Estes Flying Model Rocket Kit Little Joe I 7255
The Little Joe booster was the first rocket designed solely for manned spacecraft qualifications and to measure critical parameters at higher altitudes. The Estes 1/34th scale Little Joe stands almost 18” tall and launches to 400’ on a C6-5 engine. Other features include a plastic Mercury capsule and engine nozzles, precision laser cut balsa and printed card-stock fins, high quality water slide decals and a colorful 15” parachute for “safe reentry.” The Little Joe 1 will soon be in stock for an exciting holiday gift that every Rocketeer will want to build and proudly display.
Skill Level 3
Length: 17.62 in. (44.75 cm)
Diameter: 2.34 in. (59.43 mm)
Estimated Weight: 3.2 oz. (90.7 g)
Laser cut Wood and Printed card stock Fins, Water slide Decals, 15 in. (38.1 cm) Parachute Recovery
Recommended Engines: B6-4 (first launch), C6-5
Projected Max Altitude: 400 ft. (122 m)
NOTE: Supplies needed to build the rocket - Scissors, Pencil, Ruler, Fine Sandpaper, Sanding Block, Carpenter's Glue, Plastic Cement, Hobby Knife, Masking Tape. Supplies needed to finish - White Primer. Silver, Red, Dark Gray and Bright Orange Paint. Protective Clear Coat.
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