- Nov 29, 2009
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It's a takeoff of the old Estes Sprite that was meant to fly with the "shorty" 18mm engines. Nothing wrong with it. KurtThat's a pretty cool design. I like sci-fi styled rockets. I wonder how durable a 12" ring fin is against impact on landing. Does it add a lot of eight aft? If you can make it work, I imagine it would have an interesting low flight with all that drag --- another thing I like.
The original Estes Sprite was only marginally stable by design. The ejection charge moved the spent shorty motor aft making the rocket unstable after eject. Estes called this 'tumble recovery'. The lightweight rocket + short motor combination made the tumble recovery a non-damaging event.It's a takeoff of the old Estes Sprite that was meant to fly with the "shorty" 18mm engines. Nothing wrong with it. Kurt
No, a 54MMT is not in the works. The stress on the tail ring and the added weight would be too much. If the kit was fiberglass maybe.I've had my eye on the Circulus 3 for a while now.. I may have to move on the 4. Don't see it on your website. 54MMT an option?