The future just ain't what it was
Perfect gift to keep dad/grandad quiet for hours while the kids play video games :-)
Recovery: 38.1cm Parachute
Recovery Upgrade: Kit C
Recommended Motor: B6-2, B6-4, C6-5, D9-5
Projected Altitude: 450 Feet on a C
Harry Stine (NAR#02) is known as the "Father of Model Rocketry" and founder of the National Association of Rocketry. One of the original pioneers that founded the hobby right alongside Vern Estes, Stine was also a talented writer who gave us the Handbook of Model Rocketry (recommended if not essential reading - go to Amazon for the latest edition).
This Estes Designer Signature Series kit is a faithful reproduction crafted by Estes designers from many sketches Stine created as well as the actual original model which is from the personal collection of Estes Vice President Bill Stine (who happens to be Harry's son and editor of the most recent edition).
Antar was not originally designed as a flying model rocket because in 1951 the hobby didn't exist yet! Stine was a physicist and clearly understood the science of flight, so even though Antar was a fictional vehicle, the science behind it meant it could actually be stable in flight.
CHECK OUT THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR BUILDING THIS MODEL ROCKET KIT
WHAT YOU NEED TO LAUNCH (sold separately):Klima Air Launcher or Porta-Pad II Launch Pad and Electron Beam Launch Controller or Klima Launch Controller, model rocket engines, starters and recovery wadding. Four quality AA alkaline batteries are also required for the Estes launch controller (not included) or 9V PP3 for the Klima controller.