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Forum: Projects 07-09-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 525
Posted By Doug Sams
FWIW, besides piano wire, I use the metal strips...

FWIW, besides piano wire, I use the metal strips from discarded windshield wipers. One blade has 2 strips, about enough metal for 10 or so rockets.

The metal is a tad thicker and wider than the...
Forum: Current Kit Talk 07-07-2018, 12:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,033
Posted By Doug Sams
I noticed that. But wasn't sure if it was...

I noticed that. But wasn't sure if it was auto-censoring, or if maybe it was something else.

Doug


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Forum: Cardstock Rocketry 07-04-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By Doug Sams
It wasn't Green Mojave, but danged if I can...

It wasn't Green Mojave, but danged if I can remember what it was. Brand wise, I think it was the company that split from the late Frank Kosdon. They were known as Kosdon East for a while, then...
Forum: Cardstock Rocketry 07-04-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By Doug Sams
The second one is a lot better. Keep in mind,...

The second one is a lot better. Keep in mind, this is a lifting body, not a Cessna 152 - it doesn't respond to the controls nearly as well :)


Doug
Forum: Cardstock Rocketry 07-04-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By Doug Sams
Thanks. Your X-30 looks good. Enjoy it! BTW,...

Thanks.

Your X-30 looks good. Enjoy it!

BTW, here's one of Dave Schaefer's X-30 flights at LDRS a few years ago. I don't remember this one, but the landing wasn't...
Forum: Current Kit Talk 07-04-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,033
Posted By Doug Sams
Apparently Motorola was building TV's in Quincy,...

Apparently Motorola was building TV's in Quincy, Illinois. When they pulled out, it really hurt the town. It took them years to recover. I was calling on that area in the 89-98 time frame. It was...
Forum: FreeForAll 07-03-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 369
Posted By Doug Sams
:) Following the link, at the bottom of the...

:)

Following the link, at the bottom of the page, they list several cities, none in Kentucky. So there goes my Shatner/Versailles-Woodford County theory.


>> New York, Chicago, Dallas, Charlotte,...
Forum: FreeForAll 07-02-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 369
Posted By Doug Sams
Supposedly Shatner has a horse farm in the...

Supposedly Shatner has a horse farm in the Versailles, KY area - that's Woodford County, which has some distilleries. So I can't help thinking maybe that's a factor in Kirk getting hooked up with the...
Forum: Projects 07-01-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,011
Posted By Doug Sams
Would augmenting the ejection charge be in...

Would augmenting the ejection charge be in order?

Doug


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Forum: FreeForAll 06-28-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 963
Views: 67,731
Posted By Doug Sams
Maybe it was the really good stuff :) Seriously,...

Maybe it was the really good stuff :)

Seriously, my first thought was it was being offered by someone hoping to coattail off Star Wars but not knowing the history these kits have from back in the...
Forum: FreeForAll 06-28-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 963
Views: 67,731
Posted By Doug Sams
That's the overweight RTF version? Doug .

That's the overweight RTF version?

Doug

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Forum: FreeForAll 06-27-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 617
Posted By Doug Sams
That family sounds like the AMC version of the...

That family sounds like the AMC version of the Mopar guy on Velocity (Graveyard Carz). He's got quite the donor lot, too.


Doug


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Forum: Kit Collecting 06-27-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,550
Posted By Doug Sams
It's sort of like the use of SR at the end of...

It's sort of like the use of SR at the end of someone's name who has a son named Junior. It's an added attribute for the sake of clarity.

In this case, the inexactness makes it easier to...
Forum: FreeForAll 06-05-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 664
Posted By Doug Sams
The 86 race was run the following Saturday. ...

The 86 race was run the following Saturday. That's the only reason I was there - free tix left over from folks who couldn't come back after the washout the previous weekend. And, yes, Bobby Ray won...
Forum: FreeForAll 06-04-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 664
Posted By Doug Sams
We can give this guy a little break - he's not a...

We can give this guy a little break - he's not a pro.

OTOH, at Indy in 1992, Roberto Guerrero, professional driver and pole sitter, lost control of his ride on the parade lab and wrecked out before...
Forum: Vendors 05-16-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,244
Posted By Doug Sams
I didn't need the youtube link :) I'm pretty sure...

I didn't need the youtube link :) I'm pretty sure you're channeling Chauncy, IIRC (Peter Sellers' character). Great flick.

RIP, Peter.

Doug

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Forum: Vendors 05-16-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,244
Posted By Doug Sams
In that same vein, what I was thinking is that...

In that same vein, what I was thinking is that making up a batch of F32's, a kinda-sorta fringe motor, might be a slow return investment that's not a good choice during slow times or when money is...
Forum: FreeForAll 02-18-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 769
Posted By Doug Sams
Did you visit the Lucas Electric wing? Or did...

Did you visit the Lucas Electric wing? Or did they have the lights out again? <vbg>

Thanks for sharing the pics :)

Doug

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Forum: Current Kit Talk 01-02-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,568
Posted By Doug Sams
It makes sense to me that kits using common parts...

It makes sense to me that kits using common parts could be assembled as ordered. Grab the cone, tubes and rings and put them in the bag. Send the instructions to the printer, and slap a sheet of...
Forum: FreeForAll 12-26-2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 864
Posted By Doug Sams
I remember seeing similar conversion stuff such...

I remember seeing similar conversion stuff such as VW bugs with Rolls Royce hoods (bonnets) on them :)

As for racing the Pinto, keep in mind, aftermarket guys actually made parts to hot rod the...
Forum: FreeForAll 12-25-2017, 07:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 583
Posted By Doug Sams
On this day when we remember Jesus, it's...

On this day when we remember Jesus, it's important that we acknowledge his brother, Murray.

Murray Christmas http://forums.rocketshoppe.com/images/smilies/biggrin.gif

...

While most folks know...
Forum: FreeForAll 12-22-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
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Views: 403
Posted By Doug Sams
I've gotten 9 lit once or twice, using Solar...

I've gotten 9 lit once or twice, using Solar ignitors. Not sure about 27, tho :)

Doug

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Forum: FreeForAll 12-22-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By Doug Sams
For when you know GH is coming over :)

For when you know GH is coming over :)

https://i.imgur.com/EBp5U41.jpg


Doug
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Forum: FreeForAll 12-01-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By Doug Sams
I think my favorite Gomer line was from an Andy...

I think my favorite Gomer line was from an Andy Griffith episode where he and Barney are trying to protect Andy. "Hootie hoo! Hootie hoo!"

He was in some of the funniest gags on that show. The...
Forum: FreeForAll 12-01-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By Doug Sams
I was sorry to see that he had stopped attending...

I was sorry to see that he had stopped attending the race. I was afraid it was due to failing health, which appears to be the case.

I met him there in 86. I was in the suites in turn 2, and he...
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