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Old 12-20-2017, 10:26 PM
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The Cherokee D is a much smaller BT-55 bird, so if your fields are big enough, go for it. You can always fly it on a C11 or adapt down to a B6 on small fields.
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Old 12-20-2017, 11:02 PM
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The Cherokee D is a much smaller BT-55 bird, so if your fields are big enough, go for it. You can always fly it on a C11 or adapt down to a B6 on small fields.

I agree with GH and Zep about the 24mm mounts. Putting one of those in just makes for a more versatile rocket.

The one Patriot I built was modified to fly the FSI F100 motor. I replaced the nose cone with a transition up to a wider payload section with clear tubing and larger nose cone. Won a prize for it at a KentCon kit bashing contest. Flew it once and it blew to smithereens when the F100 catod.

Sounds like a plan...
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Old 12-21-2017, 03:37 AM
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Sounds like about 40% of all the F100 flights I witnessed. Cato.
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Old 12-21-2017, 07:38 AM
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Oh they better make a whole lot of these!
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Old 12-21-2017, 08:13 PM
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This is great news, Thank you John for bringing these classics back and also adding your designs. So many classics have returned over the last few years and I have bought them all, maybe Estes could bring back the Omega too.
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Old 12-21-2017, 11:06 PM
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I'd converted my Citation Patriot to use 24 mm engines (flown a few times using D12-5) but have used an 18 mm conversion adapter for many flights. Model has worked well for use in the Predicted Duration event in NAR Sanctioned competition.

Great that Estes is bringing back this model! Picture below is of my model on the launch pad at JSC in 2006 for a Regional meet hosted by the NHRC #365 Section.
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Old 12-22-2017, 07:47 AM
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The Cherokee D is a much smaller BT-55 bird, so if your fields are big enough, go for it. You can always fly it on a C11 or adapt down to a B6 on small fields.

We tended to fly ours with Enerjet F67 motors.
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Old 12-22-2017, 09:04 AM
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Cherokee-Ds or Patriots on Enerjet F67s ?
I'd think a BT-55 based Cherokee would hit over 4K' on an 80n-sec F.
We used to lose them with alarming regularity on D12-7's with the idiotically large stock 18" chute.
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Cherokee-Ds or Patriots on Enerjet F67s ?
I'd think a BT-55 based Cherokee would hit over 4K' on an 80n-sec F.
We used to lose them with alarming regularity on D12-7's with the idiotically large stock 18" chute.



Just the "lowly" D12-5 takes my Citation Patriot to impressive altitudes. I wouldn't want to push it too high myself.
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Old 12-22-2017, 02:45 PM
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We used to lose them with alarming regularity on D12-7's with the idiotically large stock 18" chute.
Reef the chute or use a slide ring.
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