Estes Flying Model Rocket Kit Star Hopper Single Bulk Pack Kit, no fancy packaging 1721Bk
We did it! An amazingly cool looking beginner model rocket that doesn’t require any glue or tools to build! Star Hopper is the answer for Cub Scouts and other younger rocketeers. They can have the fun of building without the frustration of dripping glue and aligning fins! Star Hooper assures your kids have a first class model rocketry experience!
Specifically designed for the youngest of rocketeers. Star Hopper has minimal parts count and everything snaps together so there’s no glue required. Everything is pre-colored but can also be self-decorated with markers or stickers so kids can give it their own “look”. Do you have a small flying field and worry about if you can recover your model rockets safely? Star Hopper is designed for small fields with it’s drag streamer recovery and Estes mini engine power. But don’t worry, even though it’s small your kids will still have a BIG FUN experience building and flying Star Hopper.
Recommended Engines 1/2A3-4T, A3-4T, A10-3T
Projected Max Altitude 400 ft. (122 m)
Recovery System 18 in. (45.7 cm) Streamer
Length 7.4 in. (18.8 cm)
Diameter 0.74 in. (19 mm)
Estimated Weight 0.73 oz. (20.7 g)
Estimated Assembly Time 10 Minutes
Fin Materials Plastic
Decal Type Self-stick
Launch System Porta-Pad II and Electron Beam Launch Controller
Launch Rod Size 1/8"
Age Recommendation Estes model rocketry is recommended for boys and girls ages 10+ with adult supervision for those under 12, and rocketeers of all ages.
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