Some sectors of the rocket community would question the sanity of this kit!
According to Estes, they just made the "big boy" toys easier than ever. Mid power is now available in Easy to Assemble format. The Ascender is the tallest rocket in this new series and sure to be a crowd pleaser. Standing 42.1 inches tall, this rocket can reach heights of 2000 feet.
This Pro Series II E2X(Easy to Assemble) eliminates a lot of the scutwork involved of flying high and fast... but that's supposed to be a "learning experience". The upper echelons of the rocket world will look down from on high at the lack of toil and technical knowledge that it takes to get this sucka waaaay up there.
Well, bu**er 'em, we say. It's your time and your money! Pay your launch fee (if you are flying with a club) and rock it.
Pre-painted body, plastic Fins, self-stick decals, screw on motor retainer, and a 18 in. (46.cm) Nylon Parachute make this a competent rocket that you can fly in under an hour without too many glue and paint stains all over the kitchen table.
Projected Altitude: 2000 ft. (610 m).
Length: 1069 mm
Weight: 312 g
Recovery: 18 inch parachute
Recovery Upgrade: Kit C
Glue: Gorilla Aliphatic Resin Glue, Gorilla CA Gel, Gorilla 5 minute Epoxy
Launch equipment: Porta Pad E, E Launch Controller
Recommended motors: E16-6, F15-6 (First Flight), F15-8 and Cesaroni Pro29
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
Estes Pro Series II model rocketry is recommended for ages 18 and up. All models require assembly. Tools, construction and finishing supplies sold separately. In order to launch, a launch system, model rocket motors, igniters and recovery wadding are required - sold separately.
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 22, May 2014.