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Old 07-28-2021, 09:55 PM
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Cool Semroc Pro Cherokee

Checkout the new Semroc Pro Cherokee
https://www.erockets.biz/semroc-fly...okee-sem-kp-01/
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Old 07-28-2021, 09:59 PM
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If you want to see some video Randy has a built Semroc Pro Cherokee on hand at the Manufacturer’s Forum during NARAM - posted on the NAR Youtube channel.
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Old 07-28-2021, 10:50 PM
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Considering more than half the SEMROC line has been out of stock for several months now, if you're interested in this kit you'd better grab it. It could be months before its restocked! Not sure what is up with the SEMROC lines. Still suffering from supply chain issues due to COVID? I'm just speculating.
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Old 07-28-2021, 11:07 PM
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Balsa for nose cones is a problem. Randy said so in the manufacturers forum at NARAM 62, available on YouTube.
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During the YouTube video Randy stated that due to availability and increasing cost issues getting balsa that he is currently installing an SLA 3D printer to make nose cones, transitions/adapters and tail cones for the Semroc kits in order to get them back into production.
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Old 07-29-2021, 08:07 AM
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Considering more than half the SEMROC line has been out of stock for several months now, if you're interested in this kit you'd better grab it. It could be months before its restocked! Not sure what is up with the SEMROC lines. Still suffering from supply chain issues due to COVID? I'm just speculating.


If you get a chance watch the NARAM-62 manufacturing forum video, on YouTube, for eRockets. Randy talks about the problems they’ve had and all the changes they’ve made. One major change is that they’re transitioning from balsa nose cones, etc. to 3D printed SLA parts. I look forward to being able to order some new stuff from eRockets soon.
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Old 07-29-2021, 11:36 AM
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I noticed in addition to most of the Semroc kits being out of stock, the prices have went up quite a bit also.

This Pro Cherokee would be more than $100 shipped for a basic BT-80 sized rocket...cool kit, but at that price I'll pass...I mean it's more than an Estes Saturn V for cryin' out loud....

The Astron Omega is now $50 for just a basic 2-stage BT-60 kit ? C'monn Noww...
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Old 07-29-2021, 06:45 PM
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If you get a chance watch the NARAM-62 manufacturing forum video, on YouTube, for eRockets. Randy talks about the problems they’ve had and all the changes they’ve made. One major change is that they’re transitioning from balsa nose cones, etc. to 3D printed SLA parts. I look forward to being able to order some new stuff from eRockets soon.


Thanks for this info. I watched the video and couldn't help wonder if we're seeing the end of balsa nose cones.
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Old 07-29-2021, 07:53 PM
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Thanks for this info. I watched the video and couldn't help wonder if we're seeing the end of balsa nose cones.


I do believe it’s the end for balsa nose cones, etc., at not only eRockets, but all the other rocket companies as well unless everyone wants to pay high prices for it.
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Old 07-29-2021, 08:01 PM
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I noticed in addition to most of the Semroc kits being out of stock, the prices have went up quite a bit also.

This Pro Cherokee would be more than $100 shipped for a basic BT-80 sized rocket...cool kit, but at that price I'll pass...I mean it's more than an Estes Saturn V for cryin' out loud....

The Astron Omega is now $50 for just a basic 2-stage BT-60 kit ? C'monn Noww...


gh, I do wish these new Pro kits eRockets is coming out with would be a 3” diameter BT. Even though it comes with a lot of cool stuff I think their pricing is to high for a BT-80 sized rocket.
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