Alright already, quit laughing at me! The new version is the motor with a card stock fin can, small lug taped on, and a toothpick nose cone. My current expectations of the NanoEX is that the motor-only version will lift 2.385" but never leave the rod. It turns out that cleaning the motor (and I use that term very loosely) was PITA so, even if this 'works', it will remain an oddity of nature. FAIW, the genesis of this small, inconsequential fiasco was a sheathed piece of quick match that flew away nicely when I tested its burn rate. I guess the sheath from the QM weighs a lot less than the full nanoEX (and probably more an the motor-only version too). Between rain, family, turkey, and family stuffed with turkey, I don't know when the next test will occur.