Estes Black Brant II Advanced Model RocketSKU: M402846 7243
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Guess who’s back! After 20 years in hiatus, the Black Brant II kit is rejoining the Estes line! The beloved Brant is sporting the same classic design from the 90s, however it’s now reproduced with laser cut wood fins and plastic toothpicks. Fun to build and exhilarating to fly, this rocket is one of the highest flying model rockets in the Estes scale collection.
The Black Brant family of sounding rockets was made in Canada in the late 50s. More than a half century later, highly reliable Black Brant rockets are still carrying scientific payloads to high altitude. Second in the series, the 28 foot long rocket first flew in 1960. It was eventually succeeded by the smaller but more powerful Black Brant III.
A stunning model, the Estes Black Brant II is a 1:13 scale replica of one of the earliest in the group. Standing nearly 25" tall, this impressive rocket is loaded with scale details. Finish your rocket with detailed waterslide decals and an 18" parachute for gentle recoveries. Use the recommended D12-7 (sold separately) to reach heights of 1300 feet. Build and fly your Black Brant II today!
Recommended Engines: C11-3, D12-5, D12-7
Projected Max Altitude: 1300' (396 m)
Recovery System: 18" (45.7 cm) Parachute
Length: 24.9" (63.2 cm)
Diameter: 1.33" (34 mm)
Estimated Weight: 3 oz. (85 g)
Estimated Assembly Time: 4 Hours (painting and glue drying time not included)
Fin Materials: Laser cut wood
Decal Type: Waterslide
Launch System: Porta-Pad II and E Launch Controller
Launch Rod Size: 3/16" Maxi Rod (Sold Separately)
Age Recommendation: Estes model rocketry is recommended for boys and girls ages 10+ with adult supervision for those under 12, and rocketeers of all ages.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, carpenter’s glue, plastic cement, hobby knife, masking tape, primer (white) and paint (black, 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 (sold separately).
What's in the box
Body tube, nose cone, laser cut wood fins, decals and 18" parachute.