Easy to build and twice as much fun as other launch sets! Complete with batteries, wadding & MOTORS for SIX flights!
Vital Statistics: Crossfire model rocket kit
Length 15.6 inches
Diameter 0.976 inches
Weight 1.4 oz
Recovery 12 inch parachute
Recovery upgrade: Kit A recommended
Glue: PVA included
Launch equipment: included
Recommended motors: 1/2A6-2, A6-4, A8-3, B4-2, B4-4, B6-2, B6-4, B6-6, C6-3 or C6-5 (motors in bold included)
Vital Statistics: Amazon model rocket kit
Length: 33.6 inches
Diameter: 1.35 inches
Weight: 3.4 oz
Recovery: 18 inch parachute
Recovery Upgrade: Kit C recommended
Glue: CA included
Launch equipment: included
Recommended Motors :B4-2, B4-4, B6-2, B6-4, C6-3 or C6-5
The Tandem-X Launch Deluxe Set offers Xtra value with two rockets. The Crossfire ISX is a Skill Level 1 rocket that streaks over 1,200 feet into the sky, and the easier/quicker to build E2X Amazon is just short of 3 foot long and flies over 600 feet. The Deluxe Tandem-X Launch Deluxe Set includes a launch pad, launch controller, CA gel, wadding, battery and motors for SIX flights.
Both rockets are very easy to build. The Crossfire's laser cut fins are the last word in precision. Amazon's got plastic fins that always go on straight. No painting is required for the Amazon, thanks to the vibrant decal set. Crossfire's got cool decals, too, but could do with a pssst from some rattle tin spray paint.
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. You'll need two: one each for both rockets!
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
TWO easy-to-assemble rockets, an Estes launch pad, an Estes launch controller, batteries, recovery wadding for both rockets, tubes of CA gel and PVA glue and six motors.
All you need is a place to fly your rocket strike force.
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" ;-)