Item Number: EST1755
The Very Versatile Viking is everyone’s favorite research rocket to use with classroom investigations. This rocket has 48 possible fin configurations that can be used for it. Students can hypothesize how their fin arrangement will affect the rocket’s flight then put it to the test by launching it. The Viking is the perfect, low cost rocket for slim budgets.
The Viking can be built with three, four or five fins in 48 possible arrangements. This makes it perfect to use for comparison studies in aerodynamics. In fact, the Viking is so popular there’s even a GEMS book written for it. No matter how you place the fins, this unique, adjustable rocket offers the ultimate in high performance model rocket flight!
This easy-to-build, Intermediate kit includes a molded nose cone, a single piece body tube, card stock fins and self-stick decals. It’s another friction fit, standard engine rocket that requires simple painting. The Viking can reach amazing launch heights over 1,600 feet and will drift back to earth on a bright streamer.
Intermediate Skill Level 1
INCLUDES: Twelve Viking flying model rocket kits
WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, carpenter’s glue, plastic cement, hobby knife, masking tape, clear tape, primer (white), paint (green, yellow) and clear coat (optional). (Tools, construction and finishing supplies not included.)
WHAT YOU NEED TO LAUNCH (sold separately): Estes Porta-Pad II Launch Pad and Electron Beam Launch Controller, Estes model rocket engines, starters and recovery wadding. Four 1.5V high quality AA alkaline batteries are also required for launch controller (not included).
COMMENTS: Due to small parts that could cause a choking hazard please keep away from children 3 years of age and younger
For your safety and enjoyment, always follow the NAR Model Rocketry Safety Code while participating in any model rocketry activities