Speaking of Seattle Rocket Works

Speaking of Seattle Rocket Works

Post by Essenc » Thu, 24 Dec 1998 04:00:00



Does anyone know the status of Binder, Atlantic, and Novus
(AstronMike)????

Don't seem to hear much from this folks . . .

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Speaking of Seattle Rocket Works

Post by The Silent Observe » Thu, 24 Dec 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> Does anyone know the status of Binder, Atlantic, and Novus
> (AstronMike)????

> Don't seem to hear much from this folks . . .

Last I heard, Binder was going right along and quietly making kits,
Atlantic was on "sabbatical" and likely to return sometime in 1999, and
Novus (aka Astron Mike) was considering restarting.

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Speaking of Seattle Rocket Works

Post by AstronMi » Fri, 25 Dec 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
>Novus (aka Astron Mike) was considering restarting.

Indeed.  I am looking at restarting, but you all have to bear in mind that my
'kits' arent like others....no fancy stuff or packaging.  They are meant to be
shipped and shot, and slapped together quickly.

I havent had the sales Id have liked...after the first initial push of 11
orders, basically nothing thereafter.  Most NA who have built and flown thier
gliders have done well with them, but for the most part the others just havent
built them yet.....seems to be the RMR Hive Syndrome.  

If I dont get 'word out' via launch reports or even negative builders feedback,
then I dont really know how the lot of you are reacting to kits 'my way'.  Robs
status here is pretty much legendary.  That wont ever be me, but Id still like
to know if Im second best rather than second rate.

BTW, since the largest of my 'products' isnt shippable (we are talking HPR
gliders such as Astron SST types) I may consider a plans format.  Problem is,
these wont sell that many to justify the loooooots of work composing them.  Or
perhaps my original idea....just make a whole 'AstronMikes Classic Collection'
of stuff as well as certain key 'AstronMike scratch building tech reports' so
youd not only be able to make a lot of stuff, but do so rather cheaply.  Again,
this wouldnt sell enough in all likelihood to justify *that* much composition
time.....see also Peter Alway.

Depending upon what I hear and see here, I may just do one or more of the
above.  And since I only make 13k/yr on my 'real job' I really *do* need the
$$.

Happy holidays to all,
AstronMike

 
 
 

Speaking of Seattle Rocket Works

Post by Essenc » Fri, 25 Dec 1998 04:00:00


Well, AstronMike . . . good to hear.  One thing that the guests have
noticed at our site is that the link to your WEB page is down. We have
your tri-pack reviewed and some wonder how to get them.  Is this WEB
page on the way back?

Nick

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Speaking of Seattle Rocket Works

Post by AstronMi » Sat, 26 Dec 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
>Well, AstronMike . . . good to hear

Thank you.

Quote:
>One thing that the guests have
>noticed at our site is that the link to your WEB page is down. We have
>your tri-pack reviewed and some wonder how to get them.  Is this WEB
>page on the way back?

I originally lost the page due to AOL crashing along with my hard disk.  So, Id
have to get all those photos and such over again.

Next time I do it I want a lot more photos of the differed kits, not just my
old HPR stuff and other odds/ends.  When this comes around I will certainly
post it here.

AstronMike

Novus Aerospace