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Rose-A-Roc Model Rocket! Skill Level 3 Helicopter model Helicopter model
Model Number: HC001
Rose-A-Roc model rocket kit
Length: 20.54" white_25x10.gif (830 bytes)
Diameter: 0.736"
Fin Span: 4.39"
Weight: 1.49 oz.
Competition Helicopter Duration Recovery ISD Competition Model   
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Recommended Engines:
: 1/2A6-2 A8-3 B4-2 B6-4 C6-5 

Retail: $ 21.95

NAR Record setter!
(D HD - C-division - Jim Bassham)

From the mind of Art Rose comes the helicopter duration design that has stood the test of time, the Rose-A-Roc!

Boosting on a wide variety of motors, the Rose-A-Roc leaps into the air, gaining surprising altitude.  At apogee, the ejection charge burns away a hold-down string that releases 3 large, impressive helicopter blades.  Designed for a self-induced spin, you will see her hang in the air for a moment then begin to drop.  Suddenly, the blades will begin to spin and pick up speed to the point where you can't even see them!  Riding a cushion of air as she descends, the Rose-A-Roc floats gently to the ground, to the delight of all.

Recreated here with Art's permission, and re-engineered for a simpler and more precise build, the FlisKits Rose-A-Roc is a high end competition model that is now available to all modelers who have the skill and desire to compete with the "big boys"!
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Also a wonderful sport model, the Rose-A-Roc by FlisKits is not beyond the capabilities of any accomplished modeler who is willing to take their time and work with the materials and instructions provided.
This long awaited release has been the talk of the town among competitors around the country, as they prepare for upcoming local, regional and national events.

For those of you familiar with the Rose-A-Roc design, FlisKits has made the following design changes, while keeping true to the original Rose-A-Roc:

  • New, precision 3-part laser cut hub that makes the rotor hub assembly a snap!
  • Custom turned, pre-drilled nose cone tailored for use in this design!
  • Precision laser cut centering rings to hold the rotor shaft firmly for many flights!
  • Provided a unique method of attaching a launch lug for those without exotic launch equipment like towers and pistons.
  • Double walled motor tube for longer life!
  • High quality FAI SIG rubber actuators!

For those of you NOT familiar with the Rose-A-Roc design, prepare for a challenge.  Prepare for excitement.  Prepare for one of the most exciting flights you're liable to see in a model rocket!  Don't let the mystery and magic of helicopter models scare you away from this gem of a model.  If you have built such models as the Borealis, A.C.M.E. Spitfire, Alien8 and others, then you are ready for the Rose-A-Roc!  

The short photo album below shows some nice images of the Rose-A-Roc during assembly.  Simply click on a thumbnail image to view the full size image.

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This image shows the MonokoteTM hinge being applied to one of the rotor blades

p1010243.jpg (29620 bytes) Here we see a close up of the rotor hub as we attach one of the blades.  In this image 2 of the 3 pieces of the laser cut hub are glued together with the 3rd piece being added last.
P1010247.JPG (29901 bytes) This image shows the assembled rotor hub with all 3 pieces of the rotor disk assembled.  NOTE: This is an earlier proto type and the Cap Disk (the part of the rotor hub visible in the photo) has changed slightly
P1010264.JPG (37409 bytes) Here we see the rotor blades folded into their launch position with the thread in place to hold them down during boost.  The thread is burned by the ejection charge allowing the blades to unfold and begin their spin
rar_sm.jpg (24527 bytes) This is what she looks like fully deployed and ready to rotate!

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