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    220 Swift Model Rocket Kit

    Estes 220 Swift Model Rocket Kit

    Is it okay to describe a rocket as "cute?" If so, then the Estes 220 Swift is cute. This tiny powerhouse rushes into the sky on a mini-motor then tumbles back to earth ready to fly again.

    Flutter-By Model Rocket Kit

    Estes Flutter-By Model Rocket Kit

    Estes has re-created the Centuri classic of the early 1970s. The Flutter-By does not have a parachute or streamer. Instead, at apogee, the rocket splits into two parts.Each part tumbles to earth.

    Pheord X150 Model Rocket Kit

    FlisKits Pheord X150 Model Rocket Kit

    Check it out, y'all! The FlisKits Pheord X150 is a high-octane hoot for the redneck in every rocketeer. This six-cylinder saucer has imitation leather seats, an eight-track tape deck, and a custom red-rag antimatter cap.

    Traffic Cones Model Rocket Kit

    FlisKits Traffic Cones Model Rocket Kit

    These whimsical model rocket kits perform like no other micro model rocket kit! The low weight of these odd-rocs coupled with their high drag and tumble recovery results in lightning fast liftoffs with reasonably low altitudes and close-to-the-pad recoveries. The Traffic Cones kit includes the parts to assemble two Traffic Cone rockets. Easy-to-assemble and super-fast to prep for flight, these little guys will quickly become a hit at your next launch!

    UFFO Model Rocket Kit

    FlisKits UFFO Model Rocket Kit

    Jim Flis built the UFFO as a fun and silly rocket to fly just for himself. Launching it for the first, time Jim watched, amazed, as his foam creation soared smoothly into the sky then slowly rolled over and gently floated back down. 

    The UFFO flies on B6-0 and C6-0 motors to bring you very majestic lift offs and incredibly gentle landings.  Perfect for small fields and capable of WOWing everyone at large launches, the UFFO is the answer to every rocketeers silly dreams of "what can I fly next?"

    The UFFO can be assembled in under an hour with the use of a hot glue gun.  Made almost entirely of foam, the UFFO is ultra-light weight and a snap to prepare for flight.  Just install the motor, insert an igniter, and the UFFO is ready to launch.

    Birdie Model Rocket Kit

    Odd'l Rockets Birdie Model Rocket Kit

    Odd'l Rockets Birdie is an actual flying badminton shuttlecock. Easy to build, this little Birdie serves up a lot of fun! 

    The color of your Birdie may vary.

    Break Away Model Rocket Kit

    Odd'l Rockets Break Away Model Rocket Kit

    Odd'l Rockets' Break Away features "break-apart" recovery. At apogee, the rocket breaks into several sections which wiggle their way back to earth. A Kevlar tether holds the pieces together making recovery safe and easy. Just slide the segments back together and you are ready for another flight.

    Odd'l Rockets has improved upon the original Break Away by using longer coupler connections and engineering better, easier-to-construct segment ties.
    Sputnik Model Rocket Kit

    Odd'l Rockets Sputnik Model Rocket Kit

    Odd'l Rockets' version of the classic "Odd-Ball" model rocket features a three-inch foam ball which is pre-drilled for the motor mount, central launch lug, and "antenna" fins. The Sputnik is easy to build and easy to fly!

    Planet Probe Model Rocket Kit

    Quest Aerospace Planet Probe Model Rocket Kit

    Fun to fly and easy to build, the cone-shaped Planet Probe rocket is perfect for small flying areas.

    The Planet Probe features gentle tumble recovery. No recovery wadding is required, so the Planet Probe is easy and quickly prepared for flight.

    Some tips for building the Planet Probe:

    The shroud is pre-printed on one side, but is plain white on the other. As an alternative to using the pre-printed side, you can flip the shroud over and use the white side. The white side may be decorated, before or after assembly, with paint or markers.

    Gluing the cardstock internal fins to the motor mount tube can be challenging. To make it easier, lightly sand both the root edges of each fin and the places on the motor tube where the fins will be glued. Redraw the lines on the motor tube after sanding. Sanding the surfaces gives a slightly rougher finish which allows the glue to adhere better. Apply a light bead of glue along the line on motor tube. Stick the root edge of the fin to the glue. Pull the fin away and wait a few seconds. Then stick it back in place. Hold the fin in place for a while until it is steady before trying to glue the next fin.

    An alternative way to attach the fins to the motor tube is to use a thin bead of CA ("Super") glue. Be careful when aligning the fin and pressing it into the glue because the glue will grab instantly. Let the glue dry for an hour or two then apply a fillit of white or wood glue along each fin's edge as described in the kit's instructions.

    Toxic Typhoon Model Rocket Kit

    Rocketarium Toxic Typhoon Model Rocket Kit

    Rocketarium has created another unique rocket to add to your fleet.

    The Toxic Typhoon was the most feared weapon used in the BioWars of 2400. Speaking it's name was forbidden.

    It poisoned entire planets, eliminating all lifeforms and leaving the world itself in a state of steady decay.

    The model rocket version is much friendlier. It is constructed from eleven (11) pre-cut poplar plywood pieces. The Toxic Typhoon uses tumble recovery.

    Do not fly the Toxic Typhoon on windy days.

    Use a short (1 foot) launch rod. A clothespin can be used to shorter the useable area of a longer launch rod.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.



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