Quick to build, great performance, but dinky payload ;-)
The NEW Sky Lofter is one of Estes’ E2X (Easy to Assemble) line of model rockets. You can experience the thrill of building and flying your own high performance model rocket with this fun set. All pre-coloured parts mean no paint is needed and that equals more time for fun! When Estes says "easy", they mean all done and dusted in well under a half hour!
To add to the fun, there’s a clear payload section (roughly 3 in x 1 in) that you can use to launch objects to heights of over 1,000 feet using standard Estes rocket motors. Payloaders should not be used for living creatures but dead ones are OK ;-) or maybe use a small barometric altimeter? Less messy!
Unless you are lofting a payload, start with the A motors as this is a light and slim rocket that will go suprisingly high on lower power motors. When available, we provide As with this set - Bs are a good second option to get maximum value out of the courier fee.
The weakest link in any standard rocket kit is the recovery system. Estes standard components are built to a low price, not a high level of durability. To be sure you get your rocket back we recommend Starter Set Upgrade Kits, an economical version of our Recovery Upgrade Kits that addresses the standard recovery components' short comings and is a bit kinder on the environment, too. For more information click HERE
Our full-on Recovery Upgrade Kits 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 back a beloved Starter Set rocket is any less traumatic (especially if child disappointment is involved). For more information click HERE
Launch System includes; Electron Beam Launch Controller and Porta-Pad II Launch Pad and with sets ordered from Model Rocket Shop you get the required AA batteries and wadding, too!!
Sky Lofter requires rocket motors, igniters and recovery wadding to operate. These are ALL included with this set from Model Rocket Shop!
Length: 22 inches (559mm)
Diameter: 0.98 inches (25mm)
Weight: 1.9 oz 54g)
Recovery: 12 inch plastic parachute
Recovery Upgrade: Kit A
Glue: plastic cement
Launch equipment: standard (included)
Recommended motors: A8-3, B4-4, B6-4, C6-5
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" ;-)