Can Anyone identify this Rocket?

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    I purchased and assembled this small but solid rocket quite a while ago... 15 years? It's powered by an F72-10, and as such was touted as going past mach-1 and exceeding 1 mile in altitude. I built it with my son, and was hesitant to launch it for fear of never seeing it again. Memory says it was an Aerotech. I can't presently find anything like it. Anyone know what make and model this baby is. She's super solid.
     

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    Looks like a Rocket Vision - Mach Buster.
    Recently Cloned by Patelldp
     
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    29mm MMT upscale 0804182037.jpeg
     
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    Thanks! looks like you're right. So, it's no longer made? I may be less likely to launch it now...
     
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    If you don't fly it, it will be sad forever. It belongs in the air!

    I have the Dan Patell clone- when I finish it, I"m going to put it up on one of the CTI 6 grain G motors. No idea how I'll find it after that tho :)
     
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    Missileworks T3 or eggfinder mini, check into them
     
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    Thanks all for the knowledgable replies. The rocket has been sitting on a shelf and then in a dry bin for years. I assume the F72-10 motor is OK?
     
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    I would think the motor would be just fine. I say fly the rocket instead of letting it sit on a shelf.

    I also don't think the T3 tracker will fit. But the Eggfinder mini will.

    Here is an Eggfinder Mini and Quark in a 29mm nosecone. received_604846256639931.jpeg
     
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    I checked the NAR website and I don't see the F72 listed as an approved motor. That means you can't use it at a NAR launch.
     
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    The F72 was contest decertified in June of 2002, three years after it was certified. Contest certification is different from Sport Decertification. I don’t find a notification of sport decertification but unless certification has been canceled for a safety reason it can still be flown at a Tripoli Research Launch.
     
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    I built a 1" diameter Estes kit at least 15 years ago, and bought a single F72 for it. It simmed at mach 1.4 and 4000' plus altitude. I checked it for stability and glassed the fins. I launched it with a B or C motor, weighted to balance the same as the F72. Then I launched it with the F72. It immediately disappeared, and nobody at the launch ever saw it again. It was almost as if it teleported into another dimension instead of just launched. I always wished we had found it so I would have known that it survived the flight.
     
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    "Then I launched it with the F72. It immediately disappeared, and nobody at the launch ever saw it again. It was almost as if it teleported into another dimension instead of just launched."

    I think this has to be one of the most hysterical quotes I've seen in a very long time. I can't stop laughing. One can only imagine being there...
     

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