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Today's Featured Review

Estes - Nike Smoke {Kit} (009704) [2012-]

Manufacturer:Estes
Diameter:3.0000 inches
Skill Level:5
Style:Scale

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Contributed by Mike Caplinger

Brief

The Nike-Smoke sounding rocket flew hundreds of times in the 1960s, used to measure high-altitude winds by ground photography of its smoke trail.  It has also become one of the most popular subjects in model rocketry history -- the first kit I know of was the Centuri 1.6" version introduced in 1969.  With kits covering the size range from tiny Micromaxx to high-power full scale, almost everyone has at least one of these rockets with its distinctive long conical nose in their fleet.  Part of their Pro Series II mid-power product line, this kit is Estes' entry into the Nike-Smoke family.  It's a 1:5.5 scale version, 42" long and 3" in diameter with a 29mm motor mount.  The plastic fins are molded with the classic Nike hexagonal airfoil, making an accurate scale appearance a snap. 

Components

The kit contains a blow-molded Nike-Smoke nose cone, four molded plastic Nike-style fins (in two halves each), a body tube, a 29mm motor mount tube, three 1/4" plywood centering rings, an elastic shock cord with large Estes tri-fold mount, and a 24" nylon parachute.  The kit also includes an Estes plastic screw-on motor retainer and plastic launch lugs with integral standoffs (for a 1/4" rod) and the required "UNITED STATES" waterslide decals.

Note that the body tube is thinner and slightly smaller in diameter than standard LOC 3" tubing, so the nose cone is not interchangable.

 

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Judyta Anna

Location: Las Vegas

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Prowadzimy usługi kompleksowe w tematyce rekultywacji a także remediacji zanieczyszczonych wód gruntowych - remediacja gleby. Wspomożemy na każdym etapie inwestycji. Zaczynając od projektu, skończywszy na realizacji zadania. Promujemy współczesne technologie, które oszczędzają czas a co najważniejsze finanse. Nasza firma wiecznie pragnie doradzić i szuka bardzo dobrych rozwiązań. Za każdym razem potrafimy pomóc w wyborze i realizacji zadań. Zapraszamy.

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