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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
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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
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"great deal"
tkotche (my backyard)
This is a great starter kit. The Amazon rocket is very easy to build and goes pretty high with the C6-5 engine. They should sell that rocket by itself (mine ended up in a tree). The Crossfire takes a little more time and skill to put together, but it goes really high for a small rocket (1250 feet with the C6-5). I set if off on a cloudy day and it disappeared; came down 2 minutes later about 150-200 yards away.

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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

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"Fantastic starter set"
Nakota1294
This is a perfect starter kit for the parent/kid team, it combines a super easy to build Amazon and a little higher skill level Cross-Fire. The Amazon is a plastic fin/motor mount module rocket while the Cross-Fire is a traditional cardboard tube rocket motor mount with balsa fins rocket. We ended with a slight kink to the Amazon due to the coupling being a little sloppy in joining the two sections of the rocket body together that wasn't realized until the glue had set up, the rocket still flies straight though so I haven't felt the need to correct this cosmetic issue (besides, I'm the only one who can see it). Both rockets fly good with the Cross-Fire being a fast mover and the Amazon launching like it has some mass and building steam. The launch pad that comes in this kit is a pretty sturdy unit and is impressive for the entry price to rocketry, it breaks down easily for transport and storage and makes accommodation to mount other guide wire diameters so you can launch mini's. The launch control we received with our kit was yellow but otherwise is the same as pictured, it has a safety key that my 5 y/o is unable to press and make the connection necessary to launch, as a result it takes both of us to launch a rocket (which is good). We have not had a failure to launch with this controller with one exception that was easily attributed to a faulty igniter.

 
"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 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.

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..

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