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  1. #1
    Join Date
    21st August 2015

    Estes Hy Flier XL

    I just got an Estes Hy Flier XL. Although the instructions don't mention it, someone that has one told me he had to add 14 grams of of nose weight to make the rocket stable. Has anyone else had to do that.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    19th January 2009
    San Diego, CA
    My Estes Hi Flier XL has a mass of 5.1oz w/o motor.

    It has no additional nose weight and the model has been flown with D12 and E9 motors.


  3. #3
    Join Date
    18th January 2009
    Orlando, Florida
    My Hi-Flier XL has flown fine with no additional nose weight.
    You might be thinking of the small, BT-20 based Hi-Flier.
    Fred Schector has reported the smaller one needs nose weight to be stable when using C engines.
    Hans "Chris" Michielssen
    Old/New NAR # 19086 SR
    Your results may vary
    "Nose cones roll, be careful with that."
    Every spaceman needs a ray gun.
    Look out - I'm the Meister Shyster!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    21st August 2015
    Thanks for getting back to me. The first flight will be on a C11 just to be on the safe side.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    26th January 2015
    I've got a High Flyer Xl and I've flown it over 25 times using estes motors, it's been a great rocket. Several times I've used a keychain camera attached to it and It's given us some great footage.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    2nd February 2018
    I had to add ballast to the front of mine, but then again I up-engined it for 29mm motors.

    NAR - L1 on 2/17/2018 via scratchbuilt Mega Der Red Max

    In the pipe: too many...

  7. #7
    Join Date
    24th October 2012
    Goodyear, AZ
    I did not add nose weight and it flies great on AT E18-7 in the Hobbyline 24/40 case
    My Wizard grew up to be a Starburst!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    5th December 2013
    Built mine per instructions, launched on an E9, never saw it again.

    John S. ---- NAR #96911 ---- TRA #15253 ---- MDRA #067 ---- BARC #028
    L1, 3/15/14: Aerotech Sumo, CTI H133BS
    L2, 6/21/14: Giant Leap Vertical Assault, CTI J240RL
    L3, 3/12/16: MAC Performance Radial Flyer, CTI M1101WH
    Altitude: 13,028', L3 flight; Speed: Mach ???, L3 flight

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