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Old 03-25-2022, 04:12 AM
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Default Roto Rocket RR-2 - Rotating Space Station

For some reason, I developed an interest in this company. As best I can tell, they only ever produced 3 different models and the only difference between the first two was the number of stages. In any event, they fascinated me. I have not built one so I cannot attest to the quality but they seem well made. This is a two stager. The upper stage deploys a space station that recovers by helicopter rotation. Both stages take 18mm power. The booster tumbles, the sustainer has a chute and the payload auto-rotates. It is new and unopened.

I am asking $125


This kit is offered for sale in an effort to liquidate my collection of kits and is being offered via cross postings on The Rocketry Forum and Ye Olde Rocket Forum. The price indicated is what I have determined by looking for evidence of similar sales but, admittedly, might reflect a poor judgement on my part. I'm just doing the best that I can. The price does NOT include shipping. Interested persons are invited to contact me via PM and I will calculate the shipping. Payment is expected by means of PayPal, Zelle or Venmo. My intention is to make shipments twice per week after confirming receipt of funds. I will try to give the most accurate descriptions I am able to provide and will happily answer any specific questions either by PM or within the post thread.

I'm trying to be fair and honor a "first come, first serve" precedence when dealing with inquiries. That invovles juggling messages I see while at work at the hospital coming from both TRF and YORF. That started out easy but got more complicated as there were more and more rockets listed. I made some mistakes and for that I am sorry.

I also don't mind holding rockets as you wait for more to become available. This does help with shipping costs and nobody has been more horrified than I over the current postal rates. That said, I am going to have to change one thing. I am only going to set aside "sold" rockets. I tried it the other way and a few times I was left in the lurch when others were interested in a rocket. That was only a mild annoyance. What I cannot tolerate is the mistakes that I made in selling something that had been promised. With my faulty memory and hectic schedule, the only way to prevent this when so many rockets are up for sale (with hundreds more to come) is to strictly segregate the sold stuff from the unsold stuff. A hold with an intent to buy now gets 24 hours, barring exigent circumstances, after that, it's back on the market.
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Old 03-25-2022, 11:16 AM
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For some reason, I developed an interest in this company. As best I can tell, they only ever produced 3 different models and the only difference between the first two was the number of stages. In any event, they fascinated me. I have not built one so I cannot attest to the quality but they seem well made. This is a two stager. The upper stage deploys a space station that recovers by helicopter rotation. Both stages take 18mm power. The booster tumbles, the sustainer has a chute and the payload auto-rotates. It is new and unopened.



I have one of these built, and one still in package as well, to speak to the quality, it is not quite up to what is expected from Estes, but not far off. The Main rocket is right there with Estes, with the molded plastic pieces, and quality tubes, the booster is just kind of seems to be an after thought, still usig quality tubes, but the build is just a little off on the booster from normal, using "stringers" to center the motor mount, and not centering rings like in the main unit, and unlike the main unit that has a plastic "nozzle" on the motor mount, you have to form a paper one for the booster.

The only other thing is the "rotor" plastic will warp easy in a hot car, so be carefull and on my built unit they have become brittle over time.

Bits of my kit can be seen here., and in this you can see the "warpage" of the panels
https://www.oldrocketplans.com/roto...-2/rotoRR-2.htm

That being said, it is a fun kit and fun to launch!
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Old 03-25-2022, 11:21 AM
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I should add, had I not already had one as spare, I would be jumping on this!
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Thanks for the info.
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