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Forum: Vendors Today, 10:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 745
Posted By tbzep
Your imagination is pretty close for classic...

Your imagination is pretty close for classic Estes kits. The original Estes Saturn V had slip on fins made of two plastic sheets. The edges were stuck together with clear dope. (Steps 57 and 58. ...
Forum: Vendors Yesterday, 10:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 745
Posted By tbzep
I used Testor's tube cement (orange) on my...

I used Testor's tube cement (orange) on my Centuri Saturn 1B and V when I was a kid, but that stuff had some heat to it. Today's version isn't worth spit.

I fairly recently built one of my Maxi...
Forum: Vendors Yesterday, 03:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 745
Posted By tbzep
:chuckle: :D .

:chuckle: :D


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Forum: FreeForAll 10-18-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 548
Posted By tbzep
I remember commercials for it, but we never used...

I remember commercials for it, but we never used any. We did make/use homemade lye soap.
Forum: FreeForAll 10-18-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 548
Posted By tbzep
LOL That brings back memories. I was raised in...

LOL That brings back memories. I was raised in the South, in a rural area, and in a poor to middle class area at best. With that background in mind, I'm surprised we pronounced Mercurochrome...
Forum: FreeForAll 10-18-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 548
Posted By tbzep
Ah...HBO. I wondered why I never heard of it. ...

Ah...HBO. I wondered why I never heard of it. Premium channels were...at a premium back in those days. Still are for that matter.
Forum: Vendors 10-18-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 745
Posted By tbzep
Suck it up buttercup! I accomplished it with my...

Suck it up buttercup! I accomplished it with my Centuri kits (1B and V) when I was a kid. You can do it! :p :D


:chuckle:
Forum: Vendors 10-17-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 563
Posted By tbzep
The Multi-Roc is a reissue, same part number from...

The Multi-Roc is a reissue, same part number from the late 80's, 1329.
The Mini Mean Machine is a re-issue also. The original part number was 0865 back in the early 80's.
Forum: FreeForAll 10-17-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 548
Posted By tbzep
Castor oil is still around, both as a cleaning...

Castor oil is still around, both as a cleaning agent (ha ha) and in glow fuel. However, brushless motor and battery technologies have taken a big bite out of glow engine use. You could say that...
Forum: FreeForAll 10-17-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 548
Posted By tbzep
And thanks to over-regulation (que GH), it was...

And thanks to over-regulation (que GH), it was banned because the product was "guilty until proven innocent". Due to the high cost of studies to prove it was ok, companies just gave up and quit...
Forum: Vendors 10-16-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 34,142
Posted By tbzep
It almost seems like you forgot what Gordy does...

It almost seems like you forgot what Gordy does beyond decals. ;)


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Forum: FreeForAll 10-16-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 748
Posted By tbzep
Somebody mention bikes? Give me a V-4 any day. ...

Somebody mention bikes? Give me a V-4 any day. Torque and revs, not either/or.

...and what an intoxicating sound. :cool:
Forum: FreeForAll 10-16-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 748
Posted By tbzep
Best answer ever! :cool: .

Best answer ever! :cool:


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Forum: FreeForAll 10-15-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 748
Posted By tbzep
Unless it's wheels. Then two are better than any...

Unless it's wheels. Then two are better than any other number. :cool:
Forum: FreeForAll 10-15-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 988
Views: 71,264
Posted By tbzep
Says 33 sets of these have sold. :eek:...

Says 33 sets of these have sold. :eek:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Estes-Fletcher-Mini-Max-Photon-Probe-Flying-Model-Rocket-Kit-Lot/152876874163?hash=item23982bf9b3:g:yosAAOSwJ8Rbmaf~:rk:8:pf:0
Forum: Projects 10-10-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 612
Posted By tbzep
My son scratch built one when we were on our...

My son scratch built one when we were on our great building spree about a decade ago. It came out really nice. Best I can remember, he used some Semroc rings and a Pencil NC. Everything else was...
Forum: Vendors 10-10-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,116
Posted By tbzep
Yes, Scotch 77 has changed some over the years. ...

Yes, Scotch 77 has changed some over the years. My first can held a lot better than the last one I had. I remember those little red contact cement capsules.
Forum: FreeForAll 10-10-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By tbzep
Mild Chuckle

Yep, I had a mild chuckle this morning when I saw Doug Holverson (orange tractor paint, Holverson Designs) posting on the facebook rocketry group. It's amusing because he didn't want to migrate from...
Forum: Plans 10-08-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,596
Posted By tbzep
I've been begging for the A8-5 bulk pack for...

I've been begging for the A8-5 bulk pack for probably about 20 years. The A8-3 delay way too short for any of the bulk kits, not counting the lead weight Crayon rockets.
Forum: Plans 10-08-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,034
Posted By tbzep
I just noticed and edited my post. I was getting...

I just noticed and edited my post. I was getting a little confused there for a minute. ;)
Forum: Plans 10-08-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,034
Posted By tbzep
You designed the Fliskits A.C.M.E. Spitfire? ...

You designed the Fliskits A.C.M.E. Spitfire?

Nevermind. I see the last product number on his post. :cool:


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Forum: FreeForAll 10-08-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 435
Posted By tbzep
That was Boot, who came to the series as a stray...

That was Boot, who came to the series as a stray in the second or third episode of the first season. He was a mutt, sorta like a large sized Benji. Chet was always fooling with him.

The Basset...
Forum: Projects 10-08-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,613
Posted By tbzep
12 exposures. That's your problem right there! ...

12 exposures. That's your problem right there! f you had gone with a 24 exposure roll, you would have gotten 11 more good flights before hitting the water. :p
Forum: FreeForAll 10-08-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 435
Posted By tbzep
Reminds me of my favorite TV show growing...

Reminds me of my favorite TV show growing up.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y283/tbzep/Henry.png
Forum: FreeForAll 10-07-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 435
Posted By tbzep
Barney looks happy. :cool:

Barney looks happy. :cool:
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