This Easy to Assemble Launch Set has a stunning party trick for recovery! Big brother to the Sky Twister
For the Helicat, when Estes says easy, they mean EASY! No paint is necessary which means more time for fun (and no complaints about overspray on the carpet, kitchen counter, etc.) Powered by standard 18mm engines, this quick build rocket reaches heights of over 500 feet... or more!
If you are new to model rocketry, click HERE to watch a slightly hyper US promo video for Estes model rockets.
In just a few minutes you will have this rocket ready for the launch pad, and, after a fantastic blast off the rocket body is recovered by parachute while the nose cone returns like a helicopter!
All you need for building and three flights is included: CA glue, batteries, wadding and a pack of THREE motors along with an Estes Astron II Launch Controller and Launch Pad.
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
Length: 30.25 in. (76.8 cm)
Diameter: 1.35 in. (34 mm)
Weight: 3.5 oz. (99 g)
Recovery: Parachute and helicopter
Recovery Upgrade Option: (Kit B
Glue: CA, Aliphatic Resin, Styrene plastic cement
Launch equipment: Standard (included)
Recommended Motors: B4-2, B6-2 (First Flight), C6-3, C6-5 or wooo hooo Klima D9-5
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" ;-)
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.