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Saturday, April 5, 2014

North Coast Rocketry Contact Information

In case you need to contact North Coast Rocketry, here's the email address:

matt@northcoastrocketry.com

and if you need a mailing address, use:

North Coast Rocketry
63 East 11400 South #203
Sandy UT 84070

Thanks!

Matt

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The Cluster Duck has shipped!

You can order the Cluster Duck through Apogee now - they have gotten the first shipment, and have it listed on their site.

This is a fun kit to fly if you like fire and smoke - take a peek at it.





Sunday, November 24, 2013

Cluster Duck - Shipping Soon!

I hope you saw the photo of the Cluster Duck prototype I flew at NARAM this summer. I am wrapping up the final details on the kit, and expect to release the first shipment next week. This is an upgrade from the old NCR Mini Katana, with a more robust design that is stronger and more durable than the older kit. There is something about a cluster of 7 black powder engines that just impressive in terms of fire and smoke! Watch this space!
Matt

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Announcing the new Kuhn Tube Cutter!

I have shipped the first of the new Kuhn Tube Cutters to Apogee.


 Back in the 1970’s Howard Kuhn’s Competition Model Rockets company offered a slick tool nicknamed the “Kuhn Cutter”. The tool quickly became a mainstay in my workshop, as well many other rocketeers workshops of the time.

   When I finally wore my original cutter out (with too much slop in the razor blade slot), I made an improved tool. I added a tab that made it easy to clamp the tool to my workbench, and I replaced the original clamp with a slide clamp that made cutting a tube even quicker. Now, a new generation of rocketeers can see the genius of Howard Kuhn!
 
This is a great tool - most of the old-time rocketeers I know have used one. The list price of these is $13.95.
 

Howard Kuhn was a US and word model rocket champion. He founded Competition Model Rockets in the 1970's, and was the Contest Director for NARAM-16 in 1974. He was also the contest director for the 1980 World Spacemodeing Championships held in the US. He chaired the FAI governing committee for international spacemodeling competition from 1979 to 1995 and spread our hobby worldwide through his efforts.  He was the first rocketeer to be awarded the FAI Aeromodeling Gold Medal.

Keep watching this space - more new stuff is in the pipeline!

Matt



Tuesday, May 21, 2013

See you at the NAR National Sport Launch in Colorado!

North Coast Rocketry is planning to attend the NAR National Sport Launch in Pueblo Colorado this weekend.

I will be showing off four new kits and two new products that will be released later this summer: The kits are:

The Cluster Duck, a seven engine black powder cluster rocket;
The Bounty Hunter, a future air-to-air missile design;
The Laserhawk, and updated version of the old NCR Brighthawk;
The Daddy's Girl RC BG kit, designed for B & C motors.

The new products include the Kuhn Tube Cutter and acrylic display stands.

Photos to follow!

Come by and see me!

Matt

Saturday, February 2, 2013

New Products

Working on releasing some new products for spring. I have been reluctant to release new stuff, when we haven't been able to keep up with demand for the current stuff out there! Thanks, everyone - the response to bringing back the NCR line has exceeded my expectations.

I will also be testing all the kits with the new Estes F15 motor when it hits the street. My first take is that the NCR kits will fly fine on the short delays, but I need to test them first to confirm it.

Matt

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Catching up!

Thanks for all the support so far. Now that the World Spacemodeling Championships is over, I am able to focus on North Coast Rocketry. I am getting caught up on kit production -hoping to do so in the next two weeks or so. Then, I will be able to roll out some new products.

Matt