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Basic Model Rocket 2 Series

SONIC 160


SONIC 160 is a high performance two stage 29mm motor rocket with a payload section. Featuring surface fin attach, streamer recovery and sounding rocket styling. SONIC 160 flys straight and true. Even the highest power 29mm motors are for SONIC 160. Whether you are flying for education, fun or for payload development, SONIC 160 is your 'go to' vehicle of choice for two stage missions. Try G60 to H90.

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U.S. Rockets Sonic 160 by Steve Naquin.

SPECIFICATIONS
Skill 2
Motors 29mm/29mm
Recovery Streamer
Diameter 1.22"
Length 34"
Weight 120g
Drag (CD) 0.7/0.45
CP(") na
SKU# 1022
Price $29.95 ea
Definition Of Terms


SONIC 160 This rocket is recomended for high altitude science work. SONIC 160 has been successfully tested with as high of power as H640-12. Its very strong and lightweight construction makes it fly surprisingly high compared to other rocket kit brands. Test it for yourself!


All U.S. Rockets Basic Model Rocket 2 series kits feature pre-cut wood fins, heavy duty airframe tubes, strong shock cord, illustrated assembly and flight instructions, decal and all the high quality parts needed to successfully assemble and fly a high performance model rocket. Launcher, motors, glue, sandpaper, sealer and paint not included.




This Sonic 160 was flown at NARWIN-1, hosted by G. Harry Stine
in Arizona in 1980. It took first place in NAR F Altitude with
an FSI E60-0 to an FSI-F100-10, which combined were under 80
Newton-seconds total impulse, an F. It flew to 1041 Meters or
3414 feet to set the new record for that power class.

As a comparison, I later flew a rocket similar to the USR
Miniroc 2 with APCP composite propellant rather than black
powder propellant which achieved 1992 Meters or 6534 feet.
A new record in Sunnyvale, CA. That was with E6-0 to E6-8,
motors we had certified from the mid-80's-90's.

Sonic 160 gets its name from the maximum legal power NAR allowed
with two maximum legal 80 N-s F motors. Later NAR allowed G motors
but still does not allow motors up to the full 125g FAA exempt level
as model rocket motors, so a Sonic 480 will have to wait. But a two
stage mid-G 240N-s flight is ready and waiting for you now! If you
have a motor longer than the booster just hang it out the top and
couple the stages with a short length of tube.


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Package.

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Package.




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Sonic 160 finished by Steve Naquin along side the new Estes 29mm F15 motors.

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Proud rocketeer.

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Putting Sonic 160 onto the launch pad.

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OpenRocket display of the component parts.

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OpenRocket performance analysis.




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U.S. Rockets Sonic 160 in flight with Estes F15 power.

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U.S. Rockets Sonic 160 in flight with Estes F15 power.

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U.S. Rockets Sonic 160 in flight with Estes F15 power.

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U.S. Rockets Sonic 160 in flight with Estes F15 power.

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U.S. Rockets Sonic 160 post-flight with Estes F15-0 to F15-8 power.

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U.S. Rockets Sonic 160 post-flight with Estes F15-0 to F15-8 power.




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