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Hi-Flier Model Rocket Kit -- Skill Level 1 -- #2178

Estes Rockets Hi-Flier Model Rocket Kit -- Skill Level 1 -- #2178
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Product Number:EST2178
Product Description

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.

Product 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
Product 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
What's Included
  • One model rocket kit
  • Decals
  • Detailed Instructions
Requirements & Suggestions

For Launching

For Assembly

  • Assembly
  • Sandpaper (tes8802)
  • Glue(tes4505c) (tes3501) or Cement (hlc107)
  • Hobby Knife (tes50627c)
  • Masking Tape (pacmt104)
  • Sanding Sealer (mid71-1) for fins
  • Paint
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
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Product Rankings
#4 in Home > Model Rockets  >  Rocket Kits  >  Level 1 Beta
#6 in Home > Model Rockets  >  Rocket Kits
#59 in Home > Model Rockets
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Great, Easy to Build
By MCO NTC Rockets November 2, 2012
Nice laser-cut fins, the only thing I found wrong with the rocket is that the cutout for the launch lug clear tube is slight off, meaning that the clear tube should either be placed closer to the nose cone, or like I did, sand off some of the fin to make it line up.
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Very Good Rocket
By henryvstone October 20, 2012
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).
Was this review helpful to you? 44 of 44 people found this review helpful
Gone Baby Gone!
By rbeard2 March 18, 2013
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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Bad instructions
By billyaday February 15, 2013
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 confussing. 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.
Was this review helpful to you? 42 of 42 people found this review helpful
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Product Tags
Fin Type : Wooden Fins (135)
Engine Mount : Standard (18mm) (132)
Rocket Height : 12'' to 18'' (42)
Recovery : Streamer (24)
Max Altitude : 1500-2000 ft (19)
Stages : Single Stage (213)
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