Mercury Red Stone

This is the Mercury Red Stone Flying Model Rocket by Estes. Suitable for Ages 10 & Older with Adult Supervision for Those Under 12. Skill Level 3 Rocket Kit.

Estes Mercury Red Stone Level 3 Model Rocket Kit #1921
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 Estes Rockets # est1921
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Features :
  • Flights up to 200 feet (61m).
  • Laser cut fins.
  • Historical plastic parts set.
  • 15" parachute recovery.
  • Waterslide decals.
  • One year warranty.
  • Detailed assembly and launching instructions.
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Spotlight Review

 
"Red Stone re fit"
de727-07
A great build, you might want to paint the capsule and escape tower first. I retrofitted mine with a D engine. Great launch and flight.

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Features

  • Flights up to 200 feet (61m).
  • Laser cut fins.
  • Historical plastic parts set.
  • 15" parachute recovery.
  • Waterslide decals.
  • One year warranty.
  • Detailed assembly and launching instructions.

Specs

  • Skill Level: 3
  • Length: 28.6" (72.6cm)
  • Diameter: 2.05" (53mm)
  • Weight: 3.7oz (104.9g)
  • Recovery System: 15"parachute
  • Projected Altitude: 200ft (61m)

Includes

One model rocket


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Reviews

  
 
"24mm conversion a success!"
axonterminal
The good: Why settle for a mere 200' when you can possibly reach 2000'? I changed the stock Estes 18mm motor mount for a 24mm mount. The bad: Estes might need to work on their quality control a bit as the plastic pieces were warped and had to be bent to fit into place for cement. Also, the balsa fins were punched irregular and are horribly fragile. The fins need a lot of patience with filling the irregular gaps with wood filler, titebond slurry hardening and sanding. Patience is the key to this kit.

 
"Both entertaining and frustrating"
lt5150 (Denver, CO)
This rocket is a very good scale addition to one's fleet, and is a solid challenge at Skill Level 3. Most of the assembly is conventional Estes: the engine mount / engine hook assembly, and the typical shock cord mount. The nose of the bird, in this case the capsule is a bit more challenging. Sand and re-fit the parts to the Mercury capsule as much as necessary, it will pay off in the finish. The escape tower is tricky at best, but I've found that using straight pins on a cardboard building surface allows a jig to be setup to hold the parts as the plastic cement dries. Make sure and get good quality masking tape for painting, and you will have a beautiful rocket that Werner himself would be proud of!

 
"Awesome rocket"
mpompelia
The Mercury Redstone is not only fun to build but it provides an opportunity to learn about the origins of manned spaceflight. This is the prettiest rocket I've built and I just love the way it looks. It brings me back to my youth and watching our space program in the 1960s. I painted it to look like the Liberty Bell 7 and the decals are just great. I think you'll love it too. The escape tower can be a bit tedious to build but its not too bad if you take your time and read the instructions.

Comments

Due to small parts that could cause a choking hazard please kee away from children 3 years of age and younger.

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