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Old 04-15-2021, 07:14 PM
Blastfromthepast Blastfromthepast is offline
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Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Castle Rock, Colorado
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That's a definite 'Way Back Machine' NAR number!
I've always had an affinity for those old MPC kits.
Other favorites are the Flare Patriot and Theta Cajun.
Both are on my 'old fleet' re-build list. Speaking of the 'old fleet re-build' list, a Flybaby B/G is also in the queue ..
Just remember...G. Harry Stine's first ever model rocket was an RTF !

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Old 04-15-2021, 07:43 PM
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mwtoelle mwtoelle is offline
Flying since 1977
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Middle TN
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Originally Posted by jeffyjeep
That's very nice. That Nike-K kit must have came and went without me noticing it. The newest Quest paper catalog I have is 2010 and it's not in that one.

It was in the 1992 Quest catalog.
'Til next time,

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Old 04-16-2021, 02:12 PM
L3Excalibur L3Excalibur is offline
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Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Originally Posted by Earl

Your number is probably from the early 70s I guess, no? Mine 29523 is from June, 1978, about two years after I started active flying.

Buzz, yours must be from the latter 60s, maybe?


My first NAR number (12686) was in late 1967. I joined under my nick-name (Buzz). I renewed in early 1969 under my given name and ended up with a new number. Didn't care about numbers back then (I was still 13 years old). I've kept the 13559 number, but my copies of American Aircraft Modeler (the AMA mag which used to have the NAR Model Rocketeer before Model Rocketry mag) have my older number on it.

Imperial, not metric, motor designations. Plain nichrome wire held in with toilet paper used to ignite motors. 'C' motors were brand new from Estes. Tracing fin patterns onto blank balsa. Slicing body tubes to mount rubber band shock cords. 'High Power' was a Mini Max F motor.

I guess having started in the "first decade" of model rocketry does qualify mew as an 'old fart' in the hobby. :-) I was not active n the NAR or local clubs until the early 1990s, though.
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