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Estes Flying Model Rocket Kit Orange Bullet™ 7295 **

$11.99 $9.59
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Estes Flying Model Rocket Kit Orange Bullet™ 7295 **

$11.99 $9.59
(You save $2.40)
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Estes Flying Model Rocket Kit Orange Bullet™ 7295

In 1961, Vern Estes designed the first Estes model rocket packaged for sale as a complete kit, the Astron Scout™. But before the Astron Scout took flight, a never before seen prototype was created. This prototype, named the Orange Bullet, used metal weights glued to the end of the fin tips to shift the center of gravity (CG) back after the engine popped out at apogee, resulting in the rocket tumbling gently instead of streamlining in nose first.

While the design functioned, Vern and fellow rocketeer G. Harry Stine decided they could achieve the same thing without ejecting the engine. The weight of the rocket engine itself was used to shift the CG backwards in a later version which became the classic Astron Scout. This rocket sold tens of thousands of kits over its long lifetime and inspired countless young people to pursue technical careers.

Sixty years later, Bill Stine, G. Harry Stine’s son and current Estes Vice President decided it was time for the Orange bullet to take flight. This March, Estes will launch the first rocket in the new Designer Signature Series and the first complete kit Vern Estes ever designed, the Orange Bullet.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Scissors, pencil, fine sandpaper, carpenter’s glue, sanding block, hobby knife, masking tape, primer (white) and paint (grey, orange). (Tools, construction and finishing supplies not included.)

WHAT YOU NEED TO LAUNCH (sold separately): Estes Porta-Pad II Launch Pad with a 1/8 inch launch rod and Electron Beam Launch Controller, Estes model rocket engines, starters and recovery wadding. Four 1.5V high quality AA alkaline batteries are also required for launch controller (not included).

Skill Level 2 Intermediate

Recommended Engines
1/2A6-2, A8-3

Projected Max Altitude
500 ft. (152 m)

Recovery System
Featherweight

Length
5.9 in. (15 cm)

Diameter
0.74 in. (19 mm)

Estimated Weight
0.24 oz. (7 g)

Estimated Assembly Time
1 Hour (painting and glue drying time not included)

Fin Materials
Laser cut wood

Decal Type
Waterslide

Launch System
Porta-Pad II Launch Pad and Electron Beam Launch Controller

Launch Rod Size
1/8"

Age Recommendation
Estes model rocketry is recommended for boys and girls ages 10+ with adult supervision for those under 12, and rocketeers of all ages.

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

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