Sky Flying Model Rocket Kit Long March 3 7152
Long March Three
Scale rockets of Chinese launch vehicles are difficult to find because the secrecy surrounding their launch programs. This model of the Long March 3 is probably one of the first ones ever in the USA. It is an easy kit to assemble, which makes it about the easiest scale model kit you can find anywhere.
The real Chinese Long March 3 rocket was a three-stage launch vehicle designed for delivery of satellites of 1,500 kg mass into geosynchronous transfer orbit. This is a 1:95th scale model of the rocket, and features a blow-molded nose cone, plastic fin unit, and a pre-decorated body tube. There is no painting required!
Plus, it uses standard size rocket engines, so you'll be able to launch it using your favorite rocket engines.
Apogee Components is pleased to import this model rocket kit from Shaanxi Zhongtian Rocket Technologies Co., Ltd, which is based in central China. They go by the name of "Sky" model rockets.
Skill Level 2: Previous Rocket Experience Suggested
Length: 17.32" (43.99 cm)
Weight: 2.20 oz (62.37 g)
Diameter (Max): 1.38" (3.51 cm)
Motor Size: 18mm
Recovery System: 18" (45cm) plastic parachute
A6-4, A8-3, B6-4, C6-5
Blow-Molded nose cone. This one-piece nose cone is built tough, and should stand up to many hard landings.
Plastic Fin Unit. The fins are slid and glued into channels on the molded fin can. You'll know for certainty that your rocket will fly straight as an arrow.
Plastic display nozzles. The simulated nozzles are glued to the base of the fin can, and give your rocket a nice finished look. They stay on during flight, just in case you were wondering.
Easy-to-Follow English Instructions. Apogee Components did the translation, so you know that they will be easy to follow.
High-Quality Pressure Sensitive Decals. While the tube is pre-printed with the correct markings, there are a couple of stickers that have to be placed on the nose cone. I'm very impressed by the quality of the decals. For being 'sticker-type' decals, they are very thin and therefore almost seem like they were silk-screened right onto the rocket.The large 18 inch diameter brightly-colored parachute that comes with the model makes it easy to see in the sky and when it lands on the ground. You'll feel a thrilling sense of accomplishment the first time you see that parachute blossom open in the sky. Watch the faces of the kids as they chase the rocket, and you'll see why rocketry is so much fun.
Elastic shock cord - Used to prevent the rocket from separating into multiple pieces.
Quick-release metal engine hook, that lets you swap out engines between flights in just seconds. The engine mount accepts the standard 18mm diameter rocket engines.
About the Real Chinese Long March 3 Rocket
The Chang Zheng-3 (English translation: "Long March 3") was a three-stage launch vehicle designed for delivery of satellites of 1,500 kg mass into geosynchronous transfer orbit. The 142 feet tall, 11 feet diameter rocket was first launched in 1984, and the last launch was in 2000.
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