Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Remembering the Pratt Hobbies D-Region Tomahawk
Memories of this kit popped into my mind for no obvious reason. This small 25"L x 1.8"D scale kit was unique in that it flew on motors from A through G. This rocket on a G? This isn't Sparta, this is madness! It included all the necessary motor adapters and recovered on a 'caution' tape streamer. I didn't test the kit on the full motor range...only from C to G. I flew it initially on a C6-5 just so I'd get a 2nd flight on it. At the time, I built quite a few 'disposable' rockets that only got one flight. Imagine my shock when I got it back after a G35 ride :) The third flight on an F10 proved too much and it was never seen again. Not bad for paper and surface mount plywood. By the time I went to get a replacement, it was OOP. You can read full reviews of this great kit here.