Custom Rockets - Redliner {Kit} (10011)

Contributed by Mark Bischof

Construction Rating: starstarstarstarstar_border
Flight Rating: starstarstar_borderstar_borderstar_border
Overall Rating: starstarstarstarstar_border
Published: 2010-06-12
Diameter: 0.98 inches
Length: 20.75 inches
Manufacturer: Custom Rockets
Skill Level: 1
Style: Sport

Brief:
Was a great rocket, easy to build, easy to launch, Great for a day of family fun!

Construction:

  • 2 body tubes, both .976"
  • 3 die-cut balsa fins
  • 12" parachute
  • 2 centering rings
  • Quick release motor mount
  • Blowmolded nose ogive nosecone
  • Water-slide decals

Pros- easy to build fast and simple

Cons- waterslide decals haard to use, but still great

Finishing:
No requirements or techniques, easy instructions waterslide decals look good, requires spray paint, very easy.

Redliner

Construction Rating: 4 out of 5

Flight:
Pros- Exciting adreniline rush, goes extremely high on engine C6-7, so fun and easy to prep

Cons- on C6-7, it goes so high that you lose it. I could not recover it. It landed in someone's back yard probably, lost sight after tracking smoke

Recovery:
??? could not recover after second launch but the first lauch came perfectly down. no damage or wear, nice shock cord, but chared, easy to reassemble. I'd say that is the fasstest thing I've ever seen.

Flight Rating: 2 out of 5

Summary:
Good, but sadly, I lost it. I loved it while I had it.

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5

Other:
BUY SPRAY PAINT IT LOOKS SOOOOOO MUCH BETTER!

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    ( Contributed - by Dave Sutter) This is really a pretty basic rocket. I really got it to try something other than an Estes kit, and figured that it would be best to start with something simple. One of the cool things about this rocket (and every other rocket I have from Custom) is the mylar parachute. The rest of the rocket (motor mount, shock cord mount, fins, etc) is all just like Estes ...

Flights

Comments:

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V.L. (September 1, 2000)
I found with Custom there are two-forms of this kit. The older uses a single longer tube while the latter uses two smaller tubes joined with a coupler. In the new packaging they have gone to a plastic chute that is not very good. (I replaced it with a streamer from another custom kit.) I feel that many of custom's kits parts are much better that the Estes fair. One thing I have noted is better wood in used for the fins. However, custom has gone to new packaging and the rocket seems smaller. What ever happened to the large c and D kits of old? while the kit does fly well it seems like the consumer gets a little less. While it is an alternative to Estes it lacks in luster. Some of use enjoy low power rocketry but hate the down sizing the of choice and size.
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G.C. (January 1, 2001)
I love my Redliner. I'm a driftophobe so I use a streamer. I did make some minor mods to mine, though: basswood fins in the stock planform, scant zipper-proofing and a 24mm motor mount. On its very first pass, it vertical-stalled at apogee. Nice. Think it blazes on a C6-7? Don't blink with an E15! 3200+'! Custom makes great performing rockets for a nice price.
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K.M.S. (August 2, 2003)
The Custom Redliner is one of my favorite rockets for one reason - it goes really high! Cheap kit (relatively speaking) that goes together easy and with a C6-5 goes out of sight! Everyone needs a least one of these in their fleet.
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B.A. (March 27, 2006)
This rocket goes really high even on an A8-3. it's a great little sport flier, and comes back almost straight down. The kids just love it.

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