Become a Launch Site Motor Vendor
Roadrunner believes that having launch site motor vendors makes for better attended launches with more flights. Toward that end, Roadrunner is recruiting launch site vendors.
What is involved in being a motor vendor? It’s simple, really. Step 1. Buy 40 motors from Roadrunner. Step 2. Attend rocket launches. Step 3. Sell motors. Step 4. Repeat. That’s it! Roadrunner motors should sell well – they have more power, a built-in thrust ring and a traditional two wire igniter. Oh, and did I mention they are priced about 20% cheaper than the other guy’s motors?
Surely there is more than that – what else do I need to know? If you insist on making it complex…
- No ATF licensing is required of you or those who purchase motors.
- G motors can only be sold to persons 18 or older (federal law). In California, all sales must be to persons 18 or older. Look up the rules for your jurisdiction.
- There are no storage requirements, although if you really want a magazine, go for it, it’s a good idea. Impress your spouse with your concern for safety!
- Selling online and shipping motors is not recommended – your purpose is to sell on-site.
- Nobody says you have to attend every launch – but this is a great excuse to do so. If you don’t attend a launch, it’s hard to sell motors, unless you make other arrangements.
- Yes, you can still fly at launches. Just sell when you are not flying and make announcements so everybody knows. Communicate!
- Roadrunner hopes to have only one launch site vendor for each site. If you go to another site to fly and there is to be a Roadrunner vendor present, bring your motors. When he sells out, open shop and go for it, but not before!
- You will need to get a sales tax id number for your state and file the appropriate tax returns.
- You will purchase motors using a credit card, paypal, prepay by cashier’s check or postal money order. No “buy now, pay later” terms here.
- Roadrunner has a large inventory of motors ready to be shipped promptly.