Based on rumored 1950s secret project to counter the “flying saucer threat.” The Estes Star Hopper is a no-glue, no-paint Beginner-Level kit that you can build and launch up to 400 feet all in the same day. Features detail-molded plastic parts, atomic-age styling, and a 18-inch streamer for recovery.
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Highly loved by rocketeers, this scale-like surface-to-surface missile is prepared to be kicked off the launch pad. When powered by an E12-6 you can expect around 1,400 feet of HIGH altitude. An advanced build, the Honest John looks great in the air or displayed on a shelf. But be aware, this loved kit gets admired by all.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, epoxy, carpenter’s glue, hobby knife, masking tape, primer (white) and paint (black, red, white). (Tools, construction and finishing supplies not included.)
WHAT YOU NEED TO LAUNCH (sold separately): Estes Porta-Pad II Launch Pad and E 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).