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jadebox
03-23-2010, 01:13 PM
We've just added Delta IV Rockets' Delta IV Heavy model rocket kit (http://www.jonrocket.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_39_45&products_id=408) to our online catalog.

http://www.jonrocket.com/images/delta-iv-heavy.jpg (http://www.jonrocket.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_39_45&products_id=408)

The Delta IV Heavy is 31 inches tall. It features large, custom-made balsa nose cones; pre-slotted body tubes; pre-cut clear fins; photo-illustrated instructions with scale data; pre-printed wraps; and three nylon parachutes.

The rocket flies on an E9-4 and two D12-3 motors. As the D12-3 motors burn out, the strap-on boosters separate while the core motor continues to burn.

This is a challenging kit to build, but produces an eye-catching model that is exciting to fly.

http://www.jonrocket.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_39_45&products_id=408

We've also recently added a number of other new items to our online catalog. Please stop by and check out our selection.

-- Roger

ghrocketman
03-23-2010, 01:54 PM
The model looks great and has unique functionality for a kit, but that price is positively BRUTAL for a low/mid power kit.

Shreadvector
03-23-2010, 02:08 PM
Are any of the kits signed by Moose?

jadebox
03-23-2010, 02:56 PM
The model looks great and has unique functionality for a kit, but that price is positively BRUTAL for a low/mid power kit.

Unfortunately, that's just how much it costs to produce a kit of this size with quality parts.

Please consider that the Delta IV Heavy kit is the equivalent of three kits. Each of the strap-on boosters is a detailed rocket kit by itself - complete with clear fins, a motor mount, and a parachute. Also, remember, that the shipping is free for US orders.

We would have liked to have charged less, but, as it is, Carl , the developer of the kit, isn't going to make more than a few dollars off each kit. With the amount of time he put into developing the kit, Carl has probably been working for about 12 cents an hour. :-)

-- Roger

jadebox
03-23-2010, 03:15 PM
Are any of the kits signed by Moose?

None of the kits are ... :-)

... but one of Carl's prototypes is signed by a number of the people who work on the Delta program.

I'm not sure if Carl reads YORF, but he has a thread about the Deta IV heavy kit at TRF:

http://www.rocketryforum.com/showthread.php?t=8061

-- Roger

blackshire
04-19-2010, 01:50 AM
It's great to have a parallel-staged kit (and a scale one, no less!) available, as parallel-staged kits aren't very common! A nice "bonus" is the fact that the D12 and E9 motors' thin, reddish exhaust flames are similar in appearance to the full-scale Delta IV Heavy's narrow, transparent red hydrogen/oxygen exhaust flames (and the model's blue-gray smoke trails aren't too different-looking than the full-scale bird's vapor trails).

We've just added Delta IV Rockets' Delta IV Heavy model rocket kit (http://www.jonrocket.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_39_45&products_id=408) to our online catalog.

http://www.jonrocket.com/images/delta-iv-heavy.jpg (http://www.jonrocket.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_39_45&products_id=408)

The Delta IV Heavy is 31 inches tall. It features large, custom-made balsa nose cones; pre-slotted body tubes; pre-cut clear fins; photo-illustrated instructions with scale data; pre-printed wraps; and three nylon parachutes.

The rocket flies on an E9-4 and two D12-3 motors. As the D12-3 motors burn out, the strap-on boosters separate while the core motor continues to burn.

This is a challenging kit to build, but produces an eye-catching model that is exciting to fly.

http://www.jonrocket.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_39_45&products_id=408

We've also recently added a number of other new items to our online catalog. Please stop by and check out our selection.

-- Roger

motley16
04-19-2010, 07:22 PM
tell me, what is the max altitude for this beast? Can't be as high as the price. :)