Top Ten for 2014
Some were great, some not so good, all were interesting.
10 is the not so good up to #1 - the best of the year,
Click on the names to see to the builds . . .
10. MPC VOSTOK
Warped plastic, heavy and under powered with a C6-3.
9. Estes SR-71 BLACKBIRD
A real PITA build! Impossible to shape body skins, not worth the effort.
I have to wonder how many sit in a closet, started and never finished.
8. SPUDNIK KABOOM!
A funny rocket even funnier when it blew up!
Centuri's well engineered OOP Starter Kit with a near perfect one-piece plastic fin can.
6. Estes PATRIOT
Strong BT-60 body. Better with a payload section and 24mm power.
5. Estes HOLIDAY SALES
Clearance kit prices dip low over most holidays.
Husbands have to convince their wives it's too good to pass up.
More and more rockets are added to the build piles across the country.
4. Odd'l Rockets LITTLE GREEN MAN
Most fun I've had designing and a surprising stable flyer.
This is also a self serving sales plug.
3. Fliskits MACME SHREW
A challenge getting all the small body segments to match up. Considering it's girth, good performance with MMX engines.
2. ASP CORPORAL
A great kit with a perfect fitting vinyl roll pattern. Highly recommended.
And the Best Build of the year . . .
1. Quest STILETTO
Best built with a 24mm mount. It would be under powered with a 18mm C6 engine.
Success with a new spray paint, the Rusto Metallic. The Stiletto is always a favorite at the field.
Total flights for 2014 was 132, eight less than the 140 launches in 2013.
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