Tuesday, 16 June 2009 18:00

The Twins

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Steve Anderson's first of two projects featured at HellFire this year is actually a pair of rockets. The project consists of two NCR Phantoms which he purchased already built from Paul Shefield and Scott Danner.  Steve has named the rockets appropriately Castor and Pollux (the Gemini Twins).  The intent is to fly them in a drag race on G75's. The Phantom 4000 is one of North Coast Rocketry's most popular kits over the years. Even when Estes bought out NCR they kept the Phantom around. Over the years there have been many improvements made to the design of the kit.

One is the thick plastic centering rings. They are slotted so that the fins lock into them, adding strength to the fins and good alignment. The fins glue against the engine tube thus making them able to handle up to a H engine with no problem.  As with all North Coast kits, it comes with a heavy slotted body tube, laser cut plywood fins, nylon chute and heavy duty wire shock cord mount and decals.

The rockets are 4" diameter, 50" tall, and weighs 25 oz. This should be a fun race, good luck Steve and Wesley!

 

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