The Hawkeye kit is a MASSIVE upscale of the classic Estes kit. The original kit was based on a tiny .544 inch diameter tube and was only about 8 inches tall. This NEW kit is a HUGE compared to the original. It stands an impressive 43.70 inches tall, and has a diameter of 2.6 inches. The fins are as big as the mainsail on a sailboat. When you walk out onto the launch range lugging this big rocket on you shoulder, you will get a lot of attention. People will come running up to you asking what that big thing is.
Because it is so big and has such huge fins, it takes off really slow. You don’t know how impressive this is until you see it for yourself.
Here are some of the features:
Laser-Cut Parts, like the fins, centering rings, and bulkheads. The precision-cut of the laser insures that all the parts fit together like a glove.
Heavy-walled engine mount tube.
Plastic nose cone. This is a big nose cone made from urethane casting resin that is hollow like a blow-molded nose cone.
Interlocking framework inside the model that holds the through-the-wall fin tabs securely in place. Since the framework is made from balsa, it keeps the rocket lightweight and strong.
And the tube is slotted, ensuring that the fins will be straight along the tube, and securely attached to the rocket. You can be sure that you’ll get a ton of flights out of this big mid-powered rocket.
The rocket also includes a Nomex cloth parachute protector. This is a 9 inch square of flame-proof cloth that elminates the need of using wadding with this rocket.
The water-slide decals are also upscaled from the original Estes classic model. You’ll love them and get lots of compliments from your friends on how great this rocket looks.
Recommended 24mm diameter rocket engine: Aerotech E15-4 or E30-4.
Requires a rocket launch pad equipped with a 1/4-inch diameter launch rod, plus finishing supplies like glue and paint.