Rocketarium Turbo Vortico Rocket Kit RK-1004
3 blade, upscaled version of our vortico rocket. These oddroc fly straight up while spinning. Then helicopter down, for a smooth landing. Flies on 29mm E to G motors.
This oddroc kit comes with six (6) pieces of laser-cut plywood, heavy-wall motor tube and 1/4" launch lug. Fully illustrated instructions make assembly a breeze. Painting the rocket is optional.
Not for use on windy days.
Skill Level: 2 Intermediate
Diameter: 12.5" (32 cm)
Estimated Weight: 3.3 oz. (92 g)
Launch System: 1/4" Launch Rod required.
Recommended Motors: Estes® E16-0 (First flight)
AT F20-4, F23-4, F27-4, F42-4, G38-4, G40-4
RMS® 29/40-120: E23, F22, F40
Pro29®: F29, F31, F32, F36, G33
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
Simple yet really flies well
Saucers, spools, domes, and such are all fun rockets that have the added bonus of very little risk or recovery system failure and only a short walk for recovery. But there are many of them that don't do much more than that. The Vortico adds a spinning helicopter-like recovery that takes it beyond most of the competitors in this group. Flies well on both black powder and standard composite motors. The only drawback is the same as the rest of the competitors - they weathercock easily. So quick burning motors on windy days and nice long burns on calm days.