What Is A Flying Model Rocket?

What Is A Flying Model Rocket?

Estes flying model rockets are safe activity kits made of lightweight materials such as paper tubing, balsa wood, and plastic. Fins attached to the body tube help provide guidance and stability. An engine mount assembly holds the engine in place during rocket flight in most models.

diagram of a model rocket

How Does a Model Rocket Work?

The Estes model rocket is propelled into the air safely by an electrically ignited model rocket engine. After its acceleration, the rocket continues upward emitting tracking smoke as it coasts. At the rocket’s peak altitude (also called apogee), a recovery device, such as a parachute or streamer, is deployed to return the rocket gently to earth. The rocket can then be prepared for another flight.



Are Model Rockets Safe?

Yes! Flying model rockets is actually safer than playing soccer or football! The key to safely flying model rockets is to follow the National Association of Rocketry (NAR) Model Rocket Safety Code


How Do I Start?

If you've never carried model rockets in your store, we recommend to keep things simple with our Starter and Launch Sets! Starter sets include everything needed to launch, including engines – all conveniently packaged in one box! Launch sets also come with everything needed minus the engines.

To make it easy, we've created a collection that includes some popular choices for starter/launch sets and all options can use the same engines, making things easier for you and your customers!

New Store Collection

Leave a comment
Your Email Address Will Not Be Published. Required Fields Are Marked *