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Old 02-25-2010, 07:44 PM
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Default Enerjet Nike-Ram Clone

This has tempted me for years...it seems simple enough to do, and i think it would be the right size for the Quest D motors \, ie: be recoverable...any ideas? anyone cloned, flew original or bought the canadian re issue?
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Bob Sanford built a bunch of them.

http://www.oldrocketforum.com/showthread.php?t=1177
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Old 02-26-2010, 06:23 AM
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Default Nike Ram Clone

Thanks for the Info...armed with a parts list and fin patterns..I carefully eye my Basswood stock.....
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Thanks for the Info...armed with a parts list and fin patterns..I carefully eye my Basswood stock.....
Steve Naquin should be eying this about now. He'll have some more info as well. You out there, Steve?
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Old 02-26-2010, 09:48 AM
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This has tempted me for years...it seems simple enough to do, and i think it would be the right size for the Quest D motors \, ie: be recoverable...any ideas? anyone cloned, flew original or bought the canadian re issue?


Surprisingly enough I have not doen a Nike-Ram clone yet.

As for the 'cadanian reissue' - assume you mean ARG's bird ... although I have not seen his Nike Ram spec'd kit, I have a couple others and can say the quality is TOP RATE and the prices are nice, too.

Will be following along here, so post build pics

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Initiator001's photograph of an unopened original Enerjet Nike Ram kit (see it in his Reply #10 here: http://www.oldrocketforum.com/showt...77&page=1&pp=10 ) shows a metallized spec plate decal in the box, and it raises an interesting question. Did Centuri get the idea of including metallized spec plate decals in their kits from Enerjet?
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Initiator001's photograph of an unopened original Enerjet Nike Ram kit (see it in his Reply #10 here: http://www.oldrocketforum.com/showt...77&page=1&pp=10 ) shows a metallized spec plate decal in the box, and it raises an interesting question. Did Centuri get the idea of including metallized spec plate decals in their kits from Enerjet?


Enerjet was owned by Centuri so I guess both companies got the idea at the same time.

The early production runs of the first series of AeroTech kits included a metal serial number plate.

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Enerjet was owned by Centuri so I guess both companies got the idea at the same time.
But did Enerjet use the spec plates before Centuri bought them?
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The early production runs of the first series of AeroTech kits included a metal serial number plate.

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Yes, I remember seeing those in the early 1990s. Had Enertek survived (I wish I'd bought one of their catalogs when I saw them at Orange Blossom Hobbies in Miami!), I imagine they would also have included spec plates in their kits.
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A notice about the 'spec-plate' appeared in the 1973 Centuri catalog. Enerjet, when Irv Wait owned it, did not feature spec-plates. A quick glance of the 1972 Enerjet catalog has no reference to spec-plates even though Enerjet kits came with them.

The AeroTech kit serial number plate was the idea of Scott Pearce at AeroTech. The Enertek kits would not have included this item. As it was, the serial number plates for the AeroTech kits were kind of pricey, even in quantity. I believe they costs fifteen cents each in quantities of 2500-5000.

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I still have a few of those serial number plates, unused - wonder if they have collector value :P
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