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Forum: FreeForAll 03-27-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By dcastle
Agreed. Sounds great but no bucks, no Buck...

Agreed. Sounds great but no bucks, no Buck Rogers. If they are cutting or even keeping the NASA budget level then manned lunar missions in that kind of time frame are really about impossible.
Forum: RockSim Asylum 03-22-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 770
Posted By dcastle
Smile Here are a few pictures of the one I cloned a few...

Here are a few pictures of the one I cloned a few years back. Only flew it this one time on a B6-2, successfully. Maybe this summer again.

I had an original in the 1970s but I never got a good...
Forum: Current Kit Talk 01-22-2016, 05:09 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,749
Posted By dcastle
The 4 I ordered from AC Supply just arrived a few...

The 4 I ordered from AC Supply just arrived a few minutes ago! Opened one of them, looks like an interesting build for certain. I'm wondering already if I should plan to use tube or liquid plastic...
Forum: FreeForAll 12-21-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By dcastle
I've seen the following in person : MR-4 Liberty...

I've seen the following in person :

MR-4 Liberty Bell 7 (when it was in Boston on tour)
MA-6 Friendship 7
MA-8 Sigma 7 (when it was in Alabama)

Gemini IV
Gemini IX-A

Apollo 11
Forum: Current Kit Talk 10-15-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 21,557
Posted By dcastle
I'm the one who got caught on that...I set my max...

I'm the one who got caught on that...I set my max bid higher than I should have, figuring it would close around $330, where I'd been sniped out of winning a few times. Didn't expect someone to run...
Forum: Kit Collecting 06-20-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 448
Views: 45,655
Posted By dcastle
Consistent with what he told me, this is the...

Consistent with what he told me, this is the replacement he said his brother had. Maybe I should have waited longer but he wouldn't respond to my messages, which were very polite and spaced out over...
Forum: Kit Collecting 06-20-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 448
Views: 45,655
Posted By dcastle
My hunch is that he was holding it for as long as...

My hunch is that he was holding it for as long as he could in hopes he could get more for it locally with some other buyer since I bought it for his buy it now price.
Forum: Kit Collecting 06-20-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 448
Views: 45,655
Posted By dcastle
THe seller's user name is "f4wayne". ...

THe seller's user name is "f4wayne". He has sold a large number of vintage kits with positive feedback but some comments about slow delivery times. I hated going for a refund on this because I was...
Forum: Kit Collecting 06-19-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 448
Views: 45,655
Posted By dcastle
Sad to say, it looks like I won't posting a...

Sad to say, it looks like I won't posting a build thread on the Centuri Little Joe that I bought on ebay. I was pretty patient with the seller; first he said he had to go get it from his storage...
Forum: Projects 05-20-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,926
Posted By dcastle
This is old....but still very good...reference...

This is old....but still very good...reference material on clustering from Estes.

http://www.spacemodeling.org/JimZ/manuals/tr-6.pdf
Forum: Kit Collecting 05-17-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 448
Views: 45,655
Posted By dcastle
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this is...

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this is actually shipped. I hadn't heard anything from the seller so far so I sent a message. I did get a reply that the storage facility where he stores this...
Forum: Kit Collecting 05-10-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 448
Views: 45,655
Posted By dcastle
Snagged it! :-)

Snagged it! :-)
Forum: Vendors 03-15-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 16,464
Posted By dcastle
That's funny, I just did the same thing. ...

That's funny, I just did the same thing. Something for $40 became $140......
Forum: Vendors 03-12-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 16,464
Posted By dcastle
I had the same thought before this was announced....

I had the same thought before this was announced. My office is in Charlotte, I work remotely from home here in Mass. They had wanted me to come down every couple months and I was going to try to...
Forum: FreeForAll 01-16-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,986
Posted By dcastle
Well at least one thing about that footage that...

Well at least one thing about that footage that is accurate is that they accurately sync Armstrong's audio with the video for once. I see so many videos now that have the "one small step" being when...
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 12-22-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,930
Posted By dcastle
It's interesting that your father had that...

It's interesting that your father had that attitude. A few years ago, my club, CMASS, was at the Acton, Mass, Space Day event. Among the attractions there was a visit from former astronaut Dick...
Forum: Projects 06-09-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,465
Posted By dcastle
I had one of the original Centuri versions back...

I had one of the original Centuri versions back when I was in 6th grade I believe (1973 or so) until I lost it on the school roof. I couldn't resist picking this up when Estes released the new...
Forum: FreeForAll 08-27-2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,944
Posted By dcastle
I was 7, turned 8 that October.

I was 7, turned 8 that October.
Forum: Vendors 08-20-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 16,634
Posted By dcastle
Dang, Vega #13 here...Bandit #20.

Dang, Vega #13 here...Bandit #20.
Forum: Current Kit Talk 08-20-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 13,163
Posted By dcastle
Great looking kits....but those instructions are...

Great looking kits....but those instructions are just awful. I'm building the Skydart II right now...not too tough of a build at all but the instructions are terrible, some pictures with little...
Forum: Projects 03-12-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,662
Posted By dcastle
I finished construction and fillets on my Bandit...

I finished construction and fillets on my Bandit this past Saturday. What a nice clean design it is, even unpainted. I added a thrust ring and a kevlar line to the shock cord. As always with...
Forum: Vendors 09-09-2010, 11:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,285
Posted By dcastle
The 50th anniversary of some guy wetting his...

The 50th anniversary of some guy wetting his pants in public?
Forum: FreeForAll 09-08-2010, 09:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,369
Posted By dcastle
Looking forward to the pix!!!

Looking forward to the pix!!!
Forum: Model Rocket History 09-05-2010, 09:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,302
Posted By dcastle
I had one of the servo launchers when I was a...

I had one of the servo launchers when I was a boy...it had been my cousins and then became mine when he got out of rocketry and dropped off a bunch of great stuff.

The launcher was cool and very...
Forum: Projects 09-03-2010, 10:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,689
Posted By dcastle
Please do post pictures. I recently picked up...

Please do post pictures. I recently picked up one of these on ebay and am planning to build. If you decide to use the wires for the antennas rather than the plastic, I'd love to see how that goes.
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