Nike Apache - Estes

The Nike Apache sounding rocket at 1/12.45th scale. One of the most sought after Estes kits has returned on the market!

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The Nike Apache is another classic kit returned from the past. It is a scale kit of the Nike Apache sounding rocket of the Sixties, almost 1/12 scale, for A, B, C and Klima D9 motors.

While some "scale" kits are quite a challenge to build, the Nike Apache is not. It can be built by anyone with basic modelling skills and uses standard 18 mm motors either Estes or Klima. Just imagine the altitude it can reach witha Klima D9-5...

NOTE: thei rocket is SINGLE-STAGE ONLY!

The rocket requires standard building techniques, the fins are laser cut balsa and have to be glued on the body tube surface, the special transition part is molded plastic as it is the nose cone.

This rocket requires a launching pad with 3 mm launch rod like the Estes Porta Pad II, the Estes Astron Launch Pad or the Klima Launch Pad, and an electric launch controller as the Estes Electron Beam, the Estes Astron Launch Controller or the Klima Launch Controller.

The kit includes:

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

To assemble the rocket you need (not included):

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

To launch your rocket you need (not included):

  • Launch pad with 3 mm rod
  • Launch controller
  • Engines (see Recommended engine list)
  • Wadding or protective sheets for parachutes

WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD IT: Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, carpenter’s glue, plastic cement, hobby knife, masking tape, primer, paint. (Tools, construction and finishing supplies not included.)

WHAT YOU NEED TO LAUNCH IT (sold separately): Estes Porta-Pad II Launch Pad or Klima Launch Pad with 5 mm launch rod, Estes Electron Beam Launch Controller or Klima Launch Controller, model rocket engines, starters and recovery wadding.
Four 1.5V high quality AA alkaline batteries are also required for launch controller (not included).

Data sheet

58,4 cm
34 mm
51 gr
Motor mount
18 mm
30 cm plastic parachute
Launch pad
3 mm launch rod
Recommended Engines
Estes A8-3, B4-4, B6-4, C6-5, C6-7 - Klima A6-4, B4-4, C6-5, C6-7, D9-7