Interesting "toy" rocket

Interesting "toy" rocket

Post by Bob Kapl » Sun, 26 Nov 2000 04:00:00



Yesterday while wandering a local high end toy store I found an interesting
"toy" rocket that I believe is baking soda and vinegar powered. It was
called a Retro Rocket, CCCP 03, and indicated it was a model of a 1937
Soviet rocket. Sound familiar? There was another rocket called a Meteor, and
a land rocket kit that used 2 2 liter pop bottles. Each was about $20.

The manufacturer was Scientific Explorers, 10800-900-1182, no web site
listed.

Peter Alway needs to check this out for accuracy :-)

BTW, the store is Creative Fun Toys, in Lake In The Hills. They also have
stores in Wauconda, Woodstock, and McHenry. Everything is 20% off this
weekend. I picked up a Mercury Atlas for $40. They still had a Phantom 4K
starter set for list (minus the discount), but my wife cleaned them out of
motors a year ago. www.creativefuntoys.com

        Bob Kaplow      NAR # 18L       TRA # "Ctrl-Alt-Del"

Kaplow Klips & Baffle:      http://www.nira.chicago.il.us/Leading_Edge/MayJun00.pdf
NIRA:   http://www.nira.chicago.il.us  NAR:    http://www.nar.org





 
 
 

Interesting "toy" rocket

Post by PeteAlw » Sun, 26 Nov 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

>Yesterday while wandering a local high end toy store I found an interesting
>"toy" rocket that I believe is baking soda and vinegar powered. It was
>called a Retro Rocket, CCCP 03, and indicated it was a model of a 1937
>Soviet rocket. Sound familiar?

If that turns out to be a model of Korneyev's R-03, I want one!

I'll have to poke around the high-end toy stores around here.

Peter Alway

Saturn Press
PO Box 3709
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-3709
http://members.aol.com/satrnpress/saturn.htm
Free scale data at:
http://personal.physics.lsa.umich.edu/alway/space_rocket.htm

 
 
 

Interesting "toy" rocket

Post by Fred-Cindi-Meaga » Sun, 26 Nov 2000 04:00:00


Back in the late fifties/early sixties there was a company called Scientific that
made a rocket that sounds similar to what you describe.  The one I had, was red,
with a *** tip nose cone and there was no recovery chute. Like you said, vinegar
and baking soda powered; measure and load the baking soda, pour in the vinegar, give
it a couple of quick shakes and quickly stick the rocket on the launcher; depending
how fast you could get it on the launcher, after shaking, would determine how high
it would go-- any altitude from 2' to 20' is my best recollection.  I ran into a
fellow at a launch, not to long ago, who had picked up two complete kits, in
pristine condition, at an estate sale. Because he was an avid collector, I didn't
dare ask if he woud consider parting with one and what his price would be.

Fred Wallace

Quote:

> Yesterday while wandering a local high end toy store I found an interesting
> "toy" rocket that I believe is baking soda and vinegar powered. It was
> called a Retro Rocket, CCCP 03, and indicated it was a model of a 1937
> Soviet rocket. Sound familiar? There was another rocket called a Meteor, and
> a land rocket kit that used 2 2 liter pop bottles. Each was about $20.

> The manufacturer was Scientific Explorers, 10800-900-1182, no web site
> listed.

> Peter Alway needs to check this out for accuracy :-)

> BTW, the store is Creative Fun Toys, in Lake In The Hills. They also have
> stores in Wauconda, Woodstock, and McHenry. Everything is 20% off this
> weekend. I picked up a Mercury Atlas for $40. They still had a Phantom 4K
> starter set for list (minus the discount), but my wife cleaned them out of
> motors a year ago. www.creativefuntoys.com

>         Bob Kaplow      NAR # 18L       TRA # "Ctrl-Alt-Del"

> Kaplow Klips & Baffle:  http://www.FoundCollection.com/
> NIRA:   http://www.FoundCollection.com/   NAR:    http://www.FoundCollection.com/






 
 
 

Interesting "toy" rocket

Post by Bob Kapl » Sun, 26 Nov 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

> Back in the late fifties/early sixties there was a company called Scientific that
> made a rocket that sounds similar to what you describe.  The one I had, was red,
> with a *** tip nose cone and there was no recovery chute. Like you said, vinegar
> and baking soda powered; measure and load the baking soda, pour in the vinegar, give
> it a couple of quick shakes and quickly stick the rocket on the launcher; depending
> how fast you could get it on the launcher, after shaking, would determine how high
> it would go-- any altitude from 2' to 20' is my best recollection.  I ran into a
> fellow at a launch, not to long ago, who had picked up two complete kits, in
> pristine condition, at an estate sale. Because he was an avid collector, I didn't
> dare ask if he woud consider parting with one and what his price would be.

Remco Scientific? Came in a tube maybe the size of a small oatmeal can. I
had one as a kid as well.

        Bob Kaplow      NAR # 18L       TRA # "Ctrl-Alt-Del"

Kaplow Klips & Baffle:      http://www.FoundCollection.com/
NIRA:   http://www.FoundCollection.com/  NAR:    http://www.FoundCollection.com/





 
 
 

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Post by Chris Taylor Jr » Mon, 27 Nov 2000 11:38:43


Zainy Brainy stores also carry these

Chris
http://www.nerys.com/


Quote:
> Yesterday while wandering a local high end toy store I found an
interesting
> "toy" rocket that I believe is baking soda and vinegar powered. It was
> called a Retro Rocket, CCCP 03, and indicated it was a model of a 1937
> Soviet rocket. Sound familiar? There was another rocket called a Meteor,
and
> a land rocket kit that used 2 2 liter pop bottles. Each was about $20.

> The manufacturer was Scientific Explorers, 10800-900-1182, no web site
> listed.

> Peter Alway needs to check this out for accuracy :-)

> BTW, the store is Creative Fun Toys, in Lake In The Hills. They also have
> stores in Wauconda, Woodstock, and McHenry. Everything is 20% off this
> weekend. I picked up a Mercury Atlas for $40. They still had a Phantom 4K
> starter set for list (minus the discount), but my wife cleaned them out of
> motors a year ago. www.creativefuntoys.com

> Bob Kaplow NAR # 18L TRA # "Ctrl-Alt-Del"

> Kaplow Klips & Baffle:

http://www.nira.chicago.il.us/Leading_Edge/MayJun00.pdf
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Post by rronde » Mon, 27 Nov 2000 13:45:32


The "Alpha 1 Ballistic Missile" shows up with supprising regularity on eBay.  I
would suggest that a mint boxed set should be priced at about $75.  
Quote:
>Back in the late fifties/early sixties there was a company called Scientific
>that
>made a rocket that sounds similar to what you describe.  The one I had, was
>red,
>with a *** tip nose cone and there was no recovery chute. Like you said,
>vinegar
>and baking soda powered; measure and load the baking soda, pour in the
>vinegar, give
>it a couple of quick shakes and quickly stick the rocket on the launcher;
>depending
>how fast you could get it on the launcher, after shaking, would determine how
>high
>it would go-- any altitude from 2' to 20' is my best recollection.  I ran
>into a
>fellow at a launch, not to long ago, who had picked up two complete kits, in
>pristine condition, at an estate sale. Because he was an avid collector, I
>didn't
>dare ask if he woud consider parting with one and what his price would be.

>Fred Wallace

 
 
 

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Post by DCastle8 » Mon, 27 Nov 2000 14:55:26


Your timing is incredible...I actually saw one of these yesterday!  I took my
kids to the Children's Museum in Boston and there is a room called the "1950's
House" or something like that.  In the kid's room is a display case of various
toys that a youngster might have had then (didn't look all that different from
what I grew up with in the 1960's btw).  There was a cool red rocket on a gray
launcher of some sort with a warning message on it to stand behind the rocket
when launching it.  It looked for certain like it was a baking soda and vinegar
type or at least that's what I told my son anyhow...

I also remember having one when I was a kid that was part of a science kit.
This one looked more like the top portion of a Nike Ajax if I recall correctly
with the rocket being blown out of the launcher by the gas pressure in the
launcher itself.

Dan Castle

Quote:
>Back in the late fifties/early sixties there was a company called Scientific
>that
>made a rocket that sounds similar to what you describe.  The one I had, was
>red,
>with a *** tip nose cone and there was no recovery chute. Like you said,
>vinegar
>and baking soda powered; measure and load the baking soda, pour in the
>vinegar, give
>it a couple of quick shakes and quickly stick the rocket on the launcher;
>depending
>how fast you could get it on the launcher, after shaking, would determine how
>high
>it would go-- any altitude from 2' to 20' is my best recollection.  I ran
>into a
>fellow at a launch, not to long ago, who had picked up two complete kits, in
>pristine condition, at an estate sale. Because he was an avid collector, I
>didn't
>dare ask if he woud consider parting with one and what his price would be.

>Fred Wallace

 
 
 

Interesting "toy" rocket

Post by ....E » Mon, 27 Nov 2000 04:00:00


I had one of these back in the early sixties as well. I got mine at Sears &
Roebuck in Newport News, Va. They had a great science section in the toy
department back then. Mine was white with a black *** nose. It had a
launch base with a clip that attached to a string. Once loaded you counted
down while the vinegar and baking soda built up pressure and then pulled the
string to launch. I once read, somewhere, that these were made and
distributed in Richmond, ***ia! I got many great, surprisingly high
flights on this little rocket. My rocket ended up on top of Botetourt
Elementary in Gloucester, Va never to be recovered (by me anyway).
Regs,
....Ed
http://www.FoundCollection.com/***iaHPR.org


Quote:
> Back in the late fifties/early sixties there was a company called
Scientific that
> made a rocket that sounds similar to what you describe.  The one I had,
was red,
> with a *** tip nose cone and there was no recovery chute. Like you
said, vinegar
> and baking soda powered; measure and load the baking soda, pour in the
vinegar, give
> it a couple of quick shakes and quickly stick the rocket on the launcher;
depending
> how fast you could get it on the launcher, after shaking, would determine
how high
> it would go-- any altitude from 2' to 20' is my best recollection.  I ran
into a
> fellow at a launch, not to long ago, who had picked up two complete kits,
in
> pristine condition, at an estate sale. Because he was an avid collector, I
didn't
> dare ask if he woud consider parting with one and what his price would be.

> Fred Wallace

 
 
 

Interesting "toy" rocket

Post by Crussell » Tue, 28 Nov 2000 11:05:11


Bob,

You've grown up?!!!
Why??

Quote:

>Remco Scientific? Came in a tube maybe the size of a small oatmeal can. I
>had one as a kid as well.

>    Bob Kaplow

 
 
 

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Post by Crussell » Tue, 28 Nov 2000 11:51:09


Happy Meals are really
So much a part of our lives
Fly one for us Bob!

Quote:
>Bob,

>You've grown up?!!!
>Why??

Haiku You, Bob

Yeah, yeah, haiku you too...
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