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North Coast Rocketry Flying Model Rocket Kit F-117 Nighthawk NCR 117

$117.99

North Coast Rocketry Flying Model Rocket Kit F-117 Nighthawk NCR 117

$117.99
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North Coast Rocketry Flying Model Rocket Kit  F-117 Nighthawk  NCR 117

NCR is proud to present the "F-117 Nighthawk Boost Glider! This bird will ship no later than July 15 to customers who pre-order now.

In 1996, Estes planned to release flying version of the F-117 Nighthawk; it was even featured on the cover of the new products brochure that year. It never made it to market, but I always liked the design.

A few years ago, I went back to the original designer, Dave Meyers, and asked him to update it for NCR. Three years of hard work later, here it is!

The model boosts to altitude on 24mm Aerotech E18/E20/E28/E30-4 motors, with an intentional roll to ensure straight flights. The internal pop pod ejects and is recovered on a bright silver streamer, while the F-117 settles into a fast glide.

The NCR F-117 Nighthawk features a vacuum-formed shell, laser cut balsa and plywood parts, and eleven 3D printed parts. It also has "peel and stick" decals, an engine hook, and complete detailed instructions.

The model is 23.25" long, and has a wingspan of 19.0". It weights about 12 ounces at liftoff, fully painted, but without the engine.

This is a kit for master modelers! There's a lot of sanding! Some experience with model airplane hinges is also helpful, but not necessary.

The following materials are necessary for construction: Titebond II wood glue or similar; wax paper, 30 minute epoxy; gap filling (thick) cyanoacrylate adhesive (CA); balsa filler coat; ¾” wide masking tape; #80, #100, #150, #220, #320 and #400 sandpaper; spray primer; spray paint in the color(s) of your choice, and trim weight (4-8 pennies or lead weights). Optional: 12” x 24” sheet of smooth Melamine or similar, 0.125’ x 24” long rod

The following tools are required for construction: Modeling knife or single edge razor blade; sanding block, sanding T-bar, pencil, pen or Sharpie, Pin Vise Hand Drill with 0.025” bit, and an 18” long ruler. Optional: Dust mask, electric Mouse Sander, three 4” clamps, Dubro Kwik Hinge Slotter kit

 

The North Coast Rocketry® kit features:

Laser cut precision parts

A 24mm diameter motor tube

Detailed instructions with color photos for easy assembly

Glide Recovery, Pod is streamer recovery

Specifications:

Length: 23.25” 

Weight (without motor): 12 oz

Skill Level: PRO

E18/E20/E28/E30-4 motors

 

Model Rocket Kits are rated by Skill Level

1 Beginner

2 Intermediate

3 Advanced

4 Expert

5 Master

If you are just starting in the hobby start at the beginner level and move up from there at your own pace.

What is needed to build and fly

All model rockets come in kit form that require assembly.  The materials are primarily cardboard tubes, balsa or plastic fins and nose cone.  Materials will vary by model and are typically specified in the description of each kit. 

Additional supplies will be necessary to build and finish your model rocket kit and may include:

Scissors, Hobby Knife

Ruler

Wood Glue, Model Cement or CA(Super Glue)

Sandpaper

Masking Tape

Finishing Supplies like:

Wood Filler

Sealer/Primer

Paint

Launching Equipment and Supplies like:

Recovery wadding

Launch Pad

Launch Controller

Power supply

Model Rocket Motors and Igniters

A safe place to fly using guidelines from the National Association of Rocketry Safety Code that can be found at http://www.nar.org/NARmrsc.html

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