Ready to fly with a classy paint job. Add motors and get HIGH
The Estes Athena is here, and what a classic beauty she is! Named after the Greek goddess of wisdom, strength, crafts and skill, you can exercise yours with this high-performance ready-to-fly rocket. And, as the name suggests, there's no building or painting required to slow your quest.
Athena is launched on Estes standard rocket motors and can reach heights of 1,100 feet before being recovered by its 30.5cm, brightly coloured, fully assembled parachute.
Athena requires a launch system (all sold separately); (launch controller and launch pad), rocket motors, igniters and recovery wadding to operate.
Recovery: 12 inch parachute
Recovery Upgrade: Kit A
Glue: Aliphatic resin, CA
Launch equipment: standard
Recommended motors: A6-4, A8-3, B6-4, C6-5
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
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 11, November 2011.