Recovery: 2x 36 in. (91.4 cm) Mylar Streamers
Recommended Motors: Two x B4-2, Two x B4-4, Two x B6-4, Caution!
Two Cs or two Klima Ds may lead to orbital flight ;-)
Are two really better than one? We think so! And so did Austin Powers. GROOVY, baby:-)
The Estes Sidekick model rocket kit manages to combine two of almost everything to produce one very unique model rocket. It's a single rocket with two body tubes, two nose cones, two engine mounts, two recovery systems, and two sets of laser-cut balsa fins.
Custom-cut, card stock body tube joiners mate one half of this two-part flyer to the other. There's nothing else quite like the double trouble of the Estes Sidekick. But it doesn't just look sharp. The cleverly designed Estes Sidekick is an excellent flier, too. This Advanced level model was created for clustered engine launches. Experience spectacular rocket flights to 700 feet or more under the combined thrust of two side-by-side Estes B6-4 engines. Recoveries are dazzling to watch when the 36-inch twin mylar streamers deploy at ejection and trail the model back to earth. From ignition to touch-down, the flight of the dual-bodied Estes Sidekick rocket is not to be missed!
Both expert and beginner model rocketeers will enjoy building the Sidekick. You've never worked on a rocket like this before! Precision construction is a must for this non-standard design. Finish your Estes Sidekick with the included yellow and orange, water-slide flame decals.
CHECK OUT THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THIS MODEL ROCKET KIT HERE
WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD:
Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, yellow glue, plastic cement, sanding block, hobby knife, masking tape, clear tape, primer (white), paint (black, orange, yellow) and clear coat (optional). (Tools, construction and finishing supplies not included.)
WHAT YOU NEED TO LAUNCH (sold separately):
Estes Porta-Pad II Launch Pad and Pro Series II Launch Controller, Estes model rocket engines, starters and recovery wadding. Six C 1.5V high quality alkaline batteries are also required for launch controller (not included).
Alternatively, use Tape Match and Igniter Sticks instead of that pricey Pro controller. Just use your usual launch controller.