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Do you want to get some practice building high-power rockets? Then the Super Cherokee 29 is right for you. With its beefy tubes and through-the-wall fin tabs, it is just one step away from being a high power kit. The 29mm motor mount means this stylish rocket can take all the mid-power motors. Its versatility makes it a great practice model if you are considering stepping up to high-power in the future.

Even with heavy-wall tubes, this rocket is still lightweight thanks to its low-density balsa nose cone, and basswood fins. Because of this, it has really good performance with any rocket engine you put into it. Even an F motor will put this baby over 1,200 feet into a clear blue sky. When you fly it, the only thing louder than the motor is the thunderous applause you’ll get from your family and friends that witness the success of your launch.

The first thing you’ll notice about this rocket is that it is an upscale of an old classic from Estes. The Cherokee-D was first introduced in 1971 and became an instant favorite because of its simple assembly and its large and colorful decals.

This new rendition is like the old Estes kit in that it is also very easy to build. In some ways it is easier, as this one has through-the-wall fin mounting, which makes it a snap to get fins that are perfectly aligned with the tube. The added benefit of this is that you’ll get awesome flights that are straight-and-true.

This rocket also incorporates the latest in rocket technology, like laser-cut fins, rings, and Kevlar shock cord. And it includes an ejection charge baffle so that you don’t need flame-proof recovery wadding to protect the parachute from the heat of the ejection charge.

Recommended 24mm diameter rocket engine: Aerotech 20-7 or F42-8

Requires a rocket launch pad equipped with a 1/4-inch diameter launch rod, plus finishing supplies like glue and paint.

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The “SKY-Eagle” starter set has everything you need to launch your first rocket, including the launch equipment, engines, and an easy-to-assemble rocket model. You just need to provide building supplies like glue, and the four AA-size batteries for the launch controller.

But what makes this a unique starter set is that we are including a FREE video-book CD that shows you how to properly launch your new model rocket. It takes you through the process by letting you watch an expert build and fly a model rocket. It virtually guarantees launch success.

It goes a lot further than just your first launch though. It will teach you how to build simple model rockets, so you’ll be ready for your follow-on launches too. We are including this video book because we want you to have a safe and trouble-free experience when launching rockets.

The Sky-Eagle rocket kit is fully colored with a plastic nose cone and fin unit. The bright colors make the rocket easy to find if it lands in tall grass. The Sky Eagle is a breeze to assemble thanks to the plastic fin unit. It goes together in about 20 minutes.

However, this is not a shake-it-out-of-the-bag rocket. Your child will experience a sense of accomplishment by actually building his/her own rocket. It is something “they” build, that actually does fly high and fast. And because of the way the fins attach the rocket will fly straight-and-true every single time. It is also a rugged model, so it can be launched again and again.

This is one of the largest starter models available at 17.32″ (44 cm) long and 1.38″ (35mm) in diameter. This is important for two reasons. First, the model is easy to handle by younger kids. And second, the large size makes it fly slower, which means it is easier to see when it is launched. Many smaller rockets will rip off the launch pad so quickly that they seem to vaporize into the air. This rocket is nice and slow, so kids can follow it all the way into the air.

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