Dr Zooch Flying Model Rocket Kit 12 Mercury Redstone
flights- MR-1A, MR-2, MRBD flight, MR-3 (Freedom 7) or MR-4
(Liberty Bell 7).
T-60 tube (1.64" diameter), height 23.5", 4.15" fin span, uses 18mm motor like the B6-4. Skill Level 2.
This is the Dr. Zooch Rockets Mercury Redstone flying model rocket kit. It is a model that represents the rocket that sent the first American, into space! But this kit is much more than that- it is designed to give the builder a choice of building it to represent ANY of the Mercury Redstone flights- MR-1A, MR-2, MRBD (Yes you get all you need for the obscure, but historically critical MRBD flight), MR-3 (Freedom 7) or MR-4 (Liberty Bell 7). This kit contains NO plastic parts and is designed to be flown with the escape tower on- like it’s supposed to fly- not with the tower off like a squirming hatch-blower would fly it. This is an average skill level kit- but the escape tower is a complex build and will require patience and direction following.
The kit is based on a T-60 tube and, when fully constructed stands 23.5 inches tall with a 4.15 inch fin-span and has a basic empty weight of 3.2 ounces. It is single stage and uses a standard 18mm motor, such as a B6-4 (NO engines are included with the kit). This is an average skill level kit, meaning that most modelers can build and fly it successfully. All of the primary parts are either wood or paper. So buy it, build it and make spaceflight history come alive!
Model Rocket Kits are rated by Skill Level
If you are just starting in the hobby start at the beginner level and move up from there at your own pace.
What is needed to build and fly
All model rockets come in kit form that require assembly. The materials are primarily cardboard tubes, balsa or plastic fins and nose cone. Materials will vary by model and are typically specified in the description of each kit.
Additional supplies will be necessary to build and finish your model rocket kit and may include:
Scissors, Hobby Knife
Wood Glue, Model Cement or CA(Super Glue)
Finishing Supplies like:
Launching Equipment and Supplies like:
Model Rocket Motors and Igniters