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Last Updated: 12/10/2019

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  #1

4M Water Rocket Kit - DIY Science Space Stem Toys Gift for Kids & Teens, Boys & Girls

Model: 4605   |    Mpn: 4605   |    Ean: 0793631314973   |    PartNumber: 4605   |   Asin: B005DPWECE

Blast off into the heavens with the 4M Water Rocket Kit. The 4M Water Rocket Kit uses the power of water pressure to blast its rocket up to 90 feet in the air. The kit contains all the parts required to transform a recycled soda bottle into a functioning water rocket. This kit is ideal for young science enthusiasts, especially those interested in rocketry and space flight. Detailed instructions for use and care are included. Adult supervision recommended. This kit requires the use of a bicycle pump (not included).

Features

  • The 4M Water Rocket Kit uses the power of water pressure to blast its rocket up to 90 feet in the air
  • The kit contains all the parts required to transform a recycled soda bottle into a functioning water rocket
  • This kit is ideal for young science enthusiasts, especially those interested in rocketry and space flight
  • Detailed instructions for use and care are included; Adult supervision recommended
  • This kit requires the use of a bicycle pump (not included)
  • Challenge your child's imagination with 4M toys and kits
  • 4M educational toys cover a wide range of educational subjects and include science kits, arts and crafts kits, robotics kits, and more
  • 4M offers a wide range of toys and kits to let you build a clock, crochet a placemat, or turn your room into a planetarium all in the name of making learning fun
  • Construct your own rocket
  • See how the rocket flies, Blasts over 30 feet
  • Mechanics kits are innovative, inspiring and full of action
  • Kit includes all required parts and instructions
  • Educational kit that demonstrates a science principle
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Brand: 4M   |   Manufacturer: Toysmith

Item Dimensions: 4 x 11.5 x 8.5 inches (10.2 x 29.2 x 21.6 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 3.8 x 8.6 x 11.5 inches (9.7 x 21.8 x 29.2 cm)

First Available: 2018-09-14

Amazon Price: $20.69 | as of 12/10/2019(10:47am pst)
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Warranty: 30 day warranty against manufacturer defects

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  #2

Estes Tandem-X Flying Model Rocket Launch Set

Model: 1469   |    Mpn: 1469   |    Ean: 0789264285360   |    PartNumber: 1469   |   Asin: B002VLP67S

Here s a great way to get started in rocketry! The Tandem-X Launch Set includes two high-performance rockets, PLUS a complete launch system all in one box. Start with the Amazon, an easy-to-assemble rocket. Designed with plastic fins, a pre-colored body tube and self-stick graphics, this Beginner level rocket can be built in under an hour. Add a C-powered engine, and the 29 inch tall Amazon soars upwards of 600 feet. The Crossfire ISX is your introduction to an Intermediate level rocket with a simple balsa fin design. This rocket can be easily assembled in a few short hours. The conical nose cone, broad fins, and self-stick decals creates an exceptionally sleek rocket you ll be proud to fly and with a C-powered engine on board, the Crossfire ISX can reach 1,150 feet before deploying its 12 inch parachute. Both rockets take off from the sturdy Porta-Pad II launch pad by push button command from the Electron Beam launch controller. All you need to add are building supplies and Estes rocket engines. WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Amazon: scissors, sandpaper, carpenters glue, hobby knife, masking tape, plastic cement; Crossfire ISX : Everything listed for the Amazon, plus: white primer, white paint, red paint. (Tools, construction and finishing supplies not included.) WHAT YOU NEED TO LAUNCH (sold separately): Estes model rocket engines, starters and recovery wadding. Four 1.5V high quality AA alkaline batteries are also required for launch controller (not included).


Blast model rockets to amazing heights with the Estes Tandem-X Launch Set. An ideal introduction to rocket building, this set contains two rocket kits: the Amazon and the Crossfire ISX. It also comes with a launch pad for easy launching, plus two plastic parachutes that ensure a gentle descent to the ground. Whether you're a new rocketeer or a seasoned veteran of the skies, the Tandem-X is sure to deliver plenty of high-altitude thrills.



Learn the basics of crafting model rockets with the 3-foot tall Amazon and 15 inch Crossfire. View larger.



Its launch system includes a stabilizing launch pad and push-button controller. View larger.

Blast Off to Extreme Heights With two rocket kits, the Tandem-X Launch Set offers two unique launching experiences. The aptly-named Amazon is the bigger of the two rockets: it towers at almost three feet tall and features a fearsome tiger-stripe decal. When flown with a standard Estes engine, the Amazon can soar to heights of 600 feet.

The Crossfire is a smaller craft, standing just a little over 15 inches tall. In spite of its size, this little rocket can blast off to seriously impressive altitudes. Thanks to its aerodynamic fins and nose cone, the Crossfire can reach cloud-bursting heights of 1,150 feet. Both rockets are outfitted with colorful, preassembled parachutes, which ensure they can float gently back to Earth for another flight.

An Introduction to Rocket Building The Tandem-X Launch offers just the right amount of challenge for novice rocket builders. The Amazon is an E2X (easy-to-assemble) rocket, and requires no paint or special tools for assembly. It can be built in less than an hour: simply glue the plastic fins to the tube, install the engine, and attach the parachute. Finish the rocket off with a few self-stick decals, and you're ready to launch.

Once builders have mastered the basics, they can move on to the more advanced Skill Level 1 Crossfire. With its plastic nose cone and laser-cut balsa fins, the Crossfire requires a little more finesse. Assembling the rocket can take an entire afternoon, but it's a rewarding and educational process. Builders will learn several beginner-level rocket techniques, such as painting and sanding. Estes has also included an illustrated, step-by-step instruction guide to help keep the assembly fun, smooth, and frustration-free.

Educational Fun In addition to the thrills it provides, the Tandem-X also has significant educational value. The set transforms kids into amateur rocket scientists, encouraging them to think about how the rockets work. Rocket building teaches kids the basics of propulsion, flight, and aerodynamics, and can help foster an early interest in science and engineering. Even failed launches can turn into a learning experience.

Requires an Estes Engine Both rockets require a specialized Estes engine to launch. For the Amazon, Estes recommends a B4-2 engine for your first flight. The rocket is also compatible with other Estes engines, including the B4-4, B6-2, B6-4, C6-3, and C6-5. For the Crossfire, Estes recommends the A8-3 for first flight, and the B4-4, B6-4, C6-5, and C6-7 for more advanced launching.

What's in the Box Estes 1469 Tandem-X Launch Set with Amazon rocket kit, Crossfire ISX rocket kit, two plastic parachutes, launch pad, and push-button launch controller.



Features

  • BUILD and launch your own high-flying model rocket! There's no thrill quite like launching a model rocket, watching it streak skyward, reach peak altitude, and then return gently to earth. When you build them, the thrill is even better. Thanks to Estes model rocketry, kids can explore the wondrous world of science while experimenting with different combinations of rockets, engines and accessories to better understand how rockets reach outer space.
  • SKILL LEVEL: The Amazon is an easy-to-assemble Beginner level rocket with pre-colored parts. The Crossfire ISX is an Intermediate level rocket which will help a budding rocketeer develop some basic model building and finishing skills.
  • RECOMMENDED ENGINES (not included): Amazon: B4-2, B4-4, B6-2, B6-4, C6-3, C6-5; Crossfire ISX: A8-3, B4-4, B6-4, C6-5, C6-7
  • PROJECTED ALTITUDE: Amazon: 600 ft. (183 m) on a C6-5; Crossfire ISX: 1150 ft. (350 m) on a C6-5
  • ESTIMATED ASSEMBLY TIME: Amazon 1 hour (glue drying time not included); Crossfire ISX 1-3 hours (painting and glue drying time not included)
  • LAUNCH SYSTEM: INCLUDES Porta-Pad II launch pad with a 1/8 inch launch rod and Electron Beam launch controller
  • AGES: For boys and girls ages 10+ with adult supervision for those under 12, and rocketeers of all ages.
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Brand: Estes   |   Manufacturer: Estes Rockets

Item Dimensions: 13 x 4.38 x 8 inches (33.0 x 11.1 x 20.3 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 4 x 7.9 x 13 inches (10.2 x 20.1 x 33.0 cm)

First Available: 2019-01-01

Amazon Price: $24.00 | as of 12/10/2019(10:47am pst)
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Warranty: Full One-Year Warranty

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  #3

Estes 2452 Athena Flying Model Rocket Kit

Model: 2452   |    Mpn: EST2452   |    Ean: 0047776024526   |    PartNumber: EST2452   |   Asin: B002TWBY16

002452 Features: -Recommended engines: A8-3 (First flight), B6-4, C6-5. -Ready to fly. -Includes: Quality body tube, plastic nose cone and fins, self stick name decal, 12 in. parachute. Gender: -Boy. Category: -Early Development Toys. Minimum Age Requirement: -8 Years And Up. Generic Dimensions: -Product weight: 1. 4 lbs. Dimensions: Overall Height - Top to Bottom: -16. 5 Inches. Overall Width - Side to Side: -0. 98 Inches. Overall Depth - Front to Back: -0. 98 Inches. Overall Product Weight: -1. 4 Pounds.

Features

  • High Performance Rocket
  • 16 tall
  • Ready to Fly
  • Flies on Estes Standard Engines
  • Flies up to 1100 '
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Brand: Estes   |   Manufacturer: Estes

Item Dimensions: 9 x 1 x 4 inches (22.9 x 2.5 x 10.2 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 4 x 4.2 x 13.2 inches (10.2 x 10.7 x 33.5 cm)

First Available: 2019-06-24

Amazon Price: $9.00 | as of 12/10/2019(10:47am pst)
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Warranty: Full One-Year Warranty

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  #4

Estes 7000 Bull Pup 12D Model Rocket Kit

Model: 7000   |    Mpn: 7000   |    Ean: 0799959454681   |    PartNumber: 7000   |   Asin: B0006N7400

Bull pup 12D, boxed

Features

  • Authentic color decals
  • Scale model of the usaf agm-12d bull pup Air-to-ground missile
  • Stands over 15 tall
  • 12 parachute recovery
  • Flies over 800'
  • Authentic color decals
  • Stands over 15 tall
  • 12 parachute recovery
  • Flies over 800'
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Brand: Estes   |   Manufacturer: Estes Rockets

Item Dimensions: 9 x 1.5 x 6.5 inches (22.9 x 3.8 x 16.5 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 1.5 x 5.4 x 10 inches (3.8 x 13.7 x 25.4 cm)

First Available: 2019-06-24

Amazon Price: $15.83 | as of 12/10/2019(10:47am pst)
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  #5

Smithsonian Science Activities Rocket Science Kit

Model: 52276   |    Mpn: 52276   |    Ean: 0042409522769   |    PartNumber: 52276   |   Asin: B00BUPFMT8

Includes 1 Fuselage, 1 wing Assembly, 1 Launch Tube, 1 Launch Plug, 1 Base, 1 Sticker Sheet and Color Poster with Instructions

Features

  • Build and Launch a Rocket
  • Powered by Baking Soda and Vinegar
  • Use it over and over again
  • S.T.E.M- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
  • Age 8 and Up
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Brand: Smithsonian   |   Manufacturer: NSI

Item Dimensions: 9.5 x 2 x 10.75 inches (24.1 x 5.1 x 27.3 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 3.1 x 10.6 x 11.7 inches (7.9 x 26.9 x 29.7 cm)

Amazon Price: $12.99 | as of 12/10/2019(10:47am pst)
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Warranty: No Warranty

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  #6

Estes Fin Alignment Guide Model Kit

Model: 2231   |    Mpn: 2231   |    Ean: 0047776022317   |    PartNumber: 2231   |   Asin: B004LGXCLI

302231 fin alignment guide

Features

  • Fast & accurate fin alignment for three or four finned rockets
  • No more guessing where your balsa fins go, this guide does it all for you
  • Suitable for ages 10 & older
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Brand: Estes   |   Manufacturer: Estes

Item Dimensions: 1.5 x 6 x 7 inches (3.8 x 15.2 x 17.8 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 1.4 x 7.5 x 8.1 inches (3.6 x 19.1 x 20.6 cm)

First Available: 2019-06-02

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Warranty: 1 year warranty on parts

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  #7

Estes Wizard Rocket Bulk Pack (Pack of 12)

Model: 1754   |    Mpn: 1754   |    Ean: 0047776017542   |    PartNumber: 1754   |   Asin: B009EZPF02

The Estes Wizard rocket bulk pack contains 12 rocket kit packets with materials and instructions required to assemble the rocket. It is recommended for children 10 years and older with adult supervision up to age 12. The molded plastic nose cone, body tube, pre-cut wood fins, and self-stick decals allow assembly of the rocket with Level 1 assembly skill and without painting. Additional equipment and supplies are required to launch the rocket, including launch system, model rocket engines, starters, recovery wadding, and glue (all sold separately). This rocket bulk pack has 12 individual packets, which allows each child to experience assembling and launching (with required components) the rocket and is suitable for youth group activities such as with clubs and schools.

Specifications Skill level Level 1, measuring, cutting, and gluing assembly, no painting Age recommendation 10 years and up, adult supervision under 12 Recommended engines 1/2A6-2, A8-3 (First Flight), A8-5, B4-4, B6-4, B6-6, C6-5, C6-7 Projected maximum altitude 1,600' (488m) Rocket weight 0.5 oz. (14.2 g) Dimensions* 12 x 0.74" (H x W) Required components (not included) Launch Controller, such as Estes 002220 Electron Beam Launch Pad, such as Estes 002215 Porta-Pad II Rocket Engine/Starter/Recovery Wadding, such as Estes 001781 A8-3 Engine Bulk Pack *H is height, the vertical distance from the lowest to highest point; W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right.

A model rocket kit includes reusable parts, and requires launching equipment and single-use launching supplies. These kits are recommended for children 10 years and older, with adult supervision advised to age 12. Rocket kit assembly encompasses a range of skill levels from Easy-to-Assemble (E2X), requiring only simple gluing and less than an hour of time to Level 5, requiring multi-step assembly with measuring, cutting, gluing, and painting tasks. Reusable rocket kit components include a cone, a body tube, and a recovery parachute. A rocket engine, a starter, and recovery wadding are used once. Rocket engines come in a variety of sizes, time delays, and burn durations. A "first-flight" engine recommendation is generally made for each rocket kit. A launch pad has a stable base and a vertical rod that provide vertical stability during initial liftoff. A launch controller has a keyed ignition switch to prevent accidental ignition, and a cable provides a safe distance from the rocket during launch. Bulk packs of model rocket kits are available for clubs and schools, and allow groups of children to experience building and launching a rocket.

Estes manufactures model rocket kits, launching equipment, and rocket engines. The company, founded in 1958, is headquartered in Penrose, CO.

Features

  • GUIDES and SUPPORT: Each Flying Model Rocket Kit comes with its own easy to follow, step-by-step instruction guide for kids to follow. Educators and youth group leaders can access a resource library with dozens of lesson plans and curriculum for grade levels 5-12 in Science, Technology, and Math.
  • SKILL LEVEL: The Wizard is an Intermediate level rocket which will help a budding rocketeer develop some basic model building and finishing skills.
  • RECOMMENDED ENGINES (not included): 1/2A6-2, A8-3, A8-5, B4-4, B6-4, B6-6, C6-5, C6-7
  • PROJECTED ALTITUDE: 1600 ft. (488 m) on a C6-7
  • ESTIMATED ASSEMBLY TIME: 1 hour (glue drying time not included)
  • LAUNCH SYSTEM: Compatible with the Porta-Pad II launch pad and Electron Beam launch controller, or any launch system that can support a 1/8 inch launch rod.
  • AGES: For boys and girls ages 10+ with adult supervision for those under 12, and rocketeers of all ages.
  • EASY to LEARN: Founded in 1958, Estes has been a pioneer in creating STEM educational kits for kids. Designed with kids in mind, Estes model rocket kits are made with lightweight materials and available in various skill levels from Beginner to Master. Newcomers can quickly snap a few pieces together for a ready to fly rocket, right out of the box. As their skills develop, our kits increase in complexity. With over 132 different rocket kits to build from, the sky's the limit on what one can create.
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Brand: Estes   |   Manufacturer: Estes

Item Dimensions: 12 x 0.74 x 0.74 inches (30.5 x 1.9 x 1.9 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 5 x 8.5 x 9.6 inches (12.7 x 21.6 x 24.4 cm)

First Available: 2018-01-01

Amazon Price: $29.84 | as of 12/10/2019(10:47am pst)
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Warranty: 1 year warranty against manufacturer defects

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  #8

Estes Phantom Blue Model Rocket Kit

Model: 2483   |    Mpn: 2483   |    Ean: 6473253202363   |    PartNumber: 2483   |   Asin: B00DWSPFZC

Estes, Phantom blue almost ready to fly kit, powered by standard engines, can fly well over 1,000', rocket is fast off the pad, just a few minutes of your time & this rocket will be ready to launch, rocket is 19,3" in length.

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Brand: Estes   |   Manufacturer: Estes

Item Dimensions: 19.3 x 0.98 x 0.98 inches (49.0 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 1.65 x 4.1 x 13.2 inches (4.2 x 10.4 x 33.5 cm)

First Available: 2018-01-01

Amazon Price: $13.96 | as of 12/10/2019(10:47am pst)
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Warranty: 1 year warranty against manufacturer defects

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  #9

Estes 1413 Flying Model Rocket Launch Set Wacky Wiggler

Model: 1413   |    Mpn: 1413   |    Ean: 0047776014138   |    PartNumber: 1413   |   Asin: B075LPXHXG

Whirlybird flying Model Rocket Launch Set for hours of outdoor fun in the sun with friends and family.

Features

  • This colorful, dual recovery rocket includes all pre-colored rocket parts and easy to apply decals. No painting required, about an hour to assemble for an exciting launching and flying experience!
  • When powered with a C6-5 engine, you can launch your Whirlybird to 650 feet and then watch as the nose cone helicopters to the ground while the main body lands gently with its preassembled parachute.
  • This launch set includes the Estes electron beam launch controller (requires 4 high quality 1.5V AA alkaline batteries, sold separately) and porta-pad II launch pad.
  • Estes 1413 rocketry is recommended for ages 10 and up with adult supervision for those under 12. Unless otherwise specified, all models require assembly.
  • Tools, construction and finishing supplies sold separately. In order to launch, 1413 rocket engines, starters and recovery wadding are required - sold separately - unless otherwise specified.
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Brand: Estes   |   Manufacturer: Estes

Item Dimensions: 13 x 1.35 x 21.2 inches (33.0 x 3.4 x 53.8 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 4 x 8 x 13.1 inches (10.2 x 20.3 x 33.3 cm)

First Available: 2017-10-01

Amazon Price: $18.00 | as of 12/10/2019(10:47am pst)
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Warranty: 30 day warranty against manufacturer defects

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  #10

Estes 1921 Mercury Redstone Flying Model Rocket Kit

Model: 1921   |    Mpn: 1921   |    Ean: 0047776019218   |    PartNumber: 1921   |   Asin: B00TKBLRFM

This is the mercury red stone flying model rocket by Estes.

Features

  • Flights up to 200 feet (61M)
  • Laser cut fins
  • Historical plastic parts set
  • 15 parachute recovery
  • Waterslide decals
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Brand: Estes   |   Manufacturer: Estes

Item Dimensions: 2.05 x 5 x 16 inches (5.2 x 12.7 x 40.6 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 2.5 x 4.9 x 19.7 inches (6.4 x 12.4 x 50.0 cm)

First Available: 2018-01-01

Amazon Price: $21.04 | as of 12/10/2019(10:47am pst)
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Warranty: 1 year warranty on parts

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  #11

Estes Rockets 1969 Saturn V Model Rocket Kit (1/100 Scale), Brown/A

Model: B07LBXSC6X   |    Mpn: EST1969   |    Ean: 0047776019690   |    PartNumber: EST1969   |   Asin: B07LBXSC6X

Once again, Estes has brought back the famous Saturn V! This famed rocket was the first vehicle to send Man to the moon and is one of the finest 1: 100th scale models kits ever produced. Scaled from official NASA drawings, The finished model is 43.25 inches tall and lifts off to about 350 feet on a e30-4 composite motor. We have updated every plastic part in this kit and you wont be disappointed! Accurate Apollo II body wraps, detailed blow molded transition, easier to assemble escape tower, injection molded fins and highly detailed removable display nozzles that doubles as a stand. Additional information length 43.25 in. (110 diameter 3.94 in. (100 estimated weight 11 oz. (311.8 construction parachute recovery: 2 24 in. (61 cm) and 1 18 in. (46 Recommended engines e12-4 (first launch), e30-4projected Max altitude 350 feet (107 m)age recommendation Estes model rocketry is recommended for ages 10 and up with adult supervision for those under 12. Unless otherwise specified, all models require assembly. Tools, construction and finishing supplies sold separately. In order to launch, a launch system, model rocket engines, starters and recovery wadding are required sold separately-unless otherwise specified.

Features

  • Exceptional 1:100th scale model
  • Magnificent on display and in flight
  • All new highly detailed plastic parts
  • Recommended Engines: E12-4 (first launch), E30-4
  • ATTENTION: Requires Estes E Launch Controller and E Launch Pad - Sold Separately
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Brand: Estes   |   Manufacturer: Estes Rockets

Item Dimensions: 4.38 x 12.38 x 16 inches (11.1 x 31.4 x 40.6 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 5 x 12.1 x 36 inches (12.7 x 30.7 x 91.4 cm)

First Available: 2018-01-01

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  #12

Estes Designer Special

Model: 1980   |    Mpn: 1980   |    Ean: 0789264299565   |    PartNumber: 1980   |   Asin: B0084JTDOS

Build and fly your own designs. 100+ useful parts to build up to 8 rockets! Be that "rocket scientist" You've always dreamed of being!100+ parts2 each - BT-5, bt-20, bt-50, bt-55 and bt-60 18" Body tubesassorted engine mount tubesassorted laser cut centering ringsassorted green centering ringstube couplers for all body tube sizesparachutes and streamerslaunch lugsengine hooksengine hook retainer ringsengine blocks/8' & 1/4" Shock cordsshock cord mountswood sheets for making finsfin templatestube transationsplastic nose conesnose cone insertsclay for nose cone weightclear payload sectionmodel rocket technical manual (basics of model rocketry)

Features

Brand: Estes   |   Manufacturer: Estes

Item Dimensions: 0.1 x 0.1 x 0.1 inches (0.3 x 0.3 x 0.3 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 4 x 8 x 18.5 inches (10.2 x 20.3 x 47.0 cm)

First Available: 2018-01-01

Amazon Price: $57.76 | as of 12/10/2019(10:47am pst)
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Warranty: 1 year warranty against manufacturer defects

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  #13

Relationshipware StratoLauncher IV Water Rocket Launcher + StratoFins

 Ean: 0700220319066   |    PartNumber: LCR-5   |   Asin: B071LRLBX9

Our StratoLauncher IV kit includes a water rocket launcher made of aluminum, stainless steel, durable plastic, & brass parts, a set of StratoFins & collapsible water fill funnel. Assembly is quick & easy with no further adjustments required regardless if you use our StratoFins or your own homemade rocket or FTC (Fluorescent Tube Cover) rocket thanks to the screw-on nozzle. Employing a nozzle makes this a universal launcher for most any style water rocket and eliminates problems such as bottles not fitting over a launch tube, O-rings wearing out, or accidental launches due to falling collars. The restricted nozzle facilitates lift offs that are 3 - 6 times slower (depending on PSI) than typical water rocket launchers enabling you to see the blast off and yet the nozzle rocket will fly equal to or higher in altitude. Also, the nozzle requires only 1 cup of water per launch for optimum performance although you are free to experiment. StratoLauncher IV ships unassembled with a QR code on the box label that you can scan with your smartphone to view a PDF containing assembly instructions, launch procedures, upgrade kits, videos, and future accessories. NO additional materials are required for assembly, but you will need an adjustable wrench (or a 14mm wrench), 4 & 5mm hex wrench, & a Phillips head screwdriver. Our StratoLauncher IV will enable you to propel a 2 liter soda bottle over 350 ft. into the sky using only water and compressed air from a bicycle pump or an air compressor. Fuel (water & air) is essentially free and readily available allowing countless launches without additional expense. You control when the launch occurs by squeezing the black lever and releasing the lock at the end of the cable from a safe distance of 10 ft. and out of the splash zone. StratoLauncher IV comes in 3 models: Standard, Deluxe, and Ultimate. Any of them can be upgraded to add additional features and all come with a 125 PSI safety valve to prevent exploding bottles while pressurizing.

Features

  • Easy to assemble & use powerful compact metal water rocket launcher with a 125 PSI safety valve. Rocket will not fly straight without an aerodynamic nose cone made from a second soda bottle.
  • Kit includes our Gen 4 StratoLauncher + StratoFins (screw-on water rocket fins) + fill funnel.
  • StratoLauncher IV will propel a 2 liter plastic (PET) soda pop bottle over 350 ft. in the sky.
  • Supports most .5L, 1L, 1.25L, 2L soda bottles @ air pressures as low as 15 PSI up to 120 PSI.
  • Kit is fully upgradeable, expandable, & can be accessorized into a complete launching system for STEM.
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Brand: Relationshipware   |   Manufacturer: Relationshipware

Item Dimensions: 10 x 7 x 8 inches (25.4 x 17.8 x 20.3 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 1.97 x 7.32 x 8.66 inches (5.0 x 18.6 x 22.0 cm)

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  #14

Madcow Rocketry Altimeter Bay - 4" Airframe

 Ean: 0810440035834   |    PartNumber: ALT101   |   Asin: B07ZVC5B69

Altimeter Bay Coupler fits inside Cardboard 4" Airframe.

Features

  • 8" Long Heavy Duty Thick Coupler
  • 1/4 Plywood Laser Cut Parts
  • Altimeter Sled With Battery Shelf
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Brand: Madcow Rocketry   |   Manufacturer: Madcow Rocketry

Item Dimensions: 10 x 5 x 5 inches (25.4 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm)   |   

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  #15

Estes Mix-N-Match 55 Model Kit

Model: 2006   |    Mpn: 2006   |    Ean: 0047776020061   |    PartNumber: 2006   |   Asin: B00TKBLVO4

Red, white and blue, here's to you getting to be the creative designer! Enough parts to build 3 colorful rockets! All parts are pre-colored so you won't need any paint! Includes 2 huge self-stick decal sheets.

Features

  • Enough parts to build 3 colorful rockets
  • All parts are pre-colored so you won't need any paint
  • 2 huge self-stick decal sheets
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Brand: Estes   |   Manufacturer: Estes

Package Dimensions: 4 x 7.5 x 15.2 inches (10.2 x 19.1 x 38.6 cm)

First Available: 2018-01-01

Amazon Price: $29.81 | as of 12/10/2019(10:47am pst)
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Warranty: 1 year warranty on parts

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  #16

Estes Nova ARF Rocket

Model: 2497   |    Mpn: 2497   |    Ean: 0047776024977   |    PartNumber: 2497   |   Asin: B00NE0DMFS

If you have 5 minutes, you have time to get the Nova ready for the launch pad. Standing just over 20 inches tall, you can reach altitudes of 700 feet. Add the BT-55 Booster Accessory (2257) and a D12-0 booster engine and watch this rocket soar way past 1,400 feet.

Features

  • Almost fully assembled
  • Flies up to 700 feet (213m)
  • Detailed illustrated assembly and launching instructions
  • Simply slide the fins into the fin can and assembly is complete
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Brand: Estes   |   Manufacturer: Estes

Item Dimensions: 1.33 x 0.02 x 20.6 inches (3.4 x 0.1 x 52.3 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 4.2 x 4.3 x 14.9 inches (10.7 x 10.9 x 37.8 cm)

First Available: 2018-01-01

Amazon Price: $12.99 | as of 12/10/2019(10:47am pst)
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Warranty: 1 year warranty on parts

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  #17

Estes 1948 Big Bertha Flying Model Rocket Kit

Model: 1948   |    Mpn: 1948   |    Ean: 0047776019485   |    PartNumber: 1948   |   Asin: B0006NAMUO

The Big Bertha is an Estes classic from the Skill Level 1 Series. In just one afternoon you ll be ready for an exciting time at the launch field! Propelled by powerful standard Estes engines, this beauty travels to 500 feet. If you've never flown a Bertha, get one and launch it. Once you've flown it, you'll take it to every launch! Rocketeers aged 10 and up can enjoy high-altitude thrills, with adult supervision for children under 12. Big, burly, black and beautiful perfectly describes this Estes classic. The Big Bertha checks in at an impressive 2 feet tall! 3, 2, 1, Lift Off! Big Bertha is an Estes original. Big, burly, black and beautiful perfectly describes this classic. She's an all-around Estes favorite that has truly withstood the test of time. Over the decades, Big Bertha has been most modelers' first big build. While standing on its massive fins, this impressive rocket checks in at 2 feet tall, floating back to earth with a decorated 18 inch preassembled parachute. Adding to your growing fleet of Rockets? Check out another Estes favorite, the Der Red Max Skill Level 1 Model Rocket Kit.



Blast Off to Learning Fun In addition to the excitement and entertainment it provides, rocketry also has significant educational value. Model rockets transform kids into amateur rocket scientists, encouraging them to think about how the rockets work. Rocket building teaches kids the basics of propulsion, flight, and aerodynamics, and can help foster an early interest in science and engineering. Some painting, gluing and sanding are required for the Big Bertha. Quality Estes body tubes, laser cut wood fins, molded plastic nose cone and easy to apply self-stick decals make for an afternoon of building enjoyment with this Skill Level 1 kit.



Mission Control The Big Bertha requires an Estes Launch System and Estes engines for the launch (not included). Start with a B4-2, B4-4, B6-2 or B6-4 engine for the first flight. Use an Estes C6-5 engine for subsequent flights. Unless otherwise specified, all models require assembly. Tools, construction and finishing supplies sold separately. In order to launch, a launch system, model rocket engines, igniters, recovery wadding and four 'AA' alkaline batteries are required sold separately unless otherwise specified. Read all instructions before beginning. Make sure you have all parts and supplies required. Test fit all parts before applying glue. Sand as necessary for precision assembly. Product color and shape may vary. When launching, stand back as far as the launch controller cord will allow (15 feet). Rocketry is not intended for indoor use. Choose a large field (500 feet), free of dry weeds and brown grass. Launch only with little or no wind and good visibility.

What's In The Box? Estes body tubes, laser cut wood fins, molded plastic nose cone, self-stick decals, 18 inch preassembled parachute and instructions. Requires some painting, gluing and sanding for the end result of hours of fun!

Features

  • Skill level 1
  • Laser cut wood fins, self-stick decals, 18 in. (46 cm) parachute recovery
  • Projected max altitude: 500 ft. (152 m)
  • An Estes original
  • Laser cut balsa fins
  • Standard engine powered
  • Parachute recovery
  • Flies over 500'
  • An Estes original
  • Laser cut balsa fins
  • Standard engine powered
  • Parachute recovery
  • Flies over 500'
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Brand: Estes   |   Manufacturer: Estes

Item Dimensions: 15 x 2.5 x 6.5 inches (38.1 x 6.4 x 16.5 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 0.79 x 4.49 x 18.82 inches (2.0 x 11.4 x 47.8 cm)

First Available: 2018-01-01

Amazon Price: $21.04 | as of 12/10/2019(10:47am pst)
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Warranty: Full One-Year Warranty

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  #18

Estes 1418 Flying Model Rocket Launch Set Flip Flyer

Model: 1418   |    Mpn: 1418   |    Ean: 0047776014183   |    PartNumber: 1418   |   Asin: B073RN748Q

Wacky wiggler flying 1418 rocket launch set for hours of outdoor fun in the sun with friends and family.

Features

  • This simmering silver rocket includes all pre-colored rocket parts and easy to apply self-stick decals. No painting required, it takes about an hour to assemble the wacky wiggler!
  • When powered with a c6-5 engine, you can launch your wacky wiggler to 800 feet and then watch as it twists and wiggles to the ground for a soft landing.
  • This launch set includes the Estes electron beam launch controller (requires 4 high quality 1.5V AA alkaline batteries, sold separately) and porta-pad II launch pad.
  • Estes 1418 rocketry is recommended for ages 10 and up with adult supervision for those under 12. Unless otherwise specified, all models require assembly.
  • Tools, construction and finishing supplies sold separately. In order to launch, 1418 rocket engines, starters and recovery wadding are required - sold separately - unless otherwise specified.
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Brand: Estes   |   Manufacturer: Estes

Item Dimensions: 13 x 1.1 x 17.6 inches (33.0 x 2.8 x 44.7 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 4.02 x 7.95 x 12.99 inches (10.2 x 20.2 x 33.0 cm)

First Available: 2017-10-01

Amazon Price: $20.99 | as of 12/10/2019(10:47am pst)
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Warranty: 30 day warranty against manufacturer defects

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  #19

Estes Alpha III Rocket (Pack of 2)

Model: 9933   |    Mpn: 9933   |    Ean: 0047776099333   |    PartNumber: 9933   |   Asin: B009EZQUGU

The Estes Alpha III rocket contains two rocket kit packets with materials and instructions required to assemble the rocket. It is recommended for children 10 years and older with adult supervision up to age 12. The orange plastic nose cone, body tube, one-piece plastic tail fin unit, and self-stick decals allow assembly of the rocket without painting. Additional equipment and supplies are required to launch the rocket, including launch system, model rocket engine, starter, recovery wadding, and glue (all sold separately). This rocket bulk pack has two individual packets, which allows each child to experience assembling and launching (with required components) the rocket and is suitable for youth group activities such as with clubs and schools.

Specifications Skill level Easy to Assemble (E2X), simple gluing, no painting Age recommendation 10 years and up, adult supervision under 12 Recommended engines 1/2A6-2, A8-3 (First Flight), A8-5, B4-4, B6-4, B6-6, C6-5, C6-7 Projected maximum altitude 1,100' (335m) Rocket weight 1.2 oz. (34 g) Dimensions* 12.3 x 0.98" (H x W) Required components (not included) Launch Controller, such as Estes 002220 Electron Beam Launch Pad, such as Estes 002215 Porta-Pad II Rocket Engine with Starter, such as Estes 001598 A8-3 Engine Recovery Wadding, such as Estes 002274 Wadding *H is height, the vertical distance from the lowest to highest point; W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right.

A model rocket kit includes reusable parts, and requires launching equipment and single-use launching supplies. These kits are recommended for children 10 years and older, with adult supervision advised to age 12. Rocket kit assembly encompasses a range of skill levels from Easy-to-Assemble (E2X), requiring only simple gluing and less than an hour of time to Level 5, requiring multi-step assembly with measuring, cutting, gluing, and painting tasks. Reusable rocket kit components include a cone, a body tube, and a recovery parachute. A rocket engine, a starter, and recovery wadding are used once. Rocket engines come in a variety of sizes, time delays, and burn durations. A "first-flight" engine recommendation is generally made for each rocket kit. A launch pad has a stable base and a vertical rod that provide vertical stability during initial liftoff. A launch controller has a keyed ignition switch to prevent accidental ignition, and a cable provides a safe distance from the rocket during launch. Bulk packs of model rocket kits are available for clubs and schools, and allow groups of children to experience building and launching a rocket.

Estes manufactures model rocket kits, launching equipment, and rocket engines. The company, founded in 1958, is headquartered in Penrose, CO.

Features

  • Two rocket kit packets with materials and instructions required to assemble the rocket
  • Orange plastic nose cone, body tube, one-piece plastic tail fin unit, and self-stick decals for level E2X (Easy to Assemble) assembly skill
  • Projected maximum altitude of 1,100' (335m), 12 diameter parachute for rocket recovery
  • Recommended for ages 10 and older with adult supervision up to age 12
  • Requires launch system, model rocket engine, starters, recovery wadding, and glue (all sold separately)
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Brand: Estes   |   Manufacturer: Estes

Item Dimensions: 10 x 3 x 3 inches (25.4 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 1.3 x 10.1 x 11.5 inches (3.3 x 25.7 x 29.2 cm)

First Available: 2017-03-12

Amazon Price: $24.49 | as of 12/10/2019(10:47am pst)
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