A new first for FlisKits and
the mocro rocketry community! A TWO-STAGED micro
advent of the Micromaxx-NE (No Ejection charge) model rocket
motors introduced the possibilities of doing multi-staging with
these tiny motors. Hundreds, if not thousands, of tests
around the world have proven reliable staging when using the new
NE motors as the booster motor in conventional type multi-stage
model functions in the same manner as other standard multi-staged
rockets in that the booster motor and the sustainer motor are
taped together with a single wrap of cellophane tape to allow for
clean, reliable staging. The only difference with the Doubles
design is that there is no inter-stage coupler used. It was
determined that it wasn't needed, added unwanted weight and
greatly increased the drag of stage separation (reducing
result is a BT-3 based, 2-stage model that goes higher than you
would EVER expect a micro model to go! My first thought, on flying
the proto the first time, was "You should never have to walk
THAT far to recover a micro model". Without a doubt,
the first micro model that is NOT recommended for your back yard!
The NE motors have no ejection charge, but they DO have a
delay charge. This is about a 1 second delay, which doesn't
sound like much. However, for rocketeers familiar with
multi-stage rockets, you are used to the instant staging that
comes at the moment of booster burnout. NO SO with micro
multi-staging. Rather you get a 1 second delay between
booster burn out and sustainer ignition. This can be very
nerve racking, if you aren't expecting it!
be sure to have an alert recovery crew as you want to be sure to
recover your booster as well.
kit features water slide decals, to help dress it up, but does NOT
include laser cut parts. The fins are cut, from templates,
from the provided balsa sheet. The fin designs are simple
and should pose no problems in cutting.
the first in your club to fly multi-stage micros!