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Comparison of U.F.O.-Type Rockets
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Art Applewhite - Flying Saucer 18mm (6")
FlisKits - Pheord X150
Flying Spider
Model Minutes - Flying Spider
Estes - Snitch
Area 51 Saucer
Quest - U.F.O.
Dimension 3" x 6" 3.2" x 6" 4" x 7.75" 3.25" x 8" 3.25" x 8"
Weight (my kit) 0.8 ounces 0.9 ounces 1.2 ounces 2.0 ounces 2.7 ounces
Fins 3 5 8 3 3
Fins Basswood Balsa Foam/Paper Plastic Plastic
Mount Tube 18mm 18mm 18mm 18mm 18mm
Motor Tube Kraft Paper Kraft Paper Cardstock Plastic Plastic
Positive Motor Retention Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Motor Retention Hook Friction Hook Cap Hook
Shock Cord NA NA 3/32" Rubber NA NA
Shock Cord Mount NA NA 3-Fold NA NA
Parachute NA NA 9" Plastic NA NA
Construction Required Yes Yes Yes Minimal Minimal
Rec Motors B6-0, C6-0 B6-0, C6-0 C6-3, C5-3 B6-0, C6-0 C6-0
Instructions 4 pages 4 pages 7 pages 3 pages 2 pages
Illustrated Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Photo-illustrated No No Yes No No
Price $7.50 $9.95 $9.60 $10.70 $11.50
Construction Rating 5 3 3 ½ 5 3
Flying Rating 5 4 4 ½ 5 4
Overall Rating 5 4 4 5 3 ½
Review Pro's Thorough instructions, motor hook, low alitude flights Excellent instructions, no additional finishing, nice low flights Very, very unique looking. Nice motor retention system. It is a Ready-to-fly... and it is. Excellent design looks, including the foot pads
Review Con's None No motor hook Lots of cutting... part of design though It is a Ready-to-Fly... where's the challenge? Landing gear clips and motor hook
Comparison Purpose Pro's Simplest to construct (excluding RTF's). Fast flight prep. Most creative and best overall looks. Most unique looking. Greatest hobbyest challenge Seemingly industructable. Fast flight prep. Most realistic (?) looking.
Comparison Purpose Con's None Friction fit of motors takes a bit more consideration for flight prep. Longest build time. Recovery system adds complexity No building skills required
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