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Hello everyone just got back into rockets after a probably 25 or more years due to a stop at the craft store with the wife.Its been a month I have ten built Rockets and probably 15 kits waiting.My daughter loves it also.So know that the introduction is over to the questions.I stepped it up a bit but n the latest project I'm currently building Estes Nike smoke.My questions are what Does your completed rocket wheigh I think I over built this one I used epoxy on evething so far. What is the smallest motor I can fly this on will the E or F 16 motors at my local hobby lobby fly it safely.Last but not least is there a better way to attach shock cord than the paper mount and what can I do to upgrade the launch lugs glueing to outside of tube just doesn't seem sturdy if I do go to an organized launch and put a larger reusable motor.Oh one more suggestions one reloadable motor I was considering aerotech.All suggestions comments and criticism welcome.


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welcome back to the fold. mine weighs in at about 18 ounces w/o motor, to me that says mine would be marginal on the Estes BP motors. I might consider an F22-5 IF the wind was lite, the model does well on F50/ F52 (aero tech) motors. when installed correctly the 'tea bag' shock cord mount works. as do the launch lugs(one fella has launched a stock bird on an I200). the AT 29/40-120 rms is a nice motor case with a number of reloads available. Wildman sells reloads...best choice is to find a local club/ launch and see if they have an 'onsite vendor' for motors.
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Hello everyone just got back into rockets after a probably 25 or more years due to a stop at the craft store with the wife.Its been a month I have ten built Rockets and probably 15 kits waiting.My daughter loves it also.So know that the introduction is over to the questions.I stepped it up a bit but n the latest project I'm currently building Estes Nike smoke.My questions are what Does your completed rocket wheigh I think I over built this one I used epoxy on evething so far. What is the smallest motor I can fly this on will the E or F 16 motors at my local hobby lobby fly it safely.Last but not least is there a better way to attach shock cord than the paper mount and what can I do to upgrade the launch lugs glueing to outside of tube just doesn't seem sturdy if I do go to an organized launch and put a larger reusable motor.Oh one more suggestions one reloadable motor I was considering aerotech.All suggestions comments and criticism welcome.
Welcome to the fold.

BTW, gotta ask about the handle - Best Dam Garage - as in Smokey Yunick's place in Daytona ?

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Welcome to the fold.

BTW, gotta ask about the handle - Best Dam Garage - as in Smokey Yunick's place in Daytona ?

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No but I would say he is a very inspiring person no relation to me
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My Estes PS II Nike Smoke has a mass of 18.6 oz w/o motor.

The shock card mount and launch lugs are fine.

It has only flown once, at NSL 2013, with an AeroTech single-use G80 motor.
A nice, fast, flight.
No damage.
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