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Old 09-11-2008, 06:17 PM
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Here's a little taste of my collection
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Old 09-11-2008, 10:06 PM
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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.



Here's a picture of my Synerjet 'model rocket' reload casings.

Top: 29mm for E-G reloads

Middle: 22mm long for E-G reloads

Bottom: 22mm short for D-F reloads

I have reload kits for all the casings still sealed.


After I ordered all these casings and reload kits, I heard back from Synerjet that I had placed the largest ever order for these items up to that time.

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Old 09-11-2008, 10:09 PM
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Synerjet produced one other interesting item for their reloadable system.

I don't know if they were the first but Synerjet had a delay modification tool for use with their reloadable and single-use motors (And it would work with other companies' products, too. )


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Old 09-11-2008, 10:12 PM
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Before their reloadable motors, Synerjet made single use 29mm motors.

Here are pictures of their E43-11 and G41-11 motors.

Why buy the long delays? To use the delay modification tool, of course!

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Old 09-11-2008, 10:18 PM
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Back when this whole 'reloadable motors' concept started gaining a following (And customer base) several other companines/individuals produced reload casings and reloads.


Ron Schultz of LOC/Precision was a 'silent' partner with someone else (I forget who) with a company name of Propulsion Industries.

They produced a 29mm reload case and reloads. I have one of their G80 reloads still sealed.

Here's a picture of the casing. It's still sealed in the bag.

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Old 09-11-2008, 10:24 PM
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Of course, one cannot discuss reloadable motors without mentioning Dr. Frank Kosdon.

At a Lucerne, CA launch around 1990-91, Scott Pearce and I each purchased one 29mm casing and one G-something reload from Frank (No, he did not produce the casings and reloads from inside his shorts (If you've met Frank at a launch you would understand this joke )).

Here is my 29mm Kosdon casing (Unwrapped for only the second time) and the reload kit.

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Old 09-11-2008, 10:27 PM
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I don't know if they were the first but Synerjet had a delay modification tool for use with their reloadable and single-use motors (And it would work with other companies' products, too. )


I have one of these too. IIRC it was called a Delay Ranger or something like that. Brilliantly simple and clever design. And it works great for most Aerotech delays.
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Old 09-11-2008, 10:34 PM
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Okay, for you more 'traditional' model rocket fans, here's something rare.

Back in 1990, Canaroc was almost resurrected under the name Space Models, Inc.

It would basically be a re-issue of all the original Canaroc products, including motors.

The company never made it into full production but a few items did get out.

SMI submitted motors to NAR S&T for certification. They did not pass (I was never told why).

At NARAM-41, the auction featured a baggie containing two B18-3 and one C9-5 SMI motors left over from S & T testing and never reclaimed by SMI.

I bid on them and won.

I traded one of the B18s for another motor.

Here's a picture of my SMI motors: B18-3 at top, C9-5 below.

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Old 09-12-2008, 06:55 AM
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All of this is very cool, keep it coming! And I missed all this when I was 'out of' rocketry!
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Old 09-12-2008, 08:06 AM
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Here's a little taste of my collection

Dale,

If you still have the files/pics for the old motor website, I could host it for you here as a sub-domain off of rocketshoppe.com until you're able to get your own site going again. Just let me know.
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