinger I picked up when I worked at a Hobby shop part time ( for the 20% discount ). This had been returned before I started my shift, and I talked the manager into selling it to me for 50% off list price. It had been returned open, and was probably going to be written off and thrown out, but I couldn't let them do that. The 'Hawkeye' was a Christmas present.
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Wow, you and Jay back around the same time! It's like the virus woke something primitive in some of us. Either that, or we're all just bored out of our gourds. Good to see you around again.
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Okay. I have been off the forum for a good while. A few years ago I was trying to inventory the mess of rocket stuff that I have in too many places around the house and in the garage. I had a near death experience and then I was in the ICU for a week and the recovery period was really long. No, trying to sort out all the rocketry stuff that I had accumulated didn't cause the illness ... and I am okay! But I missed you guys on YORF

Great to see you back, Steve!
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Cool looking kits, Steve, tho I can't say as I've ever seen or heard of them.
And, again, it's good to have you back!



I've been going through my very unorganized 'collection', if that's what you want to call it. This was from a little over 2 years ago:
< https://forums.rocketshoppe.com/sho...t=critical+mass >


While there's been some improvement, there hasn't been nearly enough.
I'll start posting some of the things that, like you, either forgot I had or have no idea where they came from.


Sean

Wow Sean ... that's a LOT of stuff in your collection! I see some goodies in there
I wish I had more room for my rocket stuff. I just cleaned two shelves in the garage and pulled a bunch of stuff out and moved it into my office. My wife is just soooo happy with me right now
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First up: Not to long after my brother and I started in model rocketry (summer, 1967) we were looking through an Encyclopedia (remember those?)
and under Rocketry found a ~1.5" x 1" picture of what we later learned was the LTV Scout. We immediately figured that us being experienced rocketeers of 2 months or so were ready to move on to scratch building a model of a REAL rocket. So we put pen to paper and sketched out the rocket and parts list which included a TA50-60 tube adapter which you see below. This is the only remnant from that ambitious project which I believe was to use a nail somewhere in the build, though I can't exactly remember where. Why or how this has survived the years is a mystery, but I'm kind of glad it did.


Cool story. I wonder what the nail was going to be for? I wish I had anything in my collection that dated back to the 60's when I flew with my father and first started in the hobby.

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Second up: 2 kits I had completely forgotten about - the Stinger I picked up when I worked at a Hobby shop part time ( for the 20% discount ). This had been returned before I started my shift, and I talked the manager into selling it to me for 50% off list price. It had been returned open, and was probably going to be written off and thrown out, but I couldn't let them do that. The 'Hawkeye' was a Christmas present.

Talking down a store manager on rocketry pricing is becoming a lost art. I'm guilty of that myself .....
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🚀 In Repair: [On Hold] Semroc SLS Lil’ Hustler, Semroc SLS Aero-Dart 1969 Trim
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Wow, you and Jay back around the same time! It's like the virus woke something primitive in some of us. Either that, or we're all just bored out of our gourds. Good to see you around again.

Really, huh? I just saw the posts from Jay on the Tau Zero. Our governor extended the stay at home order until 5/15 since New Orleans area got hit pretty bad. Not sure when my doc will let me return to work though. I have two check marks on the "underlying medical conditions" list so I'll probably be inside a while.

Yeah, when not working from here at home boredom definitely try's to get a hold of you. Digging through some of this rocket stuff will keep me busy!
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