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astrowolf67

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So I'm setting here at the computer last night, and my wife says "What do you want for Christmas this year?". I've had my eye on the P.E. Performer for a while now, and the price is very reasonable. I told her I wanted the dual deploy version, and added, that since it was dual deploy, I'd need an altimeter :D

Has anyone had experience with this kit? Is it a good choice for a first dual deploy capable rocket? I've got a PML Endeavor, but have decided to build it stock instead of dual deploy.

Thoughts, tips, ect., much appreciated.
 

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>>>>>>>>>>>>David<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

The 4" P.E. Extreme Performer is my bird of choice for L2...I highly recomend it.

I have an unbuilt kit in my shop right now with dual deploy option, that I picked up on auction for a mere $59...You need to know anything about this bird and I'll fill yer ear full.

Pictured is me just before L2 on a HyperTEK Hammerhead J300...
 

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I too have a performer with dual deployment, I used it for my L2 flight this summer.
It flies great and is an easy build for some one with a few builds under their belt.
 

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I bought the 4" Extreme Performer (dual deployment) last fall. I certified level one and two this year with it. It is affordable and flys great. The 'chute is too small. My rocket came in at 7 lbs, so you might need to upgrade your main 'chute.

I've flown it six times on 38mm AT motors. I got an adapter for the 54mm mount. Motors flown: I211W, I300T, I195J, I435T, J350W, and J420R.

I've been using a Missile Works RRC2 altimeter. I have not had a bad flight yet.
 

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I bought one of these (PE Performer) and I think it's a good value kit. If I ever find the time to finish it I'll let you know how it flys on a Loki J528

-JT
 

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Flies great on the HyperTEK K240 too!
 

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Thanks for the tips and experiences. My decision is final, that's what I want for Christmas. From everyone's opinions, and my own assumptions, it sure is a lot of rocket for a very reasonable price. Their web site states weight at about 2.5 pounds, which seemed awful light.
Now, if Christmas would just hurry up and get here :p
 

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Mine weighed in at 6.5 lbs with motor. but I over build all my kits.
 

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Mine weighed in @ 9 pounds, but HyperTEK systems are somewhat heavier motor systems...dang, makes me want to start yet another winter project. ;)
 

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I told her I wanted the dual deploy version, and added, that since it was dual deploy, I'd need an altimeter
You're pro at that. You're my hero!!! I'll can learn from that!!!
:D :D :D
 

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Back in 1998, Public Enemy used to offer a 6" Dia. Ultra Extreme Performer, what a beast that was...They do not offer it now, but if you sweet talked them, I believe you can speacial order one. It came with phenolic tubing, and PML glass cone.

Here is the only review I found on this one:

http://www.rocketreviews.com/reviews/oop/pe_ultra_performer.html

Here is my original review I wrote on the 4" Extreme Performer after my Level 2 in 1999...I forgot I wrote this crazy thing:

http://www.rocketreviews.com/reviews/kits/pe_extreme_performer.html
 

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Christmas is a long time to wait...so here is a page cut from a web site that is totally nuts about P.E. Kits...or at least they were. Here is a link to the Extreme Performer page, that includes a rare shot and video of the 6" Extrmeme Performwer burning on an L motor...

http://thrust66.com/performer.html

Enjoy...be warned, this site has a lot of flash or something, so dial-up take a little longer to load.
 

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