(Contributed - by Alan Boldt - 07/31/10)
The Custom Zero Gravity is an easy to build kit with plastic nose cone, die-cut fins, and
I used a shorter , a streamer and rotated the fins 180 degrees.
I followed the same instructions as building the stock Zero Gravity, except I substitued
the parts listed above.
This kit was easy to build. The instructions were easy to follow. No special tools were needed. Just glue, a
hobby knife, a ruler, pencil and angle iron. I did use a hot glue gun for the mount.
- 1 - 5" BT-50 Body Tube
- 1 - Plastic
- 1 - 18mm Engine Tube
- 1 -
- 2 - Centering Rings
- 1 - 18mm
- 3 - Balsa Fins
- 1 - Plastic
- 1 - Elastic Shock Cord
- 1 - 1/8" ID
- 1 - Water Slide Decals from Estes Mini Max Kit
- 1 - Paper Shock Cord Mount
The was simple. I just sanded, primed and painted the finished rocket. I painted it the suggested stock
blue color, but added some red fade in at the top of the body tube and tips of the fins.
I applied some waterslide decals from an Estes Mini Max kit instead of the stock Zero Gravity vinyl wrap.
The rocket was much smaller than the stock rocket so I put a streamer.
I flew the rocket three times on A8-3 motors.
I would recommend this motor for this rocket, especially when launcing at small fields. This rocket flies much
higher than the stock rocket on the same motors.
I drag raced it with both a stock Zero Gravity and an Estes Mini Max.
It is a great flying rocket mod. I will definitely keep flying it.