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DAllen

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I have a scratch-built clone of a Goblin with 2 oz. glass on the fins for rough landings with the streamer. D12's are a hoot in that thing. Gotta try one of those 24/40 D9's in it sometime.

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Toss up between my Estes Big Daddy or my Vaughn Brother's Rocketry Stretch Blobbo. I like the Big Daddy because I beefed it up and fly it on D12's up to F39's. The Blobbo takes anything I toss at it, including chad staging. :D
 

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Anything that ejects at apogee with an E9-8 is about as good as it gets on the fields that I have flown at--long motor burn yet it doesn't get so high that you can't get the rocket back.
 

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My modified Comanche-3, D12's on the first and second stage, E9 on the
third stage. Have not had the opp. to launch it with all 3 stages yet. need
a bigger field. Did get it up on 2 on a very calm day, lost sight of it but hear
the ejection. I came down just a few hundred feet from the pad.
 

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I like the big daddy. I built it stock (no mods) a while ago and it flies great. It flies great on F24 and F39s. A fun kit.
 

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I have two....... :rolleyes:

Sirius Cestris

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a scratch built Arapaho E
 

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For me it's the ACME Spitfire and the Nantucket Sound :)

In a past life, it was the Cherokee D
 

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My favorite is my Estes Patriot I modded to zipperless 24mm and found a LED strobe that works for nose cone weight and night flights.
 

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Thrustline Duster, it flies great from C11s all the way up to F39s

I even upscaled one for my L1 bird :D

I am a big fan of John Rowan-Stern's designs. Even though many of them are simple 3 & 4FNC they all seem to have the right size/scale/balance/line... whatever combination of things that give a rocket the right "look" At least in my eye :p

Close second would be the Arapahoe E (Don't have one built at the moment) and the Mighty Mick. I've also got an Astral Lance kit, but I've never even seen one flown before

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My choice changes after every launch I attend. :rolleyes: Right now it's a 3-way tie between my Nova, my Orbit and my Echo-1 (cloned FSI models built with parts from Semroc). I have built quite a few rockets with 24mm mounts and I have many more in unbuilt kits, but I have only launched a handful of them so far due to space restrictions. None of them have had more than 2 or 3 flights, either. Because of that I haven't really settled on a single favorite 24mm rocket yet.

MarkII
 

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Qmodeling Stiletto...love the look...fun kit to build...flies great
 

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has to be edmonds Ecee thunder, flies great on an E9-4 and its a huge glider
 

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A copy of a scratch built over on EMRR called the Flat Black by Larry Brand. A tube fin rocket that flies on anything from a C6-5 to a E15-7. I've never had anything but straight-stable flights with this rocket. When the wind kicks up this is the rocket I reach for.
 

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My favorite was my Sunward Maverick. She died a quick death via rekitting... too many F39's for the cardboard "intakes". Another is needed to replace her and replace her I will.
 

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My favorite, by far, is my daughters Mercury Engineering Invader that flies on single, dual and triple 24mm. A not so close tie for second is my Estes SM-3 Seahawk and Stormcaster

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TLP Matra Magic R.550. Worked to get the real one qualified to be carried on the F16. Mine gives nice, slow majestic flights. I've got about 2 dozen flights on it, mostly F24's and F39's.
 

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I'd say one of these two. Why? The 'D' was my first 24mm bird. I've built, flown, and lost a few of them. The 'E' is a great continuation of the theme. D-Power! :D
 
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Fliskits Nantucket Sound. Low, loud, and smoky. I've flown it on E18-4W loads twice, and I don't think there's a 24mm motor that it can't use as long as the delay is right.
 

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mine would have to be te acme spitfire first then the richter rechter second!!! though my modified rhino is a real rush to fly!:D
 

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Dynastar Snarky, flown many times, waiting to be repaired has a small zipper. Flown mostly on E18s and F24s.
 

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i have to say it is an estes stormcaster. never had a bad launch on it. works great on D12s. high and straight. i did crack a fin once but a little super glue and it has lasted many flights. did 2 launches with it today and they were about a perfect as it gets. if i remember correctly, rocksim shows about 750 - 800 feet on a D12.

2nd choice would be a big daddy but it really needs a bit more powerful engine. the d12s work nice but would like a little more ummph and altitude.

gw
 
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