Estes Flying Model Rocket Kit Citation Patriot EST 0652
A "true" Estes Classic has returned! The Citation Patriot can still be launched on B and C engines and will still go about 600 feet! High quality waterslide decals, laser cut balsa fins, laser cut card stock centering rings and a pre-assembled 18 inch parachute only add to the beauty of this kit now! A simple skill level 1 builder kit is great for the beginner or the hobbyist and everyone in between!
Skill Level 1
Estimated Weight: 3.2oz(90.7g)
Laser cut Wood Fins
2 Waterslide Decals
18"(45.7cm) Parachute Recovery
1/8" Launch Lug
Recommended Engines: B4-2 (first launch) B6-4, C6-5
Projected Max Altitude: 600 ft. (183 m)
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
I love this design. I find the fin shape and rocket proportions aesthetically pleasing. The build is pretty easy even for beginners. I did change the motor tube to a 24mm and really like the change. Flights with C6 motors are "slow and majestic" . The kick off the pad of a D motor really makes it perform. I like the D12-5 best. I used the Estes 18-24mm motor adapters(they worked great) to test C motors. C6's were a little slow off the pad, 3 second delay was perfect, the 5 second delay was a little too long. The C5-3(super C) is excellent in this rocket, more stable off the pad. My favorite small field motor. My included nose cone needed more than the usual amount of sanding and filling. annoying, but not the end of the world. I love this rocket and have fun with it.