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Rating: 4.3 / 5.0 (96 votes)

Released: 2013-07-28

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Estes 1469 Tandem-X Launch Set by Estes

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14 years and up
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  • 2 Excessive Flying Version Rockets
  • Crossfire flies over 1200 '
  • E2X Skill Stage
  • Amazon flies over 600 '
  • Launch Gadget Integrated


001469 Options: -Really helpful engines: A8-3 (First flight), B4-four, B6-four, C6-5, C6-7, Crossfire. Includes: -Contains: Plastic fins, self-stick decals, 18 in. (forty six cm) parachute restoration.-Crossfire comprises: Laser lower wooden fins, self-stick decals, 12 in. (30.5 cm) parachute recovery. Dimensions: -Product weight: 2.5 lbs.

Editorial Overview

Blast adaptation rockets to amazing heights with the Estes Tandem-X Launch Set. An ideal introduction to rocket building, this set contains two rocket kits: the Amazon and the Crossfire ISX. It additionally comes with a launch pad for straightforward launching, plus two plastic parachutes that be sure a gradual descent to the bottom. Whether or not you're a new rocketeer or a professional veteran of the skies, the Tandem-X is sure to deliver numerous high-altitude thrills.

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1469 Tandem-X Launch Set
At a Glance:

Age Necessities:
10 and up; adult supervision needed for youngsters below 12

Assembly Requirements: Estes rocket engines for flight, and four AA batteries for launch controller (all bought one at a time)

Guarantee: One-yr warranty in opposition to producer defects

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Estes 1469 Tandem-X Launch Set Product Shot
Study the basics of crafting model rockets with the three-foot tall Amazon and 15 inch Crossfire. .

Estes 1469 Tandem-X Launch Set Product Shot
Its launch machine includes a stabilizing launch pad and push-button controller. .

Blast Off to Excessive Heights

With two rocket kits, the Tandem-X Launch Set offers two distinctive launching experiences. The aptly-named Amazon is the bigger of the two rockets: it towers at nearly three ft tall and incorporates a fearsome tiger-stripe decal. When flown with a typical Estes engine, the Amazon can soar to heights of 600 toes.

The Crossfire is a smaller craft, standing just a little over 15 inches tall. Despite its measurement, this little rocket can blast off to seriously impressive altitudes. Due to its aerodynamic fins and nostril cone, the Crossfire can attain cloud-bursting heights of 1,a hundred and fifty toes. Each rockets are equipped with colourful, preassembled parachutes, which ensure that they may be able to waft gently back to Earth for any other flight.

An Introduction to Rocket Constructing

The Tandem-X Launch deals simply the correct quantity of challenge for beginner rocket builders. The Amazon is an E2X (simple-to-collect) rocket, and requires no paint or unique instruments for assembly. It can be inbuilt less than an hour: merely glue the plastic fins to the tube, install the engine, and fix the parachute. Finish the rocket off with just a few self-stick decals, and also you're able to launch.

As soon as builders have mastered the fundamentals, they can transfer on to the more evolved Skill Level 1 Crossfire. With its plastic nose cone and laser-reduce balsa fins, the Crossfire requires a little extra finesse. Assembling the rocket can take a whole afternoon, however it's a lucrative and academic process. Builders will study a few novice-level rocket tactics, such as portray and sanding. Estes has also included an illustrated, step-by-step guide guide to help preserve the assembly fun, clean, and frustration-free.

Instructional Enjoyable

Along with the thrills it gives, the Tandem-X additionally has significant tutorial price. The set transforms children into novice rocket scientists, encouraging them to think about how the rockets work. Rocket constructing teaches kids the fundamentals of propulsion, flight, and aerodynamics, and might help foster an early interest in science and engineering. Even failed launches can become a finding out expertise.

Requires an Estes Engine

Each rockets require a specialised Estes engine to launch. For the Amazon, Estes recommends a B4-2 engine on your first flight. The rocket can also be appropriate with different Estes engines, including the B4-four, B6-2, B6-four, C6-3, and C6-5. For the Crossfire, Estes recommends the A8-3 for first flight, and the B4-four, B6-four, C6-5, and C6-7 for more evolved launching.

What's within the Box

Estes 1469 Tandem-X Launch Set with Amazon rocket equipment, Crossfire ISX rocket equipment, two plastic parachutes, launch pad, and push-button launch controller.

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