Looking For a Mid-power Rocket

Looking For a Mid-power Rocket

Post by Gadget2 » Sun, 10 Oct 1999 04:00:00



I want to buy my first mid power rocket.  I have built many other kits, and
tons of scratch built model rockets, so it doesn't have to be really easy,
though a 3FNC rocket would be fine.  I plan to fly it on E and F engines. I
don't have a large field so it can't go above 1000 feet (better is less)  and
it would be nice if it was under $40 bucks.  

This sounds like a lot, and suggestions would be great, and what company/system
of engines should i use?

thanks in advance

Jason

 
 
 

Looking For a Mid-power Rocket

Post by Gene » Sun, 10 Oct 1999 04:00:00


LOC Graduator or Vaughn Brothers Javelin. Nice kits. Inexpensive. Fly
great. Basic to build. Both will fly on E's through G's. (An E30 gets a
Grad up to about 550' while an F would get either to 1100'+.) Epoxy,
sandpaper, Xacto knife and paint are on you.

Be aware that you're going to need a bigger launch pad. An Estes pad is
100% unusable. You can build one for little money and a few hours time.
(Many of the regulars here have done so.) The Estes controller can be
modified to use with mid-powers but you NEED 12V; 6V is NG.

Aerotech is the pre*** single use composite motor mfr. After
getting your feet wet with these, spring for a reloadable motor.

 
 
 

Looking For a Mid-power Rocket

Post by Gadget2 » Sun, 10 Oct 1999 04:00:00


Well, i already, have a heavy duty pad, and  powerful launcher, so thats not a
promblem, but whats the lowest flying F engine kit?

Jason
(again)

 
 
 

Looking For a Mid-power Rocket

Post by Gene » Sun, 10 Oct 1999 04:00:00


Unless I'm incorrect, all the single use F's that Aerotech makes are at
or near 100% F. IOW, you'll get approximately the same altitude (within
10% or so) regardless. (I didn't state any provisos but there are some.)
 
 
 

Looking For a Mid-power Rocket

Post by Vamidpo » Sun, 10 Oct 1999 04:00:00


We've got about fifty kits you can choose from, at varying skill levels.  Come
visit.

Chuck Barndt
The Launch Pad
http://www.the-launch-pad.com

 
 
 

Looking For a Mid-power Rocket

Post by Mordecai Schmeeglefar » Sun, 10 Oct 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
> I want to buy my first mid power rocket.  I have built many other kits, and
> tons of scratch built model rockets, so it doesn't have to be really easy,
> though a 3FNC rocket would be fine.  I plan to fly it on E and F engines. I
> don't have a large field so it can't go above 1000 feet (better is less)  and
> it would be nice if it was under $40 bucks.

> This sounds like a lot, and suggestions would be great, and what company/system
> of engines should i use?

----
I would suggest the AT initator.  It will fly to 1000' on an F20, and less
on an E or 24mm F.  It is a very robust (TTWTTMMT, baffled, Plastic fins),
easy to build design.  You can pick it up for under $40, especially if you
wait for it to go on sale.  It will also let you fly Gs if you gain access
to a larger field.

You could always scratchbuild something for less, and use the savings to
fund an investment in a 24mm rms engine, which sounds like the best
propulsion system for you, regardless of airframe.

Mordecai

 
 
 

Looking For a Mid-power Rocket

Post by Jonathan Zalger M » Sun, 10 Oct 1999 04:00:00


        The AT Strong Arm is a cool rocket.I just finished in abut 10
minutes ago.Looks great and not that expensive.

                                                Jon

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Looking For a Mid-power Rocket

Post by Dave Pache » Mon, 11 Oct 1999 04:00:00


I started recently with the AT Initiator rms starter set. It's great
but costly. If you don't need the pad and controller (like if you have
a nearby club) then don't get them!


Quote:
>I want to buy my first mid power rocket.  I have built many other kits, and
>tons of scratch built model rockets, so it doesn't have to be really easy,
>though a 3FNC rocket would be fine.  I plan to fly it on E and F engines. I
>don't have a large field so it can't go above 1000 feet (better is less)  and
>it would be nice if it was under $40 bucks.  

>This sounds like a lot, and suggestions would be great, and what company/system
>of engines should i use?

>thanks in advance

>Jason


 
 
 

Looking For a Mid-power Rocket

Post by Bob Kapl » Mon, 11 Oct 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

> LOC Graduator or Vaughn Brothers Javelin. Nice kits. Inexpensive. Fly
> great. Basic to build. Both will fly on E's through G's. (An E30 gets a
> Grad up to about 550' while an F would get either to 1100'+.) Epoxy,
> sandpaper, Xacto knife and paint are on you.

Add to that list the THOY Hornet. unlike the Graduator, the Hornet has fins
that go all the way to the motor mount. Not necessary for E-F-G, but nice to
have. I built my Hornet using only Titebond. It has flown on motors from D13
to H238.

        Bob Kaplow      NAR # 18L       TRA # "Ctrl-Alt-Del"

Kaplow Klips:   http://members.aol.com/myhprcato/KaplowKlips.html (baffle too!)
NIRA:           http://www.nira.chicago.il.us  NAR:    http://www.nar.org

 
 
 

Looking For a Mid-power Rocket

Post by Bob Kapl » Mon, 11 Oct 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

> Well, i already, have a heavy duty pad, and  powerful launcher, so thats not a
> promblem, but whats the lowest flying F engine kit?

Well, if you want absolute lowest, then go with a 4" diameter rocket. I've
flown my LOC-IV on assorted F motors for very low flights. To get even
lower, use Econojet F instead of other F motors, because the Econojets are
somewhat downrated from the regular motors.

        Bob Kaplow      NAR # 18L       TRA # "Ctrl-Alt-Del"

Kaplow Klips:   http://members.aol.com/myhprcato/KaplowKlips.html (baffle too!)
NIRA:           http://www.nira.chicago.il.us  NAR:    http://www.nar.org

 
 
 

Looking For a Mid-power Rocket

Post by Andrew Waddel » Mon, 11 Oct 1999 04:00:00


Our AMRAAM-2 flies nicely on F's and G's.

--
Andrew D. Waddell
PML Online Support Rep
TRA 2043 L2/NAR 52875 L2

PML: www.publicmissiles.com

 
 
 

Looking For a Mid-power Rocket

Post by Jeffrey Gortatowsk » Thu, 14 Oct 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

> Our AMRAAM-2 flies nicely on F's and G's.

I vouch for the VB Javelin and the PML AMRAAM 2. Both are great with the PML kit
being the usual PML masterpiece. A 4" Public Enemy Fatboy on an F20-4 Econojet
is a nice low and slow flight as well.
 
 
 

Looking For a Mid-power Rocket

Post by Bruce Kirchn » Fri, 15 Oct 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

>A 4" Public Enemy Fatboy on an F20-4 Econojet is a nice low and slow flight as

well.<

And with an H112 it's a sight to behold! Also, relatively, 'low and slow'
--

Bruce Kirchner
TRA L1 #5888       NAR #69850
Michigan Team 1   HUVARS
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