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Old 03-09-2018, 08:32 PM
Andy Greene Andy Greene is offline
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Default Empire Rockets ??

Saw a kit elsewhere that looked kinda cool- anyone have one or have insight on Empire ?
If you could reproduce the nc - it would be a cool upscale. The Sabot -
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Old 03-10-2018, 12:26 AM
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Don't know about Empire, but the kit looks a lot like the TLP Scimitar:

http://www.the-launch-pad.com/blank-chkz

Maybe same designer? Even has dual 24mm clustered motors.
Reproducing the nose cone could be done by taking a standard long conical balsa nose cone and cutting out a segment , then gluing the tip back on.

Addendum: After reading a couple of reviews of Empire Rocket's kits ( the Bomarc and the Nike Ajax) at EMRR, and piecing together some similarities, I'm wondering if Empire might have been an earlier incarnation of The Launch Pad. Pure speculation on my part, maybe someone can weigh in with some verification. The opinions voiced at the end of the reviews concerning Empire's customer service were mostly negative. Missing recovery components, missing instructions, no response to e-mails, money sent in for kits that never arrived, etc.

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Old 03-10-2018, 05:41 AM
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I don't think there was any connection between Empire and The Launch Pad.
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Old 03-10-2018, 01:04 PM
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None at all, We used to sell Empire rockets on our site. I don't remember his name but he ran a small business out of NY state hence "Empire". Ran into some issues owing people kits/money and closed up shop.

The kits were solid if unspectacular . Similar to TLP in some ways.



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Old 03-10-2018, 02:09 PM
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Thanks for the info. I stand corrected.
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