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Dr Zooch Flying Model Rocket Kit 31 Ares 1 Discontinued

$21.99 $20.99
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Dr Zooch Flying Model Rocket Kit 31 Ares 1 Discontinued

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 Dr Zooch Ares I

19.5" tall, flame fins for stability. Parachute recovery. Skill Level 2 (31)
Use 18mm motors like the A8-3, B6-4 or C6-5

Dr. Zooch Rockets version of NASA's next manned launch vehicle "Ares I !" Of course they renamed what everyone likes to call "The Stick" and began officially calling it Ares I, but it's still cool. We've taken our last year's Ares I kit and completely redesigned it to better reflect NASA's current design and to make it an easier build. 

The kit comes with a more Ares I-like nosecone and LAS. . . 

This kit is good for someone who has some experience building and flying model rockets but it can also be built by a beginner who has time and patience. It is 18 mm powered and a C6-7 will take this vehicle as high as 1,500 feet at a speed of more than 400 feet per second (standard day, advanced builder, your results may vary). When finished the kit stands ~19.5 inches tall, it is a single stage rocket with parachute recovery. The kit comes with wraps to make it look just as you see here with only minor painting required. Instead of just getting a look at the future through cool NASA graphics, now you can actually beat them to the future! That’s right, you can fly NASA’s next generation of manned boosters before it is ever off the drawing board! The real Ares I will be a Shuttle Derived Launch Vehicle that uses a single shuttle Solid Rocket Booster and a liquid fueled second stage, The Ares I is proposed to send the new Crew Exploration Vehicle into earth orbit. Of course professional astronauts will climb on top of anything and be shot into space and The Ares I pretty much will peg their Anything-O-meter.

. . .as well as our trademarked FlameFins for stability

When you fly this model, you’ll think that it too is going into Earth orbit. This model is scaled to match our Space Shuttle model just like the real thing. It is a VERY high flyer- with low drag and very high speed. It can be flown on an “A” “B” or “C”  and shoots like an arrow. Landing is by a 6 inch parachute, not because the model is small, but because we’d like you to have a reasonable chance of getting it back to make another flight. It features CEV wraps taken from the latest NASA graphics of the proposed Stick and an upper stage wrap that looks just like the external tank foam that is proposed for the real thing. We’ve even taken photos of the model and then doctored them to look like the real thing. We sent them to NASA who said “Who are you and why do you keep sending us this nonsense- don’t you know we’re busy… we’re NASA for crying out loud.”


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
Wood Glue, Model Cement or CA(Super Glue)
Masking Tape
Finishing Supplies like:
Wood Filler
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

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