Rocketarium Hydra Sandhawk Rocket Kit RK-1007
This water-launched sounding rocket combined a NOTS 401A booster with a Sandhawk sustainer for two-stage flights.
Prior to launch, the Hydra Sandhawk was submerged in ocean water, in a floating launcher, off the California coast. The sounding rocket soared to an altitude of 175 miles, carrying its scientific payload to the very edge of space.
The kit includes four plywood centering rings, and other parts to build both booster and sustainer stages. Build your own rocket kit today and relive aerospace history on a smaller scale. This rocket kit requires a launch rod (not included) and is not to be submerged in water.
Overall length : 29.5"
Diameter : 1.637" (BT60)
Forward Fin Span : 5.637"
Weight : 5.3oz
Booster : Estes® D12-0
Sustainer : Estes® B6-6, C6-5
Challenges: Multi-stage rockets have two stages to build. Each stage has it's own set of fins (which are pre-cut).The Hydra Sandhawk kit includes card-stock fin mounting attachments to add more detail. There's also a payload bay which is created by cutting a slit along a body tube.
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
Rocketarium makes really excellent kits and this is no exception. The design is excellent and the build was a lot of fun and came out beautifully. The paint scheme is really cool with minimal decals. I expect this will fly as good as it looks! Huge plus for the ejection baffle. I wish all manufacturers added these. A half-star off for the cheezy parachute. I generally just use my own nylon chutes and toss the plastic ones.