Rocketarium Vortico Oddroc Rocket
Looking for something different? Give this oddroc a whirl! The Vortico shoots straight up into the sky and starts spinning. That motion results in helicoptering on the way down for a smooth landing.
This oddroc consists of seven pre-cut plywood pieces, motor tube, and launch lug. The clearly illustrationed instructions make the Vortico rocket easy to assemble. The Vortico doesn't land far from where it took off. This is a great rocket for launch sites with small recovery area. This rocket should not be flown on windy days. Use a short (1 foot) launch rod.
Diameter : 6"
Weight : 0.55oz
Recommended Rocket Motors
Estes® A8-0, B6-0 C6-0, C6-3
Challenges: Clearly, the Vortico is different from most rockets. It is built with seven plywood pieces. The plywood pieces have tabs to which fit together to make building the rocket even easier.
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