So Long Rocket with Bag
So Long Rocket
Rocket in Flight
So Long Rocket Recovery
Model Rocket Streamer Recovery
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So Long

So Long

Sku: 009722
$39.99
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There’s never been an Estes kit like this! Created for extreme attitudes, this high-flying two-stager can reach a record setting 3600 feet – that’s more than two-thirds of a mile! Includes a large payload section so you can send your high-altitude experiments aloft. And for safe returns, the two bright orange streamers are both easy to spot and designed to bring your rocket down quickly – don’t let this one drift away! A simple but rugged design means a fun build and you’ll be launching in no time.

SO LONG – so high, so far, so fast and so much fun!

Overview

Created for extreme altitudes, this high-flying two-stager can reach a record setting 3600 feet – that’s more than two-thirds of a mile! Defy gravity with the much-anticipated So Long, Estes' highest-flying model rocket yet. Designed for the true lovers of model rocketry to exercise their art in high flying perfection, the So Long features a thoughtful design and robust assembly to make the build of this Pro Series masterpiece as exhilarating and fulfilling as the launch. This rocket stands out on the launch pad with its sleek black, white, and orange design.

The So Long is a work of true craftsmanship from Estes and a love letter to devoted fans of model rocketry and the Estes Pro Series. Finish your Estes So Long with lovingly crafted waterslide decals and vivid orange dual streamers for high visibility and easy recoveries.

Use the recommended E16-8 or F15-8 engines paired with the E16-0 or F-15-0 boosters (sold separately) to reach maximum heights of 3600 feet. Experience the thrill of rocketry with a model that launches high and recovers reliably. Build and fly your Estes Pro Series So Long today!

Rocket in Flight

What You Need to Fly

Pro Series Launch Pad, Pro Series Launch Controller, 1/4" Launch Rod, Estes Engines and Pro Series Recovery Wadding.

Technical Specifications

  • Recommended Engines

Rocket Only: E16-6, E16-8, F15-6, F15-8
Two Stage Rocket: E16-8, F15-8
Two Stage Booster: E16-0, F15-0
  • Launch System

Pro Series Launch Pad
  • Projected Max Altitude

3600 ft. (1097 m)
  • Recovery System

Streamer
  • Length

46.2 in. (117.3 cm)
  • Diameter

1.21 in. (31 mm)
  • Weight

5.75 oz. (163 g)
  • Fin Material

Laser Cut Balsa Wood

Needed to Build (sold separately)

Scissors, Pencil, Ruler, Fine Sandpaper, Epoxy, Yellow Glue, Clear Tape, Hobby Knife, Masking Tape,
Flight Sequence

Customer Reviews

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Jonathan Charbonneau
Skill level rating.

I believe this rocket should be rated skill level Master. This is because it is a two stage "F" powered rocket. One needs to have prior experience flying two stage "E" and single stage "F", to have any decent chance of successfully flying this rocket. Any tips on how to avoid the second stage failure that the other two review submitters have observed?

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John Taylor
Why balsa fins

It must be the weight of the rocket demands the use of lightweight balsa. If the fins were plywood or basswood they would be much sturdier but heavier. Do you believe the first stage booster with a spent F15 engine can hit the ground without sustaining damage to the balsa fins? I believe every time someone flys this as a two stage it will need repair before a second flight

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Edison He
So Long Second Stage Failure

The second stage did not work and the first stage spontaneously combusted after the motor had finished the burn.