Jason makes an excellent point about the fins, but it would help greatly in providing recommendations if you could give us an idea of what you are looking for in a kit or rocket.Originally posted by jetra2
That's not exactly a valid question. If you want strength, well, all of them are going to be strong, their almost completely fiberglass (body tube and nosecone). Looking at your price range, you could get a Thumper Jr. like I did, which will be very strong, or almost any other of his kits will be strong. Keep away from anything with long, swept back fins like the Skeeter, it's prone to breaking.
What kind of rocket are you looking for?
The LOC Weasel is an incredibly tough bird for having no reinforcement. The stubby fins set forward from the tail are well protected from ground hits. The body is very strong, and being so narrow is even tougher in terms of wall thickness to size ratio. The Vulcanite is as well built, but being larger doesn't have quite the strength per size.Originally posted by bachsta
im not totally sure where to put this so ill trry here. anyway what are some of the most durable kits (stock built) and by durable i mean able to handle the most power/hardest impacts for lets say under 150$
Building a rocket that can handle the stress of breaking Mach doesn't necessarily translate into being able to handle a rough deployment well. The two concepts are NOT mutually exclusive.Originally posted by bachsta
its not that i nescesarily want to push the rocket past mach i just want to know that it will be able to stand up to mach+ forces so if theres a bad ejection or the chute doesnt deploy it will survive because i seem to have really bad luck when atempting to launch on anything over an E so if something goes wrong i wnt to still be able to launch it again wiht minimal to no repairs. i also want the rocket to be able ot grow with me meaning when i by highpower kits that launch on high impulse motors i want to be able to launch the birds i get now on the same high power/impulse motors so i guess im looking for versatility also.
First off, what do you mean by big? I will limit myself to AeroTech White Lightning propellant motors because they are what I'm most familiar with.Originally posted by bachsta
it seems i have to be extremely specific for you guys so:
1. whats the biggest motor that can be used in a thumper jr
2. whats the biggest motor that can be used in a polecat 4 in v2
3. same question 4in horizon
4. same question 3in hyperloc
5. same qustion loc onyx
6. " aerotech mustang
7. " loc legacy
8. " pml cirrus
9. " loc forte
10. out of those rockets which is the most resisitent to damage