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    Low-Boom SST Model Rocket Kit

    Estes Low-Boom SST Model Rocket Kit

    In an era of aerospace marvels, the Supersonic Transport (SST) stood out. By the mid-1960s multiple nations were pursuing the goal of an SST passenger jet. Imagine traveling from New York to L.A. in less than two hours – it was the verge of a revolution in air travel! But there were problems. Budget overruns and projections of enormous operating costs were limiting the passenger SST's appeal. But the real death knell to an international fleet of SSTs was the excessive sound. These super-fast jets were simply too noisy.

    The SST's thunderous sonic booms – faster-than-sound shock waves – were dangerously loud. So loud that SST activity over the continental US was banned with other nations following suit. Eventually, supersonic flights were limited to ocean routes. Most nations dropped their SST projects and a single model, jointly developed by England and France, was produced in very limited numbers. In the end, the revolution never came.

    Fast forward to today. After decades of test flights and analysis, a solution may finally be at hand: The Low-Boom SST. By adjusting critical aspects of aircraft features like nose shape, fuselage length, wing surface area, engine output, etc., the duration and power of the sonic boom can be minimized. "Low-boom" supersonic test aircraft are now being flown successfully and passenger jet designs are in the works.

    Estes is looking ahead with its own Low-Boom SST – a sleek, 30-inch long, delta-winged model rocket of the next generation of quiet, super-fast passenger jets. This Expert level kit is loaded with features including intricate, balsa-constructed, underwing engine pods and a large sheet of detailed water-slide decals to complete the scale-like look. Launch and watch as the Low-Boom SST climbs to 400 feet on a C6-3 engine and gently returns under a large 15-inch parachute. The SST revolution might be on its way after all!

    Neon Tiger Model Rocket Kit

    Estes Neon Tiger Model Rocket Kit

    The Estes Neon Tiger is an easy-to-build rocket with a detachable glider. Watch as the scoop-shaped flyer falls away at apogee and glides to a landing while the host rocket floats home via 15-inch parachute. Experienced rocketeers will appreciate the precision construction and unique flight performance of this one-of-a-kind rocket and ring glider set.

    The colorful and spectacular 24-inch long Neon Tiger rocket features an extended nose cone, a large and colorful stick-on decal, a quick-build fin can with glider attachment points, and a plastic threaded engine mount for quick flight prep. The detachable glider is constructed from a plastic ring and pre-printed yellow and black, tiger striped card stock. The Neon Tiger can easily reach 500 feet on the recommended Estes C6-3 engine - that's plenty of altitude before the attached flyer is released at the peak of flight for a long, smooth glider flight and landing.

    You can even trim the glider's curved airfoil for longer, more stable flights with slight adjustments to the cardstock scoop. Best of all, the Neon Tiger rocket and glider can be recovered, reattached to the host rocket, and prepped for a new flight over and over again. There's no end to the fun and excitement in store with this rocket and glider combo. The Estes Neon Tiger is sure to be a favorite for rocket fans of all ages.

    Starbase Starcruiser Model Rocket Kit (OOP)

    Estes Starbase Starcruiser Model Rocket Kit (OOP)

    The Starbase Starcruiser was produced by Estes in 1995 specifically for the US Department of Defense's STARBASE youth program.

    STARBASE is an educational program, sponsored by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs. STARBASE students participate in challenging "hands-on, mind-on" activities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

    This kit is still in the original, plain plastic bag, packaging. It features a plastic fin set and a large, self-stick decal sheet.



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