Balsa Machining Service - Astron Drifter Kit

Diameter: 0.98 inches
Fin Material: Balsa
Length: 14.30 inches
Manufacturer: Balsa Machining Service
Model: K14
Motor Size: 18 millimeters
Nose Cone Material: Balsa
Power: Low-Power
Product Type: Kit
Recommended Motors: 1/2A6-2, A8-3, B6-4, C6-5
Recovery: Parachute
Skill Level: 2
Status: In-Production
Style: Clone, Contest, Sport
Tags: Family:Estes:Astron Drifter
Weight: 1.00 ounces

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  • Balsa Machining Service Astron Drifter (Clone of the Month) By John Lee (July 11, 2009)

    The Atron Drifter is an old line Estes kit that Balsa Machining produces a kit for. The kit comes with materials except for parachute and decals. I got a set of the classic decals from Excelsior. The kit is also sold without plans but a web address is given to download them. The first step in construction is to locate the coupler tube and the ring(s) intended to be fitted to the end. I was ...

  • Balsa Machining Service Astron Drifter By Chan Stevens (September 3, 2008)

    Balsa Machining Service began offering a Clone of the Month kit in the spring of 2008. Under this program, an old classic kit would be offered in bag-of-parts format (no instructions), minus any chute or streamer, and pre-order only. By accumulating all the orders, Bill could run a single large batch, have little or no leftover materials, and make this a very affordable offering--kits ...




Jeff Curtis (November 2, 2019)

I used Avery paper to cover the fins but have had a cracked fin on both flights. Should switch from a streamer to a parachute. Really gets up there on a A thought. Kind of wish I had anchored the Kevlar shock chord externally to the fins so it would drop nose first.

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