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Neo Standard 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, plastic nose cone, quick-change engine hook & parachute recovery. Designed to fly on easy to find 18mm standard 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).
Please note: Bulk pack kits may come with plastic or balsa nose cones, depending on our best availability at the time. If you have a preference please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you if possible.
Length: 16.5"/41.9 cm
Diameter: 0.98"/24.9 mm
Weight: 1 oz/28 gm
12" Parachute Recovery
Recommended Engines: 1/2A6-2; A3-4; A8-3; B4-4; B6-4; C6-7; C12-6; D16-8
Skill Level: Beginner
Center of Pressure: 14" from tip of nose
Estimated (calculated) altitudes:
with 1/2A6-2: 115 feet/35 meters
with A3-4: 320 feet/97.5 meters
with A8-3: 330 feet/100.5 meters
with B4-4 (Estes): 695 feet/212 meters
with B4-4 (Quest Q-Jet): 720 feet/219.5 meters
with B6-4: 730 feet/222.5 meters
with C6-7: 1350 feet/411.5 meters
with C12-6: 1265 feet/385.5 meters
with D16-8: 1455 feet/443.5 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 50 or 50 Long! They are also available in bulk pricing and you can see them here.
You can see the instruction sheets by clicking here.
Additional Instructions/Notes for Teachers/Group Leaders using bulk packs are here.
You can download extra copies of the tube marking guides for use with bulk packs by clicking here.