Jim Flis's wildest creation looks like something straight out of the funny pages. You don't have to be exactly a rocket scientist to imagine the A.C.M.E. Spitfire flying around the far side of the moon.
FlisKits is the first to offer a flying scale model of the historic Hobbicron Industrial Empire's Adfecta scientific exploratory vessel ship. Standing over 24" tall, the Adfecta is an exciting addition to the United Solar Planetary Federation fleet of model rocket kits. The kit includes a large full color decal sheet, impressive fin lay out (20 in all!), unique turned balsa parts, and the story of the Adfecta's first voyage.
Douglas Shrock, better known as Shrox, designed the Alien 8 for FlisKits. The futuristic, and definitely alien, Alien 8 kit includes silk-screened waterslide decals, balsawood nose cones, laser-cut light plywood round fins, a Kevlar enhanced recovery system and a fin jig to help in attaching fins.
Rated by FlisKits as a "Skill Level 1.5" build, the Avalear is a perfect second or third rocket kit to build.
Jim Flis designed the kit to to introduce skills needed to construct more difficult kits such as cutting fins. The Avalear comes with a sheet of balsa fin stock and patterns for the two different shape fins (six fins in all). The fin shapes are simple in design making cutting with a straight edge quite easy. Additionally, the kit includes a BT-19 dummy motor tube that is glued to a Fin Alignment Template to make aligning the fins a breeze. The end result is a fairly easy build, a sharp looking rocket and new skills that you can apply to your next model rocket kit.
What's in a name? FlisKit's "Big Honkin' Rocket" stands a staggering 3.26 inches tall. This kit contains the parts to build three Big Honkin' Rockets. This tiny performer flies on MicroMaxx II motors.
Borealis is a beautiful display of dancing lights in the Northern sky which is powered by the sun. Borealis is also a beautiful ship powered by the interstellar debris left in the wake of the formation of suns.
Standing over 30" tall with graceful tube fins, the Borealis features the most unique set of laser-cut parts ever offered in a model rocket kit - fins, centering rings, and even parts for two alignment jigs.
In addition to the laser-cut parts, the Borealis also features:
Ducted Ejection: No recovery wadding is needed! The mid-ship section, constructed from three thin tubes functions as a 14" long ejection baffle reaching all the way up to the forward parachute compartment.
Tube Fins: Not just any tube fins, but the largest ever offered in a model rocket kit.
Alignment Jigs: Two different jigs that help make creating a complex assembly easy.
Decals: A new form of peel-n-stick decals made from two-mil vinyl providing vibrant colors and a very aggressive adhesive to keep them in place. The stickers are contour cut to the edge of the decal color so no cutting is required. Historically modelers have disliked peel-n-stick decals, but we believe that this new style of material and printing process will change this opinion.
FlisKits designed the Bull's Eye as a unique kit for beginners. With NINE fins and a large tail ring, this fat and stubby rocket is sharp looking. But, it's still a breeze to assemble and flies great on B and C motors.
Named for the fastest land animal, the Cheetah is a sleek, two-stage rocket.
Long and sleek, the Corona is also an excellent performer. With its strong, laser-cut plywood fins, the Corona is also sturdy. It will be a part of your rocket fleet for a long time.
Designed for streamer duration contests, the Cougar 660 employs a paper reduction shroud (tailcone) to cut drag, a parabolic nose cone, and 1/64" aircraft-grade plywood fins.
Included are 3 different fin patterns giving you the ultimate in customization for such a model. Choose from parabolic, swept parabolic and asymmetric parabolic.
Enhancing the competition nature of this kit, the Cougar 660 comes with a large 6" X 60" competition grade streamer with detailed assembly instructions. For sport and test flights a 20" crepe paper streamer is also included.
Rounding out this champion is the inclusion of a "Pop-Lug" kit with full instructions. The Pop-Lug allows you to launch your Cougar 660 on any conventional launch pad (with a 1/8" launch rod) WITHOUT the drag penalty of carrying a launch lug on the rocket. This provides up to a 15% reduction in drag!. The Pop-Lug stays on the launch pad allowing the Cougar 660 to climb to incredible altitudes.
The Dead Ringer is a unique MicroMaxx kit. The Dead Ringer features three large hoop fins, supported by laser-cut fiber fins.
The Decaffeinator is a first in the world of model rocketry. Not that this is the first foam cup rocket ever made. But it IS the first foam cup rocket KIT ever made!
Foam cup rockets seem to be a product of the minds of rocketeers in the North East USA but their actual origins are not known. First seen by Jim Flis at a Pearl River MODroc conference, Jim has explored these beasts for many years trying new and different designs every time. They are fun to build and always get attention at the launch field.
The Deuce's Wild is a two-motor cluster rocket with a twist ... or a tilt. The two motor tubes are canted producing an exciting smoke trail as the rocket flies into the sky.
Although, it's important that the two motors light at the same time for the rocket to fly well, FlisKits has designed the Deuce's Wild with safety in mind. The motors are angled so that the thrust line of each motor is aligned with the Center of Gravity of the rocket. What this means is, if the motors don't light at exactly the same time, or one motor fails to light, the Deuce's Wild will still tend to fly straight.
FlisKits has produced a MicroMaxx version of their popular canted-motor Deuces Wild. The tiny Diminutive Deuce flies on a cluster of two MicroMaxx motors.
Featuring FlisKit's "Jig Tech" fins, the dooDad is super easy to build, low cost, and extra strong (which may be important when in the hands of excited beginners).
The use of basswood provides a much stronger fin than that found with balsa. This helps to eliminate the problem of broken fins on launch day with your class or youth group. Another nice feature of this kit is the use of an engine hook for positive motor retention. This is an important aspect to a beginner kit but is rarely found in minimum diameter models as there is no way to secure the hook in place. This problem is solved because of the nature of the Jig Tech fin unit. The hook is simply trapped under the fin unit and help firmly in place.
FlisKit's Doubles is a two-stage kit which flies on Quest Micromaxx motors. The booster requires a Micromaxx-NE (No Ejection) model rocket motor. The Doubles model rocket is a BT-3 based, two-stage model that goes higher than you would EVER expect a micro model to go. This kit features water slide decals, to help dress it up, but does not include laser-cut parts. The fins are cut, from templates, using the provided balsa sheet.
FlisKit's Drake features large, forward swept wings with a stylish dorsal fin and ramjet tube along with a large (1.637" Diameter) parachute compartment to ensure clean ejection of your recovery device. Unique and stylish holes placed in the wing tips and the dorsal fin can be left open (stock) or decorated with standard US Quarters for that rich look. The Drake flies on a variety of 24mm motors.
FlisKit's Eagle Eye MicroMaxx model rocket kit id a down-scaled version of Flis's Drkae kit. The Eagle Eye features laser-cut fins and water-slide decals.
The FlisKits HERC-5's nested tube fins has been ported into the world of microMAXX rockets as the HEMV-4. Featuring water slide decals and a simply OUT OF THIS WORLD look, the HEMV-4 turns in outstanding flights and has the coolest look while sailing into the air.
Moderately challenging to build, the HEMV-4 requires you to cut two tubes with curved edges and interlocking slits. Not really "hard", but it may be new to you, as a model rocketeer. Taking your time and using fresh (sharp) tools will make this part of the build a breeze.
FlisKits created this scale model of one of the United Solar Planetary Federation's most unique spaceships - the Herc 5.
The Herc 5 is an intragalactic cruise ship. FlisKits has captured its flowing design with interlocking tube fins.
Aerolab Development Company developed the Journeyman sounding rocket under the sponsorship of NACA/NASA with support from the Air Force Special Weapons Center, the Naval Bureau of Ordnance, and the Allegany Ballistics Laboratory. NASA used Journeyman flights to gather radiation data before the manned Mercury flights.
FlisKits's approximately 1/16th scale model of the Journeyman features balsa nose cones, a detailed balsa lower adapter, accurately scaled Recruit motors, and water-slide decals.
The Just Past Due is small, but in the world of Micromaxx rocketry, it's a giant. Almost 10" long, the Just Past Due features a very unique nested-tube fin design. Five tubes are included with this kit which are used to create a total of eight tubes used in construction. The clear instructions include two templates used to accurately cut the provided tubes into these unique fins.
NOTE: This is a Skill Level 2 kit. Construction of this kit involves cutting body tubes to make the sloped tube fins.
The Long Overdue features unique nested tube fins.
FlisKit's M.A.C.M.E. Shrew is a tiny version of their classic A.C.M.E. Spitfire. Flying on MicroMaxx motors, the Shrew is 1/4 the size of the Spitfire.
The Mudwasp is a very easy to build Micromaxx-powered kit. The Mudwasp is stocky and wide, making it very draggy. This results in lower altitude flights which is great for flights in small fields.
FlisKits' Mystic shares the futuristic styling of its sisterships, the Alien8 and Decim8. The Mystic's over-size fins, unique fin arrangement, wide body, and laser-cut intake detail set this model apart from the rest of your fleet.
The Nanite is a Micromaxx boost glider. FlisKits spent over a year on the design, research and modification of this slide-wing rocket glider which set the NAR 1/8A Rocket Glider record.
This is a challenging kit to build, but an impressive model to fly!
Fliskits took more than a year to develop the Night Whisper. This futuristic kit features silk-screened water-slide decals, a unique split tube with ducted ejection, distinctive ovoid fins with an inspiring slant, and enough guns and antennae to satiate the most tried and true SciFi fan among us.
Check it out, y'all! The FlisKits Pheord X150 is a high-octane hoot for the redneck in every rocketeer. This six-cylinder saucer has imitation leather seats, an eight-track tape deck, and a custom red-rag antimatter cap.
The Praetor's most distinctive feature is its large fins. With the distinctive fins and slow, majestic lift-offs, this rocket is a crowd pleaser.
The Praetor also has a very important and unique history. The Praetor was the anniversary kit, designed by Jim Flis and presented to attendees of the 1990 Pearl River Model Rocketry Convention in Pearl River, NY, founded and hosted by teacher Dick Nelson.
The Praetor also has a small payload section suitable for a variety of payloads. A colorful 16" parachute returns your model gently, flight after flight. A fine addition to any model rocket fleet, the Praetor will provide many hours of enjoyment, both building and launching!
This booster turns your Praetor rocket (sold separatley) into a two-stage rocket. Providing a very nice profile as a combined craft, the combination of the booster plus the Praetor gives this stack the look of a military air-to-air or surface-to-air missile.
As with the Praetor model, you will be cutting trapezoid fins from provided balsa stock. Also, some modification may be needed to the stage coupler depending on how closely you followed the instructions in building your Praetor model. All of this, and more, is covered in the instructions for the booster.
FisKits' Proxima Centauri kit models the first ever manned spaceship to explore beyond our solar system. Her mission is to travel to our nearest neighbor, Proxima Centauri, and to see if there are any habitable planets there.
The Proxima Centauri kit features:
- Large balsa nose cone
- Balsa tube adapter (transition)
- plastic rod details
- Large fins
- Large sheet of colorful water slide decals
Standing nearly three-feet tall, the Proxima Centauri is a must for any enthusiast of future possibilities and the idea that we not only WILL go out there, we MUST go out there! Create your own universe, adventures and explorations as you build and fly the Proxima Centauri!
The Richter Recker is a seven-foot tall rocket that flies on a cluster of three motors. This giant features slow, realistic lift-offs.
From 1936 to 1939, Robert Goddard flew his K and L series of rockets. Attempting to build and test larger rockets, Goddard suffered a number of failures. Finally, he settled on a smaller and lighter rocket designed to attain higher altitudes.
The L-13 was the result of this effort. On March 26, 1937, Goddard's L-13 flew to an altitude of 2700 meters.
This 1:5.5 sport scale model of Goddard's L-13 rocket is easy to build and will provide you with a very nice looking reproduction of this famous rocket. Turning in outstanding flights on all motors, the L-13 is a must for scale enthusiast as well as history buffs and those who just want a very cool rocket to show off at their next launch.
This approximately 1:2.25 semi-scale model of Robert Goddard's Nell rocket stands over 50 inches tall. Nell became the first liquid-fueled rocket when Goddard launched it on March 16, 1926.
The Rose-a-Roc kit is based on Art Rose's competition helicopter duration design.
Boosting on a wide variety of motors, the Rose-A-Roc leaps into the air, gaining surprising altitude. At apogee, the ejection charge burns away a hold-down string that releases three large, impressive, helicopter blades. Designed for a self-induced spin, she hangs in the air for a moment then begins to drop. Suddenly, the blades begin to spin and pick up speed! Riding a cushion of air as she descends, the Rose-A-Roc floats gently to the ground.
FlisKits has, with Art's permission, re-engineered the Rose-A-Roc for a simpler and more precise build. But, it remains a high-end competition model.
The Rose-a-Roc features a precision three-part, laser-cut hub that makes assembling the rotor hub a snap. The kit includes a custom-turned pre-drilled nose cone tailored for the Rose-a-Roc and precision laser-cut centering rings to hold the rotor shaft firmly for many flights. A unique method of attaching the launch lug allows the rocket to be flown without exotic launch equipment such as towers and pistons.
Long, sleek and mean looking, the Shadow Lord brings mystery and intrigue to any fleet of model rocket kits!
Styled to give the impression of an air-to-air missile, or perhaps and orbit-to-orbit missile, the Shadow Lord can defend the country or the planet or even the solar system!
Featuring 24mm power, water slide decals and clean, sleek lines, this model can easily become the favorite of your fleet! Motors are friction fit and a 3/16" launch rod is required.
Great for smaller fields with the C11 motor, the Shadow Lord will reach extreme altitudes on E and F motors!.
FlisKits' 1/8th sport scale model of the Navy's Tartar missile stands over 21-inches tall. The Tartar missile, a short/medium range surface-to-air missile, first flew in 1958. Declared operational in 1962, the Tartar is essentially a Terrier HT-3 without a booster. Designated as RIM-24A, the Tartar missile was effective within altitudes of 50-50,000 feet at distances between 2000 yards to 7.5 nm.
The FlisKits Thing-a-Ma-Jig kit is designed for first-time rocket builders. The kit's laser-cut fins hold themselves together while the glue dries - ensuring perfect alignment.
The Thunderbird is Fliskits's 1:14 sport scale model of one of the most successful anti-aircraft missiles of its day.
The model is truly a "Sport Scale" model. It is not an exact scale replica of the original missile. It's also a "builders kit." The fins are made from sheet balsa stock cut from patterns provided. Instructions for accurate sanding/shaping are provided. No laser-cut fins are provided. Th model has twelve fins and four fin tips.
The four asymmetrical outboard booster nose cones are formed from paper patterns with detailed instructions on how to properly form and finish them to provide a very accurate and attractive appearance.
The Tiddlywink is a reliable and easy to assembly solution to the very complex problem of auto-rotation recovery in micro models. The Tiddlywink is a MicroMaxx helicopter recovery rocket.
These whimsical model rocket kits perform like no other micro model rocket kit! The low weight of these odd-rocs coupled with their high drag and tumble recovery results in lightning fast liftoffs with reasonably low altitudes and close-to-the-pad recoveries. The Traffic Cones kit includes the parts to assemble two Traffic Cone rockets. Easy-to-assemble and super-fast to prep for flight, these little guys will quickly become a hit at your next launch!
The Tres model rocket kit is the long awaited cousin to the FlisKit's Deuce's Wild. The Tres flies on a three-canted motor cluster. Standing nearly 3 1/2 feet tall and sporting an exciting arrangement of large fins, this model stands out from the rest even before you launch it.
The kit includes a report on clustering techniques as well as detailed information on how to hook up this most unusual cluster for outstanding flights.
The Tri-Glide features three small gliders and a finless booster. The booster carries the three gliders payload to altitude using the gliders themselves as the fins of the rocket. At apogee, the motor's ejection charge deploys the parachute for the booster while detaching all three gliders which return gliding to earth.
Quick to prep and easy to fly, the Tri-Glide is even suitable for those days when the breezes would ground most other glider models. Just be sure that you have a large recovery crew because the Tri-Glide's gliders will land ALL OVER THE PLACE!
FlisKit's Trifecta is a three-stage rocket featuring laser-cut fins and a fin alignment jig for easy assembly. The Trifecta flies on Estes's mini engines which means that it does not go very high. You will be able to see each staging event as the rocket ascends to about 150 feet. And, you'll be able to easily recover all three stages.
The Trifecta is an excellent introduction to multi-stage rockets and it makes a great rocket for demonstration flights.
FlisKits's Triskelion is a terrific choice for your second rocket (or your 100th). The Triskelion features laser-cut fins which give it a sharp look.