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Midnight Express
Model Rocket!
Skill Level 2 - Intermediate Sport model Sport model
Model Number: FRE01
NEW! Tour de Deuce version!
See below for details!
Midnight Express model rocket

Essence's Model Rocketry Reviews
EMRR comparison of
"Free" Paper Rockets

Length: 11.75" white_25x10.gif (830 bytes)
Diameter: 0.736"
Fin Span: 2.73"
Weight: 0.3 oz.
Streamer Recovery
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Recommended Engines:
: A6-4 A8-3 B6-4 (first flights)  C6-5

Retail: $ FR.EE

The Midnight Express is a new spin on an old idea, "Paper Rockets".  Building a model rocket entirely out of common paper card stock (except for the recovery device).  There have been paper rockets used at conventions and even sold as kits.  The "new spin"?   You can download this kit as a pdf file, print it and build it.

And it's FREE!
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No Cost!
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The Midnight Express is constructed from simple patterns that fit onto a single 8 1/2" X 11" sheed of card stock (recommend that you use #60 or thicker).  You can use glossy or flat finish, depending on the look that you prefer. 
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Also note that there are two pattern downloads.   One pattern is pre-printed to match the image on the left.  The second pattern is blank, giving you the freedom to decorate your model as you see fit!

In addtion to the downloaded pattern and instructions, you will need the following components to stabalize and launch/recover your Midnight Express model rocket kit:

  • 12" - 18" Shock Cord material
  • 18" Crepe Paper Streamer
  • 12" Cotton Button Thread
  • Masking Tape or small tape disk
  • Clay Weight
face.gif (2810 bytes) I give the rocket an OVERALL rating of 5 points. Again, this is a "free" rocket. So as such expectations are set a bit low. The
expectations are shattered with the exceptional 4 pages of instructions and the flight of this rocket. It provides a unique rocketry building challenge as well. And FlisKits even allows you to download a blank pattern set so you can "style" it your own way! Nice job FlisKits! - Nick

Download your FlisKits Midnight Express today!
(all files are in pdf form)

face.gif (2810 bytes) I too must say that I have been real impressed with the Midnight Express from Fliskits. I had never built a paper rocket
before and thought No Way this is going to work very well. Man, was I wrong. I have built three so far. Two of them the original colors and one just the outline and colored it myself. This model flies straight and with the streamer for recovery doesn't drift to far. One of the nicest flights I have had was on a B6-4. Really impressive for a paper rocket, and best of all its FREE. It is worth the paper its printed on... - Larry V.

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face.gif (2810 bytes) After reading the review (not to mention the growing consensus that Fliskits only puts out fantastic kits), I had to give it a try. I built mine
with 90# paper & followed the well written instructions. For a piece of paper, it was surprisingly rigid when assembled. Holy cow, it zinged off the pad on an A8-3! THIS IS NOT A SMALL FIELD ROCKET! Major WOW factor. - L.A.


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