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Old 01-04-2010, 06:30 PM
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I remember reading a Centuri publication back in 1969 or 1970 where they talked about using Mini-Max powered rockets for special effects in one of the spy movies popular at the time. I could not find it on the Ninfinger site though.
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I remember reading a Centuri publication back in 1969 or 1970 where they talked about using Mini-Max powered rockets for special effects in one of the spy movies popular at the time. I could not find it on the Ninfinger site though.


You can BUY a recreation of that rocket (used in the Man from U.N.C.L.E. series) from Semroc! They call it the April Dancer. I think there are links to the articles you mention there.
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I remember reading a Centuri publication back in 1969 or 1970 where they talked about using Mini-Max powered rockets for special effects in one of the spy movies popular at the time. I could not find it on the Ninfinger site though.



pg 13 of the American Rocketeer Vol 3 #1 right here on YORP!
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Old 01-04-2010, 10:11 PM
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And that Laser 244 is pretty cool too (approved by L. Piester!).

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Old 01-05-2010, 09:11 AM
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Centuri Magnum Hornets (or a clone of it, dressed in white, with mil-type decals) were used in "The Fifth Element" being fired from a pivoting AAA stand...

Yeah, Gary Oldman probably throws up every time he thinks about "The Fifth Element". I liked the waif chick with the straps, though. Jeff
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Old 01-05-2010, 09:24 AM
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OK, I'll have to watch that movie again.
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Old 01-05-2010, 11:20 AM
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Yeah, Gary Oldman probably throws up every time he thinks about "The Fifth Element". I liked the waif chick with the straps, though. Jeff


Given the number of times the movie has been shown, and how many copies have been sold, he may just be gagging "all the way to the bank"...

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Surprising FSI kits made it ANYWHERE outside of hobby shops with their less than attractive marketing and more often than not SUB-standard quality control. At the end of their existence one never knew what they were going to get in the kit bag. More often than not the fins and nose cone were in no way shape related to what was on the header card for their 'sport' kits. I always saw their kits as at best second class to Estes and Centuri, but were the only easily available source for E and F engines for quite a while until Aerotech really got rolling.
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Maybe that was the case towards the end of F.S.I.
They did send me an Orbit kit to review in the mid-1970s. It was a great surprise.
The fit of the centering rings rivaled the accuracy of the laser cut rings you see today.
The nose cone and adapter fit was as good, if not better than anything I'd ever recieved from Estes or Centuri.
Sure, the packaging wasn't four color and the instructions weren't as polished. But, it was a surprisingly good build and flew well on the F engines.
F.S.I. was a big supporter of NAR. I met up with Lonnie Reese and Doug Pratt at two different NARAMs.
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Old 01-05-2010, 04:42 PM
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OK, I'll have to watch that movie again.

DON'T DO IT GORDY!! PLEASE DON'T DO IT!!

The last time I saw it, it was part of a movie marathon along with (get ready):

"Battle Beyond The Stars" and "Starcrash"

I barely survived. Fortunately there was alchohol involved to kill the pain.
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