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Overall Rating: starstarstarstarstar_border
Manufacturer: MPC
Style: Sport
(OOP) MPC Super Star

This is a simple, high-performance, great looking rocket from the 70s.

The kit includes engine tube, engine block, paper shock cord mount, launch lug, shock cord, streamer, screw eye, nose cone, 14mm inside diameter body tube, decals, and 3 die-cut fins.

Plans are available online from Ye Olde Rocket Plans

PROs: Build is as easy as it gets for a normal 3FNC rocket. Instructions are excellent. The only deviation from a minimum-diameter design is that MPC in the early years used a 14mm ID main body tube and you glue in the 13mm engine mount.

CONs: If you slow down or stop while gluing in the motor mount, you're sunk. This may also have come with the old yarn-style shock cord, which only lasts for 2-3 launches. I throw those away and put an elastic cord in.

I gave the fins an airfoil shape and filled the tube spirals for a really elegant finish. No special tools needed.

Construction Rating: 4 out of 5

Used 1/4A3-3T, 1/2A3-4T, and A3-4T motors. Simple prep with wadding and streamer. Friction mount engine retention. Flights are perfect, straight, high, and hard to see.

Perfect flight recovery.

(OOP) MPC Super Star

Flight Rating: 5 out of 5

A beautiful rocket that draws "Wow. What was that?" comments from the jaded HPR guys. Flights are high, fast, and straight. Hard to kill.

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5


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