001295 – Mean Machine™

(52 customer reviews)

$32.99

Advanced Skill
(Formerly Skill Level 2)

Mean, lean and wicked! D and E engine powered at its finest! Breaks down for easy transport.

ATTENTION: Requires Estes Maxi™ Launch Rod – Sold Separately

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Description

Advanced Skill
(Formerly Skill Level 2)

The Mean Machine standing almost 80 inches tall is one TALL rocket and to make transport to the launch field easier, the clever rocket designers developed a unique twist lock connector set that allows you to take your rocket apart right in the middle!

This legendary rocket is an advanced skill level kit and has been one of our highly requested bring backs and you’ve got it now! We’ve just updated the decor and think you will love it as much as we do! This high performance rocket can be flown on our powerful E engines or D engines with the included engine spacer and can top out at about 700 feet. A colorful 24 inch pre-assembled parachute is included for recovery. This rocket kit is another of the favorite classics that no model rocket enthusiast should be without!

WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, carpenter’s glue, plastic cement, hobby knife, masking tape, primer (white), paint (blue, white) and clear coat (optional). (Tools, construction and finishing supplies not included.)

WHAT YOU NEED TO LAUNCH (sold separately): Estes Porta-Pad II Launch Pad with a 3/16 inch launch rod and E Launch Controller, Estes model rocket engines, starters and recovery wadding. Four 1.5V high quality AA alkaline batteries are also required for launch controller (not included).

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Additional information

Projected Max Altitude

700 ft. (213 m)

Recovery System

24 in. (61 cm) Parachute

Length

79 in. (200.7 cm)

Diameter

1.64 in. (42 mm)

Estimated Weight

8.5 oz. (241 g)

Estimated Assembly Time

2 Hours (painting and glue drying time not included)

Construction

Twist-lock Coupler

Fin Materials

Laser cut wood

Decal Type

Waterslide

Launch System

Porta-Pad II and E Launch Controller

Launch Rod Size

3/16" Maxi Rod (sold separately)

Age Recommendation

Estes model rocketry is recommended for boys and girls ages 10+ with adult supervision for those under 12, and rocketeers of all ages.

52 reviews for 001295 – Mean Machine™

  1. aaron from tacoma (verified owner)

    its a fun rocket to fly. if your like me and like to apply a smooth base-coat/clear paint etc the rocket becomes heavy due to its size. because of this two problems come to play one is the parachute and cord will fail or brake because of the weight, second is the structural failure towards the base of the rocket when it lands this is due to its descending rate increasing. this can be alleviated by using a nylon parachute and a better shock chord. I advice something bigger chute size than what is provided in the kit. Please remember this advice is for those like me who love to make a rocket look nice and tend to build them on the heavy side. A site to see taking off. this rocket is amazing. PS use a ball bearing swivel to mount your parachute youll thank me later.

  2. richard

    Great

    The mean machine is an incredible rocket. Once i built it i was surprised how tall it was in person. It flies great on D and E engines.

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