Model Rocket Recovery Wadding

Flame resistant wadding to protect your recovery system. Required in most model rockets.

Estes Model Rocket Recovery Wadding #302274
 Estes Rockets # est302274
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  • Estes Product Number: 302274
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Rocketman (Lebanon)
It gets the job done but I wouldn't say it is the best wadding around. It is a pain to put it in the rocket but it does work I launched my rocket 2 times with this.

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  • Flame resistant recovery wadding protects the recovery system and is necessary to launch model rockets
  • Wadding is absolutely necessary to launch model rockets
  • Includes enough sheets for approximately 18 to 25 flights
  • Package includes recommendations for the number of sheets to use for what size body tube


  • Estes Product Number: 302274


  • Contains 75 sheets of wadding, enough for about 18-25 flights

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"Excellent recovery wadding for smaller rockets"
TXRJPilot (Texas)
This is an essential component for a successful launch of smaller diameter (1 in. BT-50 or smaller) rockets. Use the recommended number of sheets, and it will protect your recovery system from the hot ejection charge gasses. For larger diameter (1 in. BT-55 and bigger) rockets, I recommend Quest recovery wadding (Item # QUS7021), which is larger and stiffer than Estes wadding, and works better in the bigger birds.

"It does it's job... usually"
Estes recovery wadding looks and feels like Toilet paper. It protects the parachute etc. from the hot ejection gases produced by an ejection charge. In my experience, this is often too thin, and quite a bit must be used to get a good result. I would recommend Quest Recovery wadding which is is pre-cut into about 6 squares (a good size for most rockets) and is thicker, and crumples better to fill a body tube. It is much better in my opinion.

"right price and no scorch"
settled on four sheets. good fit and no blow by.easy to use. seems to work best in 13/4 in tubes.

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