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Neo Mini Model Rocket Kit
A great beginner's kit! Easy to build & fly - ideal for use in school & other group settings. The fin design makes attachment and alignment extra-easy! Designed with the beginner in mind, but it's also a fun sport flier for modelers of any experience level.
Features laser-cut balsa fins, balsa nose cone, quick-change engine hook & parachute recovery. Designed to fly on economical 13mm "Mini" engines.
Good model to use to learn basic rocketry techniques - we think the "Neo" series of kits are perhaps our best all-around kits for the novice. Perfect for school or scout groups - economical bulk packaging available. For the discounted quantities of 6 or more the kits are provided in bulk form with a single set of instructions (which may be photocopied if desired for each modeler).
Length: 11.875"/30.2 cm
Diameter: 0.739"/18.8 mm
Weight: 0.4 oz/11.3 gm
9" Parachute Recovery
Recommended Engines: 1/4A3-3T; 1/2A3-2T; 1/2A3-4T; A3-4T; A10-3T
Skill Level: Beginner
Center of Pressure: 9.5" from tip of nose
Estimated (calculated) altitudes:
with 1/4A3-3T: 135 feet/41 meters
with 1/2A3-2T: 265 feet/81 meters
with 1/2A3-4T: 295 feet/90 meters
with A3-4T: 575 feet/175 meters
with A10-3T: 520 feet/158.5 meters
What you'll need to build this model:
Required: Adhesive (A wood glue, such as Elmer's Carpenters Glue or Titebond can be used for all steps and is recommended); sandpaper (medium - 220 or 280 grit); pencil or ball point pen; scissors; hobby knife; tape (cellophane, aka Scotch Tape, and/or masking).
Optional: sandpaper (fine - 320 or 400 grit, extra fine - 500 or 600 grit); sanding sealer (or balsa fillercoat); thinner (appropriate type for the sanding sealer); small paint brush; paint (Spray paint, such as Krylon or Testors is recommended. Be sure not to mix different types or brands of paint without testing.) - primer; colors as desired & clear; sanding block; tack cloth.
Check out our "Basic Building" Combos if you need a lot of the items above at a discounted price!
What 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).
Want to fly a payload? You can easily add the Simple Payload Sections size 20! They are also available in bulk pricing and you can see them here. If you want a see-thru payload section we also have Clear Simple Payload Sections size 20 here!
You can see the instruction sheets by clicking here.
You can download extra copies of the tube marking guides for use with bulk packs by clicking here. Additional Instructions/Notes for Teachers/Group Leaders using bulk packs are here.