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What's New....

03-23-11 - Added Estes Decals and Templates and Centuri Decals and Templates to Kurt's Decal Page.  Added an Igniter Continuity Tests paper by John Brohm to the Building Tips page.

03-22-11 - Just a general cleanup of the site removing old, dead links and updating the copyright notice.

07-25-08 - Updated the the Estes Kit List and the Centuri Kit List.

06-22-08 - Added fin templates for the Cloud Hopper, Galaxy Guppy, Missile Toe, Sky Shriek and Zoom Broom to Kurt's Decal Page.

06-21-08 - Updated the Expanded Estes Kit List by Craig McGraw. Updated the the Estes Starter Kit List.  Added the Estes D-6 and Estes D-11 decals to Kurt's Decal Page.

06-17-08 - Updated the Estes Kit List and the Estes Starter Kit List.  Updated John Brohm's Estes Nose Cone Reference List, Estes Fin Can Reference and Estes Body Tube List.

04-19-08 - Started updating/adding some new links.  More to come!

10-10-06 - Updated the Expanded Estes Kit List by Craig McGraw and the Estes Starter Kit List.

10-07-06 - Added a Semroc Balsa Parts list in PDF format to the Building Tips.

09-30-06 - Added a two-stage Terrier-Sandhawk conversion to the Building Tips.

09-23-06 - Updated the Expanded Estes Kit List by Craig McGraw. Updated the Expanded Centuri Kit List by Craig McGraw.

09-22-06 - Updated the Estes Kit List and the Centuri Kit List.

09-09-06 - Updated Jay Goemmer's Centuri/Estes/Semroc Body Tube Ratio chart.

08-30-06 - Added a link to the Building Tips for Jim Flis' Micromaxx Scaling Calculator.

08-26-06 - Added/Updated many areas of the site which is listed out on the home page under YORS News.  I also added some new links to the BAR & Cloning Links and the Vendor Links.

05-12-05 - Added Arley's Spaced Out Rocketry, a company that sells cast resin parts to clone old rockets, to the Ye Olde Rocket Shoppe lineup.

04-03-05 - Updated the Expanded Estes Kit List by Craig McGraw.

03-28-05 - Updated the Estes Kit List and the Centuri Kit List.

03-26-05 - Updated the Estes Kit List, Estes Starter Kit List and the Expanded Estes Kit List.

03-09-05 - Added (finally!) the Ye Olde Rocket Forum to the site.

02-27-05 - Updated the Condensed Nose Cone Reference List by Greg Poehlein.  Updated the Expanded Estes Kit List by Craig McGraw. 

02-19-05 - Added an updated/revised version of John Brohm's excellent paper on the geometry and math behind flat canopy parachutes.  Updated John Brohm's Estes Nose Cone Reference List.  Added Arley Davis's Nose Cone Picture list with part numbers.  Added Doug Sams' Estes & Centuri Motor Lineage.  This is an excellent breakdown showing all of the Estes & Centuri motors and when they were available.  Added a 3 or 4-fin alignment guide for Estes tubes from Clive Davis.

09-28-04 - Added John Brohm's excellent paper on the geometry and math behind flat canopy parachutes.

08-13-04 - Added info on Quest's new products to the homepage.

07-29-04 - Updated the Estes Kit List and the Estes Starter Kit List.

05-18-04 - Added pricing for the new Estes kits to the homepage.

05-13-04 - Added info on Estes' new releases to the homepage.

04-24-04 - Updated the Expanded Estes Kit List.

04-17-04 - Updated the Expanded Estes Kit List. Added plans on converting the Estes Nike-Apache to a two-stage model to the Building Tips page. Added a template for making a PNC-50SP cone from a PNC-50BB cone found on a Skywriter.

04-10-04 - Updated the Expanded Estes Kit List.

04-03-04 - Added Fred Talasco's Canaroc Parts Conversion chart and an updated 1-inch Body Tube Chart to the Building Tips page.

03-31-04 - Updated the Expanded Estes Kit List.

03-29-04 - Updated the Estes Kit List and the Estes Starter Kit List.  Added an Expanded Estes Kit List created by Craig McGraw which shows links to plans and catalog pages.  Added a condensed version of John Brohm's Estes Nose Cone Reference List, Michael J. Mangieri's Scale Data Spreadsheet and Doug Sams' 1-inch Body Tube Chart to the Building Tips page.

01-18-04 - Updated John Brohm's Estes Nose Cone Reference List.

11-26-03 - Added John Brohm's Estes Nose Cone Reference List.  This handy list shows what cone was used by each of the Estes kits.  Great tool to help clone old kits.

11-24-03 - Updated the Estes Kit List and the Centuri Kit List.  I added the new "Launchables" to the Estes list and added a new column to both the Estes and Centuri lists showing which rocket plans can be found on the A Shasta site.

08-28-03 - Updated the Estes Kit List, Estes Starter Kit List and the Centuri Kit List.

08-08-03 - Updated the Estes Kit List and the Estes Starter Kit List.

07-11-03 - Updated the Estes 1/70th Scale Saturn 1B decal and wraps PDF on Kurt Schachner's Decal Page.  Kurt corrected an error on the wraps and combined all the files for this kit into one PDF.

06-10-03 - Updated the Estes Kit List.

05-11-03 - Check out the New Kits coming from Estes in August!

04-18-03 - Updated the Estes Starter Kit List.

03-15-03 - Updated the Estes Starter Kit List.

03-03-03 - Updated the Estes Kit List and the Centuri Kit List.

02-24-03 - Check out the New Kits coming from Estes in June!

01-27-03 - I've updated the Estes Kit and Centuri Kit Lists.  Added the BARCLONE site.  Added a Building Tips page.

01-10-03 - The Centuri Kit List has been updated to show the Viking 12 Pack that Larry Rice pointed out was missing.  I took this time to add more of the part #'s, plus I filled in more of the Starter Kits and Unique Items in that list.  I also tweaked the Estes Kit List and Estes Starter Kit List by cleaning up some of the listings and adjusting the format a bit.

01-09-03 - I've got the 2003 version of the Estes Kit Lists online and have updated the Centuri Kit List.  I've got links to plans for the kits that are available online at JimZ and at Ye Olde Rocket Plans in the lists.  Thank you to Craig Hilton for supplying me with the info for the 2003 season at Estes.  Ryan McDaniell's OOP Rocket Plans site has been completely revamped and is now called Ye Olde Rocket Plans.  I've added the Camroc decal and a drawing of a 12" Centuri Parachute suitable for cloning the chute to Kurt's Decal Pages.  I still plan on adding forums dedicated to discussing old rockets and cloning to the site.  I'm just slow in implementing them.

05-23-02 - I've got updated versions of both of the Estes Kit Lists and the Centuri Kit List now online.  Thank you to Daniel Pinter for supplying us with many of the updates/corrections.

04-01-02 - I'm now hosting Ryan McDaniell's OOP Plan site.  Ryan is using the same format as JimZ, but carries Estes plans that are not currently available on JimZ's site.

03-27-02 - In keeping with my "One Stop BAR Shoppe" theme, I'm now proud to offer Mike Schmidt's Moldin' Oldies cast reproductions of hard to find Centuri and Estes plastic parts.
  Watch for more BAR related items to come to YORS from other vendors soon.

03-05-02 - Added a new page that contains links to different sites that will be of interest to BAR's and people who enjoy cloning old kits.

03-04-02 - I've added our new Centuri Kit List to the site.  A big thank you goes out to Don Altschwager for putting this together for everyone to enjoy.

02-28-02 - I've got updated versions of both of the Estes Kit Lists now online.

01-22-02 - I've updated the Estes Starter Kit List by adding the correct dates for kit numbers #0717 and #0718.
  I put three of the most commonly used auction searches directly on the main auction menu.
  The auction software has been updated.  The most notable feature is that you can now upload up to four photos at a time.  Also, sellers can now revise their opening bid amounts if no bids have been placed on their item yet.

01-17-02 - Well, basically the whole site is new. Wink! YORS has not been active for over a year and a half.  I decided (Actually, Tami decided for me since she wants me to sell off most of this stuff) it was time to get things rolling again.  I did not want to continue running the auction the way I had been.  It was WAY too labor intensive on my part.  Most of the time spent between my last auction and now was developing this new auction software I now have.  No, I did not code it myself, but I was the lead beta tester for the program.  Most of the features found in the auction software were put there at my request.  This is a great software package which can be found at Auction-Script.
  I'm in the process of setting up Rocketry related forums.  You'll find the software that I'll be using for both the forums and the auction are much more user friendly than those found at ROL.

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