Aerotech Sumo

The Rocketry Forum

Help Support The Rocketry Forum:

Fore Check

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 24, 2010
Messages
4,263
Reaction score
7
Alright, I've got a line to purchase one of these. But I don't know much about the rocket.

Is it a good kit?


MOST IMPORTANTLY: What's a good or reasonable price?


Thanks for your input!
 

DynaSoar

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 15, 2004
Messages
3,022
Reaction score
0
Originally posted by Fore Check
Alright, I've got a line to purchase one of these. But I don't know much about the rocket.

Is it a good kit?


MOST IMPORTANTLY: What's a good or reasonable price?


Thanks for your input!
Haven't built one. But here's where I go to check prices:
https://www.buyrockets.com/buyrockets/aerotech.html
When comparing prices, compare shipping costs. Individuals tend to charge way more than stores. On the other hand, before buying from a store, call and ask them if it's in stock, and if not, how long before it ships.
 

BlueNinja

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2009
Messages
2,700
Reaction score
1
I have built its bigger brother the G-Force. The Sumo will go a bit higher on G motors. I recommend it highly seeing as it is very similar to the G-Force.
 

loopy

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 13, 2009
Messages
4,586
Reaction score
2
Only thing I can suggest from people I've seen with the Sumo is to scrap the piston assembly it comes with. Use the coupler part of the piston to re-inforce the aft end of the body tube, as the motor mount is recessed a bit in this kit. Beyond that, go for it!

Loopy
 

Hospital_Rocket

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 25, 2003
Messages
4,009
Reaction score
1
I have a Sumo I built originally for a L1 flight, however I switched at the last minute to my BBX. However:

1. Scrap the piston. It took hours of sanding to get it to fit. Keep the integtal baffle. Note that since this is designed for a piston, AT does not include the cooling mesh. You can stuff a piece of chore-boy in the MMT if you want to.

2, Use the piston to reinforce the tail. The way the fins are set on the body, you will bung up the tail after a few landings.

3. Paint it as stock and fly it with a Redline. Looks cool...

A
 

bsexton

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2009
Messages
1,085
Reaction score
1
I managed to grab one from Great Lakes Hobbies when they were having their "special" for $50 -- I've never seen anyone come close to that price again. I haven't built mine yet but I plan to go piston-less and reinforce the rear for the reasons already mentioned.
 
Top