Lastest Rocketry Product Reviews

2020-09-11 - LOC/Precision V-2
Kit Review by Gary Smith

LOC Precision V-2 Kit 3.9 v2 on 38 mm. This rocket experienced a Cessaroni Pro-38 in and H100. The second attempt was with an I170 14a. It launched with no problem but tilted and shot horizontally. It was never recovered. After two drone recovery attempts, the rocket was deemed lost. Lost was altimeter, and blur-tooth tile receiver. 

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2020-08-19 - Loc Precision Minie-Magg
Kit Review by Theresa Pantoja

This kit is great for people who want a fun high powered rocket. The size is not cumbersome and the build is not complicated.  

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2020-08-06 - Quest Big Rage
Kit Review by John A

The Quest Big Rage is designed to be a quick to assemble, no paint required rocket that can be assembled in a couple of hours by first time builders.  The kit consists of a 3 piece plastic nose cone and plastic fin unit in a faded bland pink, two colored main tubes, a motor mount tube, plastic motor mount rings, a tube coupler, shock cord and a parachute.  The launch lugs are also a pair of thick plastic pieces that are required to clear the nosecone.  The instructions are very ...

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2020-08-04 - The Launch Pad Perseus
Kit Review by Bill Eichelberger

Apparently I'm not alone in this.  I initially bought the TLP Perseus thinking that it was a scale kit, only to find out that it was a TLP original.  There were two problems with that: 1) it eliminated any chance of using the rocket in a scale competition, and 2) it freed me from the need to source paint and decal schemes from an actual missile.  OMG!!!  TAKE MY MONEY!!!!  I assumed TLP kits were all scale missiles, but looking through the lineup I realized that ...

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2020-08-03 - Scratch Rocket Development Corporation Starflite
Clone Review by Bill Eichelberger

Another of my late night cruises through old catalogs, the RDC Starflite actually gave me the choice of two different designs to pick from, the Starflite and Starflite II.  The difference was the fin pattern, and I chose to go with the early version.  What caught my eye was the mention of the name Enerjet and the potential for 3000 to 4000 foot flights.

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2020-08-02 - Bo-Mar Spartan
Clone Review by Bill Eichelberger

The inspiration for this project was born out of desperation and boredom.  Nothing at any of the plan sites seemed to interest me and one night at work I started looking through all the catalogs at Ninfinger and YORP.  I realized that there were a lot of different builds from a lot of different companies that most had never heard of, not to mention seen at the pads.  Bo-Mar was one of these companies.  Very little information exists of the company, which I always find ...

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2020-08-01 - Quest Falcon
Kit Review by John A

Owned a couple of these kits when I was a kid and loved flying them. The Falcon was always our first flight "test" rocket.  We would put it up on a B6-4 to test winds and get us flying for the day. I can't begin to count the number of flights but we put that rocket through everything we could think of. When I saw one pop up for sale a couple of months back I had to have it. Interestingly I was the only offer and the seller sold it cheap. Shortly after that I found a second one and of ...

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2020-07-31 - Modification Estes Vampire from Estes Jynx
Modification Review by Bill Eichelberger

My first Estes catalog was the 1977 version, which I got in mid-July and read to tatters by the time school started back.  Much of my cloning has centered around this catalog and the rockets therein, mostly those I never saw or couldn't afford.  I never saw an Estes Vampire, and if I did, I probably couldn't have afforded it.  These days I could afford a Vampire, but again, there's that question of seeing one.  As I approached forty years in the hobby I still had ...

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2020-07-30 - Aerospace Specialty Products WAC Corporal (24mm)
Kit Review by Joshua F Thomas

This is a replica of the late 1940s WAC Corporal sounding rocket. It does not include the 'Tiny Tim' booster, but other kits from ASP Rocketry have it with the booster as a multi-stage rocket.  The kit is all good quality materials and the instructions are extensive and have plenty of pictures. Fins are laser-cut balsawood, and tubes are standard BT-types. Shock cord uses both kevlar and elastic.   

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2020-07-29 - Modification Estes Quasar from Estes Metalizer
Modification Review by Bill Eichelberger

Upscaled Estes Quasar from a currently available Estes Metalizer.

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