SOLDHuge rocket, no longer free if you pick it up

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Nytrunner

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Those look like mechanical fasteners at the ring/fin joints. Maybe it disassembles?

RocketRev

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They do look removable, but the fins don't look removable.

Nytrunner

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They do look removable, but the fins don't look removable.
Unknown without a closer look. I see shiny round dots at the on the airframe near the fins.

RocketRev

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Just saw those too. I hadn't noticed them before. But they are miniscule compared to the ones holding the ring sections to the fins. Doubtful that they're holding the fins on, but a closer look will obviously be necessary.

Woody's Workshop

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I'm on a university rocketry team in Louisville, Kentucky, and we've had a massive rocket sitting around in our storage area as long as any of us have been around (hasn't flown in ~10yrs). It was built and flown (unsure how many times or where) by Darryl Hankes. It's ~12ft long and ~15in min dia (unsure diameter of the large ring). It's mostly made of wood so fairly heavy, no clue what the actual weight may be. I believe the motor mount is 8in.

Unfortunately the manager of the storage area that it was in wants it gone now. I would take it in a heartbeat if I had a place to put it, but I don't. I would love for this to go to someone willing to give it another flight or two. I can make some measurements if anyone is interested to make sure it would fit your transport method.

jimzcatz

Boss, Carolina Rocket Mafia
What's so hard? I said I would take it, Brad did too. I was waiting on who gets it

PayLoad

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Ya ever see something and know you want it, must have it, but the wife would kill you if you got it? This right here.....

jimzcatz

Boss, Carolina Rocket Mafia
If I had a wife, she would help me go get it

CobraCommander

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Looks like there are several folks in line for this but I have the means and the motive, just need the opportunity. So if anyone backs out, I’m your man.

I’m originally from Louisville and my daughter is a student at UL. I can pick the rocket up anytime between Sunday 3/14 and the following weekend.

jimzcatz

Boss, Carolina Rocket Mafia
Has a decision been mad yet as to who gets this?

jimzcatz

Boss, Carolina Rocket Mafia
I thought this was a freebie, I'm surely not paying for it.

Troy3003

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Looks like the University had a different idea on what to do with that rocket.

troj

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Likely the university considered it university property, since it was abandoned there. That means they have to dispose of it via their normal channels, as opposed to someone being allowed to just give it away.

lakeroadster

Lonewolf.... No Club
Flip Flop........ ENGAGE! S.O.S. different subject.

mrwalsh85

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Well, that's an interesting twist. Did anyone else know it was up for auction?

cbwho

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The university must follow protocol. Public auction is always how things like this go. It is the fair approach as well. This should not be a surprise either.

jimzcatz

Boss, Carolina Rocket Mafia
The university must follow protocol. Public auction is always how things like this go. It is the fair approach as well. This should not be a surprise either.
This was indeed an unwelcome surprise. We were initially told this was a freebie, just come get it. Why would we even think otherwise. It went for $438 including buyers surcharge. Last edited: cbwho Well-Known Member This was indeed an unwelcome surprise. We were initially told this was a freebie, just come get it. Why would we even think otherwise. It went for$438 including buyers surcharge.
If someone told you your neighbor's car was free for the taking, don't be surprised when your neighbor is pissed that you are trying to jack his car!

Don't expect stuff for free. The rocket was at least worth \$438...