2005 Newsletters

2005 Newsletters
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December 15, 2005

Hello, again.

This should be the last email for 2005, so a quick peak of things to come and a small summary.

A photo contest will be launched in the first week of January 2006. The
contest will be open to all (except where not allowed ) and both digital and
prints may be entered. Contest details to follow. Using a digital camera?
When was the last time you backed up your images? ( See the note at the end of this email on cameras )

For club leaders and teachers, blank Awards Certificates have now been
posted:
http://www.sunward1.com/eduresources.htm
In addition, there is a Model Rocket Flight Data Sheet and an Individual
Event Score Sheet will be posted this week. More to come. Any suggestions
or comments are always welcome.

This past year 2005, has been a busy one. Lots of new kits and ideas are
planned for 2006 - keep an eye out. There will also be a new direction in
the type of kits to come.

No new products this month, but after having sourcing delays, the Elastic Powered Racer is shipping. Fun and learning at the same time.
http://www.sunward1.com/elasticracer.htm

Plasticine - the original modeling clay - doesn't shrink, crack, or dry -
will be available soon from some retailers. Great nose cone weight.

Locally, the launches at Downsview Park didn't occur as it got cold and
snowy all of a sudden. Initially set for November 27, another date will be
set soon.

Basswood sticks are now available for schools and clubs. Please email or
call for details.

NOTES ON CAMERAS:
I still own a 35mm and use it for special events. Web images on
www.sunward1.com are mostly made from a digital camera.
BTW, don't believe what you hear about digital cameras being as good as
film. 35mm is equivalent to about 22 to 124megapixels depending on film
speed.
http://medfmt.8k.com/mf/mffaq.html
scroll down to How does medium format compare to digital cameras?

Less than half backup some or all their images.

Your local hobby store not carrying our products? Ask them to or have us call them. Earn money at the same time. Email for details.

      


November 14, 2005

Hello and Welcome! This is the first email to be sent out using our information list. Hope you like it. We will try to do at least one per month or when there is something new to pass on.

Everything is now available and shipping, including our rocket kits, tubes, mounting kits, baffle kits, connector packs, and launch lugs. Just use our navigation menu on our main site: http://www.sunward1.com/

It is nearing the end of 2005, and there are now 16 model rocket kits in the line up, 3 wood kits, lots of parts, and the Series Reprint#1. Needless to say, it has been a busy year for us.

We are working on a number of new items ( Top Secret at this point ) so keep an eye out.

Our updated catalogue ( November 2005-7 edition ) is available for download at:

The unique Trebuchet, Catapult, and Elastic Racer is also shipping. Have a little break and have some fun. The Elastic Racer is made mainly for schools - a mouse racer without the mouse trap. Great when safety comes to mind.

Locally, we now have permission to fly at a local park ( Downsview ) so it will be a big convenience for flyers in Toronto. ( If you are in a big city, you know how hard it is get areas to fly. ) We are just firming up details,, and we will post them on a few web sites and the Canadian Rocketry newsgroup. It will be open to fly all rockets.

Wondering where our parts and kits comes from? All tubing, ( including main tubes, thrusts rings, paper mounting rings, and engine tubes ) are made in the USA. Seems there are only two places in the world, both in the USA, that make the high quality precision tubes needed for rocketry. Tolerance: +- 0.003 of an inch, or about +- 0.008 of a cm for most tubes. All other parts are made locally and final assembly is also done here ( Canada ).

Your local hobby store not carrying our products? Ask them to or have us call them them. Earn money at the same time. Email us for details.