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RP-3 Model Rocket Kit (24mm Version)
The RP - 3 was an unguided experimental Polish rocket. Earlier versions of the RP series were used for diverse purposes such as wind studies and carrying "Rocket Mail". The RP - 3 was first built in 1963 and stood over seven feet tall.
This unique - looking kit is a sturdy model for D & E powered flights, yet it is still light enough to fly on selected 18 mm engines with adapter EA18/24 (not included). Kit includes laser-cut ply fins, balsa nose cone, quick-change engine hook and decal. Many who own this kit count it among their favorites!
Length: 22"/55.8 cm
Weight: 3 oz/85 gm
Diameter: 1.326”/33.7 mm
Scale: approx 1/3.9 (0.256)
18" Parachute Recovery
Skill Level: Intermediate
Requires 3/16" Launch Rod
Recommended Engines: C11-5; D12-7; D22-7; E20-7; E30-7; with an 18/24 Adapter (not included): B4-2; B6-4; C6-5
What you'll need to build this rocket:
Adhesives (Wood glue, such as Elmer’s Carpenters Glue, can be used throughout and is recommended for most construction. Other adhesives [epoxy, cyanoacrylate aka CA, etc.] may be used if you are familiar with their use and prefer them.); Hobby Knife with sharp #11 Blade; Ruler; Pencil; Masking Tape; sandpaper (coarse - 120 or 150, medium - 220 or 280, 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 Testors or Krylon is recommended, do not mix brands/types with testing) - primer (optional), white (optional), black, red, silver & 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.; decal setting or solvent solution (such as Solv-A-Set or Super Set).
What else you'll need to fly this model:
Electronic launch system; launch pad with 3/16" launch rod; recovery wadding; engines (see list of recommended engines above).