Thank you, Any recommended kits? Maybe ones with wood fits vs plasticYou can always buy upgraded chutes but most LPR kits come with plastic, just changing the chute material wont usually change the weight enough to alter motor selection. Upgraded chutes are available from Top Flight Recovery and Dino Chutes are two that come to mind.
Estes offers both wood and plastic finned kits, SBR Rockets has their Lil' series (29mm airframe that can be flown on 18mm and 24mm motors same for Loc Precision's 1" airframe diameter kits. E-rockets/Semroc lots of options, Balsa Machining Services School Rocket kit. Aerospace Specialty Products, Rocketarium, Quest, plenty of low power options and for some unusual kits New Way Rockets which are hip to be square!Thank you, Any recommended kits? Maybe ones with wood fits vs plastic
Mach 1 Rocketry offers amazing quality BT20 & BT50 glass kits that come complete or can be ordered complete with nylon chutes, nomex, and Kevlar. They use A, B, C & D motors.
Thanks will have to take a good look at them. Know of any build threads on either the bt20 or 50? I searched real quick and did not anything offhand. Will look a bit later when I have more time
any rocket can be upgraded. If you Feel the need you can replace the chute on just about any rocket out there. If built correctly there is nothing wrong with a plastic chute. Just don’t fly themwith the stock knots that come with the Estes kits.
Not trying to upgrade everything but I hate those plastic parachutes with a pink and purple passion. I also really hate water slide decals, they are a big pain.or leave them (plastic chutes) all crumped up in the tube..
Some would say a Mylar chute is an upgrade. but it's still a plastic film.
I / we have also seen people buy a kit and swap out almost every component: revise it to the next motor mount size (18mm to 24mm) change the fins from balsa to ply or basswood (and maybe add TTW tabs & slots), swap out the CRs for ply, swap out the shock cord for Kevlar, swap the chute for nylon / sewn + a blanket and/or a baffle, and swap the nosecone. Then build with epoxy exclusively. Oh, and replace the water-slide decals with Stickershock.. Then complain that performance is marginal...
Small of Aerotech's chutes are very lightweight and easy to pack.You can always buy upgraded chutes but most LPR kits come with plastic, just changing the chute material wont usually change the weight enough to alter motor selection. Upgraded chutes are available from Top Flight Recovery and Dino Chutes are two that come to mind.
Being fiberglass and flying on grass fields I use streamers in my LP Mach1 rockets