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Been wanting to place an order with Apogee for sometime. I like what I see on thier site and also the good news Ive read about them. I just could not decide what to order. I wanted something dif from Estes and Quest. Not that I have any issues with either . Thats the only ones Ive ever built.(also Centuri in the day) I was looking for a kit around the $50 range ,so I decide to go with the Dynastar "Snarky". I think this rocket looks awesome. I have built many model airplanes in my younger days and this would give me a little from both worlds. I did a "search" here and see some have built this and all seemed very happy with the quality of this kit and instructions. Scotty Dog
 

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Hobbylinc also have very good prices.I would check it out if i was you.
 

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Hobbylinc also have very good prices.I would check it out if i was you.
Holly Molly, There is so must to choice from these days. When I was young I had a paper catalog from Centuri ,and the rockets that were in that , were my choices. I see Hobbylinc has some good deals on motors A-C. Thats one thing I need to look into. Were I live there is not to many places to buy motors and I pay top $ for them. Thanks for the heads up :cheers: Scotty Dog
 

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Scotty Dog....I will tell you two things.

Apogee is TOP DOG ...none better (well there are some really good vendors on this site ,and those guys always show up...and being from Canada...they do the hobby a great justice...look for them or ask)

The Snarky is a pretty cool looking kit and set the standards of NO 3F and a tube,that Shrox dude is the "Timothy Leary" of rocket design.

The kit does need some carefull thought and patience in building ,a sharp blade in the handle and plenty open thought.I built the kit some time ago and flew it into the ground (the nosecone may sprout anytime now ,as soon as the ground thaws)
I have another in the stash, and cherish it like my first love (Mmmmm...well maybe not that much) but pretty darn close.

BUY IT !!

BB
 

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Scotty Dog....I will tell you two things.

Apogee is TOP DOG ...none better (well there are some really good vendors on this site ,and those guys always show up...and being from Canada...they do the hobby a great justice...look for them or ask)

The Snarky is a pretty cool looking kit and set the standards of NO 3F and a tube,that Shrox dude is the "Timothy Leary" of rocket design.

The kit does need some carefull thought and patience in building ,a sharp blade in the handle and plenty open thought.I built the kit some time ago and flew it into the ground (the nosecone may sprout anytime now ,as soon as the ground thaws)
I have another in the stash, and cherish it like my first love (Mmmmm...well maybe not that much) but pretty darn close.

BUY IT !!

BB
Don't for get the LexxJet and the Firefox. Nobody but Tim and I thought the LexxJet would fly. Tim Van Milligan that is...
 

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I have a Snarky and a Firefox in my fleet. Both have been flown in demos and are fine performers. A few years ago, the MI ANG videotaped my Snarky being launched in Alpena, MI. The Snarky and Stiletto are featured in one of my YouTube videos. hope to obtain a Lexxjet--may dress it up as a USAF C-21. If the X-3 style rocket were released, then that one as well.

I think a comparison between Shrox and Howard Hughes might be a closer analogy--except for the latter years.
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I did it. Ordered the Snarky and a bunch of other stuff from Apogee. sounds crazy ,but this is the first time "I" have ordered anything off the net. I also ordered the Quest Tomahawk Cruise Missle. Building supplies; Mid-Power= "Tubes-o-plenty,Rings-o-plenty,Engine hook assortment,1-24" plastic chute,2-10" plastic chutes, 1-Dynanstar 24 "Nylon chute. I still need shock cords, balsa wood ,NCs, ect. I donnt know what I want for the latter listed and not sure what I should use on the projects I have in mind. Plus, Im gona "spread the love" and place that order with a local from TRF. So, to help me with the design "Q"s I did myself a HUGE favor and also ordered "Model Rocket Design and Construction Book by "Mr Milligan" I ordered the 24" Nylon chute to use (maybe) in the "Snarky" inplace of the plastic 32" that comes with the kit. I checked out reviews of the "Snarky" and most said to change the chute, reason being-They had issues with the 32 opening and the times it did the rocket zippered. Ill let ya know when it all comes. Im gona do a Snarky build thread . Just donnt hold your breath tho, I need to finish the Saturn V and do some reading first. Scotty Dog
 
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I have built many model airplanes in my younger days and this would give me a little from both worlds.
Does this mean we get an RC conversion too? :)

Seriously, your gonna have fun with this kit. I had a Dynastar Rising Star and it was the best rocket I had for a long time. As long as you keep the wings straight and don't launch it in too much wind, you'll have a blast with it.

P.S. If you put a zipper protector on the shock cord and put a longer delay motor in it, you'll get a cool looking "fighter dive" out of it.
 

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...P.S. If you put a zipper protector on the shock cord and put a longer delay motor in it, you'll get a cool looking "fighter dive" out of it.
Oooohh, cool...hadn't heard that!
 

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If you like to build, I think you'll have fun with the Snarky - I sure did. The best part is putting on those shark's teeth decals - that's when it really "pops"; save them for the very end for maximum effect.
Ditto on the anti-zipper protection. Doesn't take much, just some tape or foam on the shock cord. IIRC, mine zippered on its maiden flight as it got yanked out of the initial stage of an unintentional "fighter dive".
If you have fun with the Snarky, follow it up with the Firefox-SHX. Twice the tube cutting fun!
 

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If you like to build, I think you'll have fun with the Snarky - I sure did. The best part is putting on those shark's teeth decals - that's when it really "pops"; save them for the very end for maximum effect.
Ditto on the anti-zipper protection. Doesn't take much, just some tape or foam on the shock cord. IIRC, mine zippered on its maiden flight as it got yanked out of the initial stage of an unintentional "fighter dive".
If you have fun with the Snarky, follow it up with the Firefox-SHX. Twice the tube cutting fun!
I love to build rockets. Thats a big part of why I
choose the "Snarky". And the challenge. Im a "Steamfitter" and Im used to laying out patterns and such on "tubes". I had it in my head that I would just make my own wrap-around to layout the belly angle-fudangle on the Snarky.Well , after doing a review on the Snarky,I see they include a wrap-around pattern in kit. Thats all good. Also ,I built airplanes when I was younger. Like I said before-a little of both worlds with the Snarky kit. Scotty Dog
 

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My Snarky has two minor BT zippers. Both on the underside. So not noticeable--and repaired.

Upon further review, Shrox may well be the Burt Rutan of model rocketry.
 

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My Snarky has two minor BT zippers. Both on the underside. So not noticeable--and repaired.

Upon further review, Shrox may well be the Burt Rutan of model rocketry.
My secret fear is that I am the Ed Begley Jr. of model rocketry...
 

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I just checked UPS tracking and my order from APOGEE HAS BEEN DELIVERED!!Arrived on the porch at 11:42 am today. SWEET!! So,I guess now I get home and take lots of pics of the big box and then the box open and then the contents of the big box and then more pics of the rocket boxes and then pics of the contents of the rocket boxes and on and on .:roll::roll::roll::roll: Scotty Dog
 

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Scotty Dog,

I'm from N.H. Is there still any snow on the ground up yonder?

Daniel
 

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Scotty Dog,

I'm from N.H. Is there still any snow on the ground up yonder?

Daniel
No snow up here in N. Haverhilll. But we do have lots of March winds. Good for flying kites, not rockets. Im not far from the Dean Memorial Airport. Should be listed under "Were-the-heck-are-we" Airports.:bat: Scotyy Dog
 

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I'm the Ed Norton of rocketry.



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Can you fly your Snarky on a Sparky? :D :dark:



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Sure I can, says Sam I am, I can eat green eggs and ham!
I have never seen one of those Sparkys in person, they are not allowed where I fly.

Now I have a name for my Snarky... "Sam"
 
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I just checked UPS tracking and my order from APOGEE HAS BEEN DELIVERED!!Arrived on the porch at 11:42 am today. SWEET!! So,I guess now I get home and take lots of pics of the big box and then the box open and then the contents of the big box and then more pics of the rocket boxes and then pics of the contents of the rocket boxes and on and on .:roll::roll::roll::roll: Scotty Dog
Post plenty of pics of the packing peanuts... (say that fast three times!) :D

Just don't post pics of the individual packing peanuts... LOL:) :y::eyepop::shock:

Anyway, have fun with your build and let me know what the freebie of the month is... LOL:);)

OL JR :)
 

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They don't use packing peanutz anymore, Packing pillows(air bags) thats how I got mine.:p:D:rolleyes:
Can't wait to start my Snarky. I made several smaller ones, Snarky Jr. and Snarky III. I may go smaller still, dunno yet.
 

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Ahhhh....Don Rickles ,one of my childhood heros.As far as i know ,I was the only kid in grade 3 who used the term "broad" to describe my teacher.I was not allowed to listen to Don on Johnny Carson anymore after that ....:D


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Ahhhh....Don Rickles ,one of my childhood heros.As far as i know ,I was the only kid in grade 3 who used the term "broad" to describe my teacher.I was not allowed to listen to Don on Johnny Carson anymore after that ....:D


Paul
So you switched to using "dame" instead, right? :D

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