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Skill Level 1 Sport model Sport model
Model Number: SP015
Thing-a-ma-Jig model rocket

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Length: 22.14" white_25x10.gif (830 bytes)
Diameter: 0.976"
Fin Span: 6.28"
Weight: 1.05 oz.
Parachute Recovery
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Recommended Engines:
A8-3 motor  B4-2 motor  B6-4 motor C6-5 motor

Retail: $ 15.95

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The Thing-a-ma-Jig represents a leap in kit technology with regard to assembly and teaching basic skills.

Featuring a new fin technology developed by FlisKits called Jig-Tech, you assemble a "Fin Unit" from the provided laser cut fins.  The fins are so designed that the fin unit will hold itself together as it dries, using common white glue.

Another feature of Jig-Tech technology is that the fins are assured of being perfectly straight every time.

Once dry, this unique fin unit is then slid into position on the body tube and glued in place.

It is possible for a beginner, using the Thing-a-ma-Jig as their first model rocket build, to assemble this kit in under an hour using white glue.

An experienced builder can assemble the Thing-a-ma-Jig in under 15 minutes!
face.gif (2810 bytes) The Jig-Tech interlocking fins worked perfectly, keeps the fins in perfect alignment, body tube has
no choice but to go in correctly, and was completed in under 20 minutes with drying time! Tom
face.gif (2810 bytes) Jim, For past few weeks, members of ROCK (Section 622) have been volunteering at Great Oaks Village. GOV is a Florida Dept. of Children & Families live-in facility for abused and neglected kids here in Orlando.
As part of their summer school program, GOV is 'doing rocketry'.  For their first rockets, the kids (ages 7 to 17) build and flew Alpha's and similar near RTF's.

For the second rocket, the younger kids built Thing-a-ma-jigs while the older kids used an Estes Designers package to make a choice of several near-scratch designs.

After seeing the Thing-a-ma-jigs assembled, every single older kid said, "hey those are cool. Why can't we build those???"

Brian Coyle, NAR 83726, L2, President, Section 622

The real key to the popularity of this kit is the Jig-Tech fin unit. The figure below gives you an example of what this technology is and how it can result in a simple to build rocket with a perfect fit and straight fins every time!

From left to right, you slip the pats of one fin into the slots of another.  You then take the remaining (3rd) fin and attach it as shown in the center.  The result is a triangular arrangement that holds itself together as the glue dries.  The triangular opening in the center is sized to perfectly fit the body tube of the model

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The image below shows this assembly attached to the body tube and ready for finishing.

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