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Knundrm

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Welcome to the Sunward Group Limited - Arachnid 0080

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Arachnid™ Payload Model Rocket Kit



Eight Fin Design

Just like the Arachnid Model Rocket Kit, this very stable model rocket design has EIGHT (8) Laser Cut Balsa Fins. Flights can be almost straight up. BT60 tube design give lots of room.
Flights of 925 feet / 280m
Fin span 5 1/2" / 14cm
Diameter 1.637" / 42mm
Length 30" / 76cm
Includes laser cut lite-ply mounting rings and metal motor retaining clip
Safe 18" parachute recovery
metal motor retaining clip
Great Stable Rocket Kit
Recommended engines: 2 WAYS to Build:B4-4 (first flight), B6-4, B6-6, C6-7
orC11-7, D12-7

Instructions
Skill Level 2
Designed by Tim MacLeod
 
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Knundrm

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I could not find a gallery for the Arachnid, so I took a stab at creating one. I have built two of this rockets and really like them, despite the difficulty in filleting and painting the small spaces between the 8 fins on this rocket. But those 8 fins make for an extremely stable flight with little to no spin. This is one of my favorite rockets for using key fob cameras on because the lack of spin. My favorite motors for the Arachnid are E20-7's and E30-7's.

My first Arachnid was consumed by the feared Rocket Eating Tree when a breeze caused it to drift...our the tree inhaled:
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Arachnid Deux was built with dual deploy:
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