Estes Flying Model Rocket Kit Little Joe II 7227
The scale kit introductions get another BIG boost with the reintroduction of the Little Joe II. This kit is a 1/45th scale and a skill level 4 builder at it's finest! Our high quality parts along with your precision building and finishing skills will make the Little Joe II a rocket to be very proud of!
We've also included a historical brochure for your reading enjoyment! But until you can buy the kit and for a quick history lesson, the Little Joe II was used to test the Apollo Capsule used on the Saturn V that took man to the moon.
Skill Level 4
Length: 23.3 in. (59.2 cm)
Diameter: 3.42 in. (86.9 mm)
Estimated Weight 8.4 oz. (238.1 g)
Molded Plastic Fins, Waterslide Decals, 24 in. (61 cm) Parachute Recovery
Recommended Engines: E30-4 Composite motor ONLY.
Projected Max Altitude: 800 ft. (244 m)
3D printed jig for assembling tower available here:
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