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Luzwingnut

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Just getting back into the hobby after a few decades...WOW have things changed!! Playing around with some of the LPR 18mm and 24mm stuff... scratch building an Estes Leviathan... 3.0" Body Tubes, Couplers, 1/8 plywood fins (got a pattern here at TRF) in an attempt to start amassing some MPR experience. Got an SA-14 Archer from NCR arriving in a few days... (2.6" BT). NO MOTOR CASES!! Everything in 29mm is OUT-OF-STOCK (mostly... found 1 or 2 places that still have them available). Ebay... which has pretty cheap shipping costs IF one shops around.... NOTHING! Plenty of end caps... but no casings! I've got cardboard I could roll and tape with some muzzle-loader powder...but??? Probably NOT the safest method. Is there a manufacturing supply problem or a "product discontinued" message on the way for these things? Currently on the waiting list at APOGEE... but GOOD GRIEF! Most ALL the online suppliers are "OUT-OF-STOCK." What gives?
 
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WILDMAN and Sirius Rocketry have these, yes. Hence the comment from above "... found 1 or 2 places that have these available." These were the ONLY places, at least of which I was able to find. Everyone is OOS. Just wish to know IF the 29mm RELOADABLE ROCKET CASES by AEROTECH are being phased out. Perhaps just a supply backlog.

Searching through most of the PROPULSION threads here on TRF... surprised to find no one had pinged this.
 

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Here you go:

https://wildmanrocketry.com/collections/hobby-line/products/rms-29-40-120

https://www.csrocketry.com/rocket-m...rotech-29/40-120-complete-motor-hardware.html

both at $74.99!

I have 5 of those cases, who knew they were a better investment than most stocks!


Tony
OMG YES! Looking through various postings from circa 2012 concerning these little buggers... thinking I may be on the back-side of a power/$$$ curve. These things have increased in price more than an ounce of gold and silver, no doubt!
 

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You'll find several threads from TARC teams desperately looking for these cases. They were OOS for quite a while. I think Wildman had a run done and supplied several other dealers, but I could be wrong on that.

I used to fly a lot of the hobby line motors but haven't in several years. I still have a bunch of reloads left or I would sell my cases. The reason I have so many is I would load them all up the a few days before a launch so I would not have to mess with them at the field. The F40 is probably my favorite motor in that case, works with a lot of rockets and not nearly as long a walk as a G motor.


Tony
 

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OMG YES! Looking through various postings from circa 2012 concerning these little buggers... thinking I may be on the back-side of a power/$$$ curve. These things have increased in price more than an ounce of gold and silver, no doubt!
Prices are getting way out of line especially for "entry" level hardware/reloads.
 

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You'll find several threads from TARC teams desperately looking for these cases. They were OOS for quite a while. I think Wildman had a run done and supplied several other dealers, but I could be wrong on that.

I used to fly a lot of the hobby line motors but haven't in several years. I still have a bunch of reloads left or I would sell my cases. The reason I have so many is I would load them all up the a few days before a launch so I would not have to mess with them at the field. The F40 is probably my favorite motor in that case, works with a lot of rockets and not nearly as long a walk as a G motor.


Tony
Thanks, Tony. Just thought I'd drop a posting about this... see what turned up. My Can-Am 650 LOVES G-motors... and my legs LOVE my Can-Am 650. LOL.
 

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WHAAA....WHAT....WHAT?? WM Club? DISCOUNT PRICES???

I'm all ears, Afterburner. What is "WM Club"? Just getting back into this hobby. Thanks!
 

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Prices are getting way out of line especially for "entry" level hardware/reloads.
IMO, prices reflect the current cost of materials plus the labor involved in making a small, hiqh quality item for a niche market. Limited supply has been the new normal for quite some time.
 

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Yes... I fully concur. "Niche market, supply chain variances and demand ratios...".

Hopefully, a few of the people who are at the top of the food-chain could chime in and give us some clarification in this matter.

As I stated in one of my postings on the "AOT" thread:
"We can sell you the rocket, but you'd like to purchase the motor, too??"

The OP of "AEROTECH OPEN THREAD" (May 2015), was started by General Manager at RCS/AeroTech/Quest, Charlie Savoie; hence, my redirect of this thread to his.

Additionally, who can't love a guy who annotates his position at Apogee Rockets as, "Chief Visionary Officer and Janitor", Tim Van Milligan.

We owe a lot to the guys who have staked out a position for themselves to enhance a hobby for all the rest of us to enjoy.
 

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Just noticed this, another Texan on the ol' forum. Welcome back to the party Luz ! While you try to acquire the elusive hardware, don't pass up the single use and DMS motors; lots of fun to be had with those. Some good vendors have already been mentioned but I'll give you one from our little corner of heaven on earth:

Robert Watson
http://www.buyrocketmotors.com/

BTW, how are you fixed for a flying field ?
 

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Luz,
Why go on a waiting list when you can get one NOW at Sirius Rocketry for less? I know they are not going to have it in stock for long at $63 and change. If you snooze you lose. Cheers.
 

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Howdy Robert!

I'm in transition between completing my Master's Degree and planning a move to Houston next year. Gotta a lot on my plate at the moment. Not much of an interest in Model Rocketry in my neck-of-the-woods here in East Texas. Closest LHS is 35 miles away... no MPR stuff, though. Houston has some BIG ol' Rocketry clubs, I hear.... especially with the NASA compound near-by. Fiancé has family in Houston... and she's a big reason why I'm re-exploring model rocketry again.

My current fix on a flying field is a friend-of-the-family's 320 acre ranch where I hunt, fish, and ride my ATVs. For security and liability reasons... they'd prefer to just "keep it within the family and very close associates".

I have been STRONGLY considering the "single-use" stuff... so the link you've sent is especially welcomed. Thank YOU THANK YOU!!

I'm a brand-new face here at TRF... just joined up a few days, ago... and getting to meet some really great people, here! I AM LEARNING SO MUCH! Wow! Model Rocketry has REALLY grown... technically and otherwise!!

As a re-start newbie... need some folks that can help me watch my six... Thank you for your kindness and support, Robert.
 

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Howdy Robert!
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As a re-start newbie... ... Thank you for your kindness and support, Robert.
I'm not Robert, just a satisfied customer ! :)

Forget that "re-start newbie" jazz. You sir, are now a BAR, as are many of your fellow TRFers. Born Again Rocketeer, LOUD and PROUD !
 

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You could join the Wildman Man and get it for around $50 and if you buy on his BSS you could probably get it cheaper. I buy 90% of my rocket supplies on his site, unless there's a specific kit I want that he doesn't carry, but as far as motors, hardware, building supplies etc. Tim has it all. For $30 it's a small price to pay when you consider the amount you will save over the long run. Just my two cents
 

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Hey guys, ALL hobby hardware is in stock and your vendor should be all caught up in a week or less on their hobby hardware.
 
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