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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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"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.

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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)

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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!

 
"Buy a Couple"
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.

 
"GLITTER GLITTER GLITTER!!!!!!"
jflower72
THESE PUPPIES ARE A BLAST! I've had , must say, a few of these when I was younger. But no that I am all growed up I figgured it out ;) The thing to do .... paint it orange and cover it in glitter. Go out to the middle of a lake in January, launch .... search .... recover????? If not , go out on the ice at night with a flashlight. Provided it has not snown the glitter will , well, glitter. I haave lauched mine at least a dozen times with only minnor CA glue needed for a few cracked fins.

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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