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n3tjm

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I plan to send a friend in Uzbekistan a FlisKit model rocket kit for her Birthday. However, I am not sure if they have any motors in that part of the world for her to use. So, I was wondering if anybody knows where someone living in a former part of Russia can get some model rocket motors? They don’t have to be Estes motors… I am sure there are foreign made motors that will work fine in this bird.
 

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How big a motor will be needed?
As far as I know, in eastern european countries there is just a strong FAI competition going on, but these are rather low thrust long burn motors and impulse up to "E".
Even in western Europe only a few countries "know" motors bigger than the D12 officially (that's England, Sweeden, Switzerland and The Netherlands).

Juerg
Prefect TRA Switzerland (ARGOS)
 

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This should be available in eastern Europe, but don't ask me how readily available!
If your friend flies rockets allready, it shouldn't be a problem.

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Would a person from Uzbekistan be able to order motors from the European distributors?
 

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are you sure that it's even" legal " to fly rockets in the region your friend lives ....if no motors are availiable to the area than
thats a possibility, or mabey not
 

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No, because
- motors cannot be sent by mail in Europe
- motors are "explosives" and regulated, you need an import license anyway.
Best is to check if motors are available locally. I suggest to contact US FIA flyers who have contacts to russian competitors if you don't want to ask your friend.

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Well, that is another concern. Is it legal for her to even fly it where she is at. Then again, I think this is something she would rather save. Maybe if I ever visit her, we could build it together... and see what I can do on the spot for flying it...
 
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