mid power starter kit

mid power starter kit

Post by Chad Li » Sat, 11 May 2002 06:29:06



what is a good mid-power starter kit?

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Post by Bob Kapl » Sat, 11 May 2002 08:50:06


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> what is a good mid-power starter kit?

Kit: LOC Graduator. THOY Hornet. Aerotech Initiator. Or something else
that's 2.6" diameter and will fly on 29mm E-F-G motors.

Starter set: IMHO NONE.

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Post by mmiller71 » Sat, 11 May 2002 13:25:22


Hobby Lobby has new Aerotech stuff in stock, try to find a Hobby Lobby that
has the Aerotech Initiator kit for $99.99.  Alas, now they do not come with
engines.


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> what is a good mid-power starter kit?

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Post by Bob Kapl » Sun, 12 May 2002 04:04:04



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> Hobby Lobby has new Aerotech stuff in stock, try to find a Hobby Lobby that
> has the Aerotech Initiator kit for $99.99.  Alas, now they do not come with
> engines.

Hobby Lobby is wacked. I've seen the old version (with motors) for 99.99 at
some stores, 199.99 at others. They don't have a clue which price is
correct.

It looks like they switched to no motors after the fire, so they could still
pump out starter sets. But the one I bought on sale earlier this year was
supposed to have motors, yet it didn't. The folks at HL seem clueless. And
the sticket says "new lower price" (to offset the no motor???), yet it's
still the same price as it was last fall.

        Bob Kaplow      NAR # 18L       TRA # "Impeach the TRA BoD"

Kaplow Klips & Baffle:      http://www.pleimling.org/le/Phantom4000.pdf
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Post by DLoga » Mon, 13 May 2002 22:15:23


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>The folks at HL seem clueless.

Is that why I bought 4 packs of F20-4's last weekend for a total of 20
bucks.  And, two weekends ago, found a CC Express priced at 2.99?  ;-)

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Post by Bob Kapl » Tue, 14 May 2002 06:05:09


Quote:


>>The folks at HL seem clueless.

> Is that why I bought 4 packs of F20-4's last weekend for a total of 20
> bucks.  And, two weekends ago, found a CC Express priced at 2.99?  ;-)

Yes and yes.

 Back when they had their 50% off sale, some stores said the motors were on
sale too. Others didn't. Which is true? BTSOOM!

The ad mentioned by name Estes, Quest, and Custom, but everyone gave me the
same deal on Holverson and Aerotech, and once when I asked even on the
Meteor baking soda rocket.

And back when Plastic models were on sale a few weeks earlier, 3 stores each
gave me the same deal on a rocket kit.

During the rocket sale, I bought a bunch of clearance stuff. It wasn't until
the 5th store or so that someone pointed out that the flier said clearance
prices are not subject to the discount. They had some stuff on clearance for
less of a discount than the half price cale, but I couldn't talk them into
instead giving me half off the list price, so I left them behind.

And god help you if you want something and it's not priced. They have to go
back and find another priced item on the shelf. Last one? Gotta go back to
the managers office, and have him look it up in the price book. manager gone
for the day? Sorry, but we have no way of finding out what the price is!

Then of course there is the standard issue of there being 5 of the same item
on the shelf, and three different prices for them.

They are still in the 60s put a price sticker on every item, and manually
key in the price sticker at the register. They don't have a clue what their
current inventoryu is, or even how much rocket stuff they sold during their
recent half off sale.

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Kaplow Klips & Baffle:      http://www.pleimling.org/le/Phantom4000.pdf
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Post by DLoga » Tue, 14 May 2002 12:16:29


Quote:

>And god help you if you want something and it's not priced. They have to go
>back and find another priced item on the shelf. Last one? Gotta go back to
>the managers office, and have him look it up in the price book. manager
gone
>for the day? Sorry, but we have no way of finding out what the price is!

Ran into this with my Mustang.  The lady said since the Warthog was 69.99,
it must be the same.  I made her take the time to look the price up (56.99),
then got it 50% off even though it wasn't included in the sale.

Quote:
>Then of course there is the standard issue of there being 5 of the same
item
>on the shelf, and three different prices for them.

Last time I checked, three Fat Boys, 7.00, and 9.00 clearance.  And, one not
on clearance for 14.99

Quote:
>They are still in the 60s put a price sticker on every item, and manually
>key in the price sticker at the register. They don't have a clue what their
>current inventoryu is, or even how much rocket stuff they sold during their
>recent half off sale.

For those of us who hunt bargains at HL, hopefully they will stay that way!
David
NAR#79313
Quote:

> Bob Kaplow NAR # 18L TRA # "Impeach the TRA BoD"

>Kaplow Klips & Baffle: http://www.pleimling.org/le/Phantom4000.pdf
>NIRA: http://www.nira-rocketry.org NAR: http://www.nar.org

>        This is a country which stands tallest in troubled times, a country
>        that clings to fundamental principles, cherishes its constitutional
>        heritage, and rejects simple solutions that compromise the values
>        that lie at the roots of our democratic system. -- Supreme Court
>        Justice Thurgood Marshall, 1972

> 26-October, 2001: A day that will live in infamy
> Support Freedom: http://www.indefenseoffreedom.org/

 
 
 

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Post by Bob Kapl » Thu, 16 May 2002 03:42:50


Quote:


>>And god help you if you want something and it's not priced. They have to go
>>back and find another priced item on the shelf. Last one? Gotta go back to
>>the managers office, and have him look it up in the price book. manager
> gone
>>for the day? Sorry, but we have no way of finding out what the price is!

> Ran into this with my Mustang.  The lady said since the Warthog was 69.99,
> it must be the same.  I made her take the time to look the price up (56.99),
> then got it 50% off even though it wasn't included in the sale.

When they had the plastic models on sale back in Feb, they pulled this one
on me. Clerk decided all 1/48 scale airplanes were the same price!

        Bob Kaplow      NAR # 18L       TRA # "Impeach the TRA BoD"

Kaplow Klips & Baffle:      http://www.pleimling.org/le/Phantom4000.pdf
NIRA:   http://www.nira-rocketry.org    NAR:    http://www.nar.org

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        principles of a democratic society, accountable government and
        international law, and that all decisions are taken in a manner
        consistent with the Constitution.

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Post by Quilly Mammot » Mon, 20 May 2002 12:54:21


Yeah....but that's why I got an Initiator Starter kit...with motors...for
$50.00.

--
QM
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gain-say of anything the other person says!" ObMP
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| >

| >
| >>And god help you if you want something and it's not priced. They have to
go
| >>back and find another priced item on the shelf. Last one? Gotta go back
to
| >>the managers office, and have him look it up in the price book. manager
| > gone
| >>for the day? Sorry, but we have no way of finding out what the price is!
| >
| > Ran into this with my Mustang.  The lady said since the Warthog was
69.99,
| > it must be the same.  I made her take the time to look the price up
(56.99),
| > then got it 50% off even though it wasn't included in the sale.
|
| When they had the plastic models on sale back in Feb, they pulled this one
| on me. Clerk decided all 1/48 scale airplanes were the same price!
|
|
| Bob Kaplow NAR # 18L TRA # "Impeach the TRA BoD"
|
| Kaplow Klips & Baffle: http://www.pleimling.org/le/Phantom4000.pdf
| NIRA: http://www.nira-rocketry.org NAR: http://www.nar.org
|
|         We need to ensure that actions by our government uphold the
|         principles of a democratic society, accountable government and
|         international law, and that all decisions are taken in a manner
|         consistent with the Constitution.
|
| 26-October, 2001: A day that will live in infamy
| Support Freedom: http://www.indefenseoffreedom.org/