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March 16, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Quest Aerospace, Inc. Pagosa Springs, Colorado – QUEST Announces the Quest Rocket Design Contest in conjunction with the launch of individual parts sales on its website www.questaerospace.com. A “click” on PARTS from the homepage takes you to a landing page with a wide selection of body tubes in metric sizes 15mm to 50mm, plastic nose cones, injection molded fins, centering rings, and plastic reducers. All of the Quest parts are available in single piece quantities and are value priced.

In conjunction with the launch of the PARTS sales, QUEST has announced The QUEST Rocket Design Contest. Winners will receive $300 worth of Quest merchandise. Entries will be judged on originality, neatness, and completeness. Full Contest Rules are posted on the Quest website.

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Quest has put builder parts on sale for extremely reasonable prices, and they are available in practical quantities that "normal" builders can use. In other words, you don't have to buy 10,000 of something to get good prices.

Anyone who has not done it yet needs to get to the Quest website, look up parts, and see for themselves what incredible values they are offering. This is excellent news for folks who need parts for rocketry classes, period (it can be TOUGH finding some of the parts), but they are also priced so low that it is possible to provide a set of parts to every kid in the class. (It looks to me like I can put together a beginner kit for less than a buck with these parts and prices!)

Builders will be able to find a good assortment of nose cones, body tubes, and other parts for a wide range of design-it-yourself model rockets. These look like the equivalent of all the same plastic NCs, cardboard BTs, and CRs that we are familiar with.

It sure looks to me like Quest has really picked up the ball that another company dropped many years ago. Quest is offering very useful parts, at very practical prices, that many model rocket builders will easily be able to use. It shows in their actions that Quest really supports the hobby and cares about the "little" guys. Check out their new offerings! I'm working up my order right now!



(No, I'm not getting paid or anything for gushing all over Quest, I just think what they have done here is a pretty good thing)
 

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Just placed an order this morning. Got a little bit of everything. I got a ton of tubes, cones, mounts, and a fin can for about 25 bucks minus shipping. Those prices are hard to ignore for someone looking to do a little scratch building or repairing an injured bird. I hope to do a little of both.
 
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I love the fin can you got Craig... I think I still have a few centering rings to mount a 24mm tube inside of that 35mm tube so you can really take advantage of that excellent field you've got up there!:D
 

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I love the fin can you got Craig... I think I still have a few centering rings to mount a 24mm tube inside of that 35mm tube so you can really take advantage of that excellent field you've got up there!:D

Have any rings for 29mm tube inside a 50mm tube?
 

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Quest's prices on tubes are even better when you realize that the tubes are, for the most part, 30 inches long instead of the 18 inches that you get with most Estes or Estes-equivalent tubes.
 

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Got to watch out for those longer tubes; they're prone to getting bent more
easily during storage if you're not careful (been there, done that).....
 

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Got to watch out for those longer tubes; they're prone to getting bent more
easily during storage if you're not careful (been there, done that).....
Store vertical and never horizontal. For any brand of tube.
 

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Great prices. Our club has a bunch of build/launch sessions coming up with Scouts/4H, etc. Too many groups are looking for a really low cost rocket and it's been difficult to pull something together when you consider the cost of balsa wood nose cones. Quests plastic parts are really inexpensive and looks like we'll build up from there.
 

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Store vertical and never horizontal. For any brand of tube.
True; I was basically rehashing my stuff being in storage (in Louisiana & Texas) for some 20+ years before I became a BAR in late 2003. The shorter
body tubes (18") I had in my spare parts stash survived pretty good, some of
the longer tubes got some nasty bents. Well, at least the bent tubing's can be cut shorter for other purposes.....:rolleyes:
 

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hey Bill -

some of the parts (most of the nose cones & tubing) are already in Rocksim database.

it would be really great to get the transitions and fin cans and fins and rings for Rocksim too.
 

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I've looked but with all the differences in the way everyone makes BT's I just can't quite figure it out. Do any of these sizes "fit" BT-60? I have a couple boxes of BT-60 that someone gave us to use with our scouts. At these prices I could afford NC's and CR's but as well as I can calculate, none of them looks as if they quite match.
 

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I've looked but with all the differences in the way everyone makes BT's I just can't quite figure it out. Do any of these sizes "fit" BT-60? I have a couple boxes of BT-60 that someone gave us to use with our scouts. At these prices I could afford NC's and CR's but as well as I can calculate, none of them looks as if they quite match.
Sorry John,
The 40mm is the closest, but its nowhere near the same size.:( The number of the Quest tube is its outside diameter in millimeters.
 

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I have a couple boxes of BT-60 that someone gave us to use with our scouts.
No, your Estes BT60 will not match the Quest NC sizes, but the Quest BT is so darned cheap that you can still throw together a 40mm-sized starter rocket for very low costs.

Hang on to the old BT60 and use it for your "advanced" rocketry classes. Keep an eye out for deals on PNC60 (any style) and you can kit-up some pseudo-Mean-Machines, and launch with D and E motors. Those great big rockets get kids really excited.

(Afterthought: Is that a pun in the title? [You, of all of this forum, should get it])
 
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