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Estes Tandem-X Flying Model Rocket Launch Set | We Luv Toyz

Estes Tandem-X Flying Model Rocket Launch Set

September 11, 2016 - Comment

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!

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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.

callout top with logo 1469 Tandem-X Launch Set At a Glance: Age Requirements:
10 and up; adult supervision needed for children under 12

Assembly Requirements: Estes rocket engines for flight, and 4 AA batteries for launch controller (all sold separately)

Warranty: One-year warranty against manufacturer defects callout bottom Estes 1469 Tandem-X Launch Set Product Shot Learn the basics of crafting model rockets with the 3-foot tall Amazon and 15 inch Crossfire. View larger. Estes 1469 Tandem-X Launch Set Product Shot 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.

What’s in the Box

Estes 1469 Tandem-X Launch Set with Amazon rocket kit, Crossfire ISX rocket kit, two plastic parachutes, launch pad, and push-button launch controller.

Product Features

  • The Amazon 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
  • Tools, construction and finishing supplies sold separately. In order to launch, model rocket engines, starters and recovery wadding are required – sold separately

Comments

Tom L says:

Excellent Starter Kit for New Rocketeers These are the first rockets I have purchased as an adult (I had one as a kid…..over 25 years ago), and I love them. This kit was nice for 2 reasons – it came with its own launcher, and there are 2 different levels of rockets to build. The taller “Amazon” rocket was much easier to build and took me around an hour or so to build (with the help of my 5 year old). The smaller one took a bit longer (plus the time needed to wait for the paint to dry). 

E. Reyes says:

Great model rocketry starter kit If you are interested in model rocketry, this is definitely the right place to start. This kit includes everything you need to send you rocket to the heavens, such as a complete launch pad system with launch controller, and two different rockets. The only things you have to supply are plastic cement, white glue, and the engines, which you can purchase at most hobby shops or sometimes your local WalMart. The best part of this kit is the fact that the rockets are two different skill levels so…

JDR says:

Great Starter Set I bought this starter set for me and my two boys (Ages 7 & 4) to build together and launch. The Amazon was quite easy to build, with only some plastic cement, sandpaper, and a hobby knife needed – everything else is included. Some of the parts (threading the parachute and shock cord) are a little hard for small children to handle, but they can certainly participate in the gluing and applying the plastic cement and labels. I haven’t tried the Crossfire yet, but I do know it will be a little…

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