5.5" Fiberglass AGM-33 PIKE
Great for L3
Posted by Tim Cubbedge on 24th Apr 2017
Have flown it 3 times. 1st flight was a shake-down flight for my L3. Flew to 7400' on an L1115 - perfect flight! 2nd flight was for L3 and used an M1101 and flew to 7900'. Another awesome flight. The last flight was on an M1882 and flew to 9100'. The main shroud lines became tangled so it never deployed but landed under drogue with no damage what so ever. Great rocket !
Great Rocket for an L3 Build!!
Posted by Chris D. on 15th Jul 2016
This rocket is a great example of the quality that you would expect from a Madcow kit. I flew mine for my level 3 certification and it was a flawless flight to 6500 feet on an M1297W. It would have been higher, but with the fin design, it cocked into the wind significantly (~9 MPH constant wind). Upon landing the shock cord caught on a barbed wire fence and the parachute kept picking the nose up and slamming it down on a gravel road. I was expecting to get to the rocket and find significant damage to the nose but there were only cosmetic scratches.
You will have to add significant weight to the nose to balance an M-class engine but the design is very easy to build and build strong. I can't say enough good things about Madcow kits!
ALL FIBERGLASS KIT
Filament Wound Nose Cone
Metal Tip Nose Cone
Pre-Slotted Fiberglass Airframe
G10 Fins and Centering Rings
Dual Deploy w/14" Long A-Bay
Motor Mount: 75mm
Fins: 6 each 3/16" G10