|Motor Size:||18 millimeters|
|Nose Cone Material:||Plastic|
|Plan (Estes Instructions):||http://www.estesrockets.com/media/instructions/002050_Super_Neon.pdf|
|Recommended Motors:||A8-3, B4-4, B6-4, C6-5|
Originally produced by Estes in 1991, the Super Neon was reintroduced on 2007. The Super Neon is a tube fin rocket that also sports small “stub” fins on each of the tube fins. The Super Neon flies on the standard assortment of 18mm black powder motors and uses a 12 inch parachute for recovery. The header card promises soaring flights to 1000 feet, which is beyond optimistic ...
Super Neon is an updated 2007 re-release of an older kit. It is what I would call a "fantasy" tubefin in that it has decorative stub fins supplementing the 6 tubefins that provide the actual stability to create a futuristic appearance. The packaging highlights its "Space Age Tubular Fins". Well, so maybe they're not "stub fins", maybe they're cooling plates for the hyper-leptonic fusion ...
Brief: This is the Estes Super Neon that I modified to become the Klingon Star Dart. I added 3 fins and moved the tube fins out to the ends of these new fins. Modifications: The motor mount was built stock. I cut out my new fins from 3/32" balsa. They were sized 3 1/2" at the root and tip with a span of 1 3/4". The slant length is 2 1/2" long. I glued the tubes together in pairs (I ...