LASER CUT FINS!|
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Tumble recovery model rocket kit, reminiscent of rockets of
old. Patterned as a reduced semi-scale version of a model rocket from the 60's, the
Tumbleweed brings back the excitement, fun and education of a tumble recovery model
The Tumbleweed flies straight and true, for one half of its
flight. At peak altitude, the motors ejection charge (normally reserved for pushing
out the nose cone and a recovery device) is instead used to kick the motor back, into such
a position that it makes the model unstable. In this unstable state, the model
tumbles harmlessly to the ground, ready for another flight!
A supplied engine hook holds the motor in place and prevents
it from being kicked all the way out of the model. A large ring, at the base of the
model, provides additional stability and strength.
|Accustom to rough landings, this model still
needs to be built rugged to withstand repeated launchings and landing, especially if your
launch field is hardpack.
Below is a photograph
of the Tumbleweed on the pad at the 2001 Grand Rocket Day, ready for launch!
||the FlisKits Tumble Weed is a very
cool little kit! Don't let the small package fool you as there are some building
challenges in store, but the results reminded
|me once again of the
old Nostalgic rockets from days of old, when quality and classic design prevailed over
mass production. The Tumble Weed is no exception and I recommend it to those who are
looking for great looks and flight characteristics
Good things really do come in
small packages and this is no exception for the FlisKits "Tumble Weed!" - Carl