Photo on bottom of second page shows the Neanderthal. The Berserker is the same
clipped-delta fins. They were designed for a teacher who had *very*
teacher wanted a model they could duplicate themselves by having the students
tubes from around the house and then the teacher just bought a few 'rocket'
other easy to find items (9" long BT-20 for motor mount, Easter eggs for cone,
lugs, 3/32" thick balsa for fins, 1/8" wide elastic for shock cord, etc.). The
the cores from Sparkle brand paper towels. The couplers for the tubes and the
nose are cut
from the core tube of a roll of aluminum foil. It nests perfectly inside the
Over the years, the Sparkle tube quality has gone downhill, so I've grown tired
to sort through the tubes I get when the towels are gone. That's why I don't
The Cro-Mag has been made, but not in a kit. The reason is time/laziness/other
important things. I make them for local classes where I teach folks how to build
Therefore I have not written the instruction sheets - which is what prevents the
being made. The kit uses 3 feet of genuine BT-55 (glassine coated and identical
sold by Estes since it comes from the same paper company). It has an ogive balsa
and a card stock boat tail to adapt the BT-55 down to the BT-50 motor tube (just
MeggALOFTER). It's like a high performance, slimmed down, shorter Mean Machine.
the same as the MeggALOFTER.
Here is a photo of a MeggALOFTER built incorrectly - they glued the fins on with
leading edge against the tube instead of the root edge:
I have a better photo, but it is a printed photo, not digital and not posted
I've taken digital photos in the past and used them when I eBayed a MeggALOFTER,
don't have that digital photo with me right now.
The cheap-o catalog has drawings and descriptions/specs of all the models except
-Fred Shecter NAR 20117
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