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Old 08-17-2007, 09:54 PM
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Does this mean you might consider releasing these again WITH instruction booklets at a future date? (Perhaps if someone actually sat down and wrote them up? Say, someone who's already opened his mouth about a couple other models recently? )
Since Estes is not going to do it, we are thinking about K-1, K-2, and K-3 for next year, all with our instructions (along with the copies of the originals included since Vern said those three were never copyrighted.)

Are you volunteering???
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Uncle Mike and JonRocket are possibilities.

I just ordered a builder SST Shuttle from you along with the Mercury capsule. I'll get the other two from JonRocket.

It sounds like you may re-release the Space Plane as a full-fledged Semroc Retro Repro next year?
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Old 08-17-2007, 10:19 PM
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I just ordered a builder SST Shuttle from you along with the Mercury capsule. I'll get the other two from JonRocket.

It sounds like you may re-release the Space Plane as a full-fledged Semroc Retro Repro next year?
We are still trying to get real BT-30 tubes. Vern now thinks he got it and the engine mailing tubes from the same place as the engine tubes.
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We are still trying to get real BT-30 tubes. Vern now thinks he got it and the engine mailing tubes from the same place as the engine tubes.

When you say "real", do you mean parallel wound?
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When you say "real", do you mean parallel wound?
Yeah!

But Gleda is not interested in winding the REAL real ones!
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Yeah!

Cool! That'll make 'em even more authentic.

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But Gleda is not interested in winding the REAL real ones!

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Luckily, those are three kits I've already purchased. The SST is the only one I haven't built yet. I can see how those kits could be problematic for some people, and ultimately would be(are) for Semroc. I don't mind scrounging up plans, or making small mods on my own, but have also cloned a few rockets on my own before discovering Semroc. The way I looked at it, if anyone is offering something in kit form, it is a real treat, whether it is sans instructions and has improvements or not. The fact it came from Semroc was even better...quality parts, good price, fast turn around, and good support. I think you should eventually bring back the Space Plane for sure, when time warrants. The SST is cool design too. The X-21, I wasn't too thrilled with, no hard feelings here if you ditch that one. I'd better double check and make sure I have the plans downloaded for the SST, I'm pretty sure I do.

I hope the Centauri turns out to be do-able. You know I have special plans for that one, Carl!

As far as the C5 Super Kits, that's a tough call, since some of us would mod for 24mm or fly on 18mm reload anyway. But, I can again see how that could be problematic for the average Joe. Guess you'll just have to start pumping out those C5's sooner than you thought!
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The PNC-165 nose cone for the Quasar and USS America is a stumbling block.


As with everything I ever got from Centuri, the Quasar got plastic cones AFTER I got my kit at NARAM 13. It had a balsa nose and a folded paper canopy. So that would be as authentic as your balsa coned Space Shuttle.

I did get a plastic Quasar cone a few months ago from CR2Sales, so if you need it or a photo of it for measurements, let me know.
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The lack of a C5-3 is also a problem for the Super Kits.


Were the Super Kits really that marginal on C6-3??
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Since Estes is not going to do it, we are thinking about K-1, K-2, and K-3 for next year, all with our instructions (along with the copies of the originals included since Vern said those three were never copyrighted.)

Are you volunteering???


I'll start tonight.

"...Oh yeah, they call it the Streak... (boogety, boogety)...
...Fastest thing on three feet..."

The prototype won't even be primed...

It's gotta fly nekkid!

Addendum: And I just remembered... The K-1 was the SCOUT, not the STREAK. Doh!
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