> > After reading this I also ran to Wal-Mart to see what they had.
> > I think RTF's have a place. They are great starters. They are great to
> > learn with for the beginners and if they do crash it doesn't hurt as bad,
> > because you didn't spend a bunch of time to build it yourself.
> I would like to clarify my statement about RTF rockets. I believe they
> are a necessary segment to attract less "committed" customers, some of
> which might later transition to "committed" customers. However the
> percentage of customers who stay committed when their first exposure is a
> kit is much higher.
> Although argueably the sheer numbers initially are lower. I think Estes
> has found over the years that the dollars from one-time only customers are
> about equal to all of the multiple repeat customers combined. This is a
> sad statement of affairs as compared to the 70's where things were
> essentially reversed.
customers were of greater importance.
> > Merry Christmas to all!
> I concur.
> Merry Jerry
> Jerry Irvine, Box 1242, Claremont, California USA
Jerry Irvine, Box 1242, Claremont, California USA