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> > At this last job with the union I got the interest of a co-worker
> > concerning rocketry (we're going to do a "cultural exchange" of
> > WMD's...he's into guns/automatic weapons). He's made it plain that if he
> > likes what he sees that, like other things he does, he'll throw himself
> > into the hobby to the full. Planning towards that time I've been pondering
> > things to recommend to get him started on the path. One is the Estes
> > Fatboy, that's one FUN little kit, inexpensive, and teaches things like
> > TTW fin construction. But I was also looking at what would be a good
> > mid-power kit too. Something that gave a good range of power and
> > performance before he takes the plunge into level one.....and he will.
> > From my own experience I would recommend the LOC Graduator since it's a
> > sturdy kit that could go from "D's" up to high power certification
> > flights. The local hobby shop (Great Lakes Hobbies) has a fair amount of
> > PML kits too, but I have no experience with them (yet).
> > So, if you were to dangle the carrot before the donkey, what you
> > recommend to a newbee that is reasonable in price, flexible in use, and
> > gives a good show?
> > Let's all hope the next weekend's scheduled launch isn't cancelled due to
> > weather so we can gain a convert....I've an I161 flight in my EZI-65
> > planned just for my friend's benefit ;-)
> > Chuck
> Try the SLS Javelin from Semroc (semroc.com). 22.3"/1.34" pre-slotted,
> heavy duty airframe with through the wall, laser cut basswood fins. Balsa
> NC, nylon rip-stop chute, kevlar shock cord, decals included. 24/29mm motor
> mounts flies on C through G engines (the package claims 3,900' on an F25). >
> All this for a $19.50 list price. I got mine for $15.97 from BRS hobbies
> (brshobbies.com). On my doorstep three days after I ordered it. >
> This has to be the best quality/best priced low/mid power kit out there. >
> Now if I just had time to build it...