AkavishAkavish ("Spider") is a non-traditional rocket built by Roger Smith and his wife, Bracha Smith.
The Akavish began life as a motor tube stuck in a styrofoam ball with dowels for legs. This early prototype proved to not be very durable.
The current Akavish was built more like a typical rocket with a body tube to which the motor mount and fins (actually the spider's legs) attach. A large styrofoam ball was cut and fitted over the body tube as the spider's head.
Akavish in Flight
The Akavish has been launched many times and is always a crowd pleaser. Our favorite motor to use is the Aerotech G38FJ which lifts the spider rocket to a few hundred feet on a tower of thick, dark smoke.