I have with my Semroc ML and was very happy with it. Well, the first one blew the forward seal on the D16 shortly after liftoff, so that was a CATO. It flew well on a C12 immediately after and at a later launch I had a good D16 flight. BTW my Estes Outlander flew well on the D16 also.
In my kid days in the hobby back in the early 70s, I had a few mini-brutes in the fleet that got a lot of flying time due to their low cost to buy and fly. I don't see or hear much about them, but they were a big contributor to my early hobby experience. The second rocket I ever built was the...
Great thread topic. Thanks. And a tough one to answer! I came back into the hobby several years ago as a BAR and rebuilt kits I either loved as a kid or kits I dreamed of building as a kid but never did. Using that as my criteria, here's my top 5 best kits:
Alpha. Original came with my...
When I saw an older picture of him I thought I recognized him from The Twilight Zone. Sure enough, he was Mr. Bevis in an episode.
Orson Bean was a very interesting guy. Johnny Carson thought so, too. He was a guest on The Tonight Show over 90 times.
I've done several Cub Scout and Boy Scout group builds. Our last build, I used a technique I read online that said use a couple of spots of CA gel on the fin and put wood glue on the rest. That way you get the instant bond in conjunction with the more durable bond. Keep in mind I had parents...
In the Guidebook's Welcome Message, it states it is the product of a number of volunteers.
Many thanks to you for your work on this. As a BAR and newly Level 1 certified, there's plenty for me to learn from.
Thanks again for your time and effort!
After following this discussion, I looked at my NAR Member Guidebook. In the Welcome Message on page 2, it states they try to provide a mix of material, and whether you are a new or renewing member, hope you find it useful.
Agree with KTesh.
After I posted I thought it was odd that many of the kits mentioned had been rereleased by Estes or done by another company. Then I noticed the 2004 dates on prior posts. I think it's good a 15 year old thread came back to life. Probably pretty rare, too.