Deluxe Launch Set includes the rocket, two gliders, Estes PortaPad II Launch Pad, Electron Beam Launch Controller, wadding and a pack of motors!
Dual shuttles blast off and glide back while booster returns on its own parachute
This is the new wave of Estes fighter technology for beginners that can't wait to engaged the enemy in outer space... or at least in the skies of Warwickshire/Hertfordshire/etc.
The Shuttle Xpress carries two fighter shuttles to battle. At apogee, it releases the two fighter shuttles that glide back to earth. The booster is recovered by a 12 inch parachute.
It's a quick build because of the pre-painted, one-piece plastic nose cone, styrofoam shuttle bodies and pre-decorated rocket body tubes and shuttle fins. You get a sharp looking launch vehicle with no messing about!
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
In this DELUXE Launch Set you get an Estes PortaPad II and Electron Beam Controller, 4 x AA batteries, some wadding and a pack of motors - all you need for your first three flights!
Length: 17.7 inches (418mm)
Diameter: 1.33 inches (33.8mm)
Fins: Plastic molded
Weight: 2.9oz (82.2g)
Glue: Aliphatic resin or CA
Recovery: 12 inch Parachute and 2 x Glider
Recovery Upgrade: Kit B
Launch equipment: standard included
Altitude: 586 feet
Recommended motors: B4-2, B4-4, B6-2, B6-4, C6-3, 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" ;-)