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Old 12-23-2016, 12:00 PM
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Default Quest discontinuing BP model rocket motors, changing to APCP composite

Not a huge surprise, with Aerotech n the mix, but very interesting:

http://rocketn00b.blogspot.com/2016...-quest.html?m=1
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Old 12-23-2016, 12:52 PM
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I was beginning to wonder if Quest has been discontinued altogether. No new kits in forever, and existing kits are becoming rare.
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Old 12-23-2016, 01:04 PM
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Unless Aerotech decides to mass produce 18mm APCP motors in the Quest name, Quest as we know it will soon cease to exist.
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Old 12-23-2016, 01:41 PM
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And unless those 18mm motors are a LOT closer in price to an Estes 3-pak, they will ONLY sell to a niche market via online sales. LHS, Hobby Lobby, and Michaels won't dedicate shelf space unless they turnover at a decent rate. That's why Hobby Lobby and Michaels dumped Quest and Aerotech many years ago.
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And unless those 18mm motors are a LOT closer in price to an Estes 3-pak, they will ONLY sell to a niche market via online sales. LHS, Hobby Lobby, and Michaels won't dedicate shelf space unless they turnover at a decent rate. That's why Hobby Lobby and Michaels dumped Quest and Aerotech many years ago.
DUMBBBBBBBB MOVE.

And to the fecal-minded that suggests I should 'chill', I once had a trainee/rookie/newbie/probie engineer under me for training/supervision fresh out of college that was foolish enough to tell me to 'chill out' when I was pointing out proper change procedures that could NOT be violated. That SEALED his fate. I left him to sink in his all-encompassing knowledge and washed him out. I am the LAST person to piss off in the workplace if you ever need anything from me.


Actually, I agree here - it is ALL about the mighty dollar. And you are right in that HL & Michaels won't carry them if they are too expensive - look at how HL got burned on the Estes composite motors a few years ago. They only sold when discounted. I would further argue that many mom & pop hobby shops as well as Hobby Towns won't carry them in stock if they are very expensive either. Again - it is a matter of economics - you gotta turn your inventory over in a reasonable time to stay in business. They'll probably order them for you IF their distibutors carry them, but I doubt they will give them any hang space. After all, they already KNOW the Estes BP motors sell.
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