TWO rockets Ready to Fly along with motors, wadding and battery!
With the Ready To Fly (RTF) Rascal/Hi Jinks Launch Set, you get double the rockets and twice the fun, all in one self-contained set. Also, these ready-to-fly rockets require no building or painting (unless you want to), so the fun starts all the sooner, too. Model Rocket Shop makes this a DELUXE set by including batteries, wadding and enough motors for three flights!
If you are new to model rocketry, click HERE to watch a slightly hyper US promo video for Estes model rockets.
Both of the rockets in this set are 356mm tall, but with differing fin combinations to ring the changes. These superbly efficient rockets can launch to a height of 1,200 feet using standard Estes C rocket motors and are then recovered using their 30.5cm brightly coloured parachutes, before being readied for another launch. A word to the wise: start with A or B motors to avoid long long long walks to recover while you are learning about winds aloft ;-) And if you are really set on an altitude record (and losing your rocket!) you can purchase Klima D9 motors as well ;-)
Launch System includes an Astron II Launch Controller (with battery) and an Astron II Launch Pad... which are good to go for the vast majority of rockets sold by the Model Rocket Shop. We toss in some wadding as well to get you going straight away.
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
Rascal and Hi Jinks require rocket motors, igniters and recovery wadding to operate for each flight so if you want more than the one included for three flights, check out the recommended motors below.
Recovery: 30cm parachute
Recovery Upgrade: Kit A
Glue: not required
Launch equipment: standard (included)
Recommended motors: A6-4, A8-3, B4-4, B6-4, C6-7,D9-7(gulp!)
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" ;-)
Small print: 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 Wednesday 26, October 2011.