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  1. #31
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    Anyone know what is up with Polecat?

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  2. #32
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    Looks like they'll be back if and when they're ready. Still waiting on Gorilla Motors, too.


    John S. ---- NAR #96911 ---- TRA #15253 ---- MDRA #067 ---- BARC #028
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  3. #33
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bat-mite View Post
    Still waiting on Gorilla Motors, too.
    Maybe they'll join the two businesses together and come back as "Pole Gorilla".. with a Gorilla on a stripper pole as their logo.
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  4. #34
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    Quote Originally Posted by djs View Post
    Maybe they'll join the two businesses together and come back as "Pole Gorilla".. with a Gorilla on a stripper pole as their logo.
    I was wondering if Polecat might be the new owner of Gorilla.... I'm sure you meant "barber" pole. Stupid spell-check.

    John S. ---- NAR #96911 ---- TRA #15253 ---- MDRA #067 ---- BARC #028
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    Altitude: 13,028', L3 flight; Speed: Mach ???, L3 flight

  5. #35
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    I'm thinking Madcow and Polecat may have become one. Searching Google for "Polecat Aerospace" takes me to Madcow under the first search result.

    https://www.madcowrocketry.com/brand...Aerospace.html

  6. #36
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    I sure hope they continue the kits.
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    Chuck Haislip
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    Formerly a Prefect of ICBM - TRA #60

    Level 1 - LOC Minie Magg; Level 2 - PR Broken Arrow;
    Level 3 - 10 inch Nike Smoke
    2015 Ns for Year: 1315 Newtons
    My rockets usually fly naked. If they survive, they earn their paint.

    Come fly with ROSCo or ICBM in Camden SC => http://rocketrysouthcarolina.org

  7. #37
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    Never flown a polecat kit, but they seem popular.

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    Quote Originally Posted by H_Rocket View Post
    I just hope this is not going to be a rehash of the BSD saga. If they are dead, I hope they just roll over and show some dignity. Don't tease us for years.
    Kinda like QModeling
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  9. #39
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    Leading Edge Rocketry purchased Polecat in 2014. https://www.facebook.com/leadingedgerocketry/

    Recently, the Leading Edge website went dark. http://www.leadingedgerocketry.com/

    The redirect for the Polecat website to Madcow may very well signal that Leading Edge sold Polecat to Madcow.

  10. #40
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    Quote Originally Posted by sl98 View Post
    Leading Edge Rocketry purchased Polecat in 2014. https://www.facebook.com/leadingedgerocketry/

    Recently, the Leading Edge website went dark. http://www.leadingedgerocketry.com/

    The redirect for the Polecat website to Madcow may very well signal that Leading Edge sold Polecat to Madcow.
    If this is what happened, I will be happy to buy Polecat kits from Madcow.
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  11. #41
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    Quote Originally Posted by o1d_dude View Post
    If this is what happened, I will be happy to buy Polecat kits from Madcow.
    That would be a very cool development. I guess Madcow has about finished integrating RW then.
    So much of my rocket building time has been diverted toward my "other hobby": Race Timing

  12. #42
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    Madcow is going to have to undergo anti-trust review!

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  13. #43
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    So until we all know what happened/happens with Polecat, does anyone know who else sells a Wocket sized saucer that flies well?
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  14. #44
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    Art Applewhite may sell a saucer.
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    Formerly a Prefect of ICBM - TRA #60

    Level 1 - LOC Minie Magg; Level 2 - PR Broken Arrow;
    Level 3 - 10 inch Nike Smoke
    2015 Ns for Year: 1315 Newtons
    My rockets usually fly naked. If they survive, they earn their paint.

    Come fly with ROSCo or ICBM in Camden SC => http://rocketrysouthcarolina.org

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwbullet View Post
    Art Applewhite may sell a saucer.
    I dont think so. His website is down too. Or else it has changed.
    NAR# 91016 SR
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  16. #46
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    I can tell you 100% for sure Pole Cat will be back very soon. Just heard from new owner today. They are getting thing set up in their shop to start production very soon.

    The CAT is back
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    Quote Originally Posted by crossfire View Post
    I can tell you 100% for sure Pole Cat will be back very soon. Just heard from new owner today. They are getting thing set up in their shop to start production very soon.

    The CAT is back
    Yeah it would have been a shame to "waste" all that pre-paid advertising that's been going on since the site has gone away. Question is, "Will the people come back?" Kurt

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksaves2 View Post
    Yeah it would have been a shame to "waste" all that pre-paid advertising that's been going on since the site has gone away. Question is, "Will the people come back?" Kurt
    I am sure new owner thinks Cat fans will be back or why would they buy Pole Cat?
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    Quote Originally Posted by crossfire View Post
    I am sure new owner thinks Cat fans will be back or why would they buy Pole Cat?
    'Cause they're gamblers? In reality if they do good service and hang around they'll likely stand a chance of survival. Kurt

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksaves2 View Post
    'Cause they're gamblers? In reality if they do good service and hang around they'll likely stand a chance of survival. Kurt
    Oh the guys who purchased the Cat has very good customer service already and have been around for some time now. New owners sell 1000s of HPR kits already each year.
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  21. #51
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    I thought it was madcow? Or is it someone else?
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    From Gary's posts, my money would be on Wildmans. But Madcow would be my next guess.

    Either way, I've wanted one of their 5.5" Goblins for some time now.
    Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.
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    I would take a guess at it being LOC myself.
    more rockets then cents

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    No matter who it is I'm excited, I never got a chance to get any of their kits but there were several I wanted
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    They said I was crazy to buy a 10in Goblin and stick it in the garage.

    They were right, but there it sits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhbarr View Post
    They said I was crazy to buy a 10in Goblin and stick it in the garage.

    They were right, but there it sits.
    Why? Itís just another rocket. Probably hundreds of rockets just sitting in peopleís garages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ksaves2 View Post
    Yeah it would have been a shame to "waste" all that pre-paid advertising that's been going on since the site has gone away. Question is, "Will the people come back?" Kurt
    I for one, will. The product itself is very good.
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  28. #58
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    Hmm, that Saturn V is calling my name for my L3....
    Hopefully Polecat opens back up soon!




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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeyDSlagle View Post
    From Gary's posts, my money would be on Wildmans. But Madcow would be my next guess.

    Either way, I've wanted one of their 5.5" Goblins for some time now.
    I very much enjoy mine.
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    Cranky Kong, Certified Rocket Monkey
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    The Honest John kit from them is a classic.

    https://web.archive.org/web/20060203...t_john_5_5.htm

    more rockets then cents

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