The Mini BBX is very close to true scale and comes with detailed painting instructions.
This is the 2.2-inch version of our popular Black Brant X. The Mini BBX is perfect for Level 1 Cert flights as it flies using high-impulse G through I motors in its 29mm MMT. When you’re ready, the Mini BBX can be retrofitted with the CPR-3000 altimeter-based Close Proximity Recovery system. As if that weren’t enough, the tail cone at the base of the rocket is designed to fit the optional Terrier Booster Stage for a truly authentic Black Brant X two-stage flight. As you may have already suspected, the Mini BBX kit includes a Quantum Tube airframe, a specially designed tail cone, and G-10 fins. The payload bay measures 21.5". The Mini-BBX CANNOT use a motor retainer of any kind if it will someday be used with the Terrier booster. Sorry.
To purchase a Mini BBX already equipped with the CPR3000 Dual- Deployment Recovery System, click here.
Diameter: 2.2" | Height: 61" | MMT: 29mm
Parachute: 30" | Payload: 21.5
Fin Array: 4 main and 4 canards | Fin Thickness: 0.06"
The MINI-BBX is a true scale kit for Pre-Cert & Level 1 flights. This rocket stands 61" tall, is 2.2" diameter and has a 4 main and 4 canard fin design. This rocket comes standard with a 29mm motor mount and can fly on G thru I motors. At ~39 oz., the 30" parachute is sized right for the stock kit to make a safe landing under most field conditions. This kit comes standard with our exclusive Linear Rail Lugs for use with 80/20 brand launch rails. The stock airframe is ideal for flights up to approx. 0.85 Mach.
Below you will find a number of upgrade options. Upgrading the parachute size may be necessary if you intend to build heavy or have a hard landing surface (i.e. gravel, pavement, desert playa, etc.). Some motors will accelerate this rocket to transonic or even supersonic velocities. Under these conditions, this kit may require the fin upgrade, foam encapsulation of the fin root, as well as other advanced construction skills.
It is prudent to sim your kit/motor combination using the actual weight of your finished model to determine max velocity, altitude, ejection delay, etc. This will allow you to make an informed decision when selecting a suitable motor for your rocket. Please download and read the PML FAQ and/or consult with a NAR or Tripoli certified member to ensure your flights are fun and safe.