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Boosterdude

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Let's see some completed Minotaur's!

Here's two pictures of mine, I'll try to take some more tomorrow.



 
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Looks great, I am thinking about buying one of these. Does it fly well?
 

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Looks great, I am thinking about buying one of these. Does it fly well?
I flew it last week for the first time on a E28-4. Flight was very stable, arrow straight. Ejected about perfectly, nose up.

Great flyer, looks excellent going up. The Minotaur is great project, enjoyed the build.
 

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Hadn't seen this gallery until now. Outstanding stuff, Fellas.
 

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Hi all,

I've just completed a Quest Minotaur and was prepping it for first flight when I found that the launch lugs have gotten really tight on my 3/16" launch rod. I recall that it was a "close fit" when initially glueing the launch lugs to the body tube, I guess just enough paint has gotten in there to make it hang-up sometimes when I try to slide the rocket from the rod. I'm afraid for what might happen if I try to launch it like this. Does anyone have any suggestions how to correct this, other than the obvious "sand the inside of the launch lugs"?

What about using a 5/52" launch rod? Or a cabon fiber rod, perhaps 4.5mm?

I know this model would typically be better placed in the mid-power forum, but I figure that there's probably more folks here who deal with 3/16" launch rod issues than there and I'll be doing my first few flights on a D12-3 anyways.

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Welcome to the Quest Minotaur (#5015) Gallery on TRF.

This gallery showcases the Quest Minotaur (#5015) and those rockets derived from it. Particularly appropriate in this thread are the following:


Quest: Minotaur: #5015



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



 
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Quest Minotaur (#5015) Basic Information.

Quest Aerospace

MODEL NAME: Minotaur Also known as:

NUMBER: #5015

Introduced: 2010
Final Year:
Designer: Scott Branche

Type: Pseudo-Scale
Motor Mount: 1x24mm
Recovery: Parachute
Stages: 1
Length: 28.75"
Diameter: 1.92"
Span:
Weight:

Mfg. Description: No significant text in 2010 Catalog.

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Cool NASA styling with SIX Strap-Ons!

Flies on "D", "E", and "F" motors.

Minotaur is a great looking and performing mid-size rocket. Over 28 inches tall, the kit features blow molded plastic nose cone, laser-cut balsa fins, six boosters (for show only) and a rugged 29mm diameter motor mount. Flights with an Aerotech F32-6W will go to almost 2,000 feet. Then your Minotaur 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. (Quest 2013 Web Ad)


Advertising Liveries

2010 Catalog

2013 Web Ad


Face Card(s)



Instruction Header(s)





First post in this thread featuring this rocket.

See Also:
TRF Build Threads

TRF Applicable Threads

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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This is one of those where you can make it much easier on yourself by pre-painting the sub assemblies before gluing.
(i.e. the boosters and body tube).
I used pin stripe tape to mask the glue lines.
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