Estes Flying Model Rocket Kit Destination Mars Mars Longship  EST 7296

Estes Flying Model Rocket Kit Destination Mars Mars Longship EST 7296

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Estes Flying Model Rocket Kit Destination Mars Mars Longship™ 7296

Build and launch your own Mars Longship™ and follow the full story of the human exploration and settlement of the red planet in Estes® Destination Mars!

The workhorse of the colonization fleet and a marvel of dynamic engineering, the Destination Mars™ Mars Longship™ planetary transport is the lifeline connecting old Earth to new Mars! Add it to your Mars fleet today!

First deployed in 2052 to support the expanding Mars outpost, the Mars Longship™ carries crucial supplies and eager colonists from Earth to Mars orbit, completing a circuit between planets every 18 months. But to the colonists the massive vessel is more than a cargo ship – with each return, it’s a vital link to the old planet and a reminder of home.

Skill Level 3 Advanced

Plastic Nose Cone

18"(45.7cm) Parachute Recovery

Length 27.2"(69.1cm)

Diameter 1.33"(34mm)

Estimated Weight 4.3oz(121.9g)

Estimated Assembly Time 6 Hours (painting and glue drying time not included)  Download Instructions

Download Finishing Instructions

Laser Cut Wood Fins

Waterslide Decals

Recommended Engines D12-3, E12-4

Projected Max Altitude 500 ft. (152 m)


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
Wood Glue, Model Cement or CA(Super Glue)
Masking Tape
Finishing Supplies like:
Wood Filler
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
Full one year warranty through manufacturer