A classic 2-stager with ample payload capacity along with all you need to launch it THREE times!
Estes advanced two stage rocket with huge clear payload section is a work horse for model rocketry experiments. The Loadstar II is also available in Class Packs of 5 or 10 for science experiments.
You can use the payload bay for electronics (magnetic apogee detectors, altimeters or MicroDV cams) or even bio accelerometers (small eggs!). The clear plastic payload bay measures 5 x 1 5/8 inches (couldn't find my metric rule!) roughly... but the nose cone shoulder and reducer shoulder fit inside that reducing the effective capacity. However, both of these intruders can be modified to provide a bit more room.
This sleek 2-stage sport rocket can be flown as a single stage or 2-stage vehicle depending on weather and flying field size and is recovered by an included 46cm (18 inch) pre-assembled parachute.
This Skill Level 2 kit features quality body tubes, a high quality balsa wood nose cone, laser cut wood fins and water-slide decals which closely mimic the original, plus a few 21st century enhancements to further simplify construction.
This "all in" set includes
- Loadstar II kit
- CA Gel glue
- Estes Launch Pad
- Estes Launch Controller
- Energizer 9V PP3 battery
- Ejection wadding
- Two packs of three motors (one pack for each stage)
You'll only need to get some paint if you want - your choice of colours from B&Q or Halfords! Give the glue time to dry and you're good to go for three flights!
The Loadstar II performs well on B+B (10Ns total) and C+C (20 Ns) motor pairs. We ship the kit with the motors currently available in the UK and if you order additional ones we will endevour to give you an assortment, again depending on availability. If you have an altitude fetish, go for the Klima D9-0 and D9-7 combination ;-)
Buying extra motors is a good idea as the courier fee is the same for each order containing motors. If you re-order after your first flights, you'll wind up paying the courier again.
Optional enhancements for consideration include additional parachutes, either Estes original poly chutes or our more robust ripstop nylon. Especially if you have an expensive payload like a DV cam or altimeter! It is sensible to go for a Recovery Upgrade kit for much better reliability!
Length: 24.625 inches (62.5cm)
Diameter: 1.637 inches (41.6mm)
Weight (without payload): 2.83oz (80.1g)
Launch equipment: Standard
Glue: CA Gel (included)
Recovery: 18 inch Parachute
Recovery Upgrade: Kit A or B or C depending on payload/altitude
Motors: Single Stage: A8-3, B4-4, B6-4, C6-5
Multi-Stage: First Stage B6-0, C6-0 - Second Stage B6-6, C6-7
Max Altitude: 1000ft (305m)
If you are not sure which stater set is best for you then CLICK HERE for an explanation of the important differences that can make one set perfect for one person and not-the-best for another. With our help, getting off to a great start in rocketry doesn't take a lot of "rocket science" ;-)
Estes model rocketry is recommended for ages 10 and up with adult supervision for those under 12. Unless otherwise specified, all models require assembly. Tools, construction and finishing supplies sold separately. In order to launch, a launch system, model rocket engines, igniters and recovery wadding are required - sold separately-unless otherwise specified.