FlisKits is a great
believer in letting the experts do what they are best at.
FlisKits expertise is in the design and manufacture of model rocket
kits and accessories, so that is what we focus our energies on. We are not expert at making nose cones, cutting
body tubes or forming centering rings and the like. Rather,
we contract these jobs to the experts. With
vendors throughout the country, FlisKits obtains the highest quality parts and materials
from the recognized experts in the field. Their
body tubes are recognized as the highest quality available, precision made and precision
cut to size. Their laser cut centering rings
are always a perfect fit for the application and their nose cones are the envy of the
industry. From balsa fin stock to
silk-screened parachutes and waterslide
decals, you will not find higher quality materials anywhere in the market and FlisKits
This, more than
anything else, is the FlisKits mark of excellence. With
designs that are truly unique while reflecting the imagination, innovation and quality of
the past, FlisKits stands alone in an industry of snap together, look-a-like models that
seem to fill the market today. FlisKits has
set the industry on its collective ear with unique and exciting designs that teach as well
as satisfy. The return of cluster models is
the result of FlisKits innovation and determination.
Unusual designs, exciting markings and one of a kind styles has set FlisKits
apart from the rest of the industry. With 24
kits on the market and well over 100 designs yet to see the light of day, FlisKits is well
prepared to continue its tradition of excitement and enjoyment well into the future.
Another hallmark of
FlisKits excellence is in its documentation. Each
kit comes with a colorful front cover art card with details about the kit, its history and
parts lists. Instructions provide information
about assembly of the kit with detailed steps and associated clear figures making assembly
a snap, even for the beginner. Special
models, such as clusters and multi-stage models provide detailed instructions on preparing
the model for flight, touching on the unique challenges presented by the type of model. Fin pattern sheets provide all of the patterns
needed to cut fins, body tubes and measure/mark components as called out in the
instructions. Certain models require body
wraps and similar details. All such warps are
printed in high relief detail from our professional printing company, in full color with
laser sharpness. Ranked as some of the best
documentation in the industry.
From the very
beginning, FlisKits packaging was designed with the retail market in mind while protecting
the needs of the end user customer as well. All
model rocket kits are professionally heat sealed in 3 mil plastic bags with a full color
laser printed cover, providing important information about the contained kit. The cover art shows an image of the finished kit
along with specifications, required motors, skill level, name and part number. Also, the FlisKits trademark color slash helps to
organize models for best presentation. Each
kit has its own color slash indicating the type of model (orange for clusters, slate blue
for futuristic, etc) to help make it easy to group them by type on your wall. Additionally, each kit comes with a double thick
header tag with a pre-drilled hole for hanging on a retail hook. While sized to fit the kit, each tag has a
trademark look displaying the FlisKits logo for easy identification and to distinguish
FlisKits products from other companies. The
bag that the kits are sealed in is clear throughout, allowing the customer the ability to
SEE the contents of the kit (considered a major problem with other manufacturers
products). This way the customer (and
retailer) can verify the quality of the parts and see any damage easily. Also visible from the back is the FlisKits full 1
year warranty card. All FlisKits components
are similarly packaged but with black/white artwork as opposed to full color. This helps to keep costs down and also provides it
own distinctive look to identify it as a quality FlisKits component or accessory.
Order Processing for
(Please review the
enclosed Retailer Discount Program to understand the rules and obligations for
both FlisKits and the Retailer before placing your order.)
Orders can be
placed via email to firstname.lastname@example.org , mail
order or phone. At this time we do not have a
FAX machine, but hope to soon.
When you place your
order, please include the following information:
- Kit model number
- Kit name
- Your name
- Store name and
- Phone number (fax
also, if applicable) and email
- Method of payment
(Paypal, check or money order only at this time)
return a quote within 48 hours. This quote
will show all discounts, shipping and any past credits/debits that apply. Once FlisKits has received approval for the quote,
your order will be processed. FlisKits
typically has all items in stock at all times. As
a result, most orders ship within 24-48 hours of approval.
If there are any shortages, you will be informed of what the shortage is and
when the item is expected to be in stock. All
orders are invoiced and you can either pay against the invoice or you can pre-pay. Please review the discount program for discount
incentives for pre-payment options.
Why purchase FlisKits
Many of the reasons
have been described in detail above, but deserve to be recapped here and included with
other important reasons when considering taking on a new vendor for your shop:
- Exciting new designs
that will thrill your customers and break you away from the tired 3 fins and a
nose cone type of models that are
available from the other companies.
- Attractive and
attention-getting package artwork to attract your customers and to maintain the clean
professional appearance of your shop.
- High quality parts,
that you and the customer can view easily to verify condition
- High quality designs
and clear instructions so that your customer will come back for more
- Low prices. Item for item, FlisKits has some of the lowest
prices in the industry.
- Good margins. Our discount program, while not up to the levels
of larger companies, is competitive and getting more so.
You will notice that when we do raise our prices, along with that we increase our
retailer discounts allowing you realize greater margins with your purchases.
- A growing company
with a strong history and promising future. FlisKits
is not a small part time company. Rather it
is the newest member of this strong hobby industry. We
will be here far into the future to continue to support your rocketry needs.
- Strong customer
support and loyalty. To date FlisKits has
served well over 3000 customers and that number grows daily. Day to day approximately 40% of our web based
orders come from new customers telling us that word of mouth support of our products and
company is still strong and growing stronger.