- Jan 22, 2004
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My local Hobby Lobby put a bunch of Quest models on clearance, so I bought a bunch for bashing. I've never built Quest before and I am confused about how the shock cord is attached.
Quest uses two shock cords - one elastic, and one kevlar. The instructions say to tie the kevlar cord to the motor mount, and then to take the free end of the kevlar and tie it to the elastic cord. The instructions then say to tie "the shock cord" (unspecified as to which) to the nose cone. I assume it means to tie the free end of the elastic cord. If this is the case, that makes for a very long total cord length - two feet in the case of the "Pipsqueak", a tiny, minimum diameter streamer rocket similar to the Estes "Viking".
Am I interpereting the instructions correctly?
Also - the streamer is not physically connected to the cord, but rather the cord threads through a hole in a "gripper" tab on the streamer. It seems that could be problematic. Maybe.