Squirrel Works DogFight – SW 025

Squirrel Works DogFight – SW #25

Description

Dogfight is one of the most unique boost glider kits on the market. While most dual glider kits use two identical gliders, Dogfight offers something different. The large booster rocket incorporates design cues from the famous B-25 Mitchell bomber and carries aloft profile models of the F4U-1A Corsair and A6M Zero. The flight profile is awesome; a slow, majestic boost then the two great looking gliders fighting it out in the air over the heads of everyone watching. This rocket will be the center of attention at any launch.

Additional Information

Length: 22.5″

Body Diameter: 1.325″

Weight: 3.4 oz

Recommended Engines: B4-2, B6-2, C6-3, C6-5

  • 2 Laser-Cut Gliders
  • Balsa Nose Cone
  • Laser-Cut Fins
  • Water Slide Decals
  • Mylar Parachute

Photo Gallery

Build History

  • 10/18/2018 – Purchased DogFight Model Rocket Kit from Squirrel Works for $29.95 (Retail – $29.95)
  • 11/14/2018 – Took pictures of package and components. Scanned some components. Measurements located in Model Rockets Notebook #4 Page 36.
  • 4/16/2020 – Discovered decal for model rocket was missing. All glider decals were in the kit. Cut a 2-3/4″ motor mount tube from a silver lined 18mm tube. Cut a 1/8″ slot 1/8″ from the forward end. Inserted the motor retainer into the slot. Glued the centering rings onto the tube at positions 1/2″ from each end. Filleted the centering ring/motor mount joint with yellow wood glue.
  • 4/17/2020 – Filleted other side of centering ring/motor mount joint. Punched a hole into the upper centering ring and inserted a length of Kevlar cord that is 3 time the length of the rocket. Epoxied the cord to the motor mount tube. Glued engine block assembly into end of motor mount tube even with end of tube. Marked body tube for support, glider lugs, and fin placement on the body tube. Glued the motor mount assembly into the aft end of the body tube so the end of the motor mount tube is even with the end of the body tube. Glued fins, supports and glider lugs onto the body tube at the location lines on the body tube. Glued the fin tips to the ends of the fins. Glued and screwed the screw eye into the balsa nose cone.

Flights

  • Flight Date – Flight Information