Jim Flis's wildest creation looks like something straight out of the funny pages. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to imagine the A.C.M.E. Spitfire flying around the far side of the moon.
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.
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.
The Corona 2 Booster is an optional booster you can add to your Corona rocket (sold separately). Featuring laser-cut plywood fins, this unique tube-finned booster compliments the tube fin of the Corona. In fact, the booster mates to the tail ring of the Corona giving the two-stage Corona the most incredible profile of any model rocket.
Everybody remembers coloring when they were a child and many of us still color, be it with crayons, color pencils, markers or just our imagination. The FlisKits Micromaxx Crayon rocket kit takes the universally recognized crayon shape and turns it into a model rocket, ready to color your imagination and the skies above your next launch!
These tiny, near 1:1 scale replica's of actual crayons will tickle the kid inside you as you construct and then fly these little wonders. Standing less than 5 1/4" tall and only 3/8" in diameter, these little guys make the most of the small Micromaxx motors. Constructed from conventional model rocket materials, the kit comes with a custom, laser-printed construction paper body wrap which adds to the authentic look of these Crayon rockets. The rockets feature clear plastic fins and a removable fin unit. Sitting on the table, without its fin unit, you would be tempted to pick one up and begin coloring your favorite picture.
The kit includes a custom turned balsa nose cone, body tubes, centering rings, engine block, launch lug, and fin stock. Even a Kevlar shock cord and a mylar red and silver streamer are provided.
This model is rated as a Skill Level 2 model. Previous model building experience is needed to successfully build and fly the FlisKits Micromaxx Crayon rocket kit.
Kit colors will vary.
FlisKits's D-Nelson Tomahawk is a stylish sport model and sister ship to the Praetor model rocket kit.
Both the D-Nelson Tomahawk and the Praetor are commemorative kits designed by Jim Flis for the Pearl River MOD-Roc conventions held in Pearl River, NY. This particular design, over 10 years in retirement, commemorates the last of the Pearl River conventions and bears the name of the founder and host, Richard (Dick) Nelson.
Featuring forward swept fins sitting atop rakish tube fins with matching and contrasting edges, the D-Nelson Tomahawk also implements pass-through ejection.
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.
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.
The Frick-n-Frack is a two-stage saucer. You'll surprise everyone at your launch when the Frick-n-Frack stages at 40 or 50 feet in the air, dropping the lower stage and half of her stabilizing plates a the sustainer continues on its way.
Featuring low, slow flights, the F-n-F is perfect for small fields and demonstration flights. Your audience and actually witness the staging event as it occurs close to the ground even with the largest motors. You don't have to worry about loosing either part because they are large and the rocket does not fly very high.
The F-n-F features six large sheets of precision laser-cut parts including assembly jigs and highly-detailed instructions. In spite of all the parts, the Frick-n-Frack is an easy build.
Be sure, however, to launch your Frick-n-Frack in very low winds. Saucer rockets have a tendency to weather-cock (turn into the wind) a great deal and multi-stage saucers are even MORE prone to do this. Always launch your Frick-n-Frack in dead calm and always pointed STRAIGHT up.
The Honest John (not Jon) is a scale Micromaxx rocket. The 1:61 scale Honest John missile features laser-cut 1/16" thick basswood fins.
Standing just under three inches in height, this space man soars into the sky under the power of a Micromaxx motor. The motor ejects at apogee and the Intergalactic Man of Space tumbles to earth ready to fly again.
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 K'TNG'A is the latest in FlisKits' series of SciFi-inspired model rocket kits. This Skill Level 3 kit will challenge your building skills. The K'TNG'A is the first of Jim Flis's designs to use bent-wood as an integral part of the construction.
The MAKO is a scale-like design by Jim Flis of Fliskits. The kit features military styling with unique "ram jets."
FlisKit's 1/130 sport-scale model of the Mercury Redstone offers enough detail to satisfy any scale enthusiast while remaining easy enough to build for anyone with basic model rocket building experience.
Featuring laser cut fins and fin details, a highly detailed balsa nose cone and water slide decals, she is a beauty when finished and looks great on display and in the air! Streamer recovery brings her back safely but with little chance of drifting away. The provided paper-wrap Launch Escape Tower provides just enough detail to look sharp without forcing you to assemble a complex tower under a magnifying glass!
Standing less than 5" tall this 1:884 scale model is one of the smallest Saturn V kits ever offered. FlisKit's MicroMaxx Saturn V features a special "drag cone" which allows the rocket to fly safely with scale fins. The kit includes custom laser-cut parts, a precision nose cone, and a full sheet of water slide decals.
In the best tradition of FlisKits' futuristic kits, the Mira features a very unique look, graceful styling, and imaginative lines.
Features offered with this kit include:
- Water slide decals
- Laser cut detail parts
- Raised panel details
- Bent-wood construction
The kit sports five paper shrouds that need to be formed, with 2 in the nose cone alone. the nose tip is 3D printed plastic and the forward shroud of the cone houses nose weight needed to assure stability for all recommended motors.
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!
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!
FlisKits designed the Rhino as a rocket to help educators. The kit is designed to be simple to build yet teach important skills required to construct model rockets. The kit provides two different fin designs to allow each student to customize the appearance of the rocket.
Producing slow, realistic takeoffs, this large model is a perfect small field rocket. It doesn't fly very high and returns on a brightly colored FlisKits parachute.
The instructions include a detailed section on hints and tips to help beginners learn from the model building experience.
"Nell" became the first liquid-fueled rocket when Goddard launched it on March 16, 1926.
This approximately 1:2.25 semi-scale model of Robert Goddard's Nell rocket stands over 50 inches tall.
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.
FlisKits 13th anniversary commemorative kit features laser cut parts, water slide decals, and a sinister look.
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 FlisKits' Tiberius reflects a retro look that appeals to rocketeers far and wide. Features offered with this kit include:
- Water slide decals
- Laser cut fins
- Raised panel details
- 3D printed nose tip
The kit includes a ping-pong ball that is used to make windows for two port holes and the decals sheet is just riddled with rivets to help with that retro look we love so much. If any kit was destined for a Steam-Punk look, the Tiberius is your ship!
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!
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.
Jim Flis built the UFFO as a fun and silly rocket to fly just for himself. Launching it for the first, time Jim watched, amazed, as his foam creation soared smoothly into the sky then slowly rolled over and gently floated back down.
The UFFO flies on B6-0 and C6-0 motors to bring you very majestic lift offs and incredibly gentle landings. Perfect for small fields and capable of WOWing everyone at large launches, the UFFO is the answer to every rocketeers silly dreams of "what can I fly next?"
The UFFO can be assembled in under an hour with the use of a hot glue gun. Made almost entirely of foam, the UFFO is ultra-light weight and a snap to prepare for flight. Just install the motor, insert an igniter, and the UFFO is ready to launch.