Deluxe extras! Our Deluxe Tandem-X kit comes with 6 rocket motors, batteries and wadding included on top of the standard set!

Tandem X starter launch set Estes model rocket kit (no motors option)

D-ES1469
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Description

The Tandem X starter set from Estes.  As it contains 2 rockets you get twice as much fun! This is a great choice for entry into model rocketry with lots of learning, and plenty of fun.

This is the basic Tandem-X starter set that does not come with rocket motors, wadding or batteries. We also sell the Deluxe kit that offers great value including 6 motors, wadding and batteries click here.

The set includes:

  1x Amazon rocket
  1x Crossfire rocket
  1x Estes Porta-Pad II launch pad
  1x Estes Electron Beam II launch controller with batteries (included)

The Beginner level Amazon is as imposing as the name sounds. This giant stands 76cm tall and is quick and easy to build! A black body tube, precolored plastic nose cone and fins and a tiger striped self-stick decals make building this rocket easy to do in about an hour. 

The Crossfire ISX is an intermediate level kit that can easily be built in about a day. This rocket features a totally streamlined shape with aerodynamic fins and nose cone. It stands 40cm tall. A 30.5cm (12") parachute returns the Crossfire back to earth to launch again and again.

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

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

Here are some links to helpful building supplies if you need them.
Plastic cement small tube: Click here
Small wood glue: Click here
10 sheets sand paper: Click here

Recommended engines Crossfire ISX:

1/2A6-2
A6-4
A8-3
B4-2
B4-4
B6-2
B6-4
B6-6
C6-3
C6-5

Recommended engines Amazon:

B4-2
B4-4
B6-2
B6-4
C6-3
C6-5

Note: Model rocketry is recommended for ages 10 and up with adult supervision for those under 12. Unless otherwise specified, all models require assembly. Tools, construction and finishing supplies sold separately. In order to launch, a launch system, model rocket engines, igniters and recovery wadding are required - sold separately-unless otherwise specified.

Product specifications

Age recommendation
10+ with adult supervision or 12+
Altitude on max suggested motor
350m
Battery type
4x AA
Brand
Estes
Condition
new
Construction skill
Beginner set
Diameter
34mm
Ground support equipment
Controller and Pad included
GTIN
0047776014695
Length
747mm
Maximum suggested motor
C6-5
Minimum suggested motor
A8-3
Motor mount
18mm
MPN
D-ES1469
Product options
Tandem X - Standard no motors
Recovery
18" 457mm Estes Parachute
Weight
85g
Type
Model rocket starter set
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Manuals / PDF's

Tandem X Building Instructions Manual (Tandem_X_Building_Instructions_Manual.pdf, 9,419 Kb) [Download]

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Items without rocket motors
£7
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£13
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