Astrobee D Kit

Aerotech Astrobee D Kit
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This is the Astrobee D Model Rocket Kit from Aerotech.

Recommended for Ages 16 and Over with Adult Supervision.

Product Features
  • Designed for "F" through "G" composite hobby rocket motors.
  • Fantastic detailing.
  • Includes blueprint.
  • Precision crafted fins.
  • Fin-Lok fin mounting system.
  • Integrated load distribution structure.
  • Sturdy pre-slotted body tube.
  • Adapters permit use of various size and type Aerotech motors.
  • Motor retention system for quick and easy motor change.
  • Labyrinth ejection gas cooling system.
  • Tangle free shock cord mounting structure.
  • High strength elastic shock cord.
  • Pre-assembled fabric parachute.
  • Molded nose cone.
  • Large colorful adhesive decals.
  • Box converts to a rocket assembly and display cradle.
  • Complete illustrated instructions.
Product Specifications
  • Length: 69"
  • Diameter: 2.6"
  • Aerotech Product Number: 89015
What's Included
  • One Astrobee D Model Rocket Kit.
Requirements & Suggestions
  • Assembly
  • Motor
  • Adult Supervision
  • CA Glue
  • Red and White Spray Paints
  • Sandpaper (tes8802)
  • Hobby Knife (tes50627c)
  • Standard Screwdriver
  • Phillips Screwdriver
  • 12 Volt Battery
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Product Rankings
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#309 in Home > Model Rockets
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This rocket will blow you away!
By jwjohnwaller0406 September 15, 2014
This is by far the most beautiful rocket in the Aerotech line up! The one thing that I completely regret is not following the instructions when they call for you to paint the various parts of the rocket along with the different sections of the upper and lower body tubes. I got impatient and assembled the entire rocket and I've been beating myself up about it ever since. It's very difficult to mask of where need be after the rocket is completed. I just got impatient I guess and I didn't want anybody else to follow suit. This kit gives you a lot more in depth instructions than other Aerotech kits in that it includes the scale drawings with exact measurements on the included parts and decals. Other than my painting errors, this kits is very easy to assemble otherwise. This rocket has a decent sized payload bay that I plan on mounting a camera in. I found a certain keychain had video camera that can be taken apart and repurposed for a pretty exciting view of the sky on it's way up. Or put whatever else you want to inside there. It gives you a paint scheme that obviously looks great but I chose to go with my own choice of colors. I used a satin almond on the fins and nose cone that I thought went better with colors they picked. I of course used epoxy on the fins and motor mount assembly because I planned on flying the highest impulse motors I could in this bird and CA just isn't gunna cut it by itself. It's good for initial gluing but it's safer on these bigger kits to use at least a 15 minute epoxy on over top of the support structure. I have no doubt in my mind that you will not be disappointed by the quality of parts and the fruits of your labor when you get this bird out in the flying field. It's a head turner in every possible way. Good luck and fly safe!
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Fun build!
By tank1984714 October 10, 2014
Another great kit from Aerotech. The Astrobee D is a little more of a challenge compared to the other Aerotech kits. I only say that because you have to cut a few pieces of plastic trim yourself, but It just adds to the fun of the build. Absolutely worth adding to your collection!
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I Love This Rocket!
By FinBurner October 4, 2014
Once built, this is an impressive rocket! It is very easy to build and the instructions are very clear. My only complaint is that the body tube spirals are pretty deep and take more work than most to fill.
Was this review helpful to you? 16 of 16 people liked this
Top of the line.
By sumthin00 April 5, 2015
Very nice kit. carefully watch placement of the antennas and the silver decorative rail guide ( Launch configuration) and also the decals, as the instructions are not very clear on that. I use springs from the local ace hardware, as antennas. No fear of them breaking and it looks awesome on the pad .
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Product Tags
Fin Type : Plastic Fins (69)
Engine Mount : 29mm (ARO F, G) (26)
Rocket Height : Over 36'' (47)
Recovery : Parachute (196)
Stages : Single Stage (185)
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