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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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"Wow! This thing goes!!"
Bryan L (Utah)
Great little rocket from Estes. This rocket really goes. We had 4 or 5 successful launches before getting brave with a C6-5 engine. With the lower engines, this rocket shot up true and straight and was easily recoverable. The power of the C6-5 engine caused the rocket to wobble, despite the included clay, and the rocket did not fly true and ended up on the other side of some houses. I never thought these houses were reachable, but nonetheless, never saw the rocket again. This rocket lives up to its name, and had no problem reaching some great altitudes. Another note, I was not crazy about the streamer recovery at first, but since this rocket is so light the streamer actually works fine. The assembly was quick, but painting takes some patience. I passed on the white/grey stripes on wings. All in all, I plan on grabbing another one of these! This rocket is too fun to not include in your arsenal. Next time, I will try the adapter and give it a go with some mini motors like the A10-3T

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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

Requirements & Suggestions

For How To Launch a Model Rocket

For How To Build a Model Rocket

  • How To Build a Model Rocket
  • Sandpaper (tes8802)
  • Model Rocket Glue (tes3501) or Cement (hlc107)
  • Hobby Knife (tes50627c)
  • Masking Tape (pacmt104)
  • Sanding Sealer for fins
  • How to Paint a Model Rocket
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
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"Tip for Painting"
copyme101 (Boston)
Instead of trying to paint the silver triangles on the fins I used silver Monokote. Just cut the triangles and iron on.

 
"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.

 
"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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