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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"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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  • 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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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.

"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.

"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.

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