Rocketarium VK 7 Sounding Rocket Kit
This sounding rocket family was developed by the US to provide a better vehicle than the German V2. In the 1950's, several of the rockets were designed and flown by the US Navy. As part of a scientific mission, the Viking 7 climbed to 136 miles, and beat the altitude record of the V2.
The semi-scale model flies to more reasonable altitudes on a cluster of 2 model rocket motors. Try two B's for a smaller launch site, or go wild with two C motors.
Decals are included for the black, and white, lettering on the model rocket.
Overall length : 39.50"
Diameter : 1.637" (BT60)
Fin Span : 5.627"
Weight : 3.3oz
Estes® 2 x B4-4, 2 x B6-4, 2 x C6-5
Challenges: There are three bands which go across the rocket's airframe to add detail to the model. Small rectangles glued on the pre-cut fins, to add even more detail.
Parts: The VK 7 kit includes a motor mount kit with plywood cluster centering rings, body tubes, sturdy coupler tube, nose cone, pre-cut balsa wood fins and parachute recovery kit.
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