Mini "A" Heli™

(3 customer reviews)

Mini "A" Heli™

(3 customer reviews)

IT’S HERE! GREAT for NAR Competition! Mini engine powered and competition ready helicopter recovery.


Availability: In stock

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What you need to launch

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Be ready to challenge your building skills with the Mini “A” Heli! A “competition ready helicopter recovery” rocket will challenge your building skills to get the “blades” just right for a maximum duration descent of 45-60 seconds in dead air. Powered by an A10-3T, this rocket is just waiting to be added to your collection.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, thin ca, carpenter’s glue, plastic cement, hobby knife, masking tape and thread. (Tools, construction and finishing supplies not included.)

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

NAR – National Association of Model Rocketry



Projected Max Altitude

400 ft. (122 m)

Recovery System



17 in. (43.2 cm)


24.2 in. (61.5 cm)


0.54 in. (14 mm)

Estimated Weight

0.65 oz. (18.4 g)

Estimated Assembly Time

5 Hours (painting and glue drying time not included)

Fin Materials

Laser cut wood

Decal Type


Launch System

Porta-Pad II and Electron Beam Launch Controller

Launch Rod Size


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.

3 reviews for Mini “A” Heli™

  1. Paul Kinzer

    This is a fantastic kit – I’ve been using it for NRC last year and this year for 1/4A and 1/2A helicopter duration competition, . I was able to get 4th place in Virtual NARAM this year with it!

  2. Douglas Gardei

    I really enjoyed building this. One recommendation though to include in the instructions. Once the ejection charge ports are cut out on the 4″ tubing, the inside of the tube should be soaked with thin CA. The ports severely weaken the structural integrity of the tubing and is easy to damage. Soaking the inside of the tube with thin CA solves this issue.

  3. John Eric Thompson

    The is a great kit for introducing Helicopter Duration competition. It is well desgined and with impress spectators when it deploys the balsa rotor blades for recovery.

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