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Old 02-27-2010, 09:39 PM
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I love the "technical" term for that method -- B.O.I.N.K. recovery (Bounce On Impact, No Kidding).

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Odd'l Rockets should pick up that term for their version of the Estes Birdie shuttlecock rocket!
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Here's another interesting item from that seller (see: http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-70S-FLY...533666887701567 ). It's a RTF Cold Propellant rocket (NOT Vashon or Estes). I remember seeing them in hobby shops at the time but never had one. The same company also made a large RTF jet airplane that used one of these Cold Propellant motors, along with smaller spring-loaded "catapult gun" and elastic Hi-start launched versions of the jet (if memory serves, the smaller one was called the "Dyna-Jet Whiz"). Their planes had fuselages made of thin red or blue vacu-formed plastic, with solid sheet balsa wings and tail assemblies that had laminated "decal skins."


THAT'S IT!!!!!

That's the rocket I received as a gift when I was about 9 or 10! It came with a small can of RP-100 propellant, which had just enough to fly it about six or seven times if you carefully managed the loading.

Noticed the page indicated there was no propellant, probably to satisfy eBay, but the package I received had both a small (half?) can, and an Estes catalog...

I thought I'd never see another one again. Thanks for the flashback!
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THAT'S IT!!!!!

That's the rocket I received as a gift when I was about 9 or 10! It came with a small can of RP-100 propellant, which had just enough to fly it about six or seven times if you carefully managed the loading.

Noticed the page indicated there was no propellant, probably to satisfy eBay, but the package I received had both a small (half?) can, and an Estes catalog...

I thought I'd never see another one again. Thanks for the flashback!
You're most welcome. Also, here's a crazy idea--how about creating a dimensioned plan and decor scheme for this rocket? With a foam rubber nose, a clone of it could be flown safely utilizing the original B.O.I.N.K recovery, using 13 mm mini motors for power.
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THAT'S IT!!!!!

That's the rocket I received as a gift when I was about 9 or 10! It came with a small can of RP-100 propellant, which had just enough to fly it about six or seven times if you carefully managed the loading.

Noticed the page indicated there was no propellant, probably to satisfy eBay, but the package I received had both a small (half?) can, and an Estes catalog...

I thought I'd never see another one again. Thanks for the flashback!


Craig.................just curious, what year would that have been? The seller claims this is from the 1960's.

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Craig.................just curious, what year would that have been? The seller claims this is from the 1960's.

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The page mentioned late 60's to early 70's, which fits when I received it. It was after both Apollo 11 and Hurricane Camile (1969). We had recently moved into a neighborhood where the schoolyard was about 10 houses up the street. It also had to be before 1972, when we moved again.

The rocket lasted one good session, mostly because my dad and I could never locate another can of RP-100.
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You're most welcome. Also, here's a crazy idea--how about creating a dimensioned plan and decor scheme for this rocket? With a foam rubber nose, a clone of it could be flown safely utilizing the original B.O.I.N.K recovery, using 13 mm mini motors for power.


The thought has occurred to me more than once...

I'll see what my noodle can cook up...
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The rocket lasted one good session, mostly because my dad and I could never locate another can of RP-100.

Really? Every auto supply store had them. I remember working at Whitlock Auto here in Milwaukee in the late 70's and stocking the shelves with cans and cans of the stuff. They sold for like 97 cents a can. It was just Freon.
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Really? Every auto supply store had them. I remember working at Whitlock Auto here in Milwaukee in the late 70's and stocking the shelves with cans and cans of the stuff. They sold for like 97 cents a can. It was just Freon.


Yeah, looking back at it all in hindsight, it was probably in every Western Auto and (in the south) Bellas-Hess automotive department, too. Strange that we never gave it a try, though...
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Odd'l Rockets should pick up that term for their version of the Estes Birdie shuttlecock rocket!
I found that acronym somewhere in here, I think.

EDIT: OK, yes...See entry #6 by Alan Estenson.

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EDIT: OK, yes...See entry #6 by Alan Estenson.


Ah, yes. The BOINK Stomp rockets are an old MASA tradition. I flew one at our club launch on Saturday.
I honestly don't recall which MASA member originally came up with BOINK...

Unfortunately, the local surplus store ran out of the cheap foam stomp rockets years ago.

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