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Old 04-24-2009, 11:57 AM
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We will be shipping the Big Dog, Mean Green, and Grunt in late June along with a series of engine mount kits to fit a variety of tube sizes (yes... the kits will ship before the engines).



Bill,

I was wondering if the Big Dog model is the same one as announced/displayed at the Chicago iHobby show several years ago?

Bob
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Old 04-24-2009, 12:12 PM
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Surely you know that one of the Constitutionally-mandated responsibilities of the US federal government is the regulation of interstate commerce.
Didn't the Reagan administration pull most of the teeth out of the ICC?

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Old 04-24-2009, 01:14 PM
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Bill - Will Quest be making the D-E-F engines and corresponding kits available to retail hobby stores through traditional distribution channels (such as Horizon Hobby Distributors - my current source for your product), or will they only be sold direct to consumers through the Quest web site?

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Old 04-24-2009, 01:49 PM
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Whew!

I'm glad its not "Vaporware"! I would hate to think that I have been IMAGINING the motor that has been installed in the back of the "Pirate's Booty" rocket for a couple of months now!
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Old 04-24-2009, 02:02 PM
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Yes I do know that it is Constitutionally mandated that they regulate interstate commerce. As such, they could choose to "regulate" it by having next to ZERO regulations.
I personally would be happier with a CARTE BLANCHE FREE-FOR-ALL allowing for the shippers to decide what is/is not safe inside the transportation equipment that they themselves OWN !
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Did you catch the new episode of South Park? I happened to be eating this (from Costco) while watching it:

http://www.robscape.com/files/prod-pirate-booty.php

But back on topic, our club has many long steel launch rods on our launch pads ready to accomodate these "F7 replacement motors for the new milennium".

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Whew!

I'm glad its not "Vaporware"! I would hate to think that I have been IMAGINING the motor that has been installed in the back of the "Pirate's Booty" rocket for a couple of months now!
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Whew!

I'm glad its not "Vaporware"! I would hate to think that I have been IMAGINING the motor that has been installed in the back of the "Pirate's Booty" rocket for a couple of months now!


Nice!



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Isn't that redundant?


I was going to comment with "nice booty" but I didn't want Scott to get the wrong impression



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Bill,

I was wondering if the Big Dog model is the same one as announced/displayed at the Chicago iHobby show several years ago?

Bob


Bob,

Yes it is ! We've changed it to include a 29mm motor mount (to accomodate our 29mm "F"). and we had to come up with a reasonable method to add nose weight. These BP motors are alot heavier than their AT counterparts. I'll shamefully admit that the very first test flight of the Big Dog with an F12 was a specatacular sky writing show for the full four seconds of burn time. No one was injured diving for cover, but we all had sore cheeks from laughing so darn hard afterwards !

So the word of caution is for any current kit you guys convert to fly on one of our D5's or the E12, F12, be sure to check the CG-CP relationship before flying 'cause these BP motors really shift the Cg back !

One more quick story about Big Dog - the kit will be packaged in a nice new e-flute box. Well, the first shipment of 3,000 boxes showed up here last week with a considerable amount of damage in transit. Seems they were handled so roughly in one of the freight terminals that all the bands holding the boxes onto the pallets had been broken and the boxes subsequently were scattered all over the terminal floor (grease, dirt, you get the picture...). Well, the highly trained/paid union workers simply threw them all back on the pallet and shrunk wrapped it. When we dissected it all here after arrival, they had damaged over 2800 of 3000 boxes !!!

Can you say FREIGHT CLAIM?
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