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QCC Explorer Model Rocket Kit -- Skill Level 4 -- #3221

Estes Rockets QCC Explorer Model Rocket Kit -- Skill Level 4 -- #3221
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Product Description

This is the QCC Explorer Model Rocket Kit from Estes. Suitable for Ages 10 & Older with Adult Supervision for Those Under 12. Skill Level 4 Rocket Kit.

Product Features
  • Soars up to 1225ft (373m).
  • C, D & E engines.
  • Each simulated air intake/fin assembly is constructed fro 12 interlocking laser cut balsa pieces.
  • Plastic molded exhaust cone.
  • 18" parachute recovery.
  • One year warranty.
  • Detailed illustrated assembly and launching instructions.
Product Specifications
  • Skill level: 4
  • Length: 35" (88.9cm)
  • Diameter: 1.64" (42mm)
  • Weight: 5oz (141.2g)
  • Recovery System: 18" parachute
  • Projected Altitude: 1225ft (373m)
  • Estes Product Number: 3221
What's Included

One model rocket

Requirements & Suggestions
  • Assembly
  • Glue(tes4505c) (tes3501) or Cement (hlc107)
  • Finishing supplies
  • Igniters (est2302)(qus7024) (usually included with the engines)
  • Recovery Wadding (est302274)(qus7021)
  • Launch Controller (est302220)(qus7510)
  • Launch Pad (est302215)(qus7610)
  • *** If using E engines then you will need these 3 items instead of
  • the launch controller (est302220) & launch pad (est302215)
  • listed above
  • E launch controller (est2230)
  • Porta-Pad E launch pad (est2238)
  • 3/16" maxi rod (ESTT224)
  • Model Rocket Engine:
  • 4 AA batteries (FUGP7300) - for launch controller
  • Paint
Suggested Supplies view all
INSTA-CURE Gap Filling Cyanoacrylate 1oz -- Hobby CA Super Glue -- #107
INSTA-CURE Gap Filling Cyanoacrylate 1oz -- Hobby CA Super Glue -- #107
Plastic Cement Tube 5/8 oz
Plastic Cement Tube 5/8 oz
Wood Cement Extra Fast 5/8 oz
Wood Cement Extra Fast 5/8 oz
Sandpaper
Sandpaper
Product Rankings
#3 in Home > Model Rockets  >  Rocket Kits  >  Level 4
#28 in Home > Model Rockets  >  Rocket Kits
#141 in Home > Model Rockets
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Lots of Balsa, But Not Too Difficult
By MCO NTC Rockets November 5, 2012
The balsa is all very well cut, and would suggest sanding the edges of the fins to improve the aerodynamics, as well as the edges of the air intakes, preferably prior to attaching them to the body tube. I do not expect this rocket to go very high due to the weight and size, and especially the fact that the air intakes trap air in them and create drag. However, the rocket is really cool looking and was a fun build. I would suggest adding a second launch lug due to the height of this rocket.
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Cool Value!
By rbeard2 March 18, 2013
You want a project that will satisfy your OCD? This is it! Skill level 4 (and they mean it!) The design is great and the rocket goes together straight and true despite some very complicated construction around the ram-air intakes. Lots of potential to modify the finish and airfoil the various aerodynamic surfaces. Mine is nearing completion but I have seen several of these fly and they perform well. At almost 3 feet in length, this is a lot of rocket for the buck!
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Fun to build, great flier.
By C.S. October 11, 2012
The 48 laser cut balsa parts make this sound like a daunting build, but the intake assemblies are actually quite fun to build, once you've completed a few easier rockets. The parts fit together well, and the fin assemblies can be put together in an afternoon. It's a good idea to use a tiny bit of super glue along with a few dots of wood glue for this, since it gives you a good initial tack as well as the strength of a wood glue bond. Not only is this kit a joy to build, it's a wonderful flier, too. It delivers satisfying, not-quite-out-of-sight flights on Estes E9's, and really rips off the pad on an Aerotech E18-7W reload. I haven't tried a C11 in mine, but that would be a very low flight. I personally wouldn't fly it on anything smaller than a D12.
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Realy Nice Kit
By J.First April 1, 2013
This Rocket was Fun and Stimulating to Build Must have some patence building fin assembly,and again you can very the paint scheme if you want and have a GOOD LOOKING ROCKET,I'm Pleased With the way mine came out
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Product Tags
Fin Type : Wooden Fins (120)
Engine Mount : 24mm (Estes D, E) (59)
Rocket Height : 24'' to 36'' (53)
Recovery : Parachute (197)
Max Altitude : 1000-1500 ft (43)
Stages : Single Stage (186)
Manufacturer 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.
  • **** Must be 18 years old to purchase E engine.
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