FlisKits - Thing-a-ma-Jig {Kit} (SP015)

Contributed by Drake "Doc" Damerau

Diameter: 0.98 inches
Length: 22.14 inches
Manufacturer: FlisKits
Skill Level: 1
Style: Sport
(Contributed - by Drake Damerau - 10/04/06) (MODS) FlisKits Thing-A-Ma-Jig

Brief:
This is a stretched version o' t' FlisKits Thing-A-Ma-Jig. A simple, matey, easy quick build for beginners and educators. In fact, t' only kit simpler t' build is an RTF!

Modifications:
I didn't start this one out intendin' t' do a review on it, but after t' smoke cleared--pardon t' pun--I decided t' do a quick write up on it. I bought three of them from Jim at t' NERRF II launch because I wanted somethin' for me 12 year old daughter and 7 year old niece t' build together. Avast!

T' build went quickly. They were finished in about 45 minutes. Dad/Uncle Drake (that's me) wanted t' do somethin' different so I used a 32" tube for t' body rather than t' 16" tube supplied. Ahoy! Nay wantin' t' be outdone, the girls insisted on followin' suit. Luckily I had enough tubes t' go around.

Construction:
Parts list:

(MODS) FlisKits Thing-A-Ma-Jig
  • 1 1" diameter body tube
  • 3 balsa fins
  • 1 MMT
  • 1 chute

T' interestin' thin' about this kit be t' way t' fins go together. Well, blow me down! They have laser cut slots and tabs formin' a triangular box put together like puzzle pieces. Begad! Their assembly is so intuitive that t' girls had them together without discussion.

Flight and Recovery:
We launched these several times on several motors rangin' from A8-3s t' C6-5s. Each flight was flawless, however, Dad's ended up in a pond after only two flights.

(MODS) FlisKits Thing-A-Ma-Jig

Summary:
A simple, easy, me hearties, and quick build for beginners and educators. Well, blow me down! In fact, me bucko, t' only kit simpler t build is an RTF!

Flights

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