For your modroc history project I'm going to have to send you some scans
from a notebook I purchased a few months ago...
The original manuscript of Estes TR-10, with Doug's letters to Bill Simon
and his marketing ideas, including this nugget...
"Again, I would like to emphasize selling: 1) postal scales, 2) stop
watches, 3) thermometers, and 4) topological maps. This is where your
additional new profit can be realized in regard to this report -- by making
them available as soon as possible..."
He also complains that the model rocket companies should lobby the big
aerospace companies in California to convince Gov. Brown that CA needs to
develop a model rocketry program and deal with the onerous requirements for
a model rocket permit (this was 1966).
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