Under construction -
Aerotech makes outstanding rockets well suited for model rocketeers
wanting make the transition to mid-power rocketry. It can also handle
an H motor, making it a viable kit for anyone seeking their Level
One certification. The Sumo is Aerotech's second rocket venturing
into the 4 inch diameter category. It shares much of the same hardware
with Aerotech's largest kit, the G-Force.
A few minor problems
The Sumo appears to be Aerotech's first model using a piston, rather
than their labyrinth baffle system. A common complaint among other
reviewers has been that the piston ejection coupler was too tight.
My kit was no different. I felt it would be too much work to correct
this. Instead, I chose to abandon the piston concept and use the
coupler to reinforce the aft section of the airframe.
The Sumo comes with an outstanding decal sheet. The best of any
kit I've purchased. There's one minor problem. Certain portions
of the decal are transparent and rely on the underlying paint for
color. This means it only look right using the stock red and yellow
paint scheme. A blue or teal paint scheme will produce a queasy
looking sumo wrestler.
Rust-Oleum Metallic Teal
Krylon Banner Red
Weight: ?? oz.
MMT: 29 mm.