The Very Versatile Viking is everyone’s favorite research rocket to use with classroom investigations. This rocket has 48 possible fin configurations that can be used for it. Students can hypothesize how their fin arrangement will affect the rocket’s flight then put it to the test by launching it. The Viking is the perfect, low cost rocket for slim budgets.
The Viking can be built with three, four or five fins in 48 possible arrangements. This makes it perfect to use for comparison studies in aerodynamics. In fact, the Viking is so popular there’s even a GEMS book written for it. No matter how you place the fins, this unique, adjustable rocket offers the ultimate in high performance model rocket flight!
This easy-to-build, Skill Level 1 rocket kit includes a molded nose cone, a single piece body tube, card stock fins and self-stick decals. It’s another friction fit, standard engine rocket that requires simple painting. The Viking can reach amazing launch heights over 1,600 feet and will drift back to earth on a bright streamer. The Viking is our most economical bulk pack rocket, so if you‘ve got a tight budget it’s definitely the one for you!
Rocket Type: Skill Level 1
Length: 12.1 in. (30.7 cm)
Diameter: .74 in. (19 mm)
Estimated Weight: .6 oz. (17 g)
Package Contents: Laser Cut Card Stock Fins, Self-stick Decals, Streamer Recovery
Recommended Engines: 1/2A6-2, A8-3 (First Flight), A8-5, B4-4, B6-4, B6-6, C6-5, C6-7
Projected Max Altitude: 1600 ft. (488 m)
Estes 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.