007271 – SA-2061 Sasha™

(5 customer reviews)

$29.99

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Inspired by Russian military design, this scale-like model rocket is sure to enthuse the most dedicated rocketeer. A masterful build, this high flying booster model rocket can reach heights of 2300 feet when powered by E model rocket engines in both stages.

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Description

Expert Skill

A long-time hobbyist’s dream build, this high flying booster model rocket kit is what Estes model rocketry is all about. Based off of a Russian military spaceship, the Sasha is a scale-like model that would be a spectacular addition to any hobby rocket collection.

Durable and rugged this bad boy has two stages to lift the 6.1 ounce rocket into ‘outer space’. Powered by two D or E engines, the Sasha can soar to 2300 feet high. An 18 inch parachute will safely return the main rocket down to earth as the booster tumbles gently down to the ground. Once grounded, this 31-inch tall rocket will command respect when on display in any hobbyist’s collection.

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

WHAT YOU NEED TO LAUNCH (sold separately): Estes Porta-Pad II Launch Pad 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

2300 ft. (701 m)

Recovery System

18 in. (45.7 cm) Parachute

Length

31.5 in. (80 cm)

Diameter

1.64 in. (42 mm)

Estimated Weight

6.1 oz. (172.9 g)

Estimated Assembly Time

6 Hours (painting and glue drying time not included)

Fin Materials

Laser cut wood

Decal Type

Waterslide

Launch System

Porta-Pad II or Porta-Pad E 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.

5 reviews for 007271 – SA-2061 Sasha™

  1. Susan (verified owner)

    Fun rocket to launch and build. Utilized the “E” size engine to launch it. Had a few issues with getting it ignited, but after figuring out you had to bury the igniter deep in the engine pocket it went off without a hitch. Also, need a better fin securing system to the rocket. One broke on the first and second launch. I’ve contacted ESTES on how to order replacements. Additionally, the rocket engine holder caught fire and burned. Working on rebuilding the engine compartment now and will try the “D” size engines next time to see if the issue continues. The colors on the rocket make it easy to spot going up and coming down.

  2. Jens Schnabel

    Why I am dropping 1 star…
    This is a very nice looking Rocket BUT the 4 small guide fins on the bottom of the second stage will take damage when landing on harder surface. If the rocket comes down properly it will hit with the bottom fins first – typically one will take the initial impact. 3 Flights 2 fins broke off. This could be avoided if the fins were mounted like the first stage fins, with slots integrated in the tube, connecting them to the “motor housing”. Therefore I’m dropping 1 star.
    It flies very well and must be used in 2 Stage mode. The second stage is really driving the rocket up even when using D motors. Anything less will disappoint, especially it being a heavier rocket. On the 3rd flight the parachute lines tore off except for one it still made it down in one piece with the nose stuck in the ground. So here a bit more wadding might be better than too little.
    As for building – it’s not terribly difficult to build even with instructions not being always 100% clear.
    One tip – if you add the little dowel pieces to the fins – do that before you glue the fins to the body. This way one can lay them flat and work those areas much easier to one’s liking.

  3. Ross Kuehne

    I’ve been building and flying Model Rockets for longer than I’d care to admit, but it remains every bit as enjoyable a pursuit as when I first started. That said, when you’ve built and flown 50+ different models over the decades, it becomes harder to find something that seems genuinely original. As soon as I saw the Sasha, and read the D-D/ E-E specs, it made me want to buy, build, and fly it, more than anything I’d come across in ages. Terrific design, Estes! Hats off to whomever came up with this. Can’t wait to push this one to over 2,000 feet…

  4. Ernie building Rockets since the 1970’s

    Fun Build…a lot of parts for building, but nothing too difficult. If you enjoy building, this will be a fun project. I haven’t launched it yet, as I need some extra room for a safe recovery. I used 30 min Z-Poxy for the construction adhesive. Z-Poxy Finishing Resin mixed with Micro Balloons to fill the tube spirals and balsa grain on the fins. Spread on thinly, it does a great job getting ready for sandable primer.

  5. John Eric Thompson

    This a great looking rocket. It will impress those seeing it go up as a two stage or sngle stage rocket.

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