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Skylark Model Rocket Kit


Price: $16.95 each


The Skylark was a British sounding rocket originally designed to be used for experiments during the International Geophysical Year. The first single-stage Skylark (as depicted by this model) flew on February 19, 1957 and reached an altitude of 8 miles. Later Skylarks took scientific payloads to altitudes of over 100 miles.

This scale kit features laser-cut balsa fins, balsa nose cone, water-slide decals, quick-change engine hook and parachute recovery. Flys great on 13mm mini-engines!


Length: 12.95"/32.9 cm   
Dia. (Main Body): .739"/18.8 mm
Weight: 0.65 oz/18.5 gm  
9" Parachute Recovery
Scale: approx. 1/23.5
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Center of Pressure: 10.70" from tip of nose
Recommended Engines: 1/2A3 - 2T; A3 - 4T; A10-3T

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, etc.] may be used if you are familiar with their use and prefer them.); Hobby Knife with sharp #11 Blade; Ruler; Pencil; Masking Tape; Sandpapers (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 Testors or Krylon is recommended, do not mix brands/types with testing) - Primer (optional, but recommended), White, Black, Silver & (optionally) Clear.
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 rocket:

Electronic Launch System and Launch Pad with 1/8" rod; Recovery Wadding; Engines (see list above).