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  1. #1
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    Exclamation Official CTI Statement on Motor Production

    Attached is the official CTI statement on the status of CTI motor production.

    General CTI Statement - May 24, 2016.pdf

    Summary:

    • Dr. Louwers is still in the hospital but improving every week
    • CTI is shipping motors from inventory in the short term
    • There will be shortages in some motor propellants/sizes in the short term
    • New propellant production should start by the end of July
    • Full production may not occur until early next year
    • Schedule is best estimate and subject to change


    Please read the attachment for the full details.

    Bob Krech, TRF Administrator


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    Thanks, Bob. That is very informative and should cut down on speculation and worry-warting.


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    +1, appreciated

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    Here is a hosted copy for anyone who can't download it.
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6...URvaXdQRHNULTg
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    Good to see an official update. Seems to be good news all around considering the circumstances. Continued thoughts for Dr louwers and his family.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbrandt View Post
    Here is a hosted copy for anyone who can't download it.
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6...URvaXdQRHNULTg
    Thank you!!
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    That was a very nice document that supported some of the thoughts I had about the situation. Kurt

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    Kind of wish it was emailed to dealers first...
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    Thank you for the update. Best wishes for Dr. Louwers' continued recovery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ActingLikeAKid View Post
    Thank you for the update. Best wishes for Dr. Louwers' continued recovery.
    dealers did get it first thing this morning. It made it here about 30 minutes later

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    for Canadian buyers of motors:
    CTI Motor Availability Update From Sunward Hobbies.
    Full press release and summary
    http://www.sunwardhobbies.ca/content...ability-update

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    Officail CTI Statement on Motor Production

    Quote Originally Posted by sunward View Post
    dealers did get it first thing this morning. It made it here about 30 minutes later
    Still don't have it, I wonder if my email is out..
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbonerocketeer View Post
    Kind of wish it was emailed to dealers first...
    It was e-mailed out to the CTI vendors first.

    Bob

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    ... and it's posted under 'News' on their website.

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    Astronautics, issue 38, October 1937.


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    Short-Term (1-3 month window)
    - Limited to existing inventory for all Pro24-98 (no production)


    Mid-Term (2-8 month window):
    - Pro24: lots of Vmax, WhiteT, Classic available (shortage amongst others propellants)
    - Pro29-54; most types available (a few propellants may have shortages)
    - Pro75-98 will have limited production
    - No Pro54 Longburn
    - No Pro75 6G (M3700)
    - Some shortages anticipated with Vmax, WhiteT, and C-star propellant in general


    Long-Term (6-18 month window)
    - 90-100% full production
    - Potential delays in Pro54 Longburn
    - Potential delays in Pro75 6G (M3700)
    it was great to get an update back in may, and it quieted the rumors, but we have not heard anything official in so long that the bad noises are starting up again. Awesome that DrJ is improving! But word on the street is still zero production and dealer stock seems to agree.

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    stock is slowly improving. Give it time.

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    I'm hearing that things are slowly improving too, i still think and, wish for a positive recovery for Jeroen more than anything.

    Your still in our thoughts "J"...
    Gustav Piepenburg. Chicago Rocket Mafia...aka "The Firestarter", Public Enemy Aerospace. Tripoli TAP.

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    It would be nice to get an update to see if they are on the schedule that they put on their website earlier this year. Our kids are in SLI and TARC, and teams are making motor choices soon. It would be useful to their customers to let them know what's happening- even if they can't meet those deadlines. I emailed a few CTI dealers about availability and didn't even get a response back.

    Sport flying is one thing, but many CTI users are having to make advance plans for these competitions, and getting an update would be really useful.
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    I'll bite the bullet and be the monthly question asker:

    Does anyone have news or knowledge of the Cesaroni plant situation?
    "I'm at least 70% confident about whatever I say (90% of the time)"- college me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nytrunner View Post
    I'll bite the bullet and be the monthly question asker:

    Does anyone have news or knowledge of the Cesaroni plant situation?
    They are just under 50% production, limited quantities.
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    I take it your stock is pretty indicative of what they've got going these days?

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    Jeroen? I know your out there checking in from time to time. I wanted to say that I hope that you and, your family have a Merry Christmas and, new year to come filled with many positive improvements. Bless you my friend....
    Gustav Piepenburg. Chicago Rocket Mafia...aka "The Firestarter", Public Enemy Aerospace. Tripoli TAP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS/EA 6BBL 71 Cuda View Post
    Jeroen? I know your out there checking in from time to time. I wanted to say that I hope that you and, your family have a Merry Christmas and, new year to come filled with many positive improvements. Bless you my friend....
    +1.

    J, haven't got to meet you yet except by post & reputation, but I look forward to it in person sometime.

    Happy Holidays!

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    Was just browsing PRO38.com when I saw the little red "NEW" indicator on this article

    CTI at ~85% production

    The ProX famine may be ending soon!

    Now, has anyone heard news of the injured gentleman's recovery?
    "I'm at least 70% confident about whatever I say (90% of the time)"- college me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nytrunner View Post
    The ProX famine may be ending soon!
    That's great news! Woohoo!

    Quote Originally Posted by Nytrunner View Post
    Now, has anyone heard news of the injured gentleman's recovery?
    I hope he's doing ok.
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    Woo! All the best to our rocket family.

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    That's excellent news.


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    That letter made my day, especially hearing that the TARC motor supply should be good by the time serious flying gets underway (we have some number of teams flying with us at DART). And maybe I can finally stop hoarding those glorious I100 longburns.
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    While this is good news, my concern for Jeroen is far more significant that my concern for my ability to get reloads. I would love to hear he is making good progress toward a meaningful recovery.
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    I must agree. Anthony will do what is best for CTI and what he can do for us in the rocketry family. However the ONLY thing that counts is Dr. J.


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