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 of the FlisKits Thing-A-Ma-Jig. A simple, easy quick build for beginners and educators. In fact, the only kit simpler to build is an RTF!

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

The build went quickly. They were finished in about 45 minutes. Dad/Uncle Drake (that's me) wanted to do something different so I used a 32" tube for the body rather than the 16" tube supplied. Not wanting to be outdone, the girls insisted on following suit. Luckily I had enough tubes to go around.

Construction:
Parts list:

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

The interesting thing about this kit is the way the fins go together. They have laser cut slots and tabs forming a triangular box put together like puzzle pieces. Their assembly is so intuitive that the girls had them together without discussion.

Flight and Recovery:
We launched these several times on several motors ranging from A8-3s to 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, and quick build for beginners and educators. In fact, the only kit simpler t build is an RTF!

Flights

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