ESTES 1469 Tandem-X 2 Model Rocket Kits
Skill Level E2X
Two is better than one! This exceptional rocket set features a pair of extreme, high performance rockets and a launch system.
The Beginner level Amazon is as imposing as the name sounds. This giant stands almost 30 inches tall and is quick and easy to build! A black body tube, precolored plastic nose cone and fins and a tiger striped self-stick decals make building this rocket easy to do in about an hour. When flown on our Estes standard model rocket engines, this huge rocket can reach heights over 650 feet.
The Crossfire ISX is an Intermediate level 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 model rocket engines, this bullet can reach cloud busting heights up 1,150 feet. A 12 inch parachute returns the Crossfire back to earth to launch again and again.
LAUNCH SYSTEM includes Estes Porta-Pad II Launch Pad and Electron Beam Launch Controller.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD:
- Amazon: Scissors, fine sandpaper, carpenter’s glue, plastic cement, hobby knife and masking tape. (Tools, construction and finishing supplies not included.)
- Crossfire ISX: Scissors, fine sandpaper, carpenter’s glue, plastic cement, hobby knife, masking tape, primer (white) and paint (gloss red, white). (Tools, construction and finishing supplies not included.)
WHAT YOU NEED TO LAUNCH (sold separately): Estes model rocket engines, starters and recovery wadding. Four 1.5V high quality AA alkaline batteries are also required for launch controller (not included).
- Recommended Engines
- Amazon : B4-2, B4-4, B6-2, B6-4, C6-3, C6-5
- Crossfire ISX : A8-3, B4-4, B6-4, C6-5, C6-7
- Projected Max Altitude
- Amazon : 600 ft. (183 m)
- Crossfire ISX : 1150 ft. (350 m)
- Recovery System
- Amazon : 18 in. (45.7 cm) Parachute
- Crossfire ISX : 12 in. (30.5 cm) Parachute
- Amazon : 29.4 in. (74.7 cm)
- Crossfire ISX : 15.6 in. (39.6 cm)
- Amazon : 1.33 in. (34 mm)
- Crossfire ISX : 0.98 in. (25 mm)
- Estimated Weight
- Amazon : 3 oz. (85 g)
- Crossfire ISX : 1.3 oz. (37 g)
- Estimated Assembly Time
- Amazon : 1 Hour (painting and glue drying time not included)
- Crossfire ISX : 1 Hour (painting and glue drying time not included)
- Fin Materials
- Amazon : Plastic
- Crossfire ISX : Laser cut wood
- Decal Type
- Amazon : Self-stick
- Crossfire ISX : Self-stick
- Launch System
- Amazon : Includes Porta-Pad II and Electron Beam Launch Controller
- Crossfire ISX : Includes Porta-Pad II and Electron Beam Launch Controller
- Launch Rod Size
- Amazon : 1/8"
- Crossfire ISX : 1/8"
- Age Recommendation: Estes model rocketry is recommended for boys and girls ages 10+ with adult supervision for those under 12, and rocketeers of all ages.