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Old 01-15-2020, 05:49 PM
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Do you need one to build? I can send you something.

My inventory was supposed to be frozen at 150 kits last year. I’m now over 170, and I want a number of new kits shown in the pictures of Vern’s birthday celebration at Estes. And I just ordered a Semroc Farside-X today from jonrocket.com, it was discounted a little more than usual, down to $23.93

For anyone who has not built a Mars Lander, jonrocket.com has them marked down to $41.80, from $54.99.

And free shipping on orders over $48. It’s a great place to order from!


LOL, I've got boxes stacked on boxes of unbuilt kits along with several unfinished builds.

I've got probably 175-200 built and finished rockets on display or stuffed in the attic. I stopped counting at 135 of just what's visible from my chair and I know there's nearly half that many in the attic. Nearly all have been flown at least once.
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Old 01-16-2020, 12:43 AM
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LOL, I've got boxes stacked on boxes of unbuilt kits along with several unfinished builds.

I've got probably 175-200 built and finished rockets on display or stuffed in the attic. I stopped counting at 135 of just what's visible from my chair and I know there's nearly half that many in the attic. Nearly all have been flown at least once.


OK, I’ll take that as a “probably not”.

Not sure where Bill Eichelberger is hiding, but hope he chimes in. I would think he holds the record here for built kits (not counting ones hanging from trees).
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Old 01-16-2020, 06:10 AM
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OK, I’ll take that as a “probably not”.

Not sure where Bill Eichelberger is hiding, but hope he chimes in. I would think he holds the record here for built kits (not counting ones hanging from trees).

Under the weather of late. My "dashboard" at rocketreviews says 690, so that means about 650 that are still around. Not sure where that puts me on the list.
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Old 01-16-2020, 02:38 PM
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Under the weather of late. My "dashboard" at rocketreviews says 690, so that means about 650 that are still around. Not sure where that puts me on the list.


That’s almost incomprehensible to me. That would make an impressive “fleet” picture.

Get better soon. My wife and I are both sick this week. A good time to just be couch potatoes. We just finished The Mandalorian. We loved it.
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Old 01-16-2020, 02:56 PM
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I just installed a Roku system in my home. Have Disney+ in the lineup. Will be starting a Mandalorian marathon soon....
As for me, I've only 20-something models in the fleet, and around 8 un-built kits. Pretty lame for a seasoned old rocketeer, but I'm working on it.
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Old 01-16-2020, 04:53 PM
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LOL, I've got boxes stacked on boxes of unbuilt kits along with several unfinished builds.

I've got probably 175-200 built and finished rockets on display or stuffed in the attic. I stopped counting at 135 of just what's visible from my chair and I know there's nearly half that many in the attic. Nearly all have been flown at least once.


Yeah, the number on the tote says #44. The other picture is what's destined for #45! Doesn't include all the boxed kits or the built ones.

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Wowwww.
That is a lot.
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Old 01-16-2020, 08:41 PM
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I just installed a Roku system in my home. Have Disney+ in the lineup. Will be starting a Mandalorian marathon soon....
As for me, I've only 20-something models in the fleet, and around 8 un-built kits. Pretty lame for a seasoned old rocketeer, but I'm working on it.


Ed,

We have 10 year old widescreen TVs, so they aren’t smart. We bought the Roku stick before Christmas. I am amazed how easy it is to move around. And, with XFINITY, we could dump one of our $10/month set top boxes. It streams everything from live TV to our DVR recordings.

I’ll be interested to hear how fast you go thru the 8 episodes. For us it was a couple days, because I kept saying “Let’s stretch out our viewing and savor awaiting the next episode.”
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