Miss Riley Rocket Kits

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  1. Jul 14, 2019 #181

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    If I buy it, I will buy the whole shebang.
     
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    So on a I-180: it went 1,874ft, 341fps (232mph) 10.7 seconds to accent, drogue brought it down at 67.4fps, main deployed at 347ft, brought it down at 19.667fps after 53 seconds.
     
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    I’d be slightly worried about that nozzle getting bent. Aluminum is a soft metal.
     
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    That would only be an issue of your recover less than ideal and you will probably have more to worry about than a bent nozzle.
     
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    Well done Buddy ... from concept, to kit build and your proof of flight.

    I commend you Buddy for communicating and sharing your vision and journey to bring the Miss Riley rocket to our forum flyers. I'm looking forward to purchasing the complete package when you have it ready to sell.
     
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    Great news and I'm still in for the full chicken dinner.
     
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    Me and SC Precision worked really hard on this from getting it the thinnest and lightest possible, but still having it the strongest to withstand damage. I think we both did an amazing job and this nozzle is very strong to say the least. My av bay weighs around 14oz ready to go, most will weigh a little less, so must people will land in the 15-19fps range, all more than soft enough. My nozzle looks perfect after flight, perfectly clean without damage.
     
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    Buddy, congrats on the successful test flight. And thank you for keeping us in the know every step of the way.
     
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    Buddy this is your movie, I am just happy to be part of the cast is all!
     
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    INSTANT collectors item Buddy!
    Dont worry about the price some guy.
    Worry IF you make it on the list in time.
    Never buy a boat if youre concerned with the price of gas.
    Jamey #5295
     
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    IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: I’m just finishing up the website now and the kits will release in the morning around 10am Central! A link will be sent to everyone after I press the live button.
     
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    I JUST BOUGHT MINE!!!!

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    We are excited to announce the release of our Miss Riley Fiberglass Rocket Kits now for purchase on our website! The kits are 55” tall, 2.64” Diameter with a 38mm MMT and have a Aluminum Billet Machined Nozzle, just like the original ones. Our kits are a 2/3rd Scale version of the original ones featured in the movie October Sky, exactly 20 years ago! Each kit is signed by Homer Hickam and Ky Michaelson on a Certificate of Authenticity and is limited to 100 kits only that will ever be made. There is also a recovery package available for these kits that include everything you’d need to safely recover the rocket as well as a Altimeter Bay Package that is 3D printed. On our website we have detailed instructions on how to build this kit along with a downloadable Open Rocket Sim file.


    Check them out here before they sell out: https://the-rocketman.com/miss-riley/
     
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    Purchase made. Thanks for the hard work.
     
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    Purchase made. Awesome product, obviously a lot of work put into it to make it so. Congratulations, Buddy, on both the rocket and the successful venture. I'm sure there will be many more to follow.

    P.S. Website looks great!

    Sather
     
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    Wow we have about 38 sold so far in less than 2 hours! This is truly amazing!
     
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    The lot won't last the day, I'm betting. Time to have a packaging/shipping party. And start production on the next run of 100. :)
     
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    Purchase made. Website, rocket and instructions first class all the way!!
     
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    Purchased, now the wait!!!
     
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    At 3:30 pm CDT......

    Done and done!!
     
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    Now who wants to come over and have a shipping party? Thanks to everyone!! Once they’re sold out I’ll be releasing “The Certificate Number List” so everyone will know where they stand.
     
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    I ordered mine today as well. Buddy called me up to talk about the electronics and battery selection I was going to use and helpful with a few other questions I had about the kit.

    I live in Plymouth Buddy if you want help let me know when and where, save shipping on my kit as well if you want.

    I was looking for a nice fiber glass kit about this size with a 38mm mmt.

    The test flight looked perfect, nice recovery on a sharp looking chute.

    ~John
     
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    02A1B33B-9451-46ED-AD12-BC2572630A73.jpeg For those curious: here’s what the nozzle looks like AFTER the launch, looks absolutely perfect!
     
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    I will definitely keep you in the loop, it’d be amazing if you could spend a few hours and help me assemble all the kits in boxes. So far we have 6 folks at our field that bought the kit, what’s your thoughts on a drag race?
     
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    I am into race cars and drag racing, just need to set a date and time and see who can make it.
     
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    I am too as well, but I meant having 6 of them on the pad and launching them all at once.
     
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    Yes, I would love a copy of the file. I'm planning to build a low power rocketry Miss Riley
     
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    Made the purchase--now waiting for my chicken dinner...:)
     
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    What does this rocket weigh, please.
     

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