My first foray into scale rocket as a BAR was a Nike Smoke. It was the choice because I was privileged to be asked to beta test the then new offering from InFlight. The original build thread is in the archive: http://www.rocketryforumarchive.com/showthread.php?t=47397 The thread does not mention it, but I think I entered the rocket in an informal scale contest my club had at its inaugural outing. I think it placed. In any event, I can guarentee that it flew very well indeed. The photo albums are here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/23694991@N03/collections/72157607443384287/ .