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My Quest President's Day Sale order arrived today.

One of the items I ordered was the new High-Q kit. I will begin working on it this week. This will be the first kit I have built that was "...Designed by internationally famous designer Scott Branche". :w: ;) :D

The High-Q has fewer fins than the Big Dog but the paint scheme is more complicated.

More to follow...

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My Quest President's Day Sale order arrived today.

One of the items I ordered was the new High-Q kit. I will begin working on it this week. This will be the first kit I have built that was "...Designed by internationally famous designer Scott Branche". :w: ;) :D

The High-Q has fewer fins than the Big Dog but the paint scheme is more complicated.

More to follow...
Bob,

Cool!

You really ought to pick up the internationally famously designed by Scott Branche Rokitflite Odyssey and Fake Wulf kits, too.
 

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Bob,

Cool!

You really ought to pick up the internationally famously designed by Scott Branche Rokitflite Odyssey and Fake Wulf kits, too.
I have those, also. I'm sure Scott will remind me at some point. :eek:
 

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I have started to build my High-Q kit.

I have started off by sealing the body tube and fins.

While working on the fins, I discovered that the root edge is not flat, it is concave. Not by much but just enough that the center/middle of the fin does not touch the body tube.

I need to do more sanding... ;)
 

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I have started to build my High-Q kit.

I have started off by sealing the body tube and fins.

While working on the fins, I discovered that the root edge is not flat, it is concave. Not by much but just enough that the center/middle of the fin does not touch the body tube.

I need to do more sanding... ;)
If the fins are not through the wall, will you be using the pin-hole/glue rivet method? If so, use a LOT of pin holes.
 

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If the fins are not through the wall, will you be using the pin-hole/glue rivet method? If so, use a LOT of pin holes.
I haven't decided.

Since the fins do not extend past the aft end of the body tube, I am not as worried about the fins coming off on landing.
 

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My Quest High-Q kit build is making slow but steady progress. :)

I have sealed the seams on the body tube and given the fins three coats of Elmer's Wood Filler with sanding.

I have replaced the kit motor mount tube with a longer one as I want to incorporate a baffle into it.

I sanded out the molding lines on the nose cone.

The launch lug I.D. is still too big for a 3/16" launch rod and too small for an 1/4" launch rod (See my Big Dog kit build comments). I will replace it with a 1/4" I.D. launch lug.

The recovery system has been improved over the Big Dog. Both kits feature 42" of kevlar line to anchor the recovery system. The Big Dog came with some thin round elastic to be tied to the kevlar as a shock cord. I replaced it with six feet of 1/4" wide flat elastic. The High-Q kit contains 44" of nice round 1/8"-3/16" elastic which I will use with the kit.

To be continued...
 

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I have finished the building of my Quest High-Q kit.

Next comes the finishing.

Quest High-Q before primer.jpg
 

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All done. :)

I like it. :D

Thanks to Rokitflite for designing another excellent model. The factory paint scheme sets it apart from many other models.

BTW, this is the first Scott Branche kit I have bought THEN actually built. :eek:

I look forward to building many more. ;)

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Saturday, March 27th, was another beautiful day in San Diego, CA.

Little or no wind and sunshine.

Good rocket flying weather. :)

I readied my newly finished Quest High-Q model with a D12-5 motor.

While I had installed a baffle in the kit, the finished weight (less motor) was 6.0 oz.

The model had a great flight and recovery. :D

My thanks to my friend Scott/Rokitflite for a great kit design and to Quest for producing this model.

FI 03-27-10-01 Quest Hig-Q model awaiting launch.jpg


FI 03-27-10-04 Liftoff of High-Q rocket.jpg


FI 03-27-10-05 High-Q away.jpg


FI 03-27-10-06 High-Q climbing out..jpg
 

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I have a question about the High Q kit. (I haven't bought one yet.) In the online instructions, it says you need a Quest #0415 24mm adapter to fly it with D12 motors. But the 0415 doesn't come up on their website. What exactly is this adapter, and why do you need it to fly it with D12's?
 

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I looked up the product description on the Quest website:

"High-Q is a great looking and performing mid-size rocket. Over 30 inches tall, the kit features blowmolded plastic nose cone, laser-cut balsa fins and a rugged 29mm diameter motor mount. Flights with an Aerotech F32-6W will go to almost 3,000 feet. Then your High-Q will recover gently on the big 18" fabric parachute. Includes big, easy-to-apply self adhesive decals. Also includes 24mm engine mount adapter that allows you to use 24mm diameter engines.
Recommended Motors: D12-3, D12-5, E9-4, E9-6 - Aerotech E20-4W, E20-7W, F32-6W, F20-7W."

Even thought the online instructions don't show the 24mm adapter, it's included with the kit.
 

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I looked up the product description on the Quest website:

"High-Q is a great looking and performing mid-size rocket. Over 30 inches tall, the kit features blowmolded plastic nose cone, laser-cut balsa fins and a rugged 29mm diameter motor mount. Flights with an Aerotech F32-6W will go to almost 3,000 feet. Then your High-Q will recover gently on the big 18" fabric parachute. Includes big, easy-to-apply self adhesive decals. Also includes 24mm engine mount adapter that allows you to use 24mm diameter engines.
Recommended Motors: D12-3, D12-5, E9-4, E9-6 - Aerotech E20-4W, E20-7W, F32-6W, F20-7W."

Even thought the online instructions don't show the 24mm adapter, it's included with the kit.
I didn't notice that. I'm still curious, though, as to why the adapter is needed for D motors.
 

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I didn't notice that. I'm still curious, though, as to why the adapter is needed for D motors.
I suspect it is because there are no 29mm D motors, at least that I can find. :D

G.D.
 

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The High Q has a 29mm motor mount?

G53 FastJack!! Put that sucker into low Earth orbit for under $10.
 

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