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Old 09-12-2021, 02:58 PM
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Default Fun Rockets 1202 - Silver Hawk

I almost feel guilty about offering this one. I thought I was buying the Holverson Design Silver Hawk. HD was OOP and I had immense respect for Doug Holverson. The price should have clued me in. This rocket is from Fun Rockets. It is a cheap, probably foam, knockoff from when they bought the rights from Holverson. It is new and unopened. It might fly on an 18mm motor or it might do other things but the mount is 18mm. It may or may not glide to recovery but my money would be on "tumble".

I strongly suggest that if purchased, it should be a part of a group purchse, or you should allow me to wrap the box and use parcel post.


I am asking $5


This kit is offered for sale in an effort to liquidate my collection of kits and is being offered via cross postings on The Rocketry Forum and Ye Olde Rocket Forum. The price indicated is what I have determined by looking for evidence of similar sales but, admittedly, might reflect a poor judgement on my part. I'm just doing the best that I can. The price does NOT include shipping. Interested persons are invited to contact me via PM and I will calculate the shipping. Payment is expected by means of PayPal, Zelle or Venmo. My intention is to make shipments twice per week after confirming receipt of funds. I will try to give the most accurate descriptions I am able to provide and will happily answer any specific questions either by PM or within the post thread.
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Old 09-13-2021, 05:27 AM
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I was just getting back into the hobby when this whole "smells like dead Fish-man" thing was rising up like a zit that needed popping. Doug had allowed himself to be drawn into the idea of converting his Holverson Designs product line, which featured nicely done kits with laser cut balsa, into the Fun Rockets product line, which featured cheesy foam. The rocket buying community responded, as they will, with a collective "Huh?" We were out for dinner on Memorial Day weekend at the Cheeseburger In Paradise in Eastgate, and after dinner I decided to stop in to check a Hobby Lobby that I hadn't known existed. They were in the midst of a cheesy foam and Quest liquidation, and I made out like a bandit. One of the kits I picked up was a Tangent for $.99, and I actually enjoyed flying it at B6-4 Field for most of that summer until I eventually overdid it and hung it in a tree. Another was the Zoomie, and I never could get that one to fly right. I passed on the Silver Hawk and Swinger, regretted it, and went back to stock up only to find them gone. I eventually picked up a Swinger, but have yet to fly it.
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I was just getting back into the hobby when this whole "smells like dead Fish-man" thing was rising up like a zit that needed popping. Doug had allowed himself to be drawn into the idea of converting his Holverson Designs product line, which featured nicely done kits with laser cut balsa, into the Fun Rockets product line, which featured cheesy foam. The rocket buying community responded, as they will, with a collective "Huh?" We were out for dinner on Memorial Day weekend at the Cheeseburger In Paradise in Eastgate, and after dinner I decided to stop in to check a Hobby Lobby that I hadn't known existed. They were in the midst of a cheesy foam and Quest liquidation, and I made out like a bandit. One of the kits I picked up was a Tangent for $.99, and I actually enjoyed flying it at B6-4 Field for most of that summer until I eventually overdid it and hung it in a tree. Another was the Zoomie, and I never could get that one to fly right. I passed on the Silver Hawk and Swinger, regretted it, and went back to stock up only to find them gone. I eventually picked up a Swinger, but have yet to fly it.


Zoomie!!!!!!

That's the one I couldn't remember. I saw the name "Holverson" and thought that was what I was getting. I got the foam Zoomie instead. I fly better when I flap my arms than that Zoomie ever did.
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Zoomie!!!!!!

That's the one I couldn't remember. I saw the name "Holverson" and thought that was what I was getting. I got the foam Zoomie instead. I fly better when I flap my arms than that Zoomie ever did.

I built a balsa Zoomie a few years back and it flew like a winged brick. I'm sure the paint didn't help. I remember talking about them with Doug Sams back in the Yahoo Old Rockets days and he suggested Post-It Note elevators on the wings. I took it with me to the launch this past weekend, but winds were a bit nuts for gliders.
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This was my HD Silver Hawk from 10 years ago. It was a great little glider and was robust--sort of like the Rokitflite Fake Wulf. "The Vixen" hand painted the glider with watercolor markers so as to not add any weight.
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