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Skill Level 1
The Baby Bertha is a half-size version of one of Estes' most popular rockets, the Big Bertha. They took the great looks of the original design and shrunk it down to 324mm making it an ideal Skill Level 1 building experience. The result of this engineering effort is a sky grabbing, high performance mini version of its bigger cousin, but in a smaller and easier to build model rocket.
Skill Level 1
The Estes 220 Swift is a super high performance, mini rocket motor powered rocket with attitude that really knows how to rip through the sky. ‘Great things come in small packages’ has never been more true than with this little devil. This mini rocket is as sleek as they come and can reach amazing launch heights!
One for the scale enthusiasts, Estes’ Bull Pup 12D is a sport scale recreation of the USAF AGM-12D Bull Pup air-to-ground missile. First developed in the 1950s, and used in combat until the 1970s, over 30,000 Bull Pups were built and used!
Skill Level 2
Big Bertha is an Estes’ original! This burly, beautiful bruiser is a design classic! She's an all around Estes favourite that has truly withstood the test of time. Over the decades, Big Bertha has been most modellers’ first big build. While standing on its massive fins, this oversize rocket checks in at an impressive 610mm tall!
These exciting model rockets are fantastic fun, highly entertaining and following a few simple guidelines will ensure you get the maximum enjoyment and use, out of your new rocket set! There are 4 elements needed to launch your rocket, the model rocket, a launch pad, ignition system and the rocket engine to propel the model skywards. The easiest, most cost effective way to get everything needed is to buy a starter set. These contain a rocket, launch pad, ignition system and full instructions. The starter sets do not contain rocket engines, as these need to packaged separately to ensure safe bulk transportation as they are classed as fireworks. We have found the Taser or the Patriot starter sets together with B6-4 Engines an ideal combination for those exciting first flights! Next, is to find a suitable flying site. A large flat open area, football pitch size at a minimum and away from roads, houses, overhead cables and trees is needed. Choose a nice calm day or evening and set you launch pad up as far upwind as you can, bearing in mind that when the rocket returns to earth on its parachute, any breeze will carry it downwind. Extend the ignition system wires to their full length to ensure that you and any spectators are a safe distance away from the launch pad. 3... 2... 1.. Blast Off! Watch as your rocket races skywards, before popping its parachute and drifting gently to earth, ready for its next flight! A whole range of rocket kits are available, all of which will work with your launch pad and ignition system. Why not build yourself your own deep space collection?
Model Rocketry teaches science, maths, industrial technology and other subjects. There is a wealth of useful information available, including free publication downloads for educators, extensive curriculum support materials and learning software. Click here to access the huge rescource centre for teachers and youth group leaders
The fun begins with an Excellent Starter Set then add to your rockets both from pre-painted and decorated rockets kits to be made. With a choice of rocket styles and either streamer or parachute recovery, model rocketry can be seen as a fun hobby, or an exact science.
Delivery - Please note that rocket motors are not accepted for delivery by the Post Office and these must be sent using a courier service of which additional charges may apply. Orders over £150.00 will be sent free of charge to mainland UK addresses.We regret that security and carriage regulations due not allow us to deliver rocket motors or igniters to addresses outside of the United Kingdom.