Polecat Aerospace is back

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  1. Feb 13, 2019 at 11:45 PM #1

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  2. Feb 13, 2019 at 11:47 PM #2

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    Fresh off my inbox, From Madcow:

    "We are beginning to slowly ramp production on the Polecat Aerospace line and the first kits are ready to be sold. We started with the very popular 5.5" product line. We have the 5.5" Fat Man, the 5.5" Goblin, and the 5.5" Nike Smoke ready to ship. The Nike Smoke has options for either a 54mm or 75mm motor mount as well as Single Deploy or Dual Deploy.

    They are on our website at https://www.madcowrocketry.com/polecat-aerospace/. "

    So happy to see these great kits back in production.
     
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  3. Feb 13, 2019 at 11:49 PM #3

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    I cant exactly relate but why is it important that this Company is back?
     
  4. Feb 13, 2019 at 11:49 PM #4

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    Good news. Wonder if they’re going to re release the red stone?
     
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    They made some pretty nice kits.
     
  6. Feb 13, 2019 at 11:52 PM #6

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    Big, light, sturdy rockets at a reasonable price. I used their 4" BBIII for my L2 rocket and am currently building their 5.5" BBII. Pre-fiberglassed cardboard tubes are a great airframe material.
     
  8. Feb 13, 2019 at 11:56 PM #8

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    Ah i got this now they are Measured in feet not inches- uh problem with reasonable prices are these made from carbon fiber? There has to be something that makes them that expensive
     
  9. Feb 14, 2019 at 12:00 AM #9

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    I think you need to look at the measurements in the pic you posted. These are not Estes size kits.
     

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  10. Feb 14, 2019 at 12:00 AM #10

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    Thanks for Clearing up the problem ..... i am now no longer ignorant
     
  11. Feb 14, 2019 at 12:00 AM #11

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    What size motor mounts? I don't see any info on the page...
     
  12. Feb 14, 2019 at 12:02 AM #12

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    I'm a cheapskate, so it pains me to say this, but that's not too bad of a price for a 5.5" diameter rocket.
     
  13. Feb 14, 2019 at 12:02 AM #13

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    The email says the Smoke has 54 or 75. I would imagine the fattys have 54mm. My 4" BBIII is 54mm and my 5.5 BBII is75.
     
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    The Fat Man and Nike descriptions say 54 mm.
     
  15. Feb 14, 2019 at 12:06 AM #15

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    Yes,these are large, high power rockets at a fairly reasonable price.
     
  16. Feb 14, 2019 at 12:09 AM #16

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    Uh just if you guys would like a FYI does anyone to learn abou NASA is celebrating this year Apollo 11 50th Anniversary by doing a global challenge
    Will you be there?
    more info about this at: https://www.rocketcenter.com/apollo50/GlobalRocketLaunch

    I would be shocked to see rockets like this being used
     
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    given the size chutes listed for the goblin I would guess that it has a 54mm mount as well.
    Rex
     
  18. Feb 14, 2019 at 1:53 AM #18

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    So are they Madcow glass or Polecat glass? Been wanting the 5.5" Goblin for so long. Bad timing for me though.
     
  19. Feb 14, 2019 at 2:02 AM #19

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    The Polecat kits at Madcow are hand laid fiberglass.
     
  20. Feb 14, 2019 at 2:09 AM #20

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    The Nike is available in 54 and 75 mm MM. The other two are 54mm.

    I merged two threads.
     
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    This is great news. It did strike me as curious that Madcow was essentially using CAD renderings for the PoleCat products, though, since these products have existed in the past. Also, it never occurred to me that there are two "goblin" variants - the Estes version and its upscales, and the Madcow/Polecat version. Did the Polecat Goblin originate as an upscale from an earlier low power kit?
     
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    CAD renderings are all Polecat used on their website so that might be all Madcow has to go on for now.
     
  23. Feb 14, 2019 at 3:27 AM #23

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    This has me pretty excited. I know some guys in my club with Polecat kits that I have admired but haven't been able to purchase. I hope they bring back the Wocket.
     
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    I want the 10" Saturn V. That thing would be a sweet L3 when I eventually go for it.
     
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    I wanted a Polecat Saturn V to build for July but even if it was available this month it might be tough getting it ready in time.
     
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    I'm hopi g with these out the door they can replenish some stock of their other kits.
     
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    Great news on the PC kits. Yes I to hope to see a restock on other MC kits.
     
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    I agree with the MC kits. One more week and I am going to start my Spring builds.
     
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    Hoping to see the 15" Thunderstorm become available.

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