Rocketarium Sandia Tomahawk Scale Rocket
The actual Sandia Tomahawk was most often flown as the sustainer in a two-stage configuration.
The scale (single stage) version of the Tomahawk sounding rocket measures over 3 feet tall (38.35"). Quality parts include : plywood centering rings, balsa fin stock, translucent nose cone, 15" plastic parachute kit, and more.
Fly this rocket on D to F motors for mid-power excitement. Decals are for the retainers bolts on the plates between the fins only. The bands on the rocket are painted.
Overall length : Over 3 foot tall (38.35")
Diameter : 1.637" (BT60)
Fin Span : 6.65"
Weight : 3.9oz
Single Use Aerotech® E20-7
Reloadable Aerotech® RMS E18-7, E28-7, F24-7
A body tube is sliced into sections which are glued between the fins. A template is provided to mark the cutting lines. The balsa wood fins are pre-cut. The Sandia Tomahawk is offered for sale as a Skill Level 3 rocket kit.
This step is optional, the kit can be built and flown without these "metal plates". They do add to the style of the kit and make it easier to paint those areas.
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