001921 – Mercury Redstone

(24 customer reviews)

$26.99

Advanced Skill
(Formerly Skill Level 3)

C6-3 engine powered. Slow realistic flights!

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Description

Advanced Skill
(Formerly Skill Level 3)

Ready for an advanced kit that’s back by popular demand? Look no further as the Liberty Bell 7 Mercury Redstone has arrived! This historic NASA vehicle is an awesome sight off the launch pad! Take your time with the building and finishing of this rocket and it will be a beauty to add to your collection.

 

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Additional information

Length

28.6 in. (72.6 cm)

Diameter

2.05 in. (53 mm)

Estimated Weight

3.7 oz (104.9 g)

Construction

Laser cut wood fins, waterslide decals, historical plastic parts set, 15 in. (38.1 cm) parachute recovery

Projected Max Altitude

200 ft. (61 m)

Age Recommendation

Estes model rocketry is recommended for ages 10 and up with adult supervision for those under 12. Unless otherwise specified, all models require assembly. Tools, construction and finishing supplies sold separately. In order to launch, a launch system, model rocket engines, starters and recovery wadding are required – sold separately-unless otherwise specified.

24 reviews for 001921 – Mercury Redstone

  1. wilbur lyons jr

    My dad was a Atlas missle tech.Seen this model now i have the first and last of maned spacecraft
    I have the shuttle only one flight do not want to mess it up

  2. John

    Tower a challenge but worth it

    Between my Estes 1921 Mercury Redstone and my Dr. Zooch T60 based MR it’s hard to pick my favorite – the lighter Dr. Z version flies great on B motors but the 1921 MR looks fantastic going up over a 24mm C (I changed my motor mount from 18mm to 24 – an easy modification). Fun build and a fun flier – might need one more with a 2 x 18mm engine setup too!

  3. Gyes

    Looks Fantastic

    This was not my first scale model, but it was my first with large amounts of plastic construction. The tower was the hardest part for me. The work is pretty delicate and my plastic cement doesn’t set very quickly, so it was a slow go. Once that construction was done, the rest was fairly simple. The wings take time. Finishing is also fairly complicated, as there’s a good amount of precise painting required and a lot of decals to attach. It’s definitely skill 3. Do yourself a favor and paint the capsule black before you attach the tower to it.

    Flight is very satisfying. Takeoff is dramatic and a C motor will get you reasonable altitude. The rocket body is certainly big enough to accommodate a D/E engine mount, but I’m happy with the standard size. I put a lot of time into my model and I definitely want to get it back each time! I’m sure I’d end up losing it with E power.

  4. John

    Very challenging build for a beginner, yet fun to do…

    Very challenging build for a beginner, yet fun to do… I enjoyed it tremendously!

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