1/10th Scale Sounding Rocket. A “great addition” to your scale rocket collection.
You asked and we listened! Another highly sought after kit is rejoining the Estes line! The Black Brant III is a sounding scale model of the primary research vehicle produced by Canada Bristol Aerospace and is an excellent choice for your first scale project. Construction is fairly simple with the high quality parts we’ve included. Great performance and really impressive flights!
WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, carpenter’s glue, plastic cement, hobby knife, masking tape, primer (white) and paint (black, red, silver, white). (Tools, construction and finishing supplies not included.)
WHAT YOU NEED TO LAUNCH (sold separately): Estes Porta-Pad II Launch Pad with a 1/8 inch launch rod and Electron Beam 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).
1/2A6-2, A8-3, A8-5, A10-3T, B4-4, B6-4, B6-6, C6-5, C6-7
Projected Max Altitude
1300 ft. (396 m)
9 in. (22.9 cm) Parachute
20.4 in. (51.8 cm)
.98 in. (25 mm)
1.2 oz. (34 g)
Estimated Assembly Time
1 Hour (painting and glue drying time not included)
Laser cut wood
Porta-Pad II and Electron Beam Launch Controller
Launch Rod Size
Estes model rocketry is recommended for boys and girls ages 10+ with adult supervision for those under 12, and rocketeers of all ages.