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Dr Zooch Flying Model Rocket Kit 22 Jupiter C - Eplorer 1

$24.99

Dr Zooch Flying Model Rocket Kit 22 Jupiter C - Eplorer 1

$24.99
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 Dr Zooch Jupiter C

Launched caring the Explorer 1 the first USA satellite into orbit.  12" tall.   Parachute recovery.  Skill Level 1
18mm motors like the B6-4, C6-5
 

Half a century ago the space race started with the Soviet Union’s launching of Sputnik. The USA countered by blowing up its Vanguard on the launch pad… The Soviets countered this clever move by launching another Sputnik. In those days, Americans actually cared about what was going on in spaceflight- because American Idol was still four and a half decades away from rotting their brains. Thus the pressure was on for the USA to launch its own satellite. On the last day of January, 1958 they managed to do it. That vehicle was called Explorer I and the rocket that launched it was a slightly modified Jupiter C that some politically sensitive types insisted be called the Juno I- the name really never stuck and today most history books call it the Jupiter C. It is that vehicle that this kit represents.

This rocket is a kit and requires building- however it is one of the easiest Dr. Zooch kits to build as well as being one of the best flyers. Flights of over 1,400 feet can be had using a C6-7! NO ENGINES ARE INCLUDED IN THIS KIT. The completed rocket stands ~12 inches tall. It is single stage and parachute recovery. If you have constructed a model rocket before, you have the skills to build this one. If you’ve never constructed a model rocket before this one will help you build your skills.

Model Rocket Kits are rated by Skill Level

1 Beginner
2 Intermediate
3 Advanced
4 Expert
5 Master
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
Ruler
Wood Glue, Model Cement or CA(Super Glue)
Sandpaper
Masking Tape
Finishing Supplies like:
Wood Filler
Sealer/Primer
Paint
 
Launching Equipment and Supplies like:
Recovery wadding
Launch Pad
Launch Controller
Power supply
Model Rocket Motors and Igniters
A safe place to fly using guidelines from the National Association of Rocketry Safety Code that can be found at http://www.nar.org/NARmrsc.html

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