EMRR comparison of
"Free" Paper Rockets
||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!
(get the picture?)
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
|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
- 12" - 18" Shock Cord material
- 18" Crepe Paper Streamer
- 12" Cotton Button Thread
- Masking Tape or small tape disk
- Clay Weight
||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
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
(all files are in pdf form)
||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.
||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.