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Old 04-14-2009, 07:46 PM
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Mike, welcome aboard.

I must say it is great seeing you here. I look forward to many threads relating to Estes rocketry, from the past to the present


Thnks, Leo. I'm looking forward to hearing from rocketeers everywhere.
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Old 04-14-2009, 07:47 PM
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How did you go about designing the Cineroc ? Was it a kitbash of a regular movie camera, or did you have to design every single part?


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All you had to do to get that answer was join the NAR last year and get Sport Rocketry Magazine!
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My first question: Was motor un-availability the real reason the Cineroc was discontinued?


I've also wondered about that; I "do" have the two electric motors from my two crashed
Cinerocs. Also have enough pieces & components to "rebuild" another one, if I can just get
around to doing just that (will have to refresh my soldering skills)......
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Old 04-14-2009, 07:49 PM
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Antics. We're all about antics. How about a story or twenty?


Bill - I'll probably write the longer replies later in the evenenings - I don't leave Penrose until late in the day. Be patient and I'll be sure to tell a few cool tales.
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Old 04-14-2009, 07:50 PM
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All you had to do to get that answer was join the NAR last year and get Sport Rocketry Magazine!


Bingo!
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Old 04-14-2009, 07:51 PM
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Mike,

Thanks for joining the forum and giving us this opportunity to pick your brain.

Being a motor junky, I would love to see photos and hear about motors that you've designed
and tested, what propellants were used, what worked and what didn't, and why the ones that worked and weren't produced weren't produced.

Thanks,

Sean


Sean - I will do that - got to get through this first group of posts first, then will swing around and write more.
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Old 04-14-2009, 07:59 PM
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Sean - I will do that - got to get through this first group of posts first, then will swing around and write more.


Fair enough.

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Old 04-14-2009, 08:09 PM
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Gee zep!
All you had to do to get that answer was join the NAR last year and get Sport Rocketry Magazine!


I'm a member, but I don't remember reading an issue with that in it. I guess my wife picked it up and did something with it by mistake.
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Old 04-14-2009, 08:18 PM
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Antics. We're all about antics. How about a story or twenty?


Okay, how about this......

Wayne Kellner, is in my opinion the premium model rocket designer of all time, was a Monty Python and MAD magazine fanatic. I always wondered why he didn't try to write a skit or two for MP.

Wayne relieved stress by suddenly dropping what he was doing and going into a spontanios 'Monty Python' skit, then when it was over would just go sit down again like nothing had happened.

He always had all kinds of different stuff on top of one of his file cabinets, one of them being a plastic DC-3 that none of the parts were glued together. He would hold it up in one hand, vibrate his throut with the other (severe flight vibration) and then would say something like;

Suh!, the left engine is on fire...
No it's not..it's just something in your eye that's blurring your vision...
But Suh, the flames are getting bigger.....
(he shakes one of the wings off)
Suh, the left wing has fallen off.....
No Smedley, that can't happen...this plane was built in the USA!
Stupid Americans, now the other wing has fallen off...

And Wayne would go though this until all the parts were on the floor. He would pick them up, stick them back together, put the DC-3 bck on the file cabinet and go sit down.

Some of you who have copies of some of the Model Rocket News with front pages that Wayne did. I'll go into that later as well.
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Old 04-14-2009, 08:19 PM
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I have an actual question. When Gary R and I visited Estes on the way to NARAM PA you rushed out to give us news about 110 film availability for the Astrocam that was "incorrect". What's up with that?

Am I correct a 24mm E case D20-0,3,6,9 is practical?

There is a feature on this site that records the original designer for Estes kits. Would you please commit an hour a month for three months to composing an email clarifying as many of those as possible?

May I take you fishing during the next five summers? I would ask Mary Roberts to join us, but she scares me. She can totally handle a gun and dress her prey, and I'm not so sure she considers me human.

Jerry


Jerry - help me here - I'm an old guy - what was it I was supposed to have told you aboout 110 film thet was incorrect?
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