The Estes Yankee is an exciting Skill Level 1rocket kit that knows how to rip up the skies! When flown with powerful Estes rocket engines, this ultra trim missile screams to amazing heights over 1,800 feet! After a cloud topping flight, the Yankee returns safely with a neon orange streamer. Within minutes after landing, it's ready for another high altitude launch!
The Yankee stands 11 inches (27.9 cm) tall and features a one piece body tube, laser cut balsa fins, conical shaped nose cone and colorful red and white, All-American looking self-stick decals. Just follow the suggested paint scheme and your Yankee will really stand out on the launch pad or on your shelf. Be patriotic, get a Yankee and add it to your collection today!
Pretty straight forward build, but the tube and fins can be difficult for large hands or for beginners. The thin fins don't have a lot of gluing surface, and required a long holding time before they would set with out sliding. Would definitely consider the fin gluing rig for this rocket. Also, the fins are not die cut - had to trace the paper pattern onto the balsa wood and cut each out on own. Not a huge deal, but I was building it with my 7 year old son who wanted to help with each step, and I wasn't quite ready to let him use the knife yet! May have gone with a different rocket if I had known this about the fins. This rocket flies HIGH as advertised - definitely stick to A or B engines unless you have a very large area to launch at, and if you use a C engine take the advice of other and replace the orange streamer with a reflective mylar streamer.
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