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WAC Corporal Model Rocket Kit (Single Stage 24mm Version)


Price: $28.95 each


A high - flying scale model of this historic rocket! Designed to fly on D & E motors, it's still light enough to fly on selected 18 mm engines with an adapter (not included).
This kit features a hard balsa nose cone, balsa tailcone, quick-change engine hook and laser-cut fins!

The WAC Corporal was the United States first sounding rocket. Seventeen WAC and WAC B rockets were flown from 1945 to 1947. The WAC was launched with the aid of the Tiny Tim solid propellant booster. After the booster burned out, it fell away and the liquid fuel propelled sustainer stage (depicted in this kit) continued its' upward flight.


Length: 21.63"/55 cm    
Weight: 3 oz/    85 gm
Diameter: 1.326”/33.7 mm    
Scale: approx 1/9 (0.11)
18" Parachute Recovery
Skill Level: Intermediate
Requires 3/16" Launch Rod
Recommended Engines: C11-5; D12-7; E9-8; E20-7; with EA 18/24 Adapter (not included): C6-5

What you'll need to build this model:

Adhesives (Wood glue, such as Elmer’s Carpenters Glue, can be used throughout and is recommended for most construction. Thin Cyanoacrylate [“CA”] is recommended for the parachute construction, but not required. Other adhesives [epoxy, CA, etc.] may be used if you are familiar with their use and prefer them.); Hobby Knife with sharp #11 Blade; Ruler; Pencil; Felt Tip Marker; Masking Tape; Sandpapers (Coarse - 50 or 60 grit, 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 and/or Yellow (see Step #17), 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.

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).