> Model Rockets > Starter Sets > Launch Sets : Estes Tandem-X Model Rocket Starter Set est1469

Tandem-X Model Rocket Starter Set

This is the Tandem-X Flying Model Rocket Launch Set by Estes. Suitable for Ages 10 & Older w/Adult Supervision. Amazon is an E2X Skill Level Rocket Crossfire ISX is a Skill Level 1 Rocket

Estes Tandem-X Model Rocket Starter Set Easy To Assemble #1469
 (44)
 Estes Rockets # est1469
$28.09
ADD TO CART
WISH LIST
 
Retail $35.99  SAVE 22% !
Estes Rockets Item # est1469
Specifications :
  • CROSSFIRE ISX - AMAZON -
  • Length: 15.6" (39.6cm) Length: 33.6" (85.3cm)
  • Diameter: 0.98" (25mm) Diameter: 1.35" (34mm)
  • Weight: 1.4oz (39g) Weight: 3.4oz (96g)
  • Recovery: 12" Parachute Recovery: 18" Parachute
  • Max Altitude: 1150ft (350m) Max Altitude: 600ft (183m)
  • Estes Product Number: 1469
  IN STOCK
Trust 1000's of Reviews on Hobbylinc.com
Industry Leading Loyalty Program
Buy - Earn - Save
Website security verified by GoDaddy.
Easy, Quick and Hassle Free Returns for 30 Days
Sign-Up for Specials, Coupons, & More

Spotlight Review

 
"Tandem-X Simple Mod Upgrade to Amazon Rocket"
champfluff
The Crossfire ISX is a very nice rocket and the Amazon rocket in this kit is fine, but under powered. A simple upgrade is to purchase Estes Booster-55 Part no. 2257. The plastic fins should exchange, cut and peel off the black paper staging coupler on the booster. After removing the factory glue, scuff the plastic with course sandpaper and epoxy to the base of the Amazon tube and they are both black in color. Now you have a 24mm motor mount fin can in place of the 18mm motor mount fin can, but an 18mm motor adapter can still be used. Swap over the rubber shock cord for 150 inches of 80 lbs. stranded nylon fishing line and mount with epoxy. Add nose weight to compensate for the increase in engine mass, add extra wadding and your now C-11 ,or D-12 powered Amazon rocket will reach up to 1200 feet, surpassing Estes Top Shot, or Show Stopper. The launcher is adequate for the D motor mod, so record with video for better chance of recovery and have fun with this trick upgrade.

Member Gallery

(Pictures shared by our community)
View All Gallery Images  Add Yours Now
User uploaded imageUser uploaded imageUser uploaded imageUser uploaded imageUser uploaded imageUser uploaded imageUser uploaded imageUser uploaded imageUser uploaded imageUser uploaded imageUser uploaded imageUser uploaded imageUser uploaded imageUser uploaded imageUser uploaded imageUser uploaded imageUser uploaded imageUser uploaded imageUser uploaded imageUser uploaded image
← Swipe To View More →

You Might Also Like

← Swipe To View More →

Features

  • Two easy to assemble model rockets built with a cardboard body tubes and plastic cones.
  • Amazon has colored parts including plastic fins.
  • Crossfire ISX has laser cut balsa fins.
  • Depending on the engine of choice, the Amazon can fly up to 600 feet high and Crossfire an amazing 1150 feet high.
  • Pre-assembled plastic parachutes.
  • Illustrated assembly guide and detailed launching instructions.

Specs

  • CROSSFIRE ISX - AMAZON -
  • Length: 15.6" (39.6cm) Length: 33.6" (85.3cm)
  • Diameter: 0.98" (25mm) Diameter: 1.35" (34mm)
  • Weight: 1.4oz (39g) Weight: 3.4oz (96g)
  • Recovery: 12" Parachute Recovery: 18" Parachute
  • Max Altitude: 1150ft (350m) Max Altitude: 600ft (183m)
  • Estes Product Number: 1469

Includes

  • Two model rockets Two parachutes
  • One launch pad Safety cap with streamer
  • One launch controller Instructions, safety code & warranty

Requirements & Suggestions

← Swipe To View More →


Reviews

Write a Review  View All Reviews
 
"My first starter kit."
jasonpitman74
Great kit! with everything you need to get rocketing except glue paint motors and batteries. The Amazon was an awesome rocket and very easy to assemble. Loved the easy fit plastic parts , finally wore out the motor retainer but repaired it with super glue and left over plastic lugs after about 20 launches , great value. Good combination of a large and small rocket included with a launch pad and that is still going strong. Launcher failed after 30 flights due to safety not engaging , purchased another one for approxamately $7 on sale to keep the kit going.

 
"So much fun!!!!"
jmshelton01
We purchased this set last Christmas (2012), unfortunately it took us until October to finally get them built and boy were we missing out! I do have to say that you need to purchase some modeling glue and the recovery wadding. I am new at this and not realizing I needed these things held us up a bit. I have 4 boys (ages 10 and under). They loved putting the rockets together with their dad. We finally launched and it went perfect. We set it off 3x and had our neighbors watching from across the field. A week later we got them out again. I love to see the excitement on my kids faces as it launches and to see them run to recover the rocket. Buying more engines this Christmas!!! This brings me back to 8th grade science class - the first time I built my own rocket. Would definitely recommend!

 
"Tandem-X Launch Set is Excellent Choice!"
jeverson
How can you go wrong? For a beginner set, this is perfect! You receive a giant Amazon rocket that is super easy to assemble (to get your feet wet). Then, after building the Amazon, you can progress into building the Crossfire. The Crossfire is a wonderful rocket. Reliable and well designed and built. This is a great pair of rockets. Plus, you receive the launch set for future rockets in your fleet. Definitely recommend!

Comments

These rockets have been designed specifically for use only with Estes products. Use of these products with any other brand-name rocket product containing any defect or causing any damage may void the Estes warranty..

Others Also Ordererd

← Swipe To View More →
Savings - Selection - Service
All
All Hobbylinc
Models
Trains
Rockets
Supplies
Arts/Craft
Books
Diecast
FreeFlight
Science
Slotcar
Toys
Woodboat
Account
Share
Cart
tracker