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Estes Flying Model Rocket Kit Sidekick™ 7287 **

$19.99 $15.99
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Estes Flying Model Rocket Kit Sidekick™ 7287 **

$19.99 $15.99
(You save $4.00)
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Estes Flying Model Rocket Kit Sidekick™ 7287

The Sidekick cleverly combines two body tubes, two nose cones, and two sets of fins to produce one remarkable rocket! Clustered engine launches are spectacular, as are recoveries via twin 36-inch mylar streamers. Light up the sky with the dynamic dual delights of the Estes Sidekick!

Are two really better than one? We think so! The skillfully engineered Estes Sidekick manages to combine two of almost everything to produce one remarkable model rocket. It’s a single rocket with two body tubes, two nose cones, two engine mounts, two recovery systems, and two sets of laser-cut balsa fins. Custom-cut, card stock body tube joiners mate one half of this two-part flyer to the other. There’s nothing else quite like the double trouble of the Estes Sidekick.

But it doesn’t just look sharp. The cleverly designed Estes Sidekick is an excellent flier, too. This Advanced level model was created for clustered engine launches. Experience spectacular rocket flights to 700 feet or more under the combined thrust of two side-by-side Estes B6-4 engines. Recoveries are dazzling to watch when the 36-inch twin mylar streamers deploy at ejection and trail the model back to earth. From ignition to touch-down, the flight of the dual-bodied Estes Sidekick rocket is not to be missed!

Both expert and beginner model rocketeers will enjoy building the Sidekick. You’ve never worked on a rocket like this before! Precision construction is a must for this non-standard design. Finish your Estes Sidekick with the included yellow and orange, water-slide flame decals.

Put this rocket on the flight line and watch the heads turn. It’s not every day you see a clustered engine, two-in-one flying model rocket. Don’t delay! Double time it the launch field today and light up the sky with the dynamic dual delights of the Estes Sidekick!

WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, yellow glue, plastic cement, sanding block, hobby knife, masking tape, clear tape, primer (white), paint (black, orange, yellow) and clear coat (optional). (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 Pro Series II 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).

Drilling, sawing, sanding or machining wood products can expose you to wood dust, a substance known to the State of California to cause cancer. Avoid inhaling wood dust or use a dust mask or other safeguards for personal protection.

Skill Level 3 Advanced

Recommended Engines Two B4-2, Two B6-4

Projected Max Altitude 700 ft. (213 m)

Recovery System 2x 36 in. (91.4 cm) Mylar Streamers

Length 21.1 in. (53.6 cm)

Diameter 1.8 in. (46 mm)

Estimated Weight 2.1 oz. (59.5 g)

Estimated Assembly Time 3 Hours (painting and glue drying time not included)

Fin Materials Laser cut wood

Decal Type Waterslide

Launch System Porta-Pad II Launch Pad and Pro Series II 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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