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Estes Tandem-X Flying Model Rocket Launch Set Orange, 30 inches

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  • The is quick and easy to assemble, This huge rocket, standing 30in tall, can reach heights over 650 feet with recovery on a colorful 18 inch preassembled parachute
  • The Crossfire can easily be built in about a day and features a totally streamlined shape with aerodynamic fins and nose cone. This bullet can reach Cloud busting heights up to 1, 200 feet
  • Estes model rocketry is recommended for ages 10 and up with adult supervision for those under 12. Recommended engines: a8-3 (first Flight), b4-4, b6-4, c6-5, c6-7
  • Tools, construction and finishing supplies sold separately. In order to launch, model rocket engines, starters and recovery wadding are required - sold separately
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001469 features: -recommended engines: a8-3 (first Flight), b4-4, b6-4, c6-5, c6-7, crossfire. -Includes: plastic fins, self-stick decals, 18 in. (46 cm) parachute recovery. -Crossfire includes: laser cut wood fins, self-stick decals, 12 in. (30. 5 cm) parachute recovery. Gender: -boy. Category: -early development toys. Minimum age requirement: -8 years and up. Generic dimensions: -Product weight: 2. 5 lbs. Dimensions: Overall height - top to bottom: -33. 6 inches. Overall Width - side to side: -1. 08 inches. Overall depth - front to back: -1. 08 inches. Overall product weight: -2. 5 pounds.


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.

Learn the basics of crafting model rockets with the 3-foot tall Amazon and 15 inch Crossfire. View larger.

Its launch system includes a stabilizing launch pad and push-button controller. View larger.

Blast Off to Extreme Heights

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.

An Introduction to Rocket Building

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.

Educational Fun

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.

Requires an Estes Engine

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.

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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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Reviewed in the United States on August 12, 2017
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Reviewed in the United States on December 26, 2018
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1.0 out of 5 stars They are stuffing different rocket boxes inside more expensive rockets!
By Rayven Holmes on December 26, 2018
If I could leave zero stars I would. This was the only thing my son asked for for Christmas. It arrived, we wrapped it, and he happily opened it up on Christmas morning. Well fast forward to this morning when he goes out to the garage to put it together. And guess what, he opens the box to find another box! Who knew when we bought this we were getting nesting boxes instead of rockets! He pulled out that box and saw it was a zombie rocket box. Which is strange because that's not what's supposed to be in the box. So he opens that one hoping to find his pieces, because maybe the person at the distribution center has a sense of humor. Who knows. So were the tandem rocket pieces inside this box? Nope. Sadness was inside. Seriously y'all tried to hustle people at Christmas?! Come on now.
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Reviewed in the United States on July 20, 2016
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Reviewed in the United States on December 27, 2018
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1.0 out of 5 stars Cheated
By D. Faoro on December 27, 2018
I ordered the Tandem X for my 8 year old and he was very excited to open the two rocket set on Christmas morning -- but there was another surprise. Upon opening the Tandem X box we discovered that there was another box inside, a box for a single Zombie rocket. VERY upset with this deception and for the disappointment my son had to experience.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Rockets great fun.
Reviewed in Canada on January 2, 2019
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice Set but not an all inclusive kit
Reviewed in Canada on August 11, 2019
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David B.
5.0 out of 5 stars A good beginner set
Reviewed in Canada on September 29, 2016
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great purchase for price
Reviewed in Canada on June 4, 2019
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3.0 out of 5 stars Rocket kit is great. Shipping was unacceptable
Reviewed in Canada on December 1, 2020
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