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The owners of Rocket Dynamic Systems and Maximum Thrust Rocketry, Dan and Laurie Isdell, are happy to report that we are back!
Our business has been on hold for the last 2 years due to Laurie's fight against cancer. We are thrilled to announce that the cancer has retreated and we are working on getting back up to full speed.
We are very grateful for the support that the rocketry community has shown us, and we are pleased to be able to continue our mission of providing the excellent customer service, low prices, and highest quality components that make RDS your preferred source for medium and high power rocketry.
We are still low on stock of many items, but we are working to replenish stock as quickly as possible. Please order by phone or email to verify availability and price.
Most hobby rocket businesses are mom and pop operations. If there are problems in the owners personal lives, their business is often the first to go, and rightly so. Life is more important than a hobby or business venture.
Anyone who purchases anything should be aware that businesses can and do go out of business despite the best efforts of the owners to keep it from happening. It happens every day in Chapter 11 and 7 bankruptcies. Business run into hard times and are forced to close. It's usually much worse for the owners and employees than their customers.
I don't know the business status of RDS, however Dan and Laurie made good products in the past. With health issues and a bad economy, it's possible the revenues are not longer coming in and the RDS business is no longer viable. If this is indeed the case, then it's unfortunate, but certainly no reason to yell fraud. It's a sad fact that in slow economic times, businesses shutter their doors, and the owners loose far more than their customers.
I hope it's not the case, but in any case I wish them well.