BAR Fleet No. 132 - Quest Nike-K

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milehigh

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Hi, All,
I just finished up this fun build of an OOP Quest Aerospace kit, the Nike-K (Kit 2002).
It was a fun, easy build which turned out fairly nice. Even though the kit is designed to be built and flown as is, I took the time to fill body tube and launch lug seams and paint the model. The fin can and transition were brush painted. Kit supplied decals are stick-on, and I also added a waterslide checkerboard band on the payload section, a black band above the fin can, and decals of the fleet number and my old NAR number.
Look forward to flying this attractive bird.

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Model Type: Sport, Payloader
Quest Aerospace Kit No. 2002
Motor Type: 18mm x 70mm
Recovery: Parachute
Nose Type: 2.76 Caliber Tangent Ogive, Plastic
Fin Type: Trapezoidal, Plastic Fin Can
Number of Fins: 4
Length: 23.4 in. (59.8cm)
Diameter: 1.378 in. (35mm)
Weight empty: 2.45 oz. (69.6g)
Color scheme: Body Tubes-White
Fin Can & Transition – Orange
Nose – White
Multi-Color Trim & Markings
Completion date: April 13, 2021
 
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Thanks,
This is a long out-of-production Quest kit that was an adaptation of an even earlier MPC kit, the Nike Patriot.
 

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Very nicely done. The decals add a nice touch. I didn't realize this was modified from the MPC Nike Patriot. Used to have one of those.
 

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Hi, Stewman,
Thankee!

If you're interested in building one of these, Quest Aerospace still stocks the individual parts and YORP has the kit instruction and decal scans.
 

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Will keep that in mind - just one more to add to my 200+ build list, LOL
 

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This was a fun old kit. Only issue I had with it was the fit of the coupler into the lower tube. I felt the shoulder was too short and allowed the upper section to wobble a bit too much. I hollowed out the center coupler and added a baffle into the upper tube and did normal nose cone ejection. Great flying rockets that still show up on eBay from time to time at a reasonable cost.

I guess I'll need to go see if I can find another one. I love the old Quest kits.
 

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