# Good medium/low altitude rocket with A-engine?

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#### Flash6

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I'm looking for a good kit to build that would stay between 200-400 feet on an A8-3 (or similar engine). Any thoughts?

#### lalligood

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Don't forget any of Art Applewhite's products too! In particular, there's his free 13mm Qubit, which will burn up the Estes A10-PT motors ALL DAY LONG

The FlisKits Midnight Express is another fun rocket although you're looking at 300-400ft on an A8-3. That rocket screams with such a small motor!

HTH,

#### cydermaster

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Art Applewhite's cone rockets are worth a look - my 18mm one lands almost next to the pad ... even on Cs. Semroc's Squire keeps low on an A8-3, but still puts in a respectable flight; also, because of its design, the fins are not the first bit to hit the ground, so makes it a good candidate for streamer-ization. The Custom Razor is another rocket worth putting a streamer in. Its tube fins can be easily re-shaped with a D engine if it touches down too fast - she still gets a few hundred feet on an A, but the streamer keeps her from drifting.

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Quest Viper.

Super sturdy.

Long enough for a proper amount of wadding (Alphas are too short IMO).

Kevlar shock cord attachment line.

Did I say "Super Sturdy"?

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Originally posted by Flash6
I'm looking for a good kit to build that would stay between 200-400 feet on an A8-3 (or similar engine). Any thoughts?

...Fred

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https://nar.org/NARmrsc.html

I stand by the Quest Viper. Your field may be so small that you must restrict power based upon the NAR MRSC. Even though a flying saucer on a C will not go as high as a Viper on an A.

Originally posted by Flash6
I'm looking for a good kit to build that would stay between 200-400 feet on an A8-3 (or similar engine). Any thoughts?

Our local Wal-Mart sells engines CHEAP---\$4.97 per 3-pack---but the selection is limited to A8-3's and C6-3's (no difference in price BTW). No B's on the shelf for the last month or 2.

My flying field is a little small so I'd like to keep the rocket a bit lower. Seems that most of the smaller rockets really take off with the A8-3's but the larger ones only get to about 100 feet with them. Any middle ground?

Thanks for any help!