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Versi - Loader 18 Kit


Price: $14.95 each


Based around our TT - 20 Telescoping Tube, this kit features custom turned balsa parts as well as a complete payload kit. Although designed primarily as a payload model,  the Versi - Loader is also capable of being a competitive Parachute or Streamer Duration model in the higher impulse events (B & up) as well as in Altitude events, or even just for fun as a high - flying Sport Model! Includes NAR-Style Payload.

Note: this kit and payload conforms to the older NAR Payload rules. The new rules allow for a smaller payload that we will be producing soon. This payload is still "legal" under the new rules, but may not be as competitive as a smaller diameter one.


Length: 14.75"/37.47 cm
Diameter: .785"/19.94 mm
Skill Level: Beginner
Recovery Device: 12" "Heavy-Duty" Parachute

Without Payload:
Approx. Weight: 0.653 oz/18.5 gm
Recommended Engines: 1/2A6 - 2; A6 - 4; A8 - 3; B6 - 4 or 6; C6 - 7

With Payload:
Approx. Weight: 1.64 oz/46.5 gm
Recommended Engines: A8 - 3; A6 - 4; B6 - 4 or 6; C6 - 5 or 7

What you'll need to build this rocket:

Adhesives – a thin or medium viscosity cyanoacrylate ("CA") glue can be used for most steps and is recommended. Other adhesives, such as wood glue, (i.e., Elmer's Carpenters Glue or Titebond) or epoxy can be used if you prefer and are familiar with their use, but the use of a CA glue will provide the lightest weight model; hobby knife with a sharp #11 blade; straight edge (preferably metal); sandpaper (medium - 220 or 280, fine - 320 or 400, & [optionally] extra fine - 500 or 600); ball point pen or pencil; sanding sealer (or balsa fillercoat); thinner (appropriate type for the sanding sealer); small paint brush; paint (Spray paint, such as Krylon or Testors is recommended. Be sure not to mix different types or brands of paint without testing); primer; material to fill body tube seams (such as Elmer’s Fill & Finish, Elmer’s Professional Carpenter’s Wood Filler or interior spackling paste).
Recommended, but not required: sanding block; extender tip for cyanoacrylate glue, gram scale.
Optional: accelerator for cyanoacrylate glue.

What else you'll need to fly this rocket:

Engines (see list above); Recovery Wadding; Electronic Launch System and Launch Pad