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  1. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by OverTheTop View Post
    Buy it. Build it. Fly it as a single stage or a boosted dart
    I’m resisting this one...I’m telling myself that my money would be better spent on an L3 build.

    TRA L2. I-class record: "Vanish 29" with an I224, 14,596ft, Mach 1.92. Video here.

  2. #32
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrouchoDuke View Post
    I’m resisting this one...I’m telling myself that my money would be better spent on an L3 build.
    It's not just the money.. it's the time!


  3. #33
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevinkal View Post
    It's not just the money.. it's the time!
    ...and the space in the workshop.

  4. #34
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    Quote Originally Posted by dhbarr View Post
    ...and the space in the workshop.
    Time is money...workshop space, well, is priceless.
    TRA L2. I-class record: "Vanish 29" with an I224, 14,596ft, Mach 1.92. Video here.

  5. #35
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    I couldn't type fast enough. Sold out in under 45 sec it would appear...definitely not 100 of those available. Probably saved me from myself.

    Congrats to the nimble fingered.
    Last edited by Cl(VII); 17th November 2017 at 04:05 PM.
    So much of my rocket building time has been diverted toward my "other hobby": Race Timing

  6. #36
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    I got one, first one disappeared out of my basket and I kept clicking and got another in the basket and immediately paid.
    Dennis Kingsley
    NAR #97251, TRA #17554, MDRA #128
    L1 - Madcow Torrent
    L2 - Madcow Sensor
    L3 - Extended Madcow Stinger

  7. #37
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cl(VII) View Post
    I couldn't type fast enough. Sold out in under 45 sec it would appear. Probably saved me from myself.

    Congrats to the nimble fingered.
    Holy crap!!!


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    L1 - 4/17/16, Tyrannosaur (by Binder Design), Loki H144
    L2 - 8/19/17, Terrordactyl (by Binder Design), CTI J250

  8. #38
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    AAAAGH missed the sale already, had it in my cart and by the time I filled in my credit card info (At 8:04!!!!) it said "no items in your cart" and I couldn't re-add it.

    Really frustrated with the Madcow storefront on this one - if I add it in my cart, I should get at least a few minutes to actually complete the purchase.
    I aim at the stars. But sometimes I hit London.

    NAR #99868
    L1: MDRM on CTI H175, 7/26/2015 @ NARAM 57
    L2: "Flugel der Freiheit", AT J420R, 11/4/2017 @ GHS Memorial

  9. #39
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    Gee wiz! Madcow is really knocking it out of the park this year. I'm waiting for a Cowabunga Mammoth for $99. Whattaya think?

    John S. ---- NAR #96911 ---- TRA #15253 ---- MDRA #067 ---- BARC #028
    L1, 3/15/14: Aerotech Sumo, CTI H133BS
    L2, 6/21/14: Giant Leap Vertical Assault, CTI J240RL
    L3, 3/12/16: MAC Performance Radial Flyer, CTI M1101WH
    Altitude: 13,028', L3 flight; Speed: Mach ???, L3 flight

  10. #40
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    Yeah I had one in an order, then it disappeared after I paid. I went back and made a new order though and was able to get it. Woot!

    I think the build will be challenging in a fun way, looking forward to it! And crazy jim's retention method is pure genius! (wrapping masking tape around the motor case and inserting it from above, then inserting the load in from the bottom).

    Thanks all, and congrats to the few others who grabbed one!

  11. #41
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    same here. I had it in cart at 10.01,,by time paypal checked out at 10.02.....they were gone . 50 kits were on hand.
    Jim Hendricksen
    L-3 Tripoli 9693
    [ICBM, Orangeburg,SC R.I.P.] - QCRS ,Princeton ILL - MDRA , Price Maryland - Woosh, Bong Wisconsin- ROCC, Charlotte NC , ICBM Camden SC
    "Made" member of Chicago & Carolina Rocket Mafia
    Rocketry...........an exact science.......but not exactly !!!

  12. #42
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    Yeah my order made it to check out, but rejected while paying.
    Kevin Wuchevich
    Tripoli Pittsburgh
    TRA 12238

  13. #43
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    I was in and the office computer croaked in the midst of ordering. Shoot. Oh well. The Easy Mega will have to wait for something else.

    Kurt

  14. #44
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    I wonder who bought all 50? Lol.
    Kevin Wuchevich
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  15. #45
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    I got one, but the page had frozen and I had to close and re-open the page to get it. Fortunately I had already logged in and added the requisite accessories, so all I had to do was click Add to Cart.

  16. #46
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    I wonder how much this thread increased the demand. Were most of the folks on this thread going to buy one even before I posted about it?

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    What was especially bad was that it rejected me on PayPal, so I tried to add and buy from the regular cart, but when it did that the kit from the rejected PayPal buy magically reappeared in my cart. The extra time to delete the kit I didn't want may have hosed me.

    Dear Madcow - cool kits, but PLEASE figure out how to do that Ticketmaster thing where you have X time to complete a purchase before your stuff goes back in the bin. Wouldn't have been so frustrated if I had just been told "sold out" when I first tried to add!

    Worst part is you know most of these are going to languish in build piles for a couple years at least. Oh well.
    I aim at the stars. But sometimes I hit London.

    NAR #99868
    L1: MDRM on CTI H175, 7/26/2015 @ NARAM 57
    L2: "Flugel der Freiheit", AT J420R, 11/4/2017 @ GHS Memorial

  18. #48
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    Email marketing. The 38mm deal took 7min to sell 100. Some people took that as a need to train harder.
    Kevin Wuchevich
    Tripoli Pittsburgh
    TRA 12238

  19. #49
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketsam2016 View Post
    I wonder how much this thread increased the demand. Were most of the folks on this thread going to buy one even before I posted about it?
    Yup, we're all on the list too...

    Did you get one? It would be ironic if you did not...

  20. #50
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    Yup I got one (see post above). It got dropped from my initial order when I paid, but I was able to make a second order and get one. Seems like I was one of the lucky few.

    I just ordered a bunch of quantum's from you, so I was going to be bummed if I didn't get this kit! :-)

  21. #51
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    Says sold out in 4 minutes. I received an out of stock error when I attempted to place order before 7:01:00. Seems like some who attempted after me had success. That is a little frustrating. Every game has its rules!

    Cheers,
    Michael
    ROSCO | ICBM

    There are a thousand things that can happen when you light a rocket engine, and only one of them is good. -Tom Mueller, SpaceX propulsion chief

  22. #52
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    Not sure if orders get cancelled and returned to the pool.
    Kevin Wuchevich
    Tripoli Pittsburgh
    TRA 12238

  23. #53
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    Quote Originally Posted by iqsy59 View Post
    Says sold out in 4 minutes. I received an out of stock error when I attempted to place order before 7:01:00. Seems like some who attempted after me had success. That is a little frustrating. Every game has its rules!

    Cheers,
    Michael
    Ah, probably what got me. After it didn't work the first time, I didn't try again because I assumed it was just out. Four minutes is still pretty fast...oh well, more budget left for later sales.
    So much of my rocket building time has been diverted toward my "other hobby": Race Timing

  24. #54
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    Shame I was going to do a killer build thread with needed mods.....looks like they are going to make more & do it again........ maybe hope after all! Any one got extra want sell me?

    https://www.madcowrocketry.com/4-fib...s-nike-apache/
    Jim Hendricksen
    L-3 Tripoli 9693
    [ICBM, Orangeburg,SC R.I.P.] - QCRS ,Princeton ILL - MDRA , Price Maryland - Woosh, Bong Wisconsin- ROCC, Charlotte NC , ICBM Camden SC
    "Made" member of Chicago & Carolina Rocket Mafia
    Rocketry...........an exact science.......but not exactly !!!

  25. #55
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketsam2016 View Post
    I wonder how much this thread increased the demand. Were most of the folks on this thread going to buy one even before I posted about it?
    It probably did create some awareness, but in my case Madcow direct email marketing is what caught my eye.

    I also had an issue where I was completing the order and it said nothing in your cart, so I had to start again and this time I almost purchased two. I had to stop and delete one but I guess I was lucky enough to get it done and got one.

    I did do a bit of prep work before the sale began, I logged into Madcow's site and confirmed my profile was complete and I copied my credit card info to my clipboard. I don't bother with PayPal anymore after they cut me off so I didn't even try to use that distrustful service.
    Michael Pitfield
    TRA 14579 L2
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    MARS
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  26. #56
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oberon View Post
    Worst part is you know most of these are going to languish in build piles for a couple years at least. Oh well.
    That's all of these sales. It's a saturated market so the prices are getting hyper aggressive to shift stock to customers that are already over capacity.

    Consider this: Retail for a 30" piece of 4" FWFG, unslotted, is $71. This kit included a 31" long piece for the booster, slotted, plus a 54mm motor mount assembly, 4 Nike fins, an interstage coupler, and a complete 38mm Apache sustainer for an additional $18. For $18 you get a bunch of labor and a bunch more components beyond the length of raw tube. For $18 less than this kit you get a tube in a box.

    I really don't love where this has gone. Buying at regular price just feels like robbery at this point.
    Dan Patell
    TRA 10904 L3

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    29mm Research Hardware Has Returned!!!

  27. #57
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    Not me...nothing in my build pile.

    Buy-build-fly!
    Jim Hendricksen
    L-3 Tripoli 9693
    [ICBM, Orangeburg,SC R.I.P.] - QCRS ,Princeton ILL - MDRA , Price Maryland - Woosh, Bong Wisconsin- ROCC, Charlotte NC , ICBM Camden SC
    "Made" member of Chicago & Carolina Rocket Mafia
    Rocketry...........an exact science.......but not exactly !!!

  28. #58
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    Quote Originally Posted by mpitfield View Post
    I also had an issue where I was completing the order and it said nothing in your cart, so I had to start again and this time I almost purchased two. I had to stop and delete one but I guess I was lucky enough to get it done and got one.
    Same thing happened here. However, not so lucky.

  29. #59
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackjack2564 View Post
    Shame I was going to do a killer build thread with needed mods.....looks like they are going to make more & do it again........ maybe hope after all! Any one got extra want sell me?

    https://www.madcowrocketry.com/4-fib...s-nike-apache/
    If anyone picked up a "spare" Nike Apache, please send it to Jim at cost! I'm sure we'd all love to follow his build thread.

  30. #60
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    I'm getting back into the hobby (had a bad time of it for a while, but I'm better) and I was lucky enough to get one of these to add to the build pile...

    Watch for a report later in 2018....

    Gregg

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    "You're only young once, but you can be immature forever!"

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