Dr Zooch Flying Model Rocket Kit 45 SLS
The NASA vehicle to follow the Space Shuttle, if it ever gets off of the ground.
1.637" Diameter (BT-60)
4" fin span on flame fins.
Use 18mm motors like the B6-4 and C6-5.
Parachute recovery. Skill Level 3
NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) is designed to carry both astronauts and cargo into space to support missions beyond low-earth orbit. The SLS builds on the knowledge and infrastructure developed during the Space Shuttle program. Dr. Zooch's scale model of the proposed SLS heavy-lift vehicle stands just over 17-inches tall (without fins) when assembled and flies using Dr. Zooch's "FlameFin" system. This is a single stage rocket with parachute recovery. It flies on standard 18mm B and C motors.
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
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