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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
X-tra value is what you get with the Tandem-X two rocket Launch Set. The Amazon is a huge rocket standing nearly 3 feet tall yet it's from our E2X Series and easy to assemble! The Crossfire ISX is a Skill Level 1 kit that soars to 1150 feet and both launch on standard Estes engines! LAUNCH SYSTEM INCLUDED Skill Level 1 - Crossfire ISX The Crossfire ISX is a Skill Level 1 kit that can easily be built in about a day. This rocket features a totally streamlined shape with aerodynamic fins and nose cone. It stands 15.6 inches tall. When launched with powerful Estes standard engines, this bullet can reach cloud busting heights up to 1,200 feet. A preassembled 12 inch parachute returns the Crossfire back to earth to launch again and again.
Blast model rockets to amazing heights with the Estes Tandem-X Launch Set. An ideal introduction to rocket building, this set contains two rocket kits: the Amazon and the Crossfire ISX. It also comes with a launch pad for easy launching, plus two plastic parachutes that ensure a gentle descent to the ground. Whether you're a new rocketeer or a seasoned veteran of the skies, the Tandem-X is sure to deliver plenty of high-altitude thrills.
With two rocket kits, the Tandem-X Launch Set offers two unique launching experiences. The aptly-named Amazon is the bigger of the two rockets: it towers at almost three feet tall and features a fearsome tiger-stripe decal. When flown with a standard Estes engine, the Amazon can soar to heights of 600 feet.
The Crossfire is a smaller craft, standing just a little over 15 inches tall. In spite of its size, this little rocket can blast off to seriously impressive altitudes. Thanks to its aerodynamic fins and nose cone, the Crossfire can reach cloud-bursting heights of 1,150 feet. Both rockets are outfitted with colorful, preassembled parachutes, which ensure they can float gently back to Earth for another flight.
The Tandem-X Launch offers just the right amount of challenge for novice rocket builders. The Amazon is an E2X (easy-to-assemble) rocket, and requires no paint or special tools for assembly. It can be built in less than an hour: simply glue the plastic fins to the tube, install the engine, and attach the parachute. Finish the rocket off with a few self-stick decals, and you're ready to launch.
Once builders have mastered the basics, they can move on to the more advanced Skill Level 1 Crossfire. With its plastic nose cone and laser-cut balsa fins, the Crossfire requires a little more finesse. Assembling the rocket can take an entire afternoon, but it's a rewarding and educational process. Builders will learn several beginner-level rocket techniques, such as painting and sanding. Estes has also included an illustrated, step-by-step instruction guide to help keep the assembly fun, smooth, and frustration-free.
In addition to the thrills it provides, the Tandem-X also has significant educational value. The set transforms kids into amateur rocket scientists, encouraging them to think about how the rockets work. Rocket building teaches kids the basics of propulsion, flight, and aerodynamics, and can help foster an early interest in science and engineering. Even failed launches can turn into a learning experience.
Both rockets require a specialized Estes engine to launch. For the Amazon, Estes recommends a B4-2 engine for your first flight. The rocket is also compatible with other Estes engines, including the B4-4, B6-2, B6-4, C6-3, and C6-5. For the Crossfire, Estes recommends the A8-3 for first flight, and the B4-4, B6-4, C6-5, and C6-7 for more advanced launching.
Estes 1469 Tandem-X Launch Set with Amazon rocket kit, Crossfire ISX rocket kit, two plastic parachutes, launch pad, and push-button launch controller.
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I used to buy Estes rockets as a kid and I know how to put these together; but this kits directions did not explain nearly anything! Read more
Good equipment. I took off the launch button and wired it direct to a battery to get it to work.Published 5 days ago by Brett
A ton of fun launching these babies. However, the ignition design is crap: it uses a 9V battery, which simply can't develop sufficient current to ignite the motors (also made by... Read morePublished 6 days ago by BD
This was the highlight of my son's summer! Build rockets and be able to launch them! MPublished 8 days ago by Jackie Steffes
The two rockets offer meaningful and fun differences with respect to build and launch experiences. The platform and ignition system have been dependable for us.Published 9 days ago by Robert J Morgan
We have still not been able to get this to work. if there are an suggestions, that would be great!!!Published 11 days ago by Laura
Very disappointed because the launch system pictured is not the launch system that comes in the package. I returned mine... Waste of timePublished 12 days ago by Matthew Cygielnik
Excellent in every way!!! Excellent deal if you went to the store you'd pay 2or 3 times more buy these me and my son have fun with the.mPublished 14 days ago by Steven Seda