Rocketarium Flying Model Rocket Kit Arcturus Sounding Rocket  RK-ARCTU

Rocketarium Flying Model Rocket Kit Arcturus Sounding Rocket RK-1017

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Rocketarium Arcturus Sounding Rocket Kit

Skill Level: 3 Advanced

The Arcturus sounding rocket was intended to serve as a replacement, or upgrade, to the popular Arcas sounding rockets. It's main selling point was that it could be launched from the existing Arcas launch platforms, avoiding new infrastructure expenses. The Arcturus rocket never gained a wide user base as new two-stage Arcas configurations served the same purpose more efficiently. The finished scale model stands an impressive 38.75" tall. This is a big model rocket kit!


The Arcturus rocket kit is offered for sale complete with ejection baffle and fin mounting attachments for added detail. These are formed from pre-cut balsa pieces, using the illustrated instructions.

Self-adhesive decals are included for lettering, logo, and bolts. Painting masks help modelers paint the arcs.


Length: 38.75" (98 cm)
Diameter: 1.64" (42 mm)
Weight: 4.9 oz. (160 g)
Motor Mount: 24 mm
Recovery System: Parachute

Recommended Single Use Engines (apogee):
D12-5(800 ft), E9-6(1230 ft), E12-6(1170 ft), F30-6(1520 ft), F32-6(1730 ft) 

Aerotech® RMS 24/40 (apogee):
E18-5*(1400 ft), E28-5*(1370 ft), F12-5(1600 ft), F24-5(1620ft), F39-6(1560 ft) 

Pro24® (apogee):
24-E22-6(1000 ft), 26-E31-6(1040ft) 
* Remove 2 sec using delay drilling tool from the 7 sec version of these reloads.


Length: 34.2" (87 cm)
Diameter: 1.64" (42 mm)
Weight: 2.95 oz. (85 g)
Motor Mount: 24 mm
Recovery System: Parachute


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

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