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D-Region Tomahawk Model Rocket Kit (29mm Version)
The D - Region Tomahawk was flown early in 1968. This vehicle was intended to fly to the D layer of the ionosphere, thus the name "D - Region". Tomahawk rockets are used to this day as the upper stage of many sounding rocket flights.
The D - Region Tomahawk has long been a favorite of scale modelers. This new kit is over three feet tall and features thru-the-wall laser-cut plywood fins, balsa nose cone, steel cable shock cord mount and self-adhesive decals.
Makes a great intro to mid-power rocketry and flies fantastic on 29mm F and G engines! Kit has accurate scale outline but is a fairly easy build and leaves room for the modeler to add additional details if desired.
Length: 42.14"/107 cm
Diameter: 1.89”/4.8 cm
Weight: 14 oz/397 gm
Recommended Parachute: 24" Nylon (Not Included)
Scale: approx. 1/4.74 (0.21)
Skill Level: Intermediate
Center of Pressure: 35" from tip of nose
Requires 1/4" Launch Rod
Recommended Engines: F15-4; F20-4; F23-4; F27-4; F42-4; G40-7; G77-7; G78-7; G79-7; with 24mm adapter (not included): F44-4
Estimated (Calculated) Altitudes:
with F15-4: 750'/229m
with F20-4: 1360'/414.5m
with F23-4: 1185'/361m
with F27-4: 1130'/344.5m
with F42-4: 1190'/363m
with F44-4: 950'/290m
with G40-7: 1775'/541m
with G77-7: 1835'/559m
with G78-7: 1925'/587m
with G79-7: 1930'/588m
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 30" long; electric drill with 1/16" (or 3/32") and 5/32" (or 3/16") bits; 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), flat white, flat black, flat red, flat brown, and flat 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; 24" nylon parachute; recovery wadding or cloth parachute protector; engines (see list of recommended engines above).