Prevent rocket loss/damage by upgrading up your recovery system!
After a couple of flights, the recovery components fitted to most rocket models are an accident waiting to happen. Estes' elastic shock cord gets brittle. And if the "knicker elastic" cord breaks, your nose cone drifts off to the next county while the rest of your rocket "core samples".
The standard plastic chute, toasted by ejection gasses, may be ready to shed a few of its lines... or fail to open at all. Recovery by a half-melted wad of bin liner plastic is not gentle.
This recession-buster Starter Set Recovery Upgrade will help keep your rocket flying longer.
In the Starter Set Recovery Upgrade Kit we include a replacement Estes parachute (suitable for the Estes starter kit line-up and most rockets of 0.75 to 1.5 inches in diameter, a heat proof silicone sheath for your fragile "shock cord", and swatch of Nomex permanent wadding.
Nomex wadding is great because 1) you never have to buy packs of fireproof bog roll again for that rocket and 2) you don't have to collect charred bits of paper around the flying area when you are done flying.
Our full-on Recovery Upgrade Kits (when available) provide the highest level of durability. They are principally for rocket builders that value the time and skill they put into their birds. That's not to say that failing to get a beloved Starter Set rocket back is any less traumatic (especially if child disappointment is involved). For more information click HERE
With a recovery system upgrade on board, all you really have to worry about are trees and ponds!
A link to full, illustrated instructions is included with each kit.
Rockets come in all shapes and sizes CLICK HERE for ideas for implementing your recovery upgrades or EMAIL us for an illustrated pdf document.
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 02, November 2011.