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K'Tesh

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My Mom asked me what I wanted for Christmas that she could send me.

I think I figured out a rocket that would actually survive the trip through China Post...

The Estes Quinstar.

Only one tube to be crushed, and depending on how they break the box, a set of fins should be able to survive the trip (presuming they don't lose it). From that, I can create the damaged/lost/missing pieces from balsa.

NO, I won't be simming this in OR.

Yes, I might want to upscale this to HPR.
 
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It's a fun little rocket! Do a 24mm mount for sure, flies great on a D12-3.

Hope you can get it intact...
 

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It's a fun little rocket! Do a 24mm mount for sure, flies great on a D12-3.

Hope you can get it intact...
I need another the body tube for that...
 

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No, you don't need anything but what's in the kit. Comes with a BT50 and an 18 mm mount to go in it...
So, I was wrong, it has two body tubes that China Post can crush. If it survives the trip here, I might have to make it convertible from 18mm to 24mm motors.
 

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So, I was wrong, it has two body tubes that China Post can crush. If it survives the trip here, I might have to make it convertible from 18mm to 24mm motors.
No explicit effort required. Just shove an 18mm motor into a spent D, pop it in, and you're good to do. Worked for me. To be fair it flies fine on a C6-0 but I enjoy seeing it go up on a D.
 
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