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Old 03-04-2021, 09:13 AM
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Default Micro Maxx Rocket advice.

I'm getting back into Micro Maxx rockets. When they first came out I got into building them and then I went back to bigger rockets and haven't built them in a while. What I'm asking is since I've been away from these little rockets for some time, what advice, tips or tools do you use for these small rockets? Any tips on painting, gluing, construction, detailing, Flying. I'm sure any tips will help me and others out greatly.

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Old 03-04-2021, 09:29 AM
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Reading glasses! Tweezers.
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Old 03-04-2021, 09:40 AM
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Lots of great micromaxx kits and parts available at Fliskits, ASP-Rocketry, eRockets(Semroc), Quest, Leading Edge Rocketry, etc. 🚀🇺🇸
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Old 03-04-2021, 10:08 AM
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Is Quest ever going to make those engines again?
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Old 03-04-2021, 10:22 AM
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Is Quest ever going to make those engines again?


Someone is making them because you can go to Quest site and buy a bulk pack of 25 motors for thirty-some dollars. I'm hoping SEMROC makes more MMX rockets.
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Old 03-04-2021, 11:41 AM
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All of my MMX rockets have been scratch built downscale clones of classic kits. I haven't bought parts in a long time but I think all the small tubes and NC's were from Fliskits. I've used some BT-5 NC's as well. I made some rockets out of cardstock so I could just print the color and decal scheme instead of doing traditional paint and decal, but I've also done some with traditional BT's, paint, and tiny little decals.

Wordplay is always fun. They are all Micro <insert kit name here>, but when the original classic kit has a decal with Maxi, Super, or Big in its name, it becomes a little more fun. Micro Alpha, Super Slim Bertha, Der Micro Max, Cherokee-1/8A, Tiny Tom, Homuncular Hornet, etc.
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Old 03-04-2021, 12:02 PM
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NewWay also has some kits, mostly 3D printed parts. Sold by erockets. Also from erockets is a MMX rod that slips on to your current launch system. No need for a special MX system.
http://www.erockets.biz/erockets-mi...older-erk-9080/
Some kits have a plastic length of right angle. Keep it and use it to align the fins on all your MMX kits. As mentioned, tweezers and a magnifying device. I would add stay away from the caffeine.
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Old 03-04-2021, 12:06 PM
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Is Quest ever going to make those engines again?


www.jonrocket.com sells a bulk (24) pack of the micromaxx engines. The smaller packs I have says the engines are made in Germany and the igniters are made in China.

As far as I know Quest still has good availability of them.
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Old 03-04-2021, 01:12 PM
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Here is a link to the ASP website section with MicroMaxx goodies...

https://www.asp-rocketry.com/ecomme....cfm?cat_id=147
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Old 03-04-2021, 01:49 PM
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www.jonrocket.com sells a bulk (24) pack of the micromaxx engines. The smaller packs I have says the engines are made in Germany and the igniters are made in China.

As far as I know Quest still has good availability of them.


I remember reading or hearing back in around '07 or '08 when I was doing some Micro Maxx stuff that Quest had something like 500K MicroMaxx motors on hand. I have NO idea how valid that info is or where it came from. Not sure how many they sell in a given year, but I would assume some number well below that.

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