Estes Flying Model Rocket Kit Nike-X 7259
You asked and we listened! Another highly sought after kit is rejoining the Estes line! The Nike-X single stage rocket is a scale-like model of the army’s 4th generation, two-stage surface-to-air interceptor missile. Nike-style design with army décor including high quality realistic roll pattern waterslide decals. Great performance and really impressive flights.
Skill Level 3 Advanced
Length: 23.4 in. (59.4 cm)
Diameter: 1.33 in. (34 mm)
Estimated Weight: 2.4 oz. (68 g)
Laser cut Wood Fins, Waterslide Decal, 15 in. (38 cm) Parachute Recovery
Recommended Engines: B6-4 (first launch), C6-5
Projected Max Altitude: 600 ft. (183 m)
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