Meaty rocket with a booster stage bundled!
Whether your like or loathe the sunshine yellow and silver solar decor, you'll love the heft of the Helios. Assembly is literally the job of a few minutes, no glue required. You can get 600 feet out of a C motor.
Helios's HOT feature is the ability to mate it up to a Booster-60 that turns this cool rocket into an altitude grabbing hotty adding up to an additional 800 feet to your flight with a D12-0 motor. More modest gains are possible with a C11-0. Click HERE for more info about Booster-60.
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: 18.2 in (46.2 cm)
Diameter: 1.64 in (42 mm)
Weight: 3.7 oz (105 g)
Recovery: 12 inch parachute
Recovery Upgrade: Kit B
Launch equipment: standard - not included
Projected Max Altitude: 600 ft (168 m)
Recommended Engines: B4-2 (First Flight), B6-2, B6-4, C6-3, C6-5 and way hey Klima D9-5 or D9-7 gonna take you higher still!
Recommended booster motor: D12-0
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.
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 10, August 2017.