What are your least favorite (or most hated) rocket designs?

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kuririn

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For my money there's no ulglier rocket than the OOP Starlight Seiron3.
Oh my. I would just say that whoever designed that one... well, had a very differently tuned aesthetic sense than my own. 😱
I agree with the sense that it's just "off" somehow.
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BSNW has a build thread.
Swapping the nose cone makes a world of difference.
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I dont think it looks bad
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BTW there is no such thing as an ugly clustered rocket.
Except maybe this one:
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Hi Rocketree and thanks for the compliment.

It's 8" in diameter and 14" tall making it the stubbiest rocket I've built. At 3lbs on the pad, 1.5lbs of that was lead in the nose for stability. That flight was on a H100.

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Hi Rocketree and thanks for the compliment.

It's 8" in diameter and 14" tall making it the stubbiest rocket I've built. At 3lbs on the pad, 1.5lbs of that was lead in the nose for stability. That flight was on a H100.

Phil
What did you make the body out of?
 

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Hi Teepot,

It's a giant plastic egg. I pretty much built the rocket and then used the egg as more of a shell, no pun intended. It's rear ejection to get the bomb recovery look. Here's a couple of pictures on the build.
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Haven’t read all these yet so don’t know if it was mentioned.

wanted to love it, and when built and flown absolutely HATED the Estes MIRV. Weathercocked immediately off the rod in minimal wind and went horizontal. Found booster but lost all three sustainers (springtime launch near soybean field.)

Awesome concept, MISERABLE execution. Plastic booster/manifold (single 18 mm to three 13 mm sustainers) which cannot be modified to accept 24mm booster.

incredibly UNDERPOWERED for design. Do NOT buy this kit (they pop up on EBay) until/unless Estes releases a C5-0 booster motor (even then a “maybe”), the C6-0 simply can’t handle it.

one of those few exceptions to the general rule that Estes produces great kits.
 

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any rocket with up swing fins. they look hideous
Lol, just about all my non-heli and non-airbrake scratch builds have forward swept fins. First, they are less likely to break, as the rocket generally hits ground motor case first, and second, I think forward sweep is cool!:)
 

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Hi Teepot,

It's a giant plastic egg. I pretty much built the rocket and then used the egg as more of a shell, no pun intended. It's rear ejection to get the bomb recovery look. Here's a couple of pictures on the build.
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Great minds think alike

the box fins on this one make it fly so straight you’d think it was on a rail.
 

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Is that a toilet float for a nosecone, LOL?
 
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