An Egg lofting rocket designed for a teacher’s needs and budget!
Through the wall thick balsa fins for easier alignment and super strength.
Designed for C11 and D12 engines. Carrying a regular size raw egg as a payload comes very close to exceeding max lift capability of most C6 engines used in other eggloft kits. Use a C11 and you get a safe stable flight and a recovery suited for small school size flying fields.
Clear payload is big enough to carry TWO eggs! (with a D12-3 engine).
Swept fins allow the rocket to stand by itself. The main body tube and clear payload section are both the same diameter allowing a standard launch lug to be glued into place with awkward stand-off needed.
All these features add up to less time building and more time for your students to perform experiments with their “eggstronauts”.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, carpenter’s glue, sanding block, hobby knife, masking tape, clear tape, primer (white), paint (green, 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 Electron Beam Launch Controller, Estes model rocket engines (see below for recommended size), recovery wadding and 4 1.5V high quality AA alkaline batteries (not included).