Estes Rockets - Super Orbital Transport Skill Level: Expert

Estes Rockets

$ 49.99 
SKU: EST7314

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The return of a classic! The original Estes Orbital Transport was a "must have" kit for a generation of rocketeers. Now, the Estes Super Orbital Transport is here and ready to inspire a new generation! Based on early NASA designs for what would ultimately become the Space Shuttle, this Estes model envisions an era of routine commercial space travel. The powerful booster rocket is patterned after the supersonic airliners of the period and was created to carry the attached passenger spacecraft into orbit. These imagined vehicles would land separately as aircraft, ready for reuse and relaunch with minimal turnaround.

The Estes Super Orbital transport is the bigger and updated version of the original kit. Re-engineered with laser-cut wood structural components, custom jigs to aid in accurate and speedy construction, a set of high-quality plastic nose cones, and two sheets of detailed, three-color decals to replicate the 1969 kit. This model recreates the strikingly realistic look and feel of the original, only bigger!

Dazzling dual recoveries are the hallmark of the Estes Super Orbital Transport. Launches under the powerful thrust of the recommended Estes C or D engines are equally impressive! This model lifts off upright in the traditional rocket launch configuration. At the peak of flight, the piggy-back glider detaches and begins its winged decent while the booster section returns under its own 18 in. parachute.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Scissors, pencil, ruler, yellow glue, plastic cement, hobby knife, masking tape, sandpaper

WHAT YOU NEED TO LAUNCH (sold separately): Porta Pad II Launch Pad and Controller, 3/16" Maxi Launch Rod, Estes Model Rocket Engines, Recovery Wadding

Features:

  • Recommended Engines: C11-3, D12-5
  • Fin Material: Laser Cut Wood
  • Launch System: Porta-Pad II Launch Pad and Controller (Sold Separately)
  • Specifications:

  • Projected Max Altitude: 800 ft. (244m)
  • Recovery System: 18 in. (45.7cm) Parachute and Glider
  • Length: 31.3 in. (79.5cm)
  • Diameter: 1.33 in. (34mm)
  • Estimated Weight: 5.4 oz. (153g)