Ya know, I like talking about extreme rocketry as much as the next TRFer but unless you're Jeff Bezos favorite nephew it is just talk. How about a nice little flight report with a kit in the A - F motor range ?
Delta IV Heavy is an AF. I think it's RTF though. But it has a built in payload bay, so that's a pro. Also functional strap ons AND 2 stages. This company, ULA, really thought this rocket out. There's so much scale detail, as much as the real Delta IV, they didn't miss a thing. You could enter it into a contest, no modifications, and win. That is, if you could bring it to the judging table and fly it at your club's sites. It's really big rocket. And it even comes with motors! I'm impressed at all this quality, but it does come with a hefty price tag.
Well, the only rocket I have that I can talk about without feeling the shame is my scratch X-15. More to scale than the kits I've seen, but tons of nose weight. It's based around a BT-50 or 24mm tube, but is nearly at 3oz.
1st Flight: Straight boost, if you don't count the part where it turner horizontal. Straight up the rod and a true to scale flight path. When I was told was that the rocket was short enough that it acted as a lifting body and as a result, turned horizontal. It flew away from the wind. A8-3 (before I added extra nose weight)
2nd flight: Angled launch rod away from the crowd. Still flew our way. Don't know if that means the wind is hitting the main wings enough to tilt the rocket with the fulcrum being at the end of the launch lug, as it came off the pad.
3rd Flight: Actual straight boost. Whoohoo!
All flights deployed before displaying scale landings.
Whatever. I'll explain the rest of my little fleet.
Dual cluster (my first cluster and scratch build. I'm surprised it worked!(structurally)) could be scale fighter jet on 2 A10-3Ts. 2 BT-5/13mm tubes, with 1 BT5/13mm tube as the center. The two outer tubes vent into the center one. One motor burns super fast, ejects both motors out and the tightly crammed recovery. Rocket drifts down on steamer and, on the bright side, didn't drift far. Not that it could've.
Second flight, one motor lit, crammed self into ground and shot out the motor.
I can't remember whether I built it before or after the wizard DARS gave me.
There was also the RTF kit I got many years ago. A10-3T, it worked a few times before, but when I launched it with the club, motor burned through the top, nearly pushed nozzle out too. Nose cone and chute gone.
Not really nice, but little... maybe.