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Old 09-07-2008, 07:33 AM
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Default Mini Max Engines I have....

I was going through my old rocketry stuff and I've got 5 Mini Max engines here, 2 of the "F10-0 Booster Only", 1 of the "F10-8 Special", and 2 of the "E1.3-6 Special" motors. I hear they have some value nowadays, who knew!

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Old 09-07-2008, 08:23 AM
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I was going through my old rocketry stuff and I've got 5 Mini Max engines here, 2 of the "F10-0 Booster Only", 1 of the "F10-8 Special", and 2 of the "E1.3-6 Special" motors. I hear they have some value nowadays, who knew!

Thanks for posting the photo here, Kevin.

I saw that someone offered you a pulley for your Cineroc. That will greatly increase its value since it will be complete. The loose pressure plate is a common problem. It originally came with a piece of foam connecting it to the body of the unit. After all these years the foam deteriorates. That is easily fixed/replaced.
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Old 09-07-2008, 08:24 AM
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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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Yeah a guy named Dave Windsor did a couple years ago. Had a web site with just about every motor ever made. Dont know if his web site is still active. I bought about 8-10 of the motors on his site a few years ago. Maybe someone else her would know more about it.
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Old 09-07-2008, 08:27 AM
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Yeah a guy named Dave Windsor did a couple years ago. Had a web site with just about every motor ever made. Dont know if his web site is still active. I bought about 8-10 of the motors on his site a few years ago. Maybe someone else her would know more about it.

I'll correct you before he does. It's Dale Windsor. Dale logs on here from time to time. You can PM him with the handle Dalewindsor.
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Old 09-07-2008, 08:48 AM
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My bad just remembered and came back to correct it. Thanks.
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Old 09-08-2008, 11:35 AM
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My link to Dale's website is no longer working.
There is a pretty good explanation of Rock-a-Chute motors in the Rocketeers Collectors Journal, but it is not complete as I have some estes produced Rock-a-chute motors that are not in the list.

Rock-A-Chute motors were of three main series:

1) 1/2" diameter hand packed motors made by Orville Carslile himself.

2) Brown and co . 3/4" motors.

3) ESTES produced, Rock-A-Chute labeled motors, made on the original Mabel machine.

Any Rock-A-Chute motor is very rare. Brown produced motors are even more so, and of course, the little Orville Carslile motors are the Holy Grail of motor collecting. Even spent cases of these motors have some considerable value.
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Old 09-08-2008, 11:39 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.



That is sooooo cooool!!!
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Old 09-10-2008, 05:55 PM
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I'm busy working on getting the motor site back up and running. Got a bunch of new stuff I'm adding. Haven't had enough time lately due to starting a new teaching gig - 5th and 6th grade science at a school for kids with learning disabilities.

But it will return. and as always, if you have photos of old motors I'd love to get a copy, especially if you have any SynerJet Reloadable hardware.
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Old 09-10-2008, 09:10 PM
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Dale,

Good to see you still around.

As for the reloadable Synerjets, I have a coule casings (38mm) , one reload kit and the instructions sheet, will try to get some photos and scans for you, might be a while, been a crazy year.

Keep collecting and sharing the motor info, will share what I have when I can .

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Old 09-11-2008, 08:47 AM
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Just posted a couple of auctions over on Rocketry Planet . Estes blue tubes, diamond packs, pink blister packs, and 6 packs B8-5.We will see how that goes after a week. And possibly start listing more.
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