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Cougar 440

Description

The cougar 440 employs light weight, wind cheating design, 3 choices of competioion fin designs and a record setting 4″ x 40″ competition streamer!

Sporting a ling, narrow profile and low drag fin design, the Cougar 440 provides outstanding flights with incredible altitudes and air time to bring you many hours of rocketry fun.

Additional Information

Length: 8.875″

Diameter: 0.541″

Fin Span: 3.04″

Weight: 0.28 oz (less streamer)

Recovery: Streamer

Recommended Engines:

1/2A3-4T, A10-3T

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Build History

  • 12/29/2003 – Purchased FlisKits Cougar 440 from FlisKits for $9.84 (Retail – $9.95)
  • 11/09/2004 – Took pictures and scanned parts. Measurements were recorded on page 130 of Book #2. Marked an old engine casing 1/8″ form nozzle end, marked the same lentgth on a Q tip and applied Elmer’s Yellow Glue to tip. Transferred the glue from the Q tip to the inside of the rear of the body tube several times. The engine block was inserted into the rear of the body tube and pushed in place with the marked engine casing. The engine casing was quickly removed ro avoid it being glued in place. Made a copy of the fin marking guide and cut the copy from the paper. Marked the body tube with it and drew the fin guide lines along the whole body length. CA’d the fins to the body tube along the guide lines.
  • 11/19/2004 – Replaced the balsa nose cone with the ASP competition nose cone that fits the BT-5 tube. Punched a hole in the base of the nose cone shoulder and pulled the Kevlar thread through the hole and died several knots it. CA’d the thread knot inside the shoulder base. Found the center of gravity point of the body tube with expended motor casing in place and punched a hole at that point between two fins on the body tube. Marked the Kevlar 14″ from the nose cone base and pulled it through the body tube hole.
  • 11/10/2004 – Glued the Kevlar on the inside of the body tube. Placed the Kevlar tail along the fin/body tube joint and glued it in place with CA.

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