(Contributed - by David Fergus - 03/22/03)
Single-stage, wide-body rocket for carrying small GI-Joe or other small objects
for ejection at apogee and recovery by parachute. Nose cone recovers by
The kit includes:
- Standard Estes white BT-60 body tube
- Easy twist access single piece fin can/motor mount
- Black plastic nose cone
- Nice adhesive backed decal set
- 12 inch harness for attaching to a man (which is not included)
Very easy to construct. Glue in a motor mount and the upper portion of the
twist on fin can, glue in shock cord mount, install decals and recovery devices
and it is ready.
The picture gives you the impression that the GI-Joe or other small object
ejects out the side of the upper body of the rocket. The decal of a large door
is only that, a decal. The man ejects out the top. No painting is required.
out of 5
Flies well on B or C. Flew once on A8 without a man on board, and only flew
about 50 feet high, ejecting just above the ground.
I now have ten flights on this guy. The kids flew this 4 times yesterday in
a preliminary experiment for a rocket competition they are entered
in later this year.
Don't put too big a chute on the man figure (Johnny Quest is the usual
passenger), it will drift forever if you do. Finally decided to use a streamer
with the man and a 12 inch chute for the rocket body, nose cone glides with a
12 inch plastic streamer.
out of 5
Very simple rocket that an 8 yr old can prep and fly, very robust, surviving 10
flights so far including a core sample (picture of dirt and partially ejected
purple chute included)
½ out of 5