Pro Series II™ Star Orbiter™
Pro Series II™ Star Orbiter™
Pro Series II™ Star Orbiter™
Pro Series II™ Star Orbiter™
Pro Series II™ Star Orbiter™
Pro Series II™ Star Orbiter™
Pro Series II™ Star Orbiter™
Pro Series II™ Star Orbiter™
009716 - Pro Series II™ Star Orbiter Parts
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Pro Series II™ Star Orbiter™

Pro Series II™ Star Orbiter™

Sku: 009716
$26.99
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Intermediate

Is your dream to reach new heights in no time? The 45-inch Star Orbiter Rocket is what you need! With a quick-release motor retention system and the option to purchase the 9750 Pro Series II 29MM Retainer Set separately, this kit is perfect for anyone looking to take their rocket-building skills to the next level.

Don't let the size of the Star Orbiter Rocket intimidate you – construction is a breeze and you'll be ready to launch in just a few days. Get ready to experience the excitement of rocketry and watch your creation soar. Don't miss out on the chance to take your hobby to the next level with this incredible Pro Series kit. Order your Star Orbiter Rocket today and reach for the stars!

  • SKILL LEVEL: The Star Orbiter is a Pro Series II level rocket, great for those with extreme building and launching skills.
  • RECOMMENDED ENGINES: E16-6, F15-8; w/Engine Adapter (sold separately) : D12-3, E12-4
  • PROJECTED ALTITUDE: 1200 ft. (366 m) on a F15-8

Overview

The Star Orbiter Model Rocket is a great choice for those looking for an impressive and thrilling rocket launch experience. With a height of over 45 inches, this Pro Series kit is sure to turn heads and impress spectators.

The Star Orbiter has a unique quick-release motor retention system that is also present in other Pro Series kits. For optimal performance, we recommend to purchase the 9750 Pro Series II 29MM Retainer Set separately.

Building and finishing the kit is not difficult. You can complete it in just a few days. What a great option for those who want to get started with rocketry without committing too much time and effort! The heights that you will reach with the Star Orbiter are very impressive and will give you a thrilling launch experience that you won't forget.

The Star Orbiter Model Rocket is a fantastic choice for anyone looking for an exciting and rewarding rocket launch experience. So don't miss out on this opportunity to launch your own rocket and watch it soar into the sky!

What You Need to Fly

Porta-Pad E Launch Pad and Pro Series II Launch Controller, Estes model rocket engines, starters and Pro Series II Recovery Wadding.
Six C 1.5V high quality AA alkaline batteries (sold separately)

Technical Specifications

  • Recommended Engines

E16-6, F15-8
  • Launch System

Pro Series II Launch Pad
  • Projected Max Altitude

1800 ft. (549 m)
  • Recovery System

18 in. (45.7 cm) Parachute
  • Length

45.2 in. (114.8 cm)
  • Diameter

1.64 in. (42 mm)
  • Weight

5.9 oz. (167.3 g)
  • Fin Material

Laser Cut Balsa Wood

Needed to Build (sold separately)

Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, epoxy, carpenter's glue, hobby knife, masking tape, clear tape, primer (white), paint (black, orange) and clear coat (optional).
Estes Pro Series II rocket kits are recommended for adults ages 18+ with adult supervision for those under 18, and rocketeers of all ages.

Customer Reviews

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Shane
Summary: Best rocket currently in my fleet. Can’t get enough

Summary: Best rocket currently in my fleet. Can’t get enough of flying it.
Pretty simple construction. The kit comes without a motor block, so you can use third-party motors longer than the ones Estes offers, even in a stock configuration.
When I outfitted mine with a Jolly Logic Altimeter Three, it clocked ~800ft on E16-4s and E16-6s, and close to 1300 ft on F15-4s and F15-6s. It always flew straight as an arrow, absolutely no roll at all. Flight prep and recovery are easy. Perfect performance on 8 flights.
Modifications to my airframe: Wood glue swapped out in favor of J-B Weld 24-hour epoxy rated to 5020 psi. Fins strengthened with thick printer paper tacked on with Gorilla brand aerosol glue. Aft launch lug epoxied to fin/body tube joint instead of solely to the body tube, forward launch lug moved to align correctly. Motor mount recessed so that the aft end of the body tube is flush with the end of the motor mount tube instead of the aft centering ring. Unpainted and un-decaled for test flights. Estes wadding swapped out for fireproof paper-based household insulation, commonly called “dog barf”.
Recommended modification: Swap the stock coupler out for a much longer one extending all the way to the forward centering ring of the installed motor mount. Mine suffered a compression failure along the spiral seam, just aft of the forward launch lug, and I’ve seen others whose rockets have had similar damage. Strengthening the tube with a longer coupler should prevent this.
Good design overall, this one will become a regular flyer at my launches.

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Tim Fritts
WHAT TO TAKE TO THE RANGE, MY Favorite Rocket

WHAT TO TAKE TO THE RANGE, MY Favorite Rocket
This one gets shoot at least rwo of three time every time I go out.I have two, one built as the kit came and the other I made a few changes.Updated the centering rings to wood and added a a piece of 750# Bonded Kevlar Shock Cord about 2x longer than the total length of the rocket and tried it around the motor mount and pulled up into the rocket body though a small hole drilled in the top wooden centering ring, tied an overhand note attached my rubber shock cord and upgraded the launch lugs to 3D Printed 1/4 inch Launch Lugs from Rocketry Works. Added a 18" Nylon parachute from Apogee Rockets which opens fast and packs very nice. Finally, I painted it black and white and added all the decals. Use Estes E16-6, F15-6 or push it with a Areotech F26FJ-9, F50T-9, G38FJ-7
This is a great high flier for all ages. Thanks

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Sine Nomine
This rocket is built to go high - really high.

This rocket is built to go high - really high. It's not a minimum diameter 29mm kit, but it's close. That means it will hit serious altitudes even with an E. My first flight was with a D12 (using a 29-24mm adapter) and it still made it past 500'. If you're planning on flying with composite motors, you will want to use epoxy and reinforce the fins with CA. You'll probably want a chute release too because you're going to be walking a long way to recover it.