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Old 03-30-2006, 08:41 AM
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I really liked the CMR kits and still have several myself too. Now that I lost my 30 yr old Cherokee D last year at a PSC launch, the Manta I have is the oldest rocket in my fleet. I still have not had a better egg capsule than those Mr. Kuhn made.


BTW.....is he still alive?
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Old 03-30-2006, 09:20 AM
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You know, I still have the Manta and the Robin Egg lofter still in service from CMR. They are good competition kits.


And I have the Buzzard, Manta (all still flying and used recently in NAR Sanctioned competition in the Houston, TX area) and a D - Region Tomahawk "still in-the-bag" awaiting
assembly. Also still have what's left of several original egg capsules (usable) and recently
used a newly built Orbitron at a Regional meet...
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Old 03-30-2006, 09:22 AM
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I really liked the CMR kits and still have several myself too. Now that I lost my 30 yr old Cherokee D last year at a PSC launch, the Manta I have is the oldest rocket in my fleet. I still have not had a better egg capsule than those Mr. Kuhn made.


BTW.....is he still alive?


No, I think he died some time ago. There was a discussion thread on Mr. Kuhn on the OldRockets Yahoo server about 1 1/2 years ago. Maybe someone who knows will fill us in
on the facts...
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Old 04-25-2006, 09:47 PM
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No, I think he died some time ago. There was a discussion thread on Mr. Kuhn on the OldRockets Yahoo server about 1 1/2 years ago. Maybe someone who knows will fill us in
on the facts...



Last I heard (within the last 6-12 months) he's still kicking at about 84 or 85. IIRC someone called him to find out about something concerning CMR. When he does go, you know you'll hear it from one of the NARhamsters or from Doug Pratt or someone.

///after searching my google mail...
Ah yes, Shockie talked to him in September.
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Old 04-25-2006, 09:56 PM
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Last I heard (within the last 6-12 months) he's still kicking at about 84 or 85. IIRC someone called him to find out about something concerning CMR. When he does go, you know you'll hear it from one of the NARhamsters or from Doug Pratt or someone.

///after searching my google mail...
Ah yes, Shockie talked to him in September.


Are you very sure about that?! I'd like a confirmation from Doug Pratt (if possible, not sure
if he's a member of this message server). I would like to also know about the status of many of the great ones of the past (Jon Randolph, Mark Wargo, Scott Lane, Jon Robbins, etc). I had heard that Don Larson was living in Florida. It would be neat if we could have
some type of "reunion" of all the famous of years past...
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Old 04-26-2006, 01:02 AM
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Are you very sure about that?! I'd like a confirmation from Doug Pratt (if possible, not sure
if he's a member of this message server). I would like to also know about the status of many of the great ones of the past (Jon Randolph, Mark Wargo, Scott Lane, Jon Robbins, etc). I had heard that Don Larson was living in Florida. It would be neat if we could have
some type of "reunion" of all the famous of years past...



yep -- message 13137 on ContestRoc:

"From: "shockie" <shockwaveriderz@...>
Date: Wed Sep 14, 2005 4:06 pm
Subject: Re: who invented the slide-wing BG? shockwaveriderz


Well I just got off the phone after speaking to a very-hard-of-
hearing 84 yr old Howard Kuhn. As far as he can remember, he
designed the Buzzard slide-wing RG in mid to late 1971, that why it
appeared in his CMR 1972 catalog which was available in jan 1972.
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Old 04-26-2006, 05:50 PM
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Speaking of Doug Pratt... since he has the CMR nosecome machine, and has some of the cones available from time to time... would be nice to see some of the kits re-released.

everyone voice thier opinions to Doug now, lol .

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( been strangley quiet on here, but still around..and still strange )
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Old 04-27-2006, 12:05 AM
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Speaking of Doug Pratt... since he has the CMR nosecome machine, and has some of the cones available from time to time... would be nice to see some of the kits re-released.

everyone voice thier opinions to Doug now, lol .

~ AL

( been strangley quiet on here, but still around..and still strange )


I'll second that!!
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Old 04-27-2006, 10:27 AM
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I'll second that!!


To pester Doug about kits ?

Or that I'm still strange ?

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Old 07-05-2006, 10:44 AM
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I ran into Jon Robbins at Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley in the late 1980's or early 1990's. I can't remember exactly when. He came over to me with his kids all excited because he saw me launch and fly perfectly a Groundhog 16. From a distance it looked like something similar to what he had been telling his kids about, but when he got up close he realized it was exactly what he was talking about (except I used burned string instead of piston/wire wing release).

He was working out of his house doing engineering design work.

I see no sign of him on the web.

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if he's a member of this message server). I would like to also know about the status of many of the great ones of the past (Jon Randolph, Mark Wargo, Scott Lane, Jon Robbins, etc). I had heard that Don Larson was living in Florida. It would be neat if we could have
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