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Discussion in 'Low Power Rocketry (LPR)' started by Ez2cDave, Feb 3, 2019.
Post up any "Back In The Day" rocketry photo's you may have . . .
My first rocket, an Estes Alpha, in image caught by my grandmother in 1978...
Original LOC logo.... for those wondering what LOC means.
Where I got my start in 1997 as a B.A.R...
Al Kirchner with his "Little Joe II" comparing models with Estes' "Saturn Ib" held by Jaroslav Broz at a NARAM 9 in 1967.
This picture appeared in Time magazine and blew me away...I had been flying my little Estes Little Joe II.
I knew there was a Saturn 1 B and some larger two stagers, but this big scale model was amazing to me.
More pictures and info on the event here:
I think that’s a Centuri Excalibur behind me as I am loading my Thunder ROC on the pad.
Original DART California crew at Lucerne Dry Lake, 1986. L-R: Dave Cook, Jeff Brewer, Don Brent, Kenny Harkema, Todd White. The LOC KV3 flew on 3 Aerotech J motors.
Unfortunately, no surviving photos of the "Rocket Gang" from 1970's in Cleveland, TN. I remember flying almost daily with a kid named Walter Hamilton. If you're out there, Walt--I hope you're still flying.
Loving this thread. Keep 'em coming.
Does anyone know who the guy in this pic is ( his daughter is standing with him ) ?
I believe he was a Member of UROC in Utah ?
( Pic is circa 1998 - 2000, I think )
Wow, she must have been a spry lady to catch a rocket!
No pics, photography was in its infancy back then. Started flying rockets about 1963, 1965 I did a tethered Gyroc flight for a science fair in the Huron, SD arena. Fun times. My favorite rocket back then was the Estes Wac Corporal. I think this is my third time as a BAR.
I hope you didn’t squat to hook up the igniters!
Did LOC ever offer crafts other than rocketry?
Apparently, so . . .
My Cloudbuster 110 in 1992. Powered by a Vulcan O3000SS-40. (L-R) Pius Morazumi, Earl Cagle, Me inserting starter, John Cato.
My world... circa 1976: Model Rockets, Model cars and trucks and CB Radios.... I was 15 at the time
SBE 23-Channel radio with an Astatic D-104 power mike ?
Yep. Pace CB-76.... Still have the D-104. "Clunk"
I still have some CB gear too . . . All in perfect working condition.
Our local CAP squadron provided a demo for the local PM Magazine crew around 1984. This "rocket garden" was set up to help bridge a program segment.
I started back in 75 but no pics until this, 95 I think. It was at one of the Roar at the Shore events in south Jersey. My first Rocketry scratch build.
By the time I got started in rocketry I was no longer photo-worthy, so nothing was ever taken of the group of guys I flew with either. (Not surprising, because it only lasted a few weeks.) I do still see all of them on occasion, or at least talk to them on Facebook.
I bet she helped as much as the rockets did.
My rocket collection circa 1972.
A nice collection. How many have survived all the moves?
Believe it or not, all of them.
I made it a priority to save certain items from my youth and all my rocket stuff was packed up and has moved with me from location to location.
Things have come full circle for me as I have moved back to the family homestead to help take care of my elderly Father (He's now 89 years old).
One of the rockets, my Estes Astron Ranger (Red/White/Blue), is on a shelf in my old room like it was many years ago.
Beautiful build. Where is that rocket now?
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