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Today's Featured Review

Space Age Industries - Mini Bat (Kit) [1969-1972]

Manufacturer:Space Age Industries
Style:Glider

Contributed by Matt Gillard

(Plans) Mini Bat

Brief:
The Mini Bat is a simple balsa glider. When I first got into gliders and went looking for plans on the Internet, I waded through many that looked overly complicated and beyond my modeling experience despite having built chuck glider and RC balsa planes. The Mini Bat stood out because it has no specialist parts or moving mechanisms, just a straightforward chuck glider with a motor mount that used to win NAR competitions.

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Today's Featured Flyer

Marc Goldstein

AKA: Marc_G

Location: Indianapolis Metro Area - North

Club Memberships: NAR

Favorite Rockets: Estes Screamer, Fliskits Mystic, Der Red Max

Favorite Quote:

And so, it begins...

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Today's Featured Photo

NEFAR Launches

May 2013 Launch


Mega Der Red Max Lift-Off

Photo by Roger Smith

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EARS - Andy's Level 3 "M" Rocket - Casio EX-F1 High Speed Pad Cam

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Featured Rocketry Blog Posts

Model Rocket Building: Little Joe II for sale on EBAY
A finished Semroc LITTLE JOE II is up for bids on Ebay - HERE Stop by and make a bid on this classic! If anyone is interested I also have a great Bagpipe instruction series listed on Ebay. Yes, I'm a chick magnet. I fly rockets and play the Bagpipes.
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Model Rocket Building: Quest X-15 Build, Part 1 Parts
Quest Aerospace is offering an X-15 kit parts pack HERE X-15 Parts Pack includes the following parts: 2014-1010 X-15 Instructions 2014-1030 X-15 Decal 20222 X-15 Nose Cone 33030 X-15 Balsa Big Sheet 33051 X-15 Balsa Strakes To the right are all the parts needed for the complete build: To build the complete model you'll need to add: 12" or 15" Parachute 2" Launch Lug 135 lb. Kevlar Elastic shock Cord Engine Hook BT-20/35mm Centering Rings .25 oz. Clay Weight Engine Block Motor Mount Tube 35mm Quest tube, 11" or 13" Right now the complete kit is OOP. The parts pack listed above is whats ...
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Model Rocket Building: MPC Vostok Build, Part 1 Parts
Round 2 has brought back the MPC Vostok and Titan IIIC plastic models HERE . The re-release kit doesn't include any parts for flight. EDIT: The larger flight fins are included. The two piece molded launch lugs are still on the molded pieces. This build is the older version from the 1970s where you could "Build To Fly" or Build To Display". I'll try to include all information needed for the flying conversion. You should be able to fit a 20mm (or BT-20 tube with a shim) in the hollow middle plastic section. The AVI folks sent this one to me. I've had it in storage for over 35 years. The ...
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Model Rocket Building: Estes Prices Going Up April 1
Uh-Oh! Estes retail prices are going up on April 1, 2014 Here's a few examples: 1261 Baby Bertha $13.99 2264 12" Parachute $ 3.99 1225 Alpha $16.99 2265 15" Parachute $ 4.29 3217 Vagabond $23.99 2267 18" Parachute $ 4.99 3221 QCC Explorer $22.99 2271 24" Parachute $ 5.49 Estes parachute prices in 2010 were ridiculous! That year the retail price for a 12" parachute was $8.29 Three years ago, Estes brought out the new retro print parachutes. The prices were reasonable. In 2011 the retail price for a new retro print 12" parachute was $1.39 You wanna try ...
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Model Rocket Building: Pigasus Kit Now Available!
Here's one that took too long to get produced! The Odd'l Rockets PIGASUS kit is now available from JonRocket.com HERE Kit Features: Parachute Recovery Decals and Printed Wings and Goggles Windswept Ears and Balsa Razorback! When Pig's Fly! EDIT: The initial six kits at NARCON sold the first day. The second litter of five kits listed at JonRocket.com on March 17 sold out within hours. More are on the way - I hope! Anyone have a line on ST-18 tubes?
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Estes D-Region Tomahawk Model Rocket Kit$39.99$19.2551.86%
Estes Chutter 2 Model Rocket Kit$19.99$9.9450.28%
J-B Weld Steel Reinforced Epoxy (10 oz.)$19.60$10.1648.16%
Badger Air-Brush Company Minitaire Color Paint Set with Color Coat/Paint Retarder$271.40$153.1543.57%
50 Model Rocket Projects for the Evil Genius (Book)$30.00$17.7440.87%
Quest Courier Model Rocket Value Pack (25)$375.00$228.6639.02%
SkyRocket HoverBlade$24.99$15.4738.10%
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