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Old 01-05-2017, 10:32 AM
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What were the issues with the original Ajax that prevent it from coming back as it was ?
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Old 01-05-2017, 11:39 AM
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It contains a balsa transition and nose cone we no longer have.


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Old 01-05-2017, 01:29 PM
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The new sci-fi rocket is on the website too. Protostar! 24", 5oz, D/E powered, with fin pods! Looks pretty nifty - I like the cockpit windshield decals and simple deco scheme - lots of room for customized paint schemes.
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Old 01-05-2017, 01:35 PM
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The Protostar uses three of the Alien Invader Nose Cones for the Fin Pods.

Looks like the Space Twister is also on the website. It's a simple build model that spins on the way up.



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Old 01-05-2017, 02:18 PM
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Very clever design on the Space Twister fins! Great way to create twist without needing to mount canted fins.

The Protostar is an interesting way to use up some of those bulgey nose cones.
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Old 01-05-2017, 03:43 PM
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Space Twister parts include the Black Brant III nozzle with the nose cone. The Chuter-2 kits with the same nose cone (that I saw) didn't include the nozzle.

I still have my original Nike-X. I welcome the return of this kit.

What's next? The return of the Cherokee-D and Patriot? You have the parts....
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Old 01-05-2017, 08:19 PM
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The re-release of the Cherokee-D is long overdue.
Maybe upscale it a bit so it takes the longer 24mm Engine Tube.
For "Outa Site Flights"!
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Old 01-06-2017, 11:12 AM
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The Cherokee-D has been done by at least 3 cloning companies and I think it is still in the Semroc lineup.


Nobody I'm aware of has offered a Citation Patriot since it went OOP.
That one with an "E"-length 24mm mount would be great.
The original 18mm Patriot offered DISMALLY LOW flights even on a C6-5.
Allow one to adapt down to 18mm.
Nothing larger than a BT-55 should have a permanent 18mm mount EVERRRRRRRR.
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Old 01-06-2017, 01:18 PM
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I'm in the middle of painting a Patriot that I put a long 24mm Engine mount in.
I can't wait until this spring when I can launch it and compare it to the 18mm one I have.
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Old 01-06-2017, 07:02 PM
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I converted my most recent Estes Patriot to a 24 mm engine mount and have flown it using the D12-5. It does get good altitude on that engine alone. I use a 50/20 adapter to fly it with the C6's.
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