The poor weather hasn't stopped me from building though. Last night I put together an Aerospace Specialty Products (ASP) NEO Standard. It's one of their 18mm starter kits, and I must say it is very nice. High quality parts - a strong body tube with practically no seams, thick laser cut fins, a kevlar shock cord attachment, and an appropriately long sewing elastic shock cord (those in most kits - especially Estes - are way too short). The motor tube protrudes about an inch from the bottom, which gives the rocket a somewhat unique appearance. Here's a pic of it tacked together:
|Nekkid NEO Standard - Der Red Max to the left, Vampire clone in the|
background right, and another Red Max's fin visible at right edge. The
work bench is crowded (Click to enlarge)!
|A finished NEO Standard from the ASP web site. I will try to duplicate this|
paint/marking scheme (Click to enlarge).
|Upcoming Estes Little Joe II (Click|
|Closeup showing detail (Click to enlarge).|