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Welcome to the MAC BlackFly Gallery.

This gallery showcases the MAC BlackFly and those rockets derived from it. Particularly appropriate in this thread are the following:

MAC: BlackFly 54mm
MAC: BlackFly 3"
MAC: BlackFly 4"
MAC: BlackFly 6"


as well as any upscales, downscales, clones, kitbashes or other derivative works. Even Goonies qualify!
 

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MAC Performance Rocketry 54mm BlackFly Basic Information.

MAC Performance Rocketry

MODEL NAME: 54mm BlackFly, Also known as:

NUMBER:

Introduced: May 2017
Final Year:
Designer: Michael Pitfield and Mike Crupe

Type: Sport
Motor Mount: 1x29mm
Recovery: Parachute
Stages: 1
Length: 28"
Diameter: 54mm
Span: 6.273"
Weight: 14 oz
CP: 19.16"

Mfg. Description:
Original concept by Michael Pitfield, Toronto, Canada.
F through H motors
Content of Kit:

  • 16" canvas phenolic airframe (pre-slotted)
  • 29mm x 5 5/8" kraft phenolic motor tube
  • 5:1 Pinnacle nosecone -- 10.5" exposed
  • (5) 1/8" canvas phenolic bevelled fins
  • 1/4" fore C ring with integrated shock cord attachment system that includes 1/8" tubular Kevlar booster harness
  • 3-D printed tailcone (red)
Kit includes all necessary hardware and assembly instructions. (Does not include motor retainer)
Note: You can upgrade your kit with a Wildman filament wound fiberglass Von Karman nosecone.
Recommended Accessories:

Aero Pack RA29P - Retainer Assembly, 29mm
Nosecone Bay Kit
54mm 5 fin jig
Top Flight X-Type Parachute 18"


Advertising Liveries
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Face Card(s)

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Instruction Header(s)

First post in this thread featuring this rocket.

See Also:
TRF Build Threads
https://www.rocketryforum.com/showthread.php?140664-MAC-BlackFly-build-thread

TRF Applicable Threads
https://www.rocketryforum.com/showthread.php?140380-Looking-for-a-nice-24mm-MMT-kit
https://www.rocketryforum.com/showt...ot-BlackFlys-quot-are-here&highlight=blackfly

LINKS
EMRR
RocketReviews
Mfg. Page


If you have any additional information on this rocket and/or catalog photos, please let us know.
 

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MAC Performance Rocketry 3" BlackFly Basic Information.

MAC Performance Rocketry


MODEL NAME: 3" BlackFly Also known as: BlackFly

NUMBER:

Introduced: Jan 2018
Final Year:
Designer: Michael Pitfield and Mike Crupe
A special thank you to George Barnes IV for his effort in pushing for a 3" and 4" upscale based of the original 54mm

Type: Sport
Motor Mount: 1x38mm
Recovery: Parachute
Stages: 1
Length: 39"
Diameter: 3"
Span: 8.594"
Weight: 26 oz
CP: 29.9516"

Mfg. Description:
Thanks to George Barnes, CO for the fantastic pictures of his 3" BlackFly!
G through J motors
Content of Kit:

  • 22" canvas phenolic airframe (pre-slotted)
  • 38mm x 8 1/2" kraft phenolic motor tube
  • 5:1 Pinnacle nosecone -- 14.5" exposed
  • (5) 1/8" canvas phenolic bevelled fins
  • 1/4" fore center ring
  • 3/8" tubular Kevlar booster harness
  • 3-D printed tailcone (black)

Kit includes all necessary hardware and assembly instructions. (Does not include motor retainer)

Note: You can upgrade your kit with a Wildman filament wound fiberglass Von Karman nosecone.
Recommended Accessories:

Aero Pack RA38P - Retainer Assembly, 38mm
Nosecone Bay Kit
3" 5 fin jig
Rocketman Parachute 3'


Advertising Liveries
54mm_FWFGVK_bf4141bc-15e3-4283-925e-217ebfb08409_medium.jpg DSC03015_medium.JPG Black_Fly_3_Components_medium.jpg 2017 Web Ad


Face Card(s)


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Instruction Header(s)

First post in this thread featuring this rocket.

See Also:
TRF Build Threads
https://www.rocketryforum.com/showt...ce-Black-Fly-38mm-L1-build&highlight=blackfly
https://www.rocketryforum.com/threads/mac-performance-3-black-fly-38mm-l1-build.145259/

TRF Applicable Threads
https://www.rocketryforum.com/showthread.php?140380-Looking-for-a-nice-24mm-MMT-kit
https://www.rocketryforum.com/showt...e-Survey-Poll-Build-Thread&highlight=blackfly

LINKS
EMRR
RocketReviews
Mfg. Page


If you have any additional information on this rocket and/or catalog photos, please let us know.
 

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MAC Performance Rocketry 4" BlackFly Basic Information.

MAC Performance Rocketry


MODEL NAME: 4" BlackFly Also known as: BlackFly

NUMBER:

Introduced: Feb 2019
Final Year:
Designer: Michael Pitfield and Mike Crupe
A special thank you to George Barnes IV for his effort in pushing for a 3" and 4" upscale based of the original 54mm

Type: Sport
Motor Mount: 1x54mm
Recovery: Parachute
Stages: 1
Length: 50.5"
Diameter: 4"
Span: 11.05"
Weight: 47 oz
CP: 33.412"

Mfg. Description:
Videos & pictures courtesy of George Barnes, CO. who has supplied videos of his J, K & L 4" Black Fly Flights!
H through K motors
Content of Kit:

  • 28" canvas phenolic airframe (pre-slotted)
  • 54mm x 10 5/8" kraft phenolic motor tube
  • 5:1 Pinnacle nosecone -- 19.5" exposed
  • (5) 1/8" canvas phenolic bevelled fins
  • 1/4" fore and aft center rings
  • 3/8" tubular Kevlar booster harness
  • 3-D printed tailcone (black)

Kit includes all necessary hardware and assembly instructions. (Does not include motor retainer)

Note: You can upgrade your kit with a 4" 5:1 Wildman filament wound fiberglass Von Karman nosecone.

Recommended Accessories:

Aero Pack RAS54P - Retainer Assembly, 54mm
Nosecone Bay Kit 4"-54mm x 6"
4" 5 fin jig
Rocketman Parachute 4'


Advertising Liveries
2019 Web Ad​
4_Black_Fly_Assembly_1024x1024.jpg 54mm_FWFGVK_0933cb40-e61a-41b2-8a1d-767023c8ac20_1024x1024.jpg Fly_with_Georges_son_1024x1024.JPG

Face Card(s)
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Instruction Header(s)

First post in this thread featuring this rocket.

See Also:
TRF Build Threads


TRF Applicable Threads
https://www.rocketryforum.com/showthread.php?140380-Looking-for-a-nice-24mm-MMT-kit
https://www.rocketryforum.com/showt...e-Survey-Poll-Build-Thread&highlight=blackfly
https://www.rocketryforum.com/threa...d-post-your-photos.156649/page-2#post-1951245

LINKS:
EMRR
RocketReviews
Mfg. Page

YouTube:
George Barnes 4" Black Fly on an AeroTech K695R
George Barnes 4" Black Fly on an AeroTech J540R
George Barnes 4" Black Fly on an AeroTech DMS L1000W

If you have any additional information on this rocket and/or catalog photos, please let us know.
 

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First flight of my 54mm BlackFly on a CTI G80 Skidmark. Unfortunately I was a bit slow on the camera so the only take off pic is of the bottom 3" as it leaves the frame and the sparks of the Skidmark.

 
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3", 54mm Stretch (21.75" body tube length), Original 54mm, BT-60 24mm downscale



Original 54mm:
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AeroTech H128W

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CTI G80 Skidmark

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CTI H163 Teleportation



3":

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AeroTech H148R


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AeroTech H130W
 

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Stretched 54mm original fly (21.75" body tube):

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CTI 5gr H160SK to 3,176' at 372 mph


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AeroTech H180W to 3,424' at 374 mph


Up next, AT I200W...
 

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The Black Fly family is complete (for now):

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4"/54mm, 3"/38mm, 54/29mm stretch, 54/29mm original, BT60/24mm

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4"/54mm, 54/29mm original
 
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This weekend @ Snow Ranch in California I was able to fly my 3" Black fly and accomplish my L1 cert on a H115-8DM. The build was really fun. I had this kit in my garage saved for the future and my good friend Toby encouraged me to build it. I am glad he did.

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This is my 6" on it's way to 14,680 and Mach 1.2 on a CTI M2020 last October at Bayboro NC flying with NCRockets. "Better get a bigger can" ;)
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Photo courtest of Jim Livingston
 
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