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Old 11-13-2021, 07:00 PM
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It looks like from the catalog, deployment was with a burn string. Images are from the QCR website which is still up.
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Old 11-13-2021, 07:28 PM
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I saw Ken Brown fly that at a NARAM around 1993 or so. Really neat.

One thing though, with the rigid "chute", and not a lot of tailweight when deployed, it tended to slowly tumble back and forth, not staying upright as you would expect. Well, at least that flight came donw that way (plenty slow enough not to cause damage or get damaged).

IIRC, someone said he got the unbrellas from a Dollar Tree (not very big, IIRC. Maybe meant for kids?). Of course this being nearly 30 years later, not likely Dollar Tree has them since the manufacturer's price would be a lot higher now. (Anytime you see something neat at Dollar Tree, get it now or don't complain when they no longer have it).
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Old 11-13-2021, 10:28 PM
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It looks like from the catalog, deployment was with a burn string. Images are from the QCR website which is still up.

Hi 5x7,
What is the QCR website address that you are using? Can't find the one you are seeing.

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Old 11-14-2021, 01:10 PM
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Hi 5x7,
What is the QCR website address that you are using? Can't find the one you are seeing.

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I think this is it Jeff,
http://www.qcrhobbies.com/sport.html
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Old 11-14-2021, 01:25 PM
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I think this is it Jeff,
http://www.qcrhobbies.com/sport.html


Yes that is it.
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Old 11-14-2021, 03:24 PM
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Exactly NOT my kind of rockets.
Look like a kitchen-table-conceived HASHIMOTO-MESS.
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Old 11-14-2021, 04:43 PM
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I think this is it Jeff,
http://www.qcrhobbies.com/sport.html

Thanks, Dan.

The website provided contact information, but no response so far. The phone number and the contact email are both out of service. Looks like Ken Brown, who started the Qualified Competition Rockets (QCR) company, passed away in 2015: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obi...h-brown-6273509

Not sure whether Ken's family are keeping the business and the website going or not.

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Old 11-14-2021, 04:50 PM
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Thanks, Dan.

The website provided contact information, but no response so far. The phone number and the contact email are both out of service. Looks like Ken Brown, who started the Qualified Competition Rockets (QCR) company, passed away in 2015: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obi...h-brown-6273509

Not sure whether Ken's family are keeping the business and the website going or not.

Kind regards,
Jeff Jenkins
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Youíre welcome and itís just cool to me that their website seems still active and nice to see all that stuff. I hope the family is keeping it going. Would be nice to buy products from there.
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Old 11-14-2021, 06:56 PM
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I've acquired a QCR Mary Poppins Bumbershoot rocket (QCR kit 530) from a former rocketeer, and am wondering if anyone has a copy of the instructions to help guide me in some repair work on it. It's a kit that, from what I could find, was released back in 1996, and uses an automatic-opening umbrella for a recovery method (umbrella unfurls at the top of the rocket, and while furled, acts as the "nosecone" when launched). I've launched it twice since I got it, and it's a fun flier, but some of the construction uses masking tape which is showing signs of age, and I'm wondering if there are other aspects of the construction that need some "refurbishing". Hoping a copy of the instructions might guide me in assessing the "innards".

I found an old thread from 2012 regarding it (https://www.oldrocketforum.com/show...8&page=1&pp=10), but haven't located a copy of the instructions or plans anywhere (it sounds like folks on the aforementioned thread may have exchanged some copies).

Anyone have a copy of the instructions for this kit that they can send me?


Hi DebZee,
It sounds very interesting, would you be able to post some photos of your flown rocket, maybe showing what it looks like ready for flight, and how it looks with the umbrella deployed/unfurled, and some close ups of the assembly that holds it furled, and how the umbrella undercarriage is attached to the body tube and other details?
What size motor did you use and is it complicated to prep for flight?
Thanks!
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