I like this rocket. It flies really high, and drifts alot. I cut a spillhole in the chute after the first launch. The toothpick antennae are are still intact after five launches, though I have broke them off in the car and repaired them. I haven't launched this much as I need to go to my out-of-town site so I can recover it. I finally painted it completely for the NARTREK scale model flight. I painted all the black parts except the one panel with the white C.A.R.D.E., where I used the decal. Turned out quite nice, except for some balsa grain still showing.
Dia: 1.33"; Length: 24.9"; Wt.: 2.3oz.; Motor (1): 24mm
Recommended motor: D12-5, D12-7
|1)||4/27/97||D12-5||Flies really high.|
|2)||6/19/97||D12-7||Chute didn't open as it melted together. Minor fin joint damage. Small Estes dent.|
|5)||8/31/97||D12-7||Scale model flight for NARTREK Silver level. Broke one antenna on landing. I gave it 705 out of 1000 points.|
|9)||11/28/98||D12-5||Chute stuck in body tube, took a 1 inch core sample. No body damage, broke off all the toothpick antennae.|
|14)||7/21/01||F24-7W||Chuffed, then a nice flight. It survived.|
Black Brant II launch photo. 4/27/97.
Black Brant II NARTREK scale model photo. 8/31/97.
Black Brant II NARTREK scale model launch on a D12-7. 8/31/97.