Estes 1/200 Scale RTF Saturn V

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  1. Oct 29, 2019 #421

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    Quite frankly, the Q-Jets burn with a rather unsatisfying, fairly quiet, hiss... at least the C6-3 goes WOOSH! It's one reason I consider it unfortunate that AT has discontinued the 18mm single use D's... but I'm not annoyed...
     
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    But I love the thick black smoke from the Q-jets.
     
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    Thanks for the tip, I just got some QJets and haven’t flown them yet.
     
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    Okay, I am watching your video,

    How much coffee did you have to drink that morning? ;)
     
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    I like the sound *and* smoke from the Qjets. They are pleasingly different from BP motors, nice to have a change of pace.
     
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    For some reason, black smoke doesn't do it for me... I guess it's 'cause I've never seen a Saturn belching dark black smoke... :) At least it doesn't look dark to me!
     
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    Well, it's rocketry so you have to be alert, right?
    And my cheapo cell phone camera doesn't have image stabilization.
    And my videography sucks.:D
     
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    Anybody get one for Christmas?
     
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    I got myself a new nose cone for Xmas (along with a dozen other Estes kits that were on sale)!

    The old one had drifted into a forest after I broke my own cardinal rule, and used Estes-supplied elastic for shock cord. Total brain fart on my part.
    Elastic promptly broke after a few flights, and the light nose cone drifted into the next zip code, while the heavy airframe came back ballistic, core-sampled, yet incurred no damage.

    This airframe is gorgeous and indestructible !

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    P.S.: I went back and actually found the nose cone dangling from the tipy-top of a 150+ft tree, now that the leaves are gone. Who knows, maybe the chute shroud lines will rot in a year or two, and I might still recover it! :cool:
     
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    Do you usually replace the stock shock cords right out of the box?
     
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    Got one when they first came out. Flew them a few times nice flights.
    But the RTF rockets are boring. I enjoy the build as much as flying them
     
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    I do. It is fairly common practice to replace the Estes-supplied rubber with elastic, Kevlar, or a combination of both. In addition to the lack of longevity of the rubber, most folks like their shock cords to be longer than what Estes supplies.

    Of course, plenty of folks build the kits as-is, too, with success.
     
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    Yes.
    I bought spools of Kevlar cord off Amazon (150 lbs for low-power, and 2000 lbs for mid-power rockets), and religiously trash the elastic cords as soon as I find them in a kit, then replace them with Kevlar lines. Why I did not do it on this kit, is beyond me.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0184ZGSQ2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1


    Yep, that's the one I got.

    Now I have one 1:200 18mm MMT SatV, and another 1:200 with 24mm MMT SatV, ready for the next launch.
    With the weather the way it is in NE, that may not be any time soon.
     

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