Centuri - Groove Tube Kit

CP Method: Rocksim/Rocksim
CP Position From Front: 13.65 inches
Manufacturer: Centuri
Model: 5011, KA-11
Product Type: Kit
Production Years: 1972-1981
Recovery: Parachute
Status: Out-Of-Production
Style: Futuristic/Exotic
Tags: Family:Centuri:Groove Tube
  • Centuri - Groove Tube {Kit} (5011, KA-11) [1972-1981] By Jay Goemmer

    Brief: Decades before Quest Aerospace's "Totally Tubular," Custom Rockets' "Razor," and the now-defunct Rogue Aerospace's "Hex Courier," the Centuri "Groove Tube" was my first encounter with a 6-pack of tube fins. I enjoyed this kit while I was flying model rockets "back in the day" during the 1970's and found myself quite su ...

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Rick Benz (May 23, 2019)

I owned an original Groove Tube when they came out, and I loved the rocket. It was easy to build-no fins-and I have duplicated the design may times with rockets I have constructed. All it takes is some half decent card board tubes. Probably the easiest field rocket to repair I have ever owned. Plus, since the tubes don't protrude past the body tube, they don't get messed up very often.

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