The Flash is Estes' starter set for impatient beginning rocket builders (or their kids!) - no glue or paint required. All in for THREE flights, too!
All the other great Estes Starter Sets have RTF (Ready to Fly) or ARTF (Almost Ready to Fly) rockets for a rapid take off for people that want to be rocket flyers first and not rocket builders. They are just fine if you need a quick rocket fix...
This Flash Deluxe Starter Set is for people who want to build AND fly rockets. That being said, the kit goes together in well under an hour with NO glue or plastic cement. The critical fin assembly is engineered for correct alignment so the hard part is done. You can fly as soon as you get the Launch Pad legs clipped in place and the battery in the Launch Controller.
Building your own rocket adds a certain edge... and you have much larger bragging rights at the end of your successful flights! All the rocket science was done on the drawing board and not your dining room table!
The Flash's 3-fin design allows this sleek, high flyer to soar up to 1,000 feet into the air with a C motor... but initial training flights can be kept closer to earth with smaller motors. Performance on a "mere" A motor is still pretty amazing! And you might just lose it with a Klima D9 on board!
This E2X skill level kit is VERY easy to assemble - a half hour's work, max, under normal circumstances, eg. on your dining table. Longer is required if done outside in the rain, wearing mittens ;-)
No painting is required thanks to the pre-colored parts. Snap together and apply the decals, and you're ready to blast off. In standard trim, the Flash recovers on a colorful and pre-assembled 12 inch plastic parachute and is ready to fly again in minutes.
If you are new to model rocketry, click HERE to watch a slightly hyper US promo video for Estes model rockets.
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
Our Deluxe Flash starter set is extremely good value because it includes all you really need: PP3 battery, some wadding, a pack of A8-3 motors along with the rocket kit, launch pad and launch controller. Just take it to a good place to fly!
Recommended for ages 10 and up with adult supervision for those under 12. Motors cannot be sold to persons under 18 years of age in the UK.
Length: 18 inches
Fins: Multi-part plastic molded
Recommended Glue: NONE
Recovery: 12 inch parachute
Recovery Upgrade: Kit A
Max. Altitude: 1000 feet on a C
Recommended motors: A6-4, A8-3, A8-5, B4-4, B6-4, B6-6, C6-7
Altitude: Up to 305m (1000 feet)
Launch pad: Estes Pad INCLUDED
Launch controller: Estes Launch Controller with battery INCLUDED
If you are not sure which stater set is best for you then CLICK HERE for an explanation of the important differences that can make one set perfect for one person and not-the-best for another. With our help, getting off to a great start in rocketry doesn't take a lot of "rocket science" ;-)
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 04, September 2009.