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Aerobee 100 Junior Model Rocket Kit (29mm)


Price: $64.95 each


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).