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Old 09-03-2008, 08:15 AM
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Default Vintage motors

Hi Gang,

For those of you who do not know, I collect/buy/sell/trade vintage model rocket motors.
Below is a picture of some of the larger motors in my collection:

From the left:

3 Mini Max 29mm motors

1 Enerjet 29mm

1 Rocketflite 32mm F50

2 29mm Coaster Super Jets

29mm Rocketflite F50

FSA F100, F7, E60, and E5, all odd diameters, as was FSA's want....

Vulcan F55 29mm

North Shore/ESTES Darkstar F62 29mm

Revenna Rocket Research G100 29mm

2 ESTES E15s (kaboom!)

1 ESTES mabel produced Rock a chute 18mm

AVI motors in case (see next post)
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Old 09-03-2008, 08:20 AM
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AVI motors.

AVI made some really odd motors, if for a very short time.

from the left:

F23.8 - 4.28 32mm
E24-3.75 32mm
E11.8-7-5 24mm
D6.1-6.75 18mm
1/2A1.5-5 8.5mm
1/8a1.9-sp 8.5mm
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Old 09-03-2008, 09:38 AM
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I have one of those long 18mm AVI D engines, and I have one of their 24mm E's as well.
I still have several 27mm goofy diameter FSI F engines in F100 and F7 flavors, as well as some of those goofy diameter FSI D18/D20 and E6 angines.

I have a few old Composite Dynamics (Gary R's first foray into composites) 24mm E20's and 24mm F45?'s.
I actually flew an old Composite Dynamics 40 n-sec SU E20-7 that was date coled I think Jan. 1981 in an old beat-up Estes Maxi Alpha last year and the delay ACTUALLY WORKED nominally !!!

I have some tiny AVI 1/8 A engines that fit into an Estes BT-3 as well.
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Old 09-03-2008, 10:16 AM
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Hey, Is the EnerJet in the photo the one I traded with you for a coaster motor at NARAM?

If so, I am glad it found a nice display home.
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Old 09-03-2008, 10:58 AM
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I thought we traded for a Pro-Jet?


Below is my motor display case I converted from a golf ball case (purchased at Michaels).

It contains about 100 motors:

top row: Pro-jet, enerjet, US rockets moptors, early Aerotech, Apogee medalist

2nd row: rock-a-chute motors, 1960's estes, citation estes, estes shorites, blue 13mm and D13.

3rd row: Centuri: 1960s, 1970s banded, 'enerjet' labeled, 'super c' labeled, long and short 13mm, Magnum D.

4th row: MPC, AVI 18mm, MPC 13mm long, AVI 13mm long, Cox, MPC, Canaroc 18mm and 24mm, various Quest motors, Umarex german/ESTES motor, Russian 'shotgun shell' motor, Yugoslav motor, Czech dubnica motor, 'widowmaker', and Polish 'Chema' motor.
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Old 09-03-2008, 11:31 AM
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Wow, that's a nice collection! I have to admit that I have a fantasy about stumbling on a cache of old motors in some garage sale. My 'collection' includes an early AT D10 and G125 and an Apogee 10.5mm B2. Wow. I'm thinking about adding a Quest D5 in there also. Haven't considered adding other in-production motors that are in my flying pile.
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Old 09-03-2008, 11:42 AM
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I have over 500 motors in the general collection. I sold about 75 at NARAM, just because there are only so many 1974 ESTES C6-7s one needs ( I had like 20 or so).

I have a whole pile of foreign motors I bought at NARAM, so I will need to build a second case!!

If there is anything anyone is looking for, drop me a line, I have a ton of stuff, and will readily trade or sell dupes.

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I thought we traded for a Pro-Jet?



O yea, Right you are.
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Old 09-03-2008, 06:31 PM
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I have over 500 motors in the general collection. I sold about 75 at NARAM, just because there are only so many 1974 ESTES C6-7s one needs ( I had like 20 or so).

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Yep, and I will put those C6-7 to good use, too

Glad to see the MiniMax motors have a good home, enjoy those :P

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Old 09-03-2008, 07:32 PM
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Holy F = ma! There sure have been a lot of funny looking motors that were made over the years! Has anyone ever thought of putting together a comprehensive list of every motor ever made, starting with the original Rock-A-Chutes? BARs like me who missed so much of model rocketry's history while it was happening would really appreciate an overview. Even an incomplete list would help, and it would still be enormously educational even if it just included the black powder motors.

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