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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"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.

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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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"Estes Model Rocket Recovery Wadding"
Danny R. (Coleman,Tx)
I have used Estes Rocket Recovery Wadding for years and it has never failed me on protecting my parachutes and streamers. If you want a good tight fit then take 3 or 4 sheets of the wadding and lay them across the body tube. Take your finger and poke the sheets down until they clear the top rim. Then take a deep breathe while placing your mouth over the body tube like a blowgun blow hard until the wadding pops into place for a tight seal. Then you can put your recovery device in.

"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.

"Works very well"
I have used 3 packages of this in the past six months and have had no chute scorching issues. I use a couple more sheets than each estes rocket recommends.

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