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Old 01-10-2013, 11:37 PM
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So, no comment from anyone here about the photos from over the weekend, posted on Facebook, of the old FSI supplies and equipment, that have apparently been purchased from the Reeses' by some members of KCAR for the purposes of resurrecting FSI??

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/...38410887&type=1

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/...84552554&type=1


I've been following the conversation, but I didn't see the pics of the stored stuff until tonight. Wonder if this explains why there has been something of a glut of old FSI kits hitting Ebay lately?
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:41 PM
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Acquiring the required permits for black powder motor manufacture is a long, tedious and very expensive process from what I understand. You can't just open a business and expect to start production in a month. More like 2-3 years, if you have made all of the necessary capital investment.
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:41 PM
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:44 PM
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Permits, schmermits !
Should need ZERO stinkin' permits to manufacture them anywhere you d@mned well please !
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:44 PM
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Dave Bucher just posted this on the OldRockets mailing list today:

I and my partner have purchased what is left of Flight Systems Inc. and will
relaunch first kits...the ones available in 1994 when the company ceased
production and we intend to do our best to get the production of the 21mm and
27mm motors and also the APC composite motors they sold over the years to
specialty customers. We also intend to expand the kit line into NARcomp MY
style with fiberglass competition models that I've been engineering over the
years. More later!

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Who owned all of this stuff all of these years? Seems strange that this lot just sat there? Good for a model rocketry article in Sport Rocketry.....
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:49 PM
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Who owned all of this stuff all of these years? Seems strange that this lot just sat there? Good for a model rocketry article in Sport Rocketry.....


sounds like it was still in the Reese family, but they had to move it out of where it was originally (the old Nike installation).
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we intend to do our best to get the production of the 21mm and
27mm motors and also the APC composite motors they sold over the years to
specialty customers.

Specialty customers?
My mama always told me that I was special .....


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Old 01-11-2013, 06:57 PM
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Permits, schmermits !
Should need ZERO stinkin' permits to manufacture them anywhere you d@mned well please !
I don't usually respond to GH on his "hystrionics" but I have special information that Aerotech and TRA/NAR in fact have the evidence to make this so in actual reality.

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Wow...died and gone to Flight Systems Heaven, FSI was my favorite, loved the F100, catos and all.
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:44 AM
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Does not bother me one whit that Aerotech has done so in actual reality if that is true.
Permits are often legally required by useless nuisance gubmint agencies for a plethora of things where they should not need be in the name of mamby-pamby safety.
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