|FlisKits is working hard to meet the
needs of educators around the
country and the Whatchamacallit is a
direct result of educator feedback.
Featuring the same Jig-TechTM
technology as found in the
Thing-a-ma-Jig kit, the
Whatchamacallit addresses several
other educator concerns.
First is assembly ease. The
Jig-TechTM fins take care of that in
a hurry, allowing assembly in about
an hour with a typical classroom.
The simplified engine mount and
streamer recover help contribute to
this as well.
Next comes cost. The smaller
Whatchamacallit costs less and also
makes use of the lower cost 13mm
Then we have issues with field size.
Not every school has huge athletic
fields to fly in and have to rely on
small play grounds and the like.
13mm motors going as small as 1/4A
size, coupled with streamer recovery
makes this the perfect small field
An experienced builder can
assemble the Whatchamacallit in
under 15 minutes!
|The real key to the popularity of this kit is the Jig-Tech fin unit. The figure below gives
you an example of what this technology is and how it can result in a simple to build rocket
with a perfect fit and straight fins every time!
From left to right, you slip the pats of one fin into the slots of another. You then take the
remaining (3rd) fin and attach it as shown in the center. The result is a triangular
arrangement that holds itself together as the glue dries. The triangular opening in the
center is sized to perfectly fit the body tube of the model.
|The image on the left shows the
assembled Whatchamacallit without
paint (so that you can clearly see the
Jig-TechTM fin assembly. Shown
with the rocket is a standard 13mm
motor. Below that you will see an
actual figure from the assembly
instructions, showing the fin assembly
Fin Span: 4.14"
Weight: 0.35 oz