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TNmike

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First post here. After several decades I'm considering getting back into model rocketry. I've been doing a lot of research on the one piece plastic fin cans and find the amount of information out there is limited. I'm especially interested in the BT-50 size fin cans and up. I would like any information you could share concerning brand; availability; type/shape/etc. such as number of fins, slide over tube or onto pilot diameter, has integral launch or lug or not, dimensions, etc.; quality, including straightness of fins; durability, and so on. I am fairly aware of Estes offerings (http://www.rocketshoppe.com/info/Estes_Fin_Can_Reference_V2.0.pdf, which may be a somewhat older listing); Quest's offerings, although their website gives minimal information, and the two Acme cans. Thanks in advance for any help you can give.
 

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First post here. After several decades I'm considering getting back into model rocketry.
Sorry I have no helpful information for you regarding 1-piece fin cans.

However, I can certainly encourage you to get back into rocketry, if only briefly. I suggest that if you build exactly one new rocket, you'll get it out of your system and then you can move onto other things.

(snicker)
 

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Easiest 1pc are the Estes boosters in bt55, bt60, and 'pro'; the last being a nonstandard size which slides nicely inside other sizes.

Of those I only really like the pro, it's plenty study and if you leave the 'cap' off you can use a longer mount for a perfect 29/40-120 fit.
 
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