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    Astron Sky Dart II Model Rocket Kit

    Estes Astron Sky Dart II Model Rocket Kit

    Powered by standard engines, expect to be impressed with the glider flight of the Astron Skydart II. Absolutely the coolest glider rocket Estes makes, one minute duration glides are fully possible. Be the first on your block to get this cool rocket.

    Double Ringer Model Rocket Kit

    Estes Double Ringer Model Rocket Kit

    Bright colors, quick assembly time and unique cylindrical gliders make the Double Ringer a must-have kit. In thirty minutes or less budding rocketeers can snap together the plastic fin unit, cut out the gliders, and assemble the parachute. After the launch, the rocket returns to earth on its 15-inch parachute while the gliders tumble gently back down to the ground.

    Gryphon Boost Glider Model Rocket Kit

    Estes Gryphon Boost Glider Model Rocket Kit

    Meeting all expectations set by its legendary name, the Gryphon model glider kit is the "King of the Air." The Gryphon soars to a height of 700 feet on an A10-3T engine. Upon reaching apogee a colorful streamer acts as a tracking and recovery device to slowly return the body of the rocket to earth while the Gryphon's glider floats majestically across the sky.

    Made from lightweight paper tubing and laser-cut balsa, the Gryphon is a great next step beyond a beginner rocket. In about two hours (plus painting time) rocketeers will build a rocket that will garner attention in both the air and when on display.

    Multi-Roc Model Rocket Kit

    Estes Multi-Roc Model Rocket Kit

    The Estes Multi-Roc flying model rocket kit lets you do it all. Fly it as a a single-stage, payloader, two-stage ... even release a glider at apogee.

    This parts-packed kit has everything you need to fly six different ways. Fly to 1200 feet as a dual-stage rocket or stay closer to Earth with a single-stage launch. Plug in the payload section, or boost the all-balsa glider to altitude. No other model rocket kit —gives you so many options for high-flying fun,

    Shuttle Model Rocket Kit

    Estes Shuttle Model Rocket Kit

    The Estes Shuttle is a nod to the past as well as a look toward the future. The retro-styled orbiter is launched on a next-generation heavy-launch system. At apogee, a parachute deploys to safely recover the booster while the orbiter begins its slow glide back to earth.

    Shuttle Xpress Model Rocket Kit

    Estes Shuttle Xpress Model Rocket Kit

    The Estes Shuttle Xpress carries two gliding fighter shuttles to the skies for battle. At apogee, it releases the two fighter shuttles that glide back to earth. Using a standard engine, this rocket can soar to over 575 feet.

    The booster rocket features a jet fighter look with plenty of scale detail and aerodynamic stability. The two shuttle fighters attach to the side of the booster and represent state of the art in stealth glider technology.

    After launching on a standard engine, this powerful rocket can soar to over 575 feet where the fighters are deployed and can cruise for up to 200 feet. After the fighters separate, the booster floats gently down on a bright 12-inch preassembled parachute, ready for another exciting search and destroy mission!

    The Shuttle Xpress is fromthe E2X (Easy to Assemble) series, which requires no painting and is easy to assemble in about an hour.

    Tercel Model Rocket Kit

    Estes Tercel Model Rocket Kit

    The Tercel is an amazing boost glider! A great addition to any rocketeers collection, watch it soar over 700 feet high and glide gently back to Earth. This glider is able to soar for over a minute.

    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.

    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.

    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 Downscale) Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc MX Orbital Transport (MicroMaxx Downscale) 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.

    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

    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.

    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.

    Swift Boost Glider Model Rocket Kit

    Semroc Swift Boost Glider Model Rocket Kit

    The Semroc Swift glider kit is based on the classic Centuri design of the late 1960s.



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