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Old 03-14-2014, 10:06 AM
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Jerry Irvine Jerry Irvine is offline
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My Estes clone kit sales are glacially slow, but I always give credit to the original company and encourage buyers to also buy the original when/as available. Also I do not include decals so do not run up against copyright issues.

I think the upscale and regular scale markets are essentially mutually exclusive. I for one would love to see Estes make an upscale BT-70 Goblin and Patriot to accept the new 29mm motors and convert to 24mm as well.

There is some possibility of the industry agreeing on a "best practices" plan including royalties for off-scale uses of some company's designs. Sort of like FRAND licensing in patents.

Exemptions not regulations ACHIEVED. U.S. Rockets instaship. Model rocketry is as safe as safe can be defined in human existence. Bow and pray: GH Stine, Orville, Vern, Lee, Lonnie, Carl, Gary, Scott, etc. No, really. U.S. Rockets released first moonburner Toy Rockets G30, TRA first certified motor: H, invented LMR, HPR, Firestarter, reloadables 1-90, and now . . . ACHIEVED. LDRS first pre-HPR motor 38mm I200!!
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