Fliskits coming back soon under license?

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  1. Jan 23, 2019 #31

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    Let me try to answer the questions in order
    1. Yes, we will be using fliskits.com
    2. Yes, the Saturn 1b is being fast tracked. We are waiting for nosecones.
    3. Why would we put my ugly puss on social media?
     
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  2. Jan 23, 2019 #32

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    Give them a chance to breathe guys. Its better that they go slow and get things right. This may seem like all they need to do is stuff parts in a bag and ship it, but I've seen what they do at eRockets and it takes time and money to do it right.
     
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  3. Jan 24, 2019 #33

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    awesome news on the 1b!!


     
  4. Jan 24, 2019 #34

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    I second that.
     
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  5. Feb 19, 2019 #35

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    So for all you Fliskit fans, here is the latest.
    The website needs serious work. We have received a lot of feedback in the forums and have hired a third party to completely rebuild it.
    In the meantime, we do have some kits in stock. Below is the list. If you are interested in a kit, please PM me and I will get it shipped. There will be more kits coming online soon, we are waiting for a few minor parts to finish kitting.

    Name
    Juliet
    Pheord x150
    Frick n Frack
    Whatchamacallit
    DooDad
    Tog
    Big Honkin rocket
    Interglalactic Man of Space
    Teeny Triskellion
    Bull's Eye
    Drake
    ACME Spitfire
    Thing-a-ma-jig
    Paylord
    Spad
    Triskellion
    Rhino
     
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  6. Feb 19, 2019 #36

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    1. You really don't want Eric to post his picture - it would break the internet.
    2. These are two great guys who are firm believers in all sorts of rocketry. Had Jim not founded Fliskits, Ray most likely would have.
    3. For any new designs by Ray, learn to speak Latin

    Keep one thing in mind. Both of these wonderful guys (people I am proud to count among my friends) have demanding full time jobs. Perhaps someday one or both will retire into a life of leisure to be at the communitie's beck and call, just understand that they (like most other vendors in our hobby) may need to adjust focus from time to time.
     
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  7. Feb 20, 2019 #37

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    Good news to hear FlisKits will continue in some capacity. I think many kits were pretty popular.

    Take your time getting website bugs ironed out, I'd bet 2/3 of vendor headaches have something to do with website foulups (either by the vendors or customers).
     
  8. Feb 20, 2019 #38

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    Eric & Ray:

    Thank you!

    I missed (by a couple of months) Jim's announcement and didn't get all the kits that I wanted, mostly to rebuild lost ones.

    I'll add my vote for the Edmonds' kits.

    Thanks.

    Cheers,
    Jon
     
  9. Feb 20, 2019 #39

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    thanks for keeping Fliskits around for us! Can't wait to stock up on some new Saturn 1b kits!
     
  10. Feb 21, 2019 #40

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    you will be able to tell who deigned new rockets:

    Ray is tall and thin
    Eric, not so much
     
  11. Feb 21, 2019 #41

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    Ray and Eric,
    You guys rock! Thanks so much for preserving a cornerstone of our hobby. I'm sure everyone is looking forward to the "New" Flis Kits and can't wait to see what the future brings.
     
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  12. Feb 21, 2019 #42

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    Great news. I can’t wait to get a new spitfire.
     
  13. Jun 10, 2019 #43

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    What will or is your companies name and web site so I can order all of the cool Flis kits
     
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    I had the pleasure of flying with Ray, one of the new owners of Fliskits, yesterday. I got to see a preview of a few new kits. There's some really nice stuff in the works.
     
  15. Jun 10, 2019 #45

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    Thank you for the vote of confidence. It has been a struggle trying to get all the kits back online and get the website updated. It is a work in progress, but we are getting there.

    We are continuously bringing kits back as materials allow. Please continue to visit our website at www.fliskits.com for new kit releases. If you want something, but dont see it, contact us through the website. We do have limited pieces and parts for other kits
     
  16. Nov 8, 2019 at 12:37 AM #46

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    Hi everyone! The reincarnated FlisKits has recently reintroduced both the US Tog and Cheetah. These kits join the first 20 we have brought back earlier in the year and more are on their way in the next few days as various parts and pieces arrive. Ray and I are determined not to go to the dark side with cheap plastic nosecones and other parts. It has been a challenge to source quality parts, but we are finally over the hump.

    Stay tuned for a Black Friday promo.

    www.fliskits.com
     
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    my quote from 11months ago.
    So since I haven't gotten one yet ....you have made my see about getting on this year.
     
  18. Nov 8, 2019 at 12:22 PM #48

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    Thanks guys, for mentioning this. I had only seen what Fliskits had on E-rockets, and after looking at Fliskit's website, I may pick up one of the Makos...
     
  19. Nov 8, 2019 at 1:41 PM #49

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    I recently started in on my Spitfire build. It would help a lot if you guys could get some real photos up on the web site. I'd like to see what I'm getting.
     
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  20. Nov 8, 2019 at 4:07 PM #50

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    Do a search on TRF for Fliskits ACME Spitfire, there are many build threads on it.
     
  21. Nov 8, 2019 at 5:44 PM #51

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    actually.. i know what the spitfire looks like. My response did not format well. There should have been a paragraph there. I was speaking of their other kits. they only have one small card graphic for most of them.
     
  22. Nov 9, 2019 at 12:24 PM #52

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    Bringing our total offerings to 24, FlisKits is proud to announce that we have D-Nelson Tomahawks in stock!

    Please browse our website www.fliskits.com to see what is available for shipping today!

    Stay tuned, more to come in the next week...
     
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  23. Nov 9, 2019 at 8:28 PM #53

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    How about dropping the dumbest sales pitch ever invented by Humankind:" Aim For The Sky And Try Not To Miss". D-u-m-b stupid.
     
  24. Nov 10, 2019 at 5:39 PM #54

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    That's a little harsh and uncalled for. Have you ever heard of a CATO. It's not a "sales pitch" it's just a slogan.
     
  25. Nov 10, 2019 at 8:37 PM #55

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    Using a CATO to justify a slogan that makes no sense is a stretch.
     
  26. Nov 10, 2019 at 10:33 PM #56

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    Not sure how " Aim For The Sky And Try Not To Miss" is dumb or stupid, humourous is what I find it, kind of a bit tongue in cheek like some of the names of their kits. I personally think its a good tagline for them, as there have been quite a few rocketeers over the years who definitely failed to " reach the sky" and some didn't even get off the ground.
     
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  27. Nov 11, 2019 at 12:50 AM #57

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    I agree. It's not really nice to be ranked with harsh words for no reason by someone. Why say something if it's not positive,or matters, or nice to say if it does not concern them. Their tagline fits their lineup and it does go right along with the designs and kits they produce. "The Drake"looks like a duck, "Frick -n- Frack, "Bulls Eye","Thing-a-ma-jig","UFFO", "Decafinator" a stack of styro coffee cups. C'mon. It's all good and doesn't need a heckler to think he can do better.(not that anyone is trying to do better) The new owners probably thought it would be disrespectful to the original owner to say " your tagline sucks" I like it and I think it's fine. I wish only for the best to all at FlisKits. Wasn't trying to stretch anything but CATO was just one thing I can think of to "miss the sky"
     
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  28. Nov 11, 2019 at 4:03 AM #58

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    Momma always told me—— if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.... nelie61, couldn’t agree with you more!
     
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  29. Nov 11, 2019 at 10:49 AM #59

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    Give them a break. They inherited the tag line and it's brand recognition. Everyone who's been in rocketry for some time knows it. Why would you change it? That would be bad business.

    I'm sorry, WiskeyTangoFoxtrot, but you're not our social judge.
    In fact, we know what your screen name means, so use it and GET OVER IT

    JMHO as a long time rocketeer and old guy. Ignore it if you want.
     
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  30. Nov 11, 2019 at 2:32 PM #60

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    So, um.... hey, I LOVE the FlisKits tag line (always have, of course I’m a bit biased...)

    This reminds me of a thread on the old TRF where someone bashed us during our second year of operation (and they weren’t even a customer). My wife asked me “what are you going to do about it?” And I said “nothing. They’re pissing in our fan club. Now watch.”

    And sure enough, TRF came through and that poster didn’t stand a chance. Nice to see the appreciation continue.

    If you don’t like the tag line. Fine. I built a business and a reputation for creativity with that tag line and am proud of my contributions to the rocketry community :)
     

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