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Quest

The Flash

Description

This is a very typical 3FNC rocket that is good for the beginner.

Flies up to 1,800 feet.

Additional Information

  • Length: 11″
  • Diameter: 0.787″
  • Weight: 0.53 oz.
  • Recovery: Streamer
  • Fins: Die Cut Balsa.
  • Self Adhesive Decal
  • Recommended Engines:
    • A6-4, B6-4, C6-5

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Build History

  • 05/24/2002 – Purchased Quest The Flash from Hobby Lobby in Greenwood, IN for $4.48 (Retail $4.99).
  • 05/28/2002 – Opened kit and noted all parts present. Took pictures. Scanned instructions, decal and fin. Measured fin dimensions and recorded on page 146 Book #1. Cemented nose cone base into nose cone. Cut “V” into engine block and tied one end of Kevlar cord into the “V”. Tied other end to white elastic shock cord. Glued engine block into end of yellow engine tube. Marked other end of yellow engine tube 1/4″ from forward end and made 1/8″ slot for engine retainer hook. Clipped engine took over end of engine tube. Pulled shock cord through engine tube and inserted inside body tube up to the 1/4″ mark.
  • 05/29/2002 – Tried making a copy of body tube fin guide from the bmp file but the printer margin would not allow it to print properly. Made a copy of Q1101-1 with the Z-73. Cut out the guide, marked the tube for the fins and launch lug. Extended lines with aid of a door jamb.
  • 09/24/2002 – Discovered the flash does not have a launch lug, therefore the model was not painted tonight. Glued launch lug 3″ from rear of body tube, using a launch rod as a guide.
  • 09/27/2002 – Painted rocket with Krylon Gloss White #1501.
  • 10/05/2002 – Painted all but 5″ of rocket Yellow.
  • 10/07/2002 – Painted the forward portion 4-1/2″ from rear, Black.
  • 10/16/2002 – Removed self adhesive decal and applied to model. This completes construction of Quest The Flash model rocket #1011.

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