Well, the kits are quite different. I've built the IQSY, but not the D-Region. The IQSY is typical durable Aerotech construction, easy to build, heavier, & designed for 29mm motors, from E to G, 12.5 oz. The D-Region is lighter (9 oz), designed for 24 mm D & E motors, though it can certainly be beefed up for larger motors (see RP article http://www.rocketryplanet.com/content/view/2051/38/). The scale details on the D-Region are better as it comes with a nicely detailed fin can & nose cone; the details on the IQSY are all in the vinyl decals, so it is clearly sport-scale. So, the primary considerations are do you want a low power or mid power bird, how close to scale are you interested in, and how much modification are you willing to do if you want mid-power?Gotcha. Now that I do a little more research I see that. Thanks for pointing it out! I'm leaning towards the Aerotech kit since it's priced at 50% off. Any reason to go with the Estes instead?
I realize that I am stirring up quite an old thread, but I figured why start a new one when this one already contains some really good information.A couple of pictures of the D-Region Tomahawk. Unfortunately, I don't have any of the ISQY Tomahawk. If you want more data, PM me.
There was only one flight of the D-Region as far as I know and the article in Sport Rocketry said it had no external markings or insignia.Three basic questions I have: Were the serial plate and Thiokol logo even present on any single stage rounds of the D-Region Tomahawk?
Thank you, Mike. That's exactly what I was hoping to find out and confirms what is stated in RotW. My D-Region shall be naked as well. As for the paint flaws, I'm not sure I can bring myself to add them!There was only one flight of the D-Region as far as I know and the article in Sport Rocketry said it had no external markings or insignia.
There were four flights of the IQSY Tomahawk and the common color scheme is for round 4, I've never seen any data for the other three.