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Mini Mosquito Model Rocket Kit

This is the Mini Mosquito Rocket Kit from Estes. Suitable for Ages 10 & Older with Adult Supervision for Those Under 12. Skill Level 1 Rocket Kit.

Estes Mini Mosquito Model Rocket Kit Skill Level 1 #1345
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Specifications :
  • Skill level: 1
  • Length: 3.8" (9.6cm)
  • Diameter: .54" (14mm)
  • Weight: .11 oz. (3.1g)
  • Recovery System: Tumble
  • Projected Altitude: 800ft (244m)
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FinBurner (Brandonbacn@outlook.com)
I've built 3 of these - they are sometimes hard to find when they land. I recommend using Day-Glo orange paint to help it stand out from the grass when it lands. PROS: Cheap, easy to build, tumble recovery means it doesn't travel far from where you launch it. CONS: It's so small it is hard to track when it is flying and find after it lands.

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Features

  • Flies 800 feet (244m).
  • Tumble recovery.
  • Laser cut wood fins.
  • Waterslide decals.
  • One year warranty.
  • Detailed illustrated assembly and launch instructions.

Specs

  • Skill level: 1
  • Length: 3.8" (9.6cm)
  • Diameter: .54" (14mm)
  • Weight: .11 oz. (3.1g)
  • Recovery System: Tumble
  • Projected Altitude: 800ft (244m)

Includes

One model rocket


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"easy to lose!"
acid_filled_paintball
I have owned a number of these over the years and I will say the new laser cut fins makes it easier to build. Now going back to my title of easy to lose is very true. This little rocket can get high and fast, which if you lose track of it for one second you might be walking around the field for awhile until you give up. Great classic!

 
"Little rocket provides big flights with mini engines - for pocket change!"
wwwilliam (Salt Lake City, UT)
The Mosquito was historically the cheapest rocket kit in the Estes catalog. This is a relief to many a rocketeer as the model has a nasty tendency to disappear into oblivion when flown. If this happens to you, simply look under your couch cushions or car seats and you’ll probably find enough loose change to buy another one. As other reviewers have mentioned, fluorescent orange is by far the best color to paint this rocket for any hopes of getting it back after a launch. Use a white under-coat first, and the fluorescent paint will be nice and bright. I’d suggest adding a coat of glossy lacquer on top of this to make it shine. Three coats of paint sounds like a lot, but even with the extra weight, this lightweight still gets up there. Fly it in the morning or late afternoon (low sun) with a clear, blue sky and you can track it all the way to apogee (if your eyes are good) even on an A10 motor. I’ve caught mine in my hand a few times at the conclusion of such a blue-sky flight, so it is definitely possible to track this aptly-named pipsqueak under the right conditions. Throw in some clouds and all bets are off. Sure, it’s a no-brainer to build and fly but taking it home after the launch is the challenge. You can’t go wrong with this classic.

 
"Classic first kit"
wallyum (Ft. Thomas, KY)
When my neighborhood got interested in rocketry in 1977, three of the eight rockets that we took to NKU as first time fliers were Mosquitos. As I remember, all were recovered, but 1977 was a long time ago. Thirty-six years later, after buying countless Mosquito kits to be used as belly tanks for my fleet of Centuri Mach 10 clones, I finally built a Mosquito as it was intended to be built, and I'm looking forward to my first flight. The Mosquito has a reputation as a fire and forget rocket, but I think a lot of that comes from A3 and A10 flights. This is a perfect rocket for the 1/4A3-3T engine on a small field. Paint it using bright colors just to make it that much more visible and pay attention to the launch and you should have no trouble running through a pack of four motors with the same rocket.

Comments

  • Due to small parts that could cause a choking hazard please kee away from children 3 years of age and younger.
  • For your safety and enjoyment, always follow the NAR Model Rocketr Safety Code while participating in any model rocketry activities.

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