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Hi-Flier Model Rocket Kit

Keep an eye on this one! The Hi-Flier rocket is a high altitude rocket. It soars over 1600 ft. (488 m) and is recovered by a bright orange streamer.

Estes Hi-Flier Model Rocket Kit Skill Level 1 #2178
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Specifications :
  • Length: 12 in. (30.5 cm)
  • Diameter: 0.74 in. (18.8 mm)
  • Weight: 0.82 oz. (23.2 g)
  • Recovery: Streamer
  • Fins: Die cut balsa
  • Maximum Altitude: 1690 ft. (515 m)
  • Estes Product Number: 2178
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"Bad instructions"
billyaday
I purchased 40 of these for my group of boys. I pulled one out to make sure I knew what I was doing so I could teach them. I was able to figure it out on my own but when I looked at the instructions it was down right confusing. When I passed them out to the boys and their counselors and Dads more questions came up. Also the instructions tell you to cut out a measure tool one page 1. When you cut it out you cut out half of the instructions. Other than bad instructions, I think this should be a good rocket.

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Features

  • Flights up to 1500 feet (457m)
  • Laser cut wood fins
  • Self-stick decals
  • Streamer recovery
  • One year warranty
  • Detailed illustrated assembly and launching instructions

Specs

  • Length: 12 in. (30.5 cm)
  • Diameter: 0.74 in. (18.8 mm)
  • Weight: 0.82 oz. (23.2 g)
  • Recovery: Streamer
  • Fins: Die cut balsa
  • Maximum Altitude: 1690 ft. (515 m)
  • Estes Product Number: 2178

Includes

  • One model rocket kit
  • Decals
  • Detailed Instructions

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"Great rocket with well deserved name."
nate4531
This is a great, easy to build rocket. It was a simple build, but the paint job was the most difficult part, as everything, everything must be painted except for the decal on the side. She only flew once, but what a flight it was!! I loaded it up with an A8-5 and launched. only after I tried to see the rocket once the motor burned out did I realize just how dark it really was outside, and I never saw it after Apogee. other than the simple fact that it flies ridiculously high this is a great kit!

 
"Very Good Rocket"
henryvstone
This rocket is and excellent choice for beginners, because it is relatively easy to build as being very powerful. Pros: 1.) Runs on most common A-C engines. 2.) Easy to build. 3.) Goes very high. Cons: 1.) Wooden fins may fall of on landing (This can be repaired). 2.) Lots off small parts can go missing (Common in almost all model rocket kits).

 
"Gone Baby Gone!"
rbeard2 (Dayton, OH)
This is another great little kit from Estes that is aptly named! I lost the first one I built because I did not follow the recommended first flight A8-3 and used a C6-5 instead. WOW!! that thing was gone! I would estimate the altitude at 1800' and because the rocket is small, we lost it in a clear blue sky. So, I bought another and this time used a B6-4 and teaspoon of red marking chalk on top of the parachute. At apogee - POOF! a nice visible puff of red chalk helped us track it and the bird recovered great! *Tip* - add a few lead split-shots to the base of the nose cone to correct a mild wobble that is evident without it.

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