Almost Ready to Rock
[EST 2497]

ARF - Almost Ready to Fly and Booster-55 compatible!

If you have 5 minutes, you have time to get the Nova ready for the launch pad. Standing just over 20 inches tall, you can reach altitudes of 700 feet. Add the BT-55 Booster Accessory (2257) and a D12-0 booster engine and watch this rocket soar way past 1,400 feet!

And if you really want to make a hole in the sky, put a Klima D9-5 or 7 atop that Estes D booster and kiss 2000 feet, at least.

Vital Statistics

Length: 20.6 in (523 mm)
Diameter: 1.33 in (34 mm)
Weight: 2.5 oz (70.9 g)
Recovery: 12 inch poly parachute
Recovery Upgrade: Kit B or A for high altitudes
Glue: NA
Launch equipment: standard
Recommended motors: B6-2, B6-4 (First Flight), C6-3, C6-5, D9-5
Recommended motors with D12-0 booster: B6-4 (First Flight), C6-5, D9-7 (requires booster accessory 2257)
Projected Max Altitude: 700 ft (213 m). With booster: 1500 ft (457 m) and more with the D/D combo

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

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.


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