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2014 Holiday Rocketry Sales

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are fast approaching. The shopping (and, coincidentally, the holiday) season is upon us!

Below is a list of Holiday Sales offered by online rocketry vendors this year. This list will be updated as new information becomes available. Please leave a comment if you wish to add or update any information. Thanks!

AdditiveAerospace

Plastic altimeter sleds and camera shrouds will be sale-priced on Black Friday.

AMWProX

AMWProX is offering sales on kits and motors from now through Sunday, November 30.

Archetype Rocketry

Archetype Rocketry is having a sale on their best-selling products through the Thanksgiving weekend.

Buy Rocket Motors

Buy Rocket Motors is offering a sale from November 28 through December 1 on mid- and high-power rocket motors and reloads.

Chris’s Rocket Supplies

All in stock reloads are 20% off. The sale will end before midnight on November 26.

County Line

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CSXT Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Amateur Space Launch By Doing It Again

In May of 2004, the Civilian Space Exploration Team (CSXT) launched a 21-foot long rocket to an altitude of 72 miles. The “Go Fast” rocket became the “first American civilian sounding rocket to reach outer space” and the first verified launch into space by an amateur group.

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the achievement, the CSXT did it again.

The rocket carried a military grade Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) which had previously flown on four commercial space missions launched from the White Sands Missile Range (WSMR). Analysis of the data from the recovered IMU shows that the GoFast rocket reached 385,800 feet (73.1 miles) with a top speed of 3,580 miles per hour.

 

Model Rockets Take to the Sky

On Juky 22, KTVN Channel 2 aired a new story about Reno Rocketry, the Northern Nevada chapter of Tripoli.

 

The station’s videographer placed GoPro cameras under and near the launch pads to obtain dramatic video of the launches. The “drag race” shot was accidental. “User error” resulted in several rockets launching at once.

 

Estes Phoenix Bird at 50% Off

As I write this blog post, Amazon.com is offering the Estes Phoenix model rocket kit at more than 50% off its regular retail price of $23.99. If you are an Amazon Prime member, there is no extra charge for two-day shipping.

I was alerted to the special price by using the RocketReviews.com Rocketry Deals Finder.

 

2013 Holiday Rocketry Sales

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are fast approaching. The shopping (and, coincidentally, the holiday) season is upon us!

Below is a list of Holiday Sales offered by rocketry vendors this year. This list will be updated as new information becomes available. Please leave a comment if you wish to add or update any information. Thanks!

Altus Metrum

This weekend only, Friday, 29 November 2013 through Monday, 2 December, 2013, the first 40 TeleMega direct orders placed through the Altrus Metrum web store will receive a special $50 pre-order discount (regular $400, now $350).

Archetype Rocketry

During Archetype Rocketry’s Black Friday Weekend Sale you can purchase a Cable Cutter at the following discounts:

Friday (Nov 29) Single Packs – $20 Redundancy Packs – $30 Saturday and Sunday (Nov 30 – Dec 1) Single Packs – $22.50 Redundancy Packs – $35

Binder Design

With the purchase of any of Binder Design’s

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Some Exceptional Deals on Quest Aerospace Products

BP Hobbies has some Quest products, including motors and a few OOP kits, at closeout prices.

Quest is selling their Aerospace One kit at 50% off the list price on their web site.

 

 

 

 

The Coolest Hobby Rocket of All Time

I just posted a blog entry at PayloadBay.com about the University High School Space Shuttle. The space shuttle model stood about five-foot tall and flew on an I motor. Unlike every other flying space shuttle model, it did not have any added fins for stability. At apogee, the Solid Rocket Boosters separated and the orbiter began gliding back to earth under radio control. The rocket flew several times including a flight at Epcot.

Could it be the coolest hobby rocket that ever flew? Maybe.

Another contender would have to be Steve Eve’s Saturn V. Steve’s 1/10 scale Saturn V stood about 40 feet tall. It flew on a cluster of motors producing more than 40,000 pounds of thrust. It’s one, and only, flight attracted a crowd numbering about 5000. Based on the number of videos posted online, it was probably to most photographed hobby rocket launch of all time.

Then there’s the CSXT

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Some Great Online Rocketry Deals – Updated

Amazon currently has a few Estes kits at 40% or more off the MSRP. Visit the Rocketry Deals Finder for links to the kits.

 

Bellevue Hobby Center is currently offering the Estes Interceptor E kit for under $20. They have a couple of other discontinued Estes kits at bargain prices, too. I have no relationship with Bellevue and do not know how many of the kits they have available. (Edit: The Interceptor E kits are now out-of-stock at Bellevue.)

More Deals at Amazon.com

Amazon.com has a few model rocket kits currently priced at more than 40% off the list price. Because the prices for these kits may change at any time, I’m displaying them as Amazon ads below. The ads include the latest pricing information. Be sure to check out the Rocketry Deals Finder to discover more bargains.

Quest Shuttle Intrepid Model Rocket Kit – 45% off at Amazon.com – Offered Expired

Here’s another deal I found with the Rocketry Deal Finder. Amazon has the Quest Shuttle Intrepid kit at 45% off list price. It is eligible for free “Super Saver Shipping” (on orders over $25) and for free two-day Amazon Prime shipping.