- Jan 18, 2009
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I found the 18mm D21 to be a simple solution to that problem.I'm going to gather some hate here too, but for me it's any rocket with a BT-5 body tube. So your Wizard, Yankee, Viking, Hi-Flier, etc.....
This feature alone has caused me more grief with recovery than anything else. Doesn't matter how well I pack, I always struggle to get chutes and streamers to actually come out of the tube. I'll fly A8's with glee, but only of it's got a 24mm or larger body tube.
THIS ! ! !I won't say I hate them, but I don't see the appeal of pyramids, spools, Happy Meal boxes, etc. I guess I just like rockets that look like...rockets.
Your preferences are your preferences....personally, I think it is all about the design no matter what the shape or size....I do like the short and stubby rockets, however I find that that getting something stable in flight when it’s not obviously so is neater than just making long, skinny ones. It’s nice to make something fly when it looks like “no way”.I see many people pay good money and spend hours and even days to build some of these rockets and I'm like, "You knew it would be that ugly before you started!" This is all a matter of opinion, of course, but where better to share an opinion than on the internet!
Here are some of my least favorite rocket features:
How about you? What leaves you shaking your head when you see it? Again, not talking about construction techniques or anything, just design and finish. I'm curious how many posts it will take before someone describes what they hate most and it's my preferences!
- Dull, rounded off nose cones.
- Rectangular fins, especially if they come off at a 45 degree angle (looks like a child's drawing to me).
- Short, stubby rockets.
- Split fins (unless part of a scale model kit).
- Lame paint jobs (especially neon pink ones).
- Rockets designed to be under-powered so they fly low and slow.
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Glenn, I agreed with you, way back when. But somehow, the Big Bertha grew on me. We each try to put up extensive xmas lists so we'll still be surprised by what we actually get, and younger daughter got me one. It's not my favorite by a long shot but I'll enjoy it.Another vote against the Big Bertha, never could understand the appeal of that fugly thing!
Mercifully, I had forgotten all about the similarly ugly Rock-it until one of you just had to bring it up!
That's kinda my philosophy, too. I'm not going to buy one, but if you give me one, I'll build it the best I can.Glenn, I agreed with you, way back when. But somehow, the Big Bertha grew on me. We each try to put up extensive xmas lists so we'll still be surprised by what we actually get, and younger daughter got me one. It's not my favorite by a long shot but I'll enjoy it.
Best -- Terry