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Dr Zooch Flying Model Rocket Kit 35 Juno II

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Dr Zooch Flying Model Rocket Kit 35 Juno II

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Dr Zooch Flying Model Rocket Kit 35 Juno II

The first launch of a 
Juno II was on December 6, 1958 and lofted the Pioneer III probe.
16.5" tall, flame fins for a stable flight, Fin span of 2.8" Skill Level 1 (35) 
Flies on 18mm motors like the A8-3, B6-4, C6-5
 

Perhaps the most un-glamorized booster ever produced by von Braun’s team at Army Ballistic Missile Agency(ABMA) was the Juno II. Only ten of these vehicles were launched in a two and one half year period, and only four of those were able to be called successful. By the end of 1958 the von Braun team, on behalf of the newly created NASA, assembled and launched the first Juno II from Pad 5 at Cape Canaveral. NASA was itching to go from space planning to space flying and the Juno II, although developed by the ABMA, would give the public appearance of being a NASA vehicle and NASA project. The first launch of a Juno II was on December 6, 1958 and lofted the Pioneer III probe. Thereafter, the vehicle’s track record gets fairly dismal with only 3 of the next nine flights officially being able to be considered successful. In the end the Juno II was simply a vehicle that was quickly passed by as spaceflight technology experienced an explosive growth. It now holds the record as being NASA’s least successful US launch vehicle. So, if you get more than four fully successful flights out of your Juno II… you’ll be doing better with your Juno II than either NASA or ABMA did with theirs.

This rocket designed to a semi-scale and stands 16.5 inches tall when flown successfully, somewhat smaller when crashed. It is stabilized with Dr. Zooch’s FlameFins and has a span of 2.8 inches. Basic empty weight of the rocket is 1.59oz. The rocket DOES NOT include ANY engines- and flies on a standard 18mm such as a B or a C. Altitudes of more than 1,200 feet can be gained when flown upward and no other direction is recommended.

 

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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