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Aerobee 300 Model Rocket Kit (18mm)
The Aerobee 300, or "Spaerobee", was first flown in 1958. Eleven were flown by the Air Force and Navy with the last taking flight in 1965. The Aerobee series of rockets was designed by Aerojet General and is considered a descendant of the WAC Corporal.
Aerobee rockets have long been a favorite of scale modelers, and the Aerobee 300 has been an especially popular prototype. Designed for 18mm standard size engines, this new kit is 0.98" in diameter and over 20" tall. The kit features laser-cut basswood fins, balsa nose cone and transition, styrene conduits, and water slide decals.
Length: 21"/53.3 cm
Diameter: 0.976”/24.8 mm
Weight: 1.0 oz/28.5 gm
12" Parachute Recovery
Scale: approx. 1/15.4 (0.065)
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Center of Pressure: 18.5" from tip of nose
Requires 1/8" Launch Rod
Recommended Engines: A8-3; B4-4; B6-4; C6-5; C12-6; C18-6; D16-6; D20-6
What you'll need to build this model:
Adhesives (Wood glue, such as Elmer’s Carpenters Glue, is recommended for most construction. Cyanoacrylate ["CA"] and Craft Glue [such as AleenesTacky Glue] is recommended for one step. Other adhesives [epoxy, cyanoacrylate, etc.] may be used if you are familiar with their use and prefer them.); Hobby Knife with sharp #11 Blade; Ruler; Pencil; Masking Tape (and/or cellophane aka “Scotch Tape”); Sandpapers (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, and clear (optional).
Recommended, but not required: Sanding Block; Tack Cloth.
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.; Craft Glue; decal setting or solvent solution (such as Micro-Set or Micro-Sol).
What else you'll need to fly this model:
Electronic launch system ; launch pad with 1/8" launch rod; recovery wadding; engines (see list of recommended engines above).