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Aerobee 100 Junior Model Rocket Kit (29mm)


Price: $79.95 each


Currently very limited quantities

The Aerobee 100, or Aerobee Junior, was first flown early in 1958. This vehicle was designed by Aerojet General to be an inexpensive rocket to fly payloads of 50 - 100 pounds up to 90 miles. Most of the 20 produced used a solid-fuel booster, but two were actually sea-launched as a single-stage rocket (which makes this model eligible for NAR Scale competition).

Aerobee rockets have long been a favorite of scale modelers. This new kit is 1.89" in diameter and about 2 1/2 feet tall and features thru-the-wall laser-cut plywood fins (with optional balsa laminations), big balsa nose cone, pre-rounded basswood conduits, steel cable shock cord mount and water slide decal.

Makes a great intro to mid-power rocketry and flies fantastic (and high!) on 29mm F and G engines! This model can reach some impressive altitudes, especially with G engines, so you might consider the Jolly Logic Chute Release a good add-on to this kit if you plan on using the higher-impulse engines. The kit has an accurate scale outline but is also a fairly easy build.


Length: 29.5"/75 cm
Diameter: 1.89”/4.8 cm
Weight: 9 oz/255 gm
Recommended Parachute: 18" or 24" Nylon (Not Included)
Scale: approx. 1/7.94 (0.126)
Skill Level: Intermediate
Center of Pressure: 24.5" from tip of nose
Requires 1/4" Launch Rod
Recommended Engines: E16-4; F15-4; F20-7; F23-7; F27-8; F42-8; G40-10; G77-10; G78-10; G79-10; G80-10; with 24mm adapter (not included): E20-4; F44-8

Estimated (Calculated) Altitudes:

with E16-4: 925'/282m
with E20-4: 1085'/331m
with F15-4: 1450'/442m
with F20-7: 2120'/646m
with F23-7: 1825'/556m
with F27-8: 1730'/527.5m
with F42-8: 1935'/590m
with F44-8: 1510'/460m
with G40-10: 3085'/940m
with G77-10: 3050'/929.5m
with G78-10: 3230'/985.5m
with G79-10: 3195'/974m
with G80-10: 3740'/1140m

What you'll need to build this model:

Adhesives (Epoxy, Quick or Medium Setting, can be used and is recommended for most construction. Thin Cyanoacrylate ["CA"] is recommended for two steps.); Hobby Knife with sharp #11 Blade; Ruler; Pencil; Aluminum (or other metal) angle - ideally 1" X at least 18" long; electric drill with 1/16" (or 3/32") and 5/32" (or 3/16") bits; Wax Paper (or Plastic Wrap); Pliers; Masking Tape; Sandpapers (Coarse - 80 or 100 grit, Medium - 180 or 220, Fine 320 or 400, & [optionally] Extra-Fine - 500 or 600); Sanding Sealer (or other balsa filler coat); Thinner (appropriate for the type of sanding sealer used); Small Paint Brush (to apply sealer); Spray Paint (such as Rust-Oleum, Krylon, or Testors is recommended. Be sure not to mix different types or brands of paint without testing.) - primer (optional), white, black, aluminum (or silver), and clear (optional).
Recommended, but not required: Sanding Block; Tack Cloth; External Engine Retainer (such as Estes Pro Series II™ 29 mm Motor Retainer Set).
Optional: Material to fill body tube seams and/or any imperfections in wood parts, such as Elmer’s Carpenters Wood Filler, Interior Spackling Paste, etc.

What else you'll need to fly this model:

Electronic launch system capable of igniting a composite engine; launch pad with 1/4" launch rod; 18" or 24" nylon parachute; recovery wadding or cloth parachute protector; engines (see list of recommended engines above).