Custom Rockets - Freedom {Kit} (10024)

Contributed by Daniel Kirk

Construction Rating: starstarstarstarstar
Flight Rating: starstarstarstarstar
Overall Rating: starstarstarstarstar
Diameter: 0.95 inches
Length: 12.00 inches
Manufacturer: Custom Rockets
Skill Level: 1
Style: Sport

 

Rocket PicBrief:
Basic 4FNC Skill Level 1 rocket.

Construction:
The kit contains:

  • Body Tube BT-50, 9" long
  • Plastic Nose cone
  • Die-cut Balsa Fins
  • 12" poly chute
  • standard 18mm engine mount w/ hook
  • 1/8" x 16" elastic shock cord
  • 1/8" x 1-3/8" launch lug
  • Water-slide decals

Quality of materials was uniformly excellent.

Instructions and illustrations were clear and straightforward.

Finishing:
Includes waterslide decals.

Construction Rating: 5 out of 5

Flight:
I flew it on an A8-3, B6-4, and C6-5. Prep was standard for basic conventional model. Boost was straight and true. There was some drift, which I expected with a 12" parachute in a model this size, but it was not excessive.

Recovery:
Perfect flight after flight, but use a small motor unless you like long walks!

Flight Rating: 5 out of 5

Summary:
Ideal beginner's rocket, reliable sport model, might make a good backup model for PD competition on a small field or windy day.

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5

Flights

Comments:

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G.S. (September 23, 2002)
I found the construction quite easy until it came to the nose cone which was too small for the body tube. I had to use some masking tape to make a proper fit. The waterslide decals were very thin, not too user-friendly for my nine year old. The maiden flight (on an A8-3) went great up until the shock cord snapped and the 'chute/nose cone landed in a tall tree. A good beginning rocket, but beware the nose cone fit and thin shock cord...

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