Estes Shuttle - Estes



Large flying rocket with a glider capable of long flights, suitable for D and E engines. An Estes private version of a Space Shuttle, full of parts to assemble.

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Length59 mm
Diameter66 mm
Weight269 gr
Wingspan22.6 cm
Motor mount24 mm
Recovery60 cm plastic parachute
Launch pad5 mm
Recommended EnginesEstes: D12-3 - Aerotech Single Use: E15-4W - Aerotech RMS: D12-4T, E11-3J, E18-4W, F12-5J

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The Estes Shuttle is the way Estes imagine a possible Space Shuttle of the future. The shape is reminiscent of the Space Shuttle that we all know but the Orbiter is decidedly more modern and streamlined, and other boosters (not working) have been added under the main tank .

Building this model will be a real treat for fans of assembly. It contains such a large number of parts to assemble, just think that the Orbiter is made of ribs and spars like a typical model aircraft.

The kit includes even a screw motor retainer, identical to one sold separately.

The flight resembles that of the real Shuttle: the rocket lifts-off under the power of its engine and when it comes to the apogee the Orbiter comes off and glides back to Earth like a glider, while the main body of the rocket returns to Earth with his parachute (included). To fly this rocket you need at least one Estes D12 engine.

This rocket requires a launching pad with 5mm launch rod like the Estes Porta Pad II or Estes E-Launch pad, and an electric launch controller as the Estes E-Launch Controller or Estes Electron Beam Launch Controller .

If you want to use this rocket with Aerotech motors, you will need a 12-volt launch controller as the Estes PS II Launch Controller or the Aerotech Interlock Controller.

The kit includes:

  • Every part needed to build the rocket model (tubes, rings, plastic parts, etc.)
  • Water decals
  • Pre-assembled plastic parachutes
  • Detailed instructions

To assemble the rocket you need (not included):

Hobby knife, scissors, tweezers, ruler, pencil, aliphatic glue, plastic cement, permanent spray glue, cyanoacrylate glue, masking tape, transparent adhesive tape, fine sandpaper, spray paints

To launch your rocket you need (not included):

  • 5 mm launch rod
  • Launch pad suitable for 5 mm rods
  • Launch controller
  • Engines (see Recommended engine list)
  • Wadding or protective sheets for parachutes