Quest - Critical Mass {Kit}

Contributed by Kyle Cornelius

Construction Rating: starstarstarstarstar
Flight Rating: starstarstarstar_borderstar_border
Overall Rating: starstarstarstarstar_border
Manufacturer: Quest

Brief:
This is a very small rocket meant to fly on MicroMaxx rocket engines.

Quest Critical Mass

Construction:
The rocket comes pre-assembled. It has all colored parts and a red fin canister.

PROs: no need to build or paint anything. just simply pop in the motor and go!

CONs: It is so small to work with.

Finishing:
PROs: No painting or anything about finishing required.

CONs: None.

Construction Rating: 5 out of 5

Flight:
I used the recommended MicroMaxx motors for the flights. If there is any wind, then it tends to corkscrew. The recovery system never worked and it always lawn darts. The rocket is so light that it doesn't matter if it lawn darts unless its on concrete. My nose cone got pushed up into the body tube when it landed on concrete. Just launch it in an open grassy area with not too tall grass and you should be fine. The rocket is so small...

Recovery:
The recovery system never works and it comes in hot most of the time. It has a chance of ejecting the fin can instead of the nose cone. The fin can is so small, you will never find it unless you track it.

Flight Rating: 3 out of 5

Summary:
PROs: No assembly or finishing required. It flies fast for those 1/8A motors.

CONs: It is a small rocket that is hard to work with. Deployment need some work.

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5

Flights

Comments:

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D.K.B. (July 15, 2010)
We have flown 8-10 Quest MicroMaxx rockets. This one flew well. Nice and straight up. Our recovery deployed fine though they are pretty light as the review states and are not usually damaged regardless. Fun for backyard (and front yard) launches.

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