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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Spotlight Review

 
"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).

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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
  • Model Rocket Glue (TES3501) or Cement (HLC107)
  • Hobby Knife
  • Masking Tape (PACMT104)
  • Sanding Sealer for fins
  • How to Paint a Model Rocket
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
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Reviews

  
 
"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!

 
"Went big and lost it"
Rocket_starship (Boonton, NJ)
I loved the ease of building this rocket. The fins went on without a hitch, the rest assembled very nicely. I launched it on a B6 to start and recovered it, however went for the C6 and it was out of sight. Going to try a heavier nose cone weight this time and hope to not lose it. Whoever found it in Point Harbor, NC, have a blast!

 
"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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