It's BACK! Comanche is a good way to get a half mile high!
When two stages simply aren't enough, try three! First a D12-0* motor first stage booster gets things going in a hurry. Comanche roars to altitudes of over half a mile!
* or a full 20Ns D9-0 (instead of the heavy 17Ns Estes D12)
On days when recovery would be dodgy for a altitude record attempt, you can de-tune Comanche by substituting an A8-5 or a B6-6 for the C6-7 top stage. Three stages are three times as much fun!
And if you are really interested in an altitude record... D9-0 second stage and D9-7 on top will get you closer to the Mile High Club. Add a D9-0 booster to the bottom stage with a 18 > 24mm motor adapter and get you binoculars out!
You have to use a MaxiRod with this bird... don't think of using that skinny little starter kit rod! Best is the Klima Air Launcher with a 6mm rod.
HINT: Recovering all the stages makes Comanche launches a real team effort! And may require a pair of binoculars!
Length: 104.1 cm (41 inches)
Diameter: 24.9 mm (0.98 inches)
Weight: 59g (2.1 oz)
Glue: Aliphatic resin
Launch Equipment: MaxiRod required
Motors: For single-stage flights : A8-3 (first flight), B4-4, B6-4, C6-5
For Three-Stage Flights: First stage Booster: D12-0 or D9-0 with adapter; Second stage Booster: C6-0, D9-0; Third stage: B6-6, C6-7 or hold on to your hat D9-7
You can mix and match motors according to your recovery limitations.
Estes other "half mile high" kit is the two stage CC: Express with Ds aboard. The Quest Zenith II is a two stage payloader and the Semroc Texas Firefly does a great two stage retro act. For the ultimate, try parallel staging like the Shuttle or Ariane with the ARC 1318 or ARC 1824
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.