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Estes Orange Bullet

$11.99
Sale Price: $9.59

  • Model: EST-7295
  • Manufactured by: Estes

The Orange Bullet will be the first release in the brand new Estes Designer Signature Series. This series will re-introduce lesser known classics and launch never-before seen designs by some of the most famous pioneers of the model rocket industry. The Introductory rocket was designed by none other than Vern Estes himself!


In 1961, Vern Estes designed the first Estes model rocket packaged for sale as a complete kit, the Astron Scout. But before the Astron Scout took flight, a never before seen prototype was created. This prototype, named the Orange Bullet, used metal weights glued to the end of the fin tips to shift the center of gravity (CG) back after the engine popped out at apogee, resulting in the rocket tumbling gently instead of streamlining in nose first.

While the design functioned, Vern and fellow rocketeer G. Harry Stine decided they could achieve the same thing without ejecting the engine. The weight of the rocket engine itself was used to shift the CG backwards in a later version which became the classic Astron Scout. This rocket sold tens of thousands of kits over its long lifetime and inspired countless young people to pursue technical careers.

Specifications:

Skill Level: Intermediate

Recommended Engines: 1/2A6-2, A8-3

Projected Max Altitude: 500 ft. (152 m)

Recovery System: Featherweight

Length:    5.9 in. (15 cm)

Diameter: 0.74 in. (19 mm)

Estimated Weight: 0.24 oz. (7 g)

Fin Materials: Laser cut wood

Decal Type: Waterslide

Estes model rocketry is recommended for ages 10 and up with adult supervision for those under 12. Unless otherwise specified, all models require assembly. Tools, construction and finishing supplies sold separately. In order to launch, a launch system, model rocket engines, starters and recovery wadding are required - sold separately-unless otherwise specified.

 


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