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Checkered Flag MotorsPRESS RELEASE

Checkered Flag Models: New product announcement

June 01, 2010

Checkered Flag Models a new 2010 LLC based in Michigan introduces its first product geared to the model rocket community. The “Rocket Rack” is the first of various products which CFM plans to introduce both in the model rocketry (including high power rocketry) and the model aircraft hobby industry.

RackThe “Rocket Rack” is a storage and staging system for model rockets in the A-G motor range. It comes in two levels of kit form. The Base rack provides rocketeers the ability to store their rockets at home to prevent damage. As well as prepare their rockets for flight and keep them on the “Rocket Rack” until flown, without fear of damage or broken fins. Essentially the “Rocket Rack” is a purposeful method of storing rockets rather than a makeshift box or container. The Premium rack kit does the same thing as the base rack, but includes a pair of adjustable model rocket supports. These supports allow for a rocket to be held in place securely for flight prep or field repairs.

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RackBoth kits are made from ½” quality hardboard and Masonite, and can be painted to look like molded plastic. Each have 48 1/8” holes for support guide wires (not included) but can be drilled for larger wire as desired. The rack kits include removable end brackets with rubber feet to prevent scratching of furniture. Also included are two unique anchor points so the racks can be staked to the ground with 10” tent stakes to prevent wind blow over. The quantity of rockets that can be stored on the racks depends on the size of the rockets. But in cases of smaller rockets, multiple rockets can be stored on each wire guide. The racks include detailed instructions and will require assembly and finish. A recommended confidence skill level of 2 should be reached for modelers building the “ Rocket Rack” kits. Completion of the rack kits requires glue and paint not included.

The retail price for the base rack kit is $45.00 U.S. dollars plus shipping. And the Premium rack kit retails for $60.00 U.S. dollars plus shipping. Volume pricing is available for clubs and vendors, upon request.

Checkered Flag Models has not yet launched its web site as of this press release but expects it to be available by mid-summer.

Contact for more info, pricing and ordering a kit can be done through the Checkered Flag Models Facebook page, or e-mail

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