One of my favorite rockets is the RX-16 from the Centuri Power System outfit, a two rocket, "advanced" rocketry set issued back in 1978. The other rocket in the package was the RX-7, a simple 3 finned rocket that could be flown by itself or with a booster (making it a 2 stager) and with an optional payload section. It too was a pretty fun rocket, until it flew to Oz on a C6-0/C6-7 motor combination. Kinda funny how all my 2 stagers ended up disappearing over the rainbow back then - I suppose it is possible that sending them to altitudes of a couple thousand feet was a little too much for my friend's back yard (My dad had banned rocket flights from our yard after I accidentally put a Lil Hercules through the neighbor lady's window; she was a bit upset when the ejection charge went off in her living room. And it WAS an accident! Honest!).
Bill Eichelberger captured a picture of one of these relatively rare birds at NARAM 55 last year. Belonging to Mike Rohde, it sports the instruction recommended paint scheme, which I also intend to use.
|A RX-7 on the pad (image courtesy Bill Eichelberger)|
Time to start building!