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    Aerobee 150 Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc Aerobee 150 Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc's Aerobee 150 is a semi-scale kit of the unguided suborbital American Sounding rocket produced by Aerojet General in the 1950s.

    Aerobee 300 Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc Aerobee 300 Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc's Aerobee 300 is a semi-scale kit of the unguided suborbital American Sounding rocket produced by Aerojet General in the 1950s.

    Aerobee-Hi Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc Aerobee-Hi Model Rocket Kit

    The Semroc Aerobee-Hi is a clone of the Aerobee-Hi kit originally produced by Model Missiles Inc. between 1958 and 1961.

    Aphelion Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc Aphelion Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc's Aphelion is a recreation of their classic kit. The Aphelion was first released by Semroc in 1968. Semroc's fourth production kit was included in a "Beginner's Special" with a launch controller, launch pad, and three engines. This kit does not include the launch controller, launch pad, and engines, but it improves on the original with a slotted body tube and through-the-wall fins.

    Arcas Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc Arcas Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc's Arcas is a scale model kit of the NASA sounding rocket which was used for weather experiments and radar calibration from 1959 until 1991.

    Arcon Hi Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc Arcon Hi Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc's Archon-Hi is a model of the two-stage sounding rocket developed by the Atlantic Research Corp. for the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory. Semroc's kit is based on Centuri's semi-scale Archon-Hi kit.

    Astro 1 Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc Astro 1 Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc's Astro 1 kit is a clone of the Centuri kit. As described in the Centuri 1969 catalog, the Astro 1 is "an excellent starting kit for the beginning rocketeer. Its high performance design assures you excellent, high altitude flights every time. Upon ignition, ASTRO-1 zooms hundreds of feet into the sky."

    The original Astro-1 was one of the first model rocket kits to incorporate a "Quick-Change" engine mount that became a standard in model rocketry. Designed to be an excellent beginner’s kit, the Astro-1 became the first rocket for thousands of new model rocketeers. The “rake-back” fins were so different that many were built incorrectly with the fins glued on to resemble the Estes Alpha.

    Astro Jr Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc Astro Jr Model Rocket Kit

    The Astro-Jr is a smaller scale version of the original Astro-1 by Centuri Engineering Company.

    The Astro-Jr is designed to use 13mm mini-engines for smaller fields. Altitudes from 200 to 500 feet are possible. The Astro-Jr uses precision laser-cut fins, smooth body tube, and a sanded balsa nose cone to maintain the original look and feel in a slightly smaller package. A 12" multi-colored parachute is included for safe recovery.

    Astrobee 350 Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc Astrobee 350 Model Rocket Kit

    The Semroc Astrobee 350 is based on the classic Centuri kit released back in 1965. It is a scale model of the sounding rocket developed by the US Air Force in the early 1960s.

    Astron Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc Astron Model Rocket Kit

    The Astron is an excellent beginner's kit with laser-cut fins and a balsa nose cone.

    Baby Orion Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc Baby Orion Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc's Baby Orion is a scaled-down version of the classic Centuri Orion kit from the 1970s.

    Bandit Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc Bandit Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc's Bandit is an update of the Estes kit from the early 1970s. The original Bandit was designed by Mark Kellner and was one of the first models to use a ducted ejection system of baffles to eliminate the need for recovery wadding. The elegant design of the internal baffles is hidden as the model is built, but teaches the principles of cooling the gases before the chute is deployed.

    The Semroc Retro-Repro Bandit is very similar in design to the original. Its laser-cut internal tubes are thicker and the holes are slightly larger to accommodate modern engines. The original's die-cut fins are replaced with more accurate laser-cut fins.

    Bat Rok Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc Bat Rok Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc's Bat Rok is a reproduction of the 1968 kit released by Centuri.

    Blue Bird Zero Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc Blue Bird Zero Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc's Blue Bird Zero is a reproduction of the classic Estes kit.

    The original Blue Bird Zero was designed by Mike Dorffler while at Estes Industries. Mike was one of the most prolific designers of model rocket kits and accessories over his many years in the business. Best known as the inventor the Cineroc, Mike is also remembered fondly for all of his classics designs such as the Blue Bird Zero. It was released in the 1980 Estes Catalog as #1335.

    Blue Jay Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc Blue Jay Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc's Blue Jay kit is an easy-to-build boost glider. After apogee, the booster returns under a streamer while the glider flies back to earth.

    Centaur Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc Centaur Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc's Centaur is a reproduction of the 1960s Centuri Centaur kit.

    Cherokee D Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc Cherokee D Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc has reproduced one of the most striking of Estes's classic kits. The Cherokee-D flies on D motors for impressive flights. Semroc's kit features waterslide decals and laser-cut fins.

    Defender Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc Defender Model Rocket Kit

    The Defender includes two 12" parachutes for recovery.

    Excalibur Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc Excalibur Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc’s faithful reproduction of the classic 1970s Centuri Excalibur stands over two-feet tall once assembled. The kit includes a precision-turned balsa nose cone, laser-cut fiber fins, and colorful water-slide decals. A parachute is included for recovery.

    Goblin Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc Goblin Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc's Goblin kit features laser-cut balsa fins, a precision-turned balsa nose cone, and water-slide decals. Fly the Goblin on powerful 24mm D motors or use the included adapter to for smaller, 18mm motors.

    Golden Scout Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc Golden Scout Model Rocket Kit

    Vernon Estes designed the Scout in 1959. The tumble-recovery Scout was first introduced as a kit (#K-1) in 1961.

    Gyroc Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc Gyroc Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc reproduction of Estes's classic Gyroc model rocket kit flies on smaller, less expensive mini-engines.

    Hawk Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc Hawk Model Rocket Kit

    The Hawk model rocket boost glider is based on a hand-launched balsa glider. It was originally marketed by Advanced Model Rocket Systems (AMROCS) in their 1965 catalog.

    The Semroc version of the Hawk kit includes laser-cut balsa fins and a balsa nose cone. Pre-printed lines on the balsa sheet make assembly easy.

    Javelin Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc Javelin Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc's Javelin is a "retro-reproduction" of the classic Centuri kit from the 1960s. The kit includes a percision-turned balsa nose cone, laser-cut balsa fins, and water-slide decals. A parachute is used for recovery.

    Laser X Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc Laser X Model Rocket Kit

    The Laser-X is Semroc's version of a rocket kit first advertised by Centuri in 1968 in the American Rocketeer magazine.

    Lil' Hercules Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc Lil' Hercules Model Rocket Kit

    The original Lil' Hercules was released by Centuri in 1965. It used Centuri's Series III ("Shorty") model rocket engines which were one inch shorter than standard engines

    Semroc's "retro-reproduction" of the Lil' Hercules kit is updated to use standard-length 18mm engines. The kit also comes with laser-cut fins. Like the original, it uses tumble recovery.

    Little Joe II Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc Little Joe II Model Rocket Kit

    This 1/70 scale flying model rocket kit includes an laser-cut parts and water-slide decals.

    Maple Seed Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc Maple Seed Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc's Maple Seed features both helicopter and parachute recovery.

    Mars Lander Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc Mars Lander Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc's Mars Lander is based on the classic Estes kit which was produced from 1969 to 1983.

    Although a challenge to build, you'll be pleased with the result. Semroc's parts and instructions are of the highest quality.

    Mars Snooper Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc Mars Snooper Model Rocket Kit

    Estes introduced the Mars Snooper in their 1966 catalog. Semroc's reproduction kit features a balsa nose cone, laser-cut fins, and parachute recovery.

    Micron Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc Micron Model Rocket Kit

    Based on the original Micron designed by Lee Piester which Centuri released in the early 1960s, the Semroc Micron is a classic kit featuring laser-cut fins and streamer recovery.

    Moon Glo Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc Moon Glo Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc's Moon Glo is a reproduction of the 1963 Rocket Development kit designed by Irv Wait.

    MX Blue Bird Zero MicroMaxx Downscale Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc MX Blue Bird Zero MicroMaxx Downscale Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc's MX Blue Bird Zero is a downscale of the popular Blue Bird Zero originally produced by Estes Industries. Flying on Quest MicroMaxx motors, the MX Blue Bird Zero can be flown in a smaller flying field for greater recoverability.

    MX Fat Boy MicroMaxx Downscale Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc MX Fat Boy MicroMaxx Downscale Model Rocket Kit

    The MX Fat Boy is a downscale of the classic Estes Fat Boy and Mini Fat Boy rockets. Flying on Quest MicroMaxx motor, Semroc's MX Fat Boy can be flown in a smaller flying field for greater recoverability.

    MX Goblin Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc MX Goblin Model Rocket Kit

    The MX Goblin is a downscale of the classic Estes kit. Flying on Quest's MicroMaxx motors, the MX Goblin is great for flying from a small field.

    MX Hawk MicroMaxx Downscale Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc MX Hawk MicroMaxx Downscale Model Rocket Kit

    The MX Hawk is a much smaller version of the Semroc Hawk Boost Glider. This approximately 50% downscale has a slightly different nose cone shape than the original Hawk glider because of the need for additional weight in the front of the glider. It features the improved tab and slot assembly construction, designed by Jay Berry, which was first implemented in the latest version of the full-scale Hawk Glider. This provides for easier construction and better performance.

    The MX Hawk flies on Quest MicroMaxx motors.

    MX Orbital Transport MicroMaxx Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc MX Orbital Transport MicroMaxx Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc has produced a MicroMaxx-powered, down-scale flying model rocket kit based on the classic Estes Orbital Transport design. Just 8.6" in length when built, this rocket features a piggy-back orbiter which glides back to earth while the booster deploys a streamer for recovery.

    Nike-Tomahawk Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc Nike-Tomahawk Model Rocket Kit

    This 1/10 scale flying model rocket is over three-feet tall once assembled.

    Orbital Transport Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc Orbital Transport Model Rocket Kit

    The Estes Orbital Transport first appeared in the 1968 Estes catalog. Inspired by a painting on the cover of the November, 1959, issue of Popular Mechanics magazine, the Estes Orbital Transport kit featured a futuristic design with a gliding orbiter. The rocket's booster is 23 inches long and .976 inches in diameter. The orbiter is 8.6 inches long and .736 inches in diameter.

    Semroc's reproduction of the Classic Estes kit features balsa nose cones, laser-cut balsa fins, elastic shock cord, and improved shock cord mounting.


    Popular Mechanics, November, 1959

    Orion Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc Orion Model Rocket Kit

    Featuring a balsa nose cone, laser-cut fins, and an internal baffle system, Semroc's Orion flying model rocket kit is a modern update of the classic Centuri kit of the 1970s.

    Point Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc Point Model Rocket Kit

    The Amazing Point is Semroc's re-issue of the classic Centuri kit from 1969. Centuri designed the Point to show that a model rocket did not have to look like a rocket to fly. Basically a cone shape, it demonstrated principles of stability and showed that the rocket could be used as its own parachute. The Semroc Point is a faithful recreation of the original. It uses a precision shaped balsa nose cone. Laser-cut balsa fins are included instead of the original blank sheet with a fin pattern sheet. The canopy is now self-adhesive and a high gloss full color shroud is provided so there is very little left to paint. An elastic cord is provided instead of the original rubber shock cord.

    Rawhide Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc Rawhide Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc's Rawhide is based on the classic Rocket Development

    Red Eye Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc Red Eye Model Rocket Kit

    The Red-Eye kit was originally released in 1980 by Centuri Engineering Company as the enemy satellite for their new Satellite Killer. Both of these models were a part of their “War in Space” series. Since these were done in the final days of Centuri, as a separate company from Estes Industries, there were no later entries. The Red-Eye was an “upscale” of the earlier Satellite 62SL and used the same fiber fin sheets. It was released as Catalog Number 5346 and had an introductory price of $2.00.

    The Semroc Retro-Repro Red-Eye is updated with laser-cut fins. The original plastic nose cone is replaced with balsa. The engine mount is added to work with a wide range of mini-engines instead of a standard 1/2A6 engine.

    Sabre Parasite Glider for Model Rockets

    Semroc Sabre Parasite Glider for Model Rockets

    The Sabre is a parasite glider kit. Once assembled, you can hang the Sabre onto your booster rocket (not included). The glider hangs onto the rocket during boost, seperating at apogee to glide back to earth.

    Satellite Killer Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc Satellite Killer Model Rocket Kit

    The Satellite Killer model rocket kit was released in 1980 by Centuri Engineering Company along with the Red-Eye as its enemy satellite. Inspired by the cold war "Star Wars" proposal, these models were a part of Centuri's "War in Space" series. Since these were done in the final days of Centuri as a separate company from Estes Industries, there were no later entries.

    The Semroc Retro-Repro Satellite Killer kit is updated with laser-cut fiber fins. The original foil decals are changed to waterslide for ease of use and durability. A Kevlar cord is added for a more reliable shock mount. Most of the rest of the model is faithful to the original design.

    Scrambler Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc Scrambler Model Rocket Kit

    SLS Lil Augie Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc SLS Lil Augie Model Rocket Kit

    Originally, the Lil’ Augie was released as a free plan #10 in Estes's Model Rocket News in the Fall of 1962. Semroc's kit is loosely based on that rocket, but up-scaled to take advantage of the 29mm black powder motors that are now available.

    Space Shuttle Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc Space Shuttle Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc's Space Shuttle is a reproduction of the Centuri classic from the 1970s. The booster is recovered by a streamer while the two shuttles separate and glide back to earth.

    Spaceman Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc Spaceman Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc's Spaceman recreates the Astron Spaceman odd-roc design by Vern Estes. This rocket-powered space traveller tumbles back to earth while the motor pod returns under a streamer.

    Sprite Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc Sprite Model Rocket Kit

    The Astron Sprite was released in 1964 as a free kit on the mailing cover sheet of the February 1964 Model Rocket News. Designed by Gene Street, Chief Illustrator of Estes Industries, the Astron Sprite usies the same tumble recovery method that was earlier used by the Estes Scout. The Sprite quickly became a classic design and was in production for almost ten years.

    Semroc's Retro-Repro Sprite is updated with laser- cut fins and other minor upgrades, but the model remains close to the original.

    Starlight Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc Starlight Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc's Starlight kil is a reproduction of the 1960's Estes kit designed by Bill See.

    Starship Vega Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc Starship Vega Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc brings back another classic from the past with the Starship Vega flying model rocket kit. Sporting a futuristic design, the Starship Vega made its first appearance in the 1973 Estes catalog.

    Taurus Fleet Ship Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc Taurus Fleet Ship Model Rocket Kit

    The Centuri Taurus Fleet Ship was initially released in 1972. It was designed to look like an alien plane-ary cruiser from the far away planet of Taurus. A short science fiction history was provided with the kit.

    Featuring six nose cones and reducers, the Centuri Taurus was introduced as catalog #KB-3.

    Semroc's Retro-Repro Taurus is a modern recreation of the original. It uses all balsa nose cones and transitions. Laser-cut balsa fins are included instead of the original die-cut parts. A slightly smaller chute is provided since the model is much lighter due to the use of balsa instead of plastic. A Kevlar cord is provided for better shock cord retention.

    Thunderstorm Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc Thunderstorm Model Rocket Kit

    Over six-foot tall, Semroc's ThunderStorm is sure to attract attention. The kit features through-the-wall fins and comes with a nylon parachute.

    Trident Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc Trident Model Rocket Kit

    Estes released its Trident kit in 1967. Semroc's re-issue of this futuristic classic features laser-cut fins and waterslide decals.

    UFO Invader Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc UFO Invader Model Rocket Kit

    The year is 1980 and at last the existence of flying saucers is a proven fact. First sighted in the mysterious Bermuda Triangle, the U.F.O. Invader has been observed by countless eyewitnesses. The Invader is a submarine as well as a deep space ship...able to travel on the ocean surface, buoyed by its wing pods. It submerges to a hidden undersea base where the aliens perhaps study Earth and its people. Little is known about the aliens, but we know this: we are not alone in the universe!

    Semroc's UFO Invader kit is based on the 1970s Centuri "Super Kit." The kit features a balsa nose cone, laser-cut fiber fins, and waterslide decals. Includes two parachutes for recovery.

    Yung'un's Nuke Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc Yung'un's Nuke Model Rocket Kit

    The Yung'un's Nuke is the fourth of the Semroc "Groonies" series of Goonie-style model rocket kits. What can a dictator of a small third world country give to his yung'un that tells the civilized world that he means business? Just any old baby bottle is not good enough to nurse his baby boy. No, it has to serve as a message to the world that this yung'un is different. He can use this gift to provide nourishment and recycle the empties to let everyone know that he is important and can do some-thing with his life that most others cannot do. He can change the world, or at least blow up a small piece of it. This model does not include baby's milk or nuclear material, but will provide some of the fun of the original.



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