Test payload theories while creating an ?egg-static? rocket launching experience. This Egg lofting rocket is designed for C11 and D engines.
An Egg lofting rocket designed for Estes C11 and D engines. Carrying a regular size raw egg as a payload comes very close to exceeding max lift capability of most C6 engines used in other eggloft kits. Use a C11 engines and you get a safe stable flight and a recovery suited for small sized flying fields.
Clear payload is big enough to carry TWO eggs! (with a D12-3 engine). Swept fins allow the rocket to stand by itself. The main body tube and clear payload section are both the same diameter allowing a standard launch lug to be glued into place with no awkward stand-off needed. Through the wall thick balsa fins for easier alignment and super strength.
All these features add up to less time building and more time for your students to perform experiments with their ?eggstronauts?.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, carpenter?s glue, sanding block, hobby knife, masking tape, clear tape, primer (white), paint (green, white) and clear coat (optional). Tools, construction and finishing supplies not included.
WHAT YOU NEED TO LAUNCH (sold separately): Estes Porta-Pad II Launch Pad 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).
w/ egg : C11-3, C11-5, D12-5
w/out egg : C11-5, D12-5, D12-7
Projected Max Altitude
825 ft. (251 m) with egg
1050 ft. (320 m) without egg
18 in. (45.7 cm) Parachute
23.6 in. (59.9 cm)
1.8 in. (46 mm)
3.5 oz. (99.2 g)
Estimated Assembly Time
2 Hours (painting and glue drying time not included)
Laser cut wood
Porta-Pad II and Electron Beam Launch Controller
Launch Rod Size
3/16″ Maxi Rod (sold separately)
Estes model rocketry is recommended for boys and girls ages 10+ with adult supervision for those under 12, and rocketeers of all ages.