Estes QCC Explorer 3221
The Estes QCC Explorer is a design study on what a Hypersonic Cruise Missile may one day look like. The long slender air intakes along the body would not only supply air to the engine put provide lift while flying to its target. The kit features air intakes built up of laser cut balsa and a plastic molded exhaust cone.
Skill Level 4
Length: 35 in. (88.9 cm)
Diameter: 1.64 in. (42 mm)
Estimated Weight: 5 oz. (141.2 g)
Laser Cut Balsa Fins, Water-slide Decals, 18 in. (46 cm) Parachute Recovery
Recommended Engines: C11-3 (First Flight), D12-5, E9-4, E9-6 Projected Max Altitude: 1225 ft. (373m)
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