Noris Raketen Ariane

Contributed by Dale E. Miller

Construction Rating: starstarstarstarstar_border
Flight Rating: starstarstarstarstar_border
Overall Rating: starstarstarstarstar_border
Published: 2018-08-20
Diameter: 1.57 inches
Manufacturer: Noris Raketen
Skill Level: 4
Style: Scale

Brief

Very nice looking scale rocket.

Components

Two body tubes, four cardboard fins and plastic fin pods, plastic nose cone, 1/16 cloth braided round elastic shock cord, 3D self-adhesive decals.

Construction

Pros - Very nice scale rocket. Pleasure to build.

Cons - Instructions very vague. Were translated from German to English. Must have good rocket building skills. Use your imagination. "Imagination is more important than knowledge". - Albert Einstein. Skill level 6?  

Finishing

Instructions did not contain any detailed painting. Prepping and sanding of the body tubes. 220 grit and 400 grit for a nice smooth finish. Very easy to paint. Decal quality very good. 3D printed self adhesive decals.

Construction Score: 4

Flight

Recommended motors are a good choice. Flies well on a D10-5 Aerotech motor.

Recovery

Very nice 50 cm round parachute. Would recommend using larger diameter shroud lines.

Flight Rating: 4

Summary

In my opinion, the Ariane was a pleasure to build. Very nice scale rocket!

Overall Rating: 4

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