Each year a number of online rocketry vendors offer special sales for the holidays. The following is a list of some of the sales. As we learn of more sales and get more info on the listed sales, this post will be updated. If you know of a sale that should be included in this list, but is missing, please leave a comment with information about the sale.
Animal Motor Works – Cyber Monday Sale
AMW is having a 20% off sale on all products. Use the coupon code cyber. Sale runs through Monday evening.
Archtype Rocketry has announced a sale beginning Friday.
Binder Design Rocketry – Holiday Special
With the purchase of any rocket kit with a value of $99.99 or more, Binder Design will include a free 3.9 Avionics Bay kit valued at $34.99! (Excludes Excel with Dual Deploy kit.) This special offer runs through
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North Coast Rocketry is making a comeback with the release of several new rocket kits. ”First Editions” of these kits are currently offered on eBay. These are one-of-a-kind items used to check the final version of the released kit. Each “First Edition” kit comes with a signed certificate. Visit eBay for more information and to bid on the kits.
JonRocket.com is celebrating its third anniversary under the management of Bracha and Roger Smith by having a sale. Model rocket kits and other products are marked down with savings of up to 50%. The sale began June 29, 2012, and runs through June 8. Shop online at http://www.jonrocket.com/.
For a limited time, JonRocket.com has lowered its standard shipping and handling charges on US orders to $6.95. Orders of $40 or more to US addresses will still ship for free.
Located in Oviedo, Florida, JonRocket.com is an online retailer of model rocket products from many manufacturers. JonRocket.com sells kits and other products from Balsa USA, BMS, DFR Technologies, Dr. Zooch, Edmonds Aerospace, Estes, FlisKits, Odd’l Rockets, Semroc, Top Flight, and other companies. JonRocket.com also stocks a large selection of parts including body tubes, nose cones, and parachutes.
“Where the Rio Grande and the Rio Conchos meet in west Texas is believed to be the oldest continuously-cultivated land in America. But the most precious crop you’ll find there today is dreams ….”
When viewing an image in the RocketReviews.com Photo Album, you may see a link under “What You Can Do” for ordering a t-shirt, printed photo, poster, genuine US postage stamp, or other product featuring the image. The currently link appears only under images you have uploaded to RocketReviews.com and under photos that I contributed (such as the photos I’ve taken at ROCK, NEFAR, and TTRA launches).
The link only appears under images which are large enough to print well on most of the products. Generally, an image must be more than 1000 pixels wide or 1000 pixels tall for it to print well on a t-shirt. For this reason, the site includes the link to order products only if the image is more than 1000 pixels wide or tall.
Later, an option will be added to allow you to specify if you’d like others to be able to use your images on products.
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MPC, which produced model rocket kits from 1969 to 1978, is coming back. Round 2, a “collectibles” company which has re-issued classic toys and plastic model kits, is producing new model rocket kits under the MPC brand. The new MPC’s first kits are a series of easy-to-build model rocket kits featuring colorful pre-printed body tubes and unique parachute designs which will be available in September of 2012.
Three of the first kits to be released pay tribute to Kiss, the flamboyant rock group which rose to fame in the late 1970s with hits such as “Rock and Roll All Nite.” The Kiss rockets feature full-color graphics based on classic Kiss albums. The rockets include color-molded plastic nose cones and fins. The paper body tubes are pre-decorated with images from the album covers. The plastic parachutes feature graphics inspired by the album covers. Two of the kits also contain self-stick fin decals.
Also being released
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Each year, about 7,000 students from middle and high schools across the nation compete in the Team America Rocketry Challenge. Each team designs, builds, flies, and tests a model rocket that must reach a specific altitude and duration as determined by a set of rules which change each year. Teams make test flights to qualify for the finals which are held each May in Washington. DC. The top 100 teams are invited to the national finals which awards prizes including $60,000 in cash and scholarships split between the top ten finishers.
Teams of students from Presidio, Texas, have made it to the TARC finals in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Although Presidio is one of the poorest areas in Texas, teachers and the community came together to help the students make the trips to Washington. And, in February of 2012, members of the Presidio High School Rocketry Team made another trip to Washington. They attended the
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SpaceX’s flying scale model of their Falcon 9 rocket is now available from Amazon.com. The 1/88 scale rocket is about 23″ tall and uses clear plastic fins for flight which may be removed for display.
According to the description at Amazon.com:
On December 8, 2010, SpaceX became the first commercial company in history to launch, fly, and recover a spacecraft from Earth orbit. The Falcon 9 rocket delivered the Dragon spacecraft to orbit where it circled the Earth at speeds greater than 7,600 meters per second (17,000 miles per hour). After nearly two orbits, Dragon fired its thrusters to begin reentry and splashed down in the Pacific Ocean 3 hours, 19 minutes and 52 seconds after liftoff. Now you can build and fly your own 1:88 scale model of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket with the Dragon spacecraft. With molded nose and tail, and full color stickers for body and nose, the
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‘Tis the season for savings ….
Here’s a list of sales by rocketry product vendors that have been announced.
JonRocket.com’s 2011 Holiday Sale – Special markdowns and, after the sale ends, a JonRocket.com gift certificate will be sent by email that can be used for a later purchase from JonRocket.com or send to someone else as a gift. The sale begins on Thanksgiving, November 24, and ends on Sunday, November 27. Rocketry Warehouse’s Black Friday Sale – November 25. Madcow Rocketry’s Black Friday Sale – November 25. The sale begins at 6am PST (9am EST) and ends when the listed stock of sale items are all sold. Fliskits – Free domestic shipping through the end of December. SquirrelWorks – Specials throughout the holiday season. Wildman Rocketry Black Saturday Sale – Saturday November 26. Quest Aerospace’s Three-Day Thanksgiving Sale – Starts November 25 and ends November 27. Sale prices on rocket motors, igniters and kits. Featherweight
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