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Saturn V Skylab Kit (Estes)
The Estes Saturn V Skylab is an accurate 1:100 scale reproduction of this historic rocket and its space station payload. Vacuum formed tube wraps and fin fairings add a textured realism to this model’s surface. Injection molded fins are both durable and detailed – a fin alignment guide is included for precise placement. The detailed water-slide decals accurately represent the markings of this historic mission. Before flight, remove the realistic engine nozzle assembly and prep for launch. At ejection, the rocket separates into two sections for recovery – the Saturn V first and second stages return together under dual 24-inch parachutes, while the Skylab upper section sports its own 18-inch canopy. With impressive launches and multi-segment, multi-parachute recoveries, the Estes Saturn V Skylab will stand out in any model rocket fleet!
Length: 41.25 in. (104.8 cm)
Diameter: 3.94 in. (100 mm)
Estimated Weight: 17 oz. (482 g)
Parachute Recovery: 2 - 24 in. (61 cm) and 1 - 18 in. (46 cm)
Recommended Engines: E16-4; F15-4 (note that we do not carry these specific Estes engines as they require Hazmat shipping, but this model should certainly be capable of flying well on several 29mm composite engines that we do have available).
Recommended for very experienced modelers
What you'll need to build model:
Pencil, #220 #320 #400 and #600 sandpaper, CA, CA accelerator, epoxy, yellow glue, tube-type plastic cement, liquid plastic cement, putty for plastic models, sanding sealer, tweezers, hobby knife, sharp blades, masking tape, permanent spray adhesive (not artists’ or repositionable), paint (flat black, flat white, silver). Tools, construction and finishing supplies not included.nishing supplies not included.) What else you'll need to fly this model:
Electronic launch system (depending on your engine choice, you may need one capable of igniting a composite engine); launch pad with 1/4" rod; recovery wadding; engines (see list of recommended engines above).