Andrews Rocketry Shop - Patriot

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  1. Jun 29, 2018 #1

    Eric

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    I recently got a ARS Patriot K-01 kit. I had a little spare time at work, so I put it together and do a little review.

    The kit comes well packaged and very complete. There is a detailed 3-page instruction packet.

    I really like that the laser cut fins are 1/8" thick. It let me put a nice airfoil on them. I did contoure the fin root using the motor guide and sandpaper. With a small body tube and thicker fin, I didn't want a gap while gluing them on.

    The kid came with 12g of nose weight clay. After doing a little bit of figuring with mostly using B Motors. I used 8 grams of nose weight. And it still should be stable with a C6.

    It came with a standard rubber shock cord and streamer. Installed with the folded paper method.

    I did a couple coats of primer with sanding in between. And then a coat of gloss white. I'm still unsure if I will paint on the red and colors.

    I am happy with the outcome of this little rocket. As a minimum diameter its going to scream on a B, and vanish on a C6... Looking forward to seeing it fly.

    Thanks Andrew. Great job. 0627180630.jpg 0627180700_HDR.jpg 0627180549.jpg 0627180945.jpg 0629181058.jpg
     
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    Thanks for the review and the kind words! :)
    I'm glad you like it! :)

    It's a great flier on an A8-3. Perfect for a baseball or soccer field.
    You'll get about 350' out of it on an A, 700' on a B, and around 1600' on a C.



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    nice fin taper!!
     
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    And some paint...

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    Turned out nice. Have you had a chance to fly it yet?
     
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    Not yet. We are shut down for fire danger. Hoping for November.
     

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