2.6" Fiberglass Fire Flyer
Screaming Atomic Lime Goodness
Posted by Dave Cook on 9th Dec 2016
I got my Fire Flyer kit a few months before the Madcow takeover of RW. To me it was one of the nicest designs RW had. Everything went together fine and I added some of my usual extras - bolt-ring bulkheads for a tracker sled in the nose, OneBadHawk kevlar harnesses, my own machined charge wells, and a full redundant sled. I also made a fully accurate OpenRocket file - ping me on Facebook if you're interested.
Though it looks like a split-fin setup, the fins are actually one piece. That worked out quite nicely and saved some work for alignment.
The shocking lime green colored FG tube is fantastic; this is the first "no-paint" rocket I've built that I actually think looks good as is.
With the 54mm mount in a 66mm rocket, the performance is upper deck. "I" motors will give a nice visible 3000' flight, J's are well out of sight, and K's may threaten your waiver. A good paint job and using flyaway lugs or a tower instead of rail buttons would improve performance even more.
2.6" Fiberglass 5:1 Von Karman Filament Wound Nosecone
2.6" Filament Wound Fiberglass Airframe 32"
2.6" Filament Wound Fiberglass Airframe 16"
2.6" Filament Wound Fiberglass Coupler 6"
2.6" Filament Wound Fiberglass Spacer Ring 1"
54mm Filament Wound Fiberglass Motor Mount
G10 3/32" Fiberglass Fins
G10 Fiberglass Centering Rings (2)
G10 Fiberglass Bulk Plates/AV Lids
Weight Just over 2 Lbs
Over 5 Feet Tall
All Fiberglass design
Great for that Cert level 1 or 2
PLEASE NOTE: this is an unpainted rocket. The tubing included in this kit is semi-transparent red and a black nose cone. In order to finish the rocket like the one in the photo, you will need to add a painted finish.
This kit is made to order will not ship immediately.
Rocketry Warehouse kits include only the fiberglass components to complete your rocket and do not have instructions. You will need to add rail buttons, hardware and recovery components.