Ye Olde Rocket Forum

Go Back   Ye Olde Rocket Forum > The Golden Age of Model Rocketry > Model Rocket History
User Name
Password
Auctions Register FAQ Members List Calendar Today's Posts Search Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-25-2005, 08:37 PM
Green Dragon Green Dragon is offline
AL Swackhammer , power freak
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New York
Posts: 1,204
Default FSI Composite motors

Well, I recall some limited discussion on another thread about FSI making composite motors, etc.

anyways - ran acrossed the leetter posted below while rummaging the other night.

appears hand typed (not computer generated,etc) and is hand signed by Harold Reese.

~ AL
Attached Files
File Type: tif FSIcompositesLetter.TIF (24.0 KB, 150 views)
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-25-2005, 11:16 PM
stefanj stefanj is offline
Master Modeler
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Hillsboro, OR
Posts: 2,456
Default

Very interesting!

I wasn't very active in the hobby at the time, but I am pretty sure that FSI's public catalog did not offer any composites at the time.

I wonder if these were used in the special effects side of the business.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-26-2005, 01:24 AM
Initiator001's Avatar
Initiator001 Initiator001 is offline
Too Many Initiators is Never Enough
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 1,784
Default

I remember in a late 1980s-early 1990s FSI catalog there was a picture of a Thunderbolt G60 motor.

I was working at AeroTech and decided to give FSI a call.

I spoke with Harold Reese. I got the impression that he thought I was trying to 'steal' the secrets of 'their' composite motors. I told him I just wanted to buy one for my collection. He stonewalled me and I eventually hung up.

Years later (Before all the shipping regulations) I bought one from another motor collector.


Bob
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-26-2005, 07:42 PM
snaquin's Avatar
snaquin snaquin is offline
The_Ripper
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 1,440
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Initiator001
I remember in a late 1980s-early 1990s FSI catalog there was a picture of a Thunderbolt G60 motor.

I was working at AeroTech and decided to give FSI a call.

I spoke with Harold Reese. I got the impression that he thought I was trying to 'steal' the secrets of 'their' composite motors. I told him I just wanted to buy one for my collection. He stonewalled me and I eventually hung up.

Years later (Before all the shipping regulations) I bought one from another motor collector.


Bob


Bob I remember the Thunderbolt G60 motor in the FSI catalog too. I also remember that catalog page became a blank page in the next couple of catalogs I received
I always wanted to get my hands on one of those.

Since we are discussing vintage motors has anyone checked out the pics Dale Windsor has on his website. (I looked but he doesn't have the Thunderbolt G60 posted there)

Picture Gallery of Early Model Rocket Motors

.
__________________
Steve Naquin
TRA# 677 L2
NAR# 85518 L2
SAM# 0052
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-26-2005, 08:55 PM
Green Dragon Green Dragon is offline
AL Swackhammer , power freak
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New York
Posts: 1,204
Default

I've never seen any of the FSI G60's in person.

as for Dale's site, I;ve been in contact with dale a while, and owe him some pics * me bad *

Many of the motors on his site were at one time part of my large collection (sold off in the mid 90's to a collector, who then sold his collection to Dale).

Lot of cool old stuff there :-)

(need to find my G62 so I can get him pics of that one for the site, one of the first available G motors )

~ AL
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:10 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Ye Olde Rocket Shoppe 1998-2017