Black Brant II - Estes ® 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 inches tall, this impressive rocket is loaded with scale details. Finish your rocket with detailed waterslide decals and an 18 inch pre-assembled parachute for gentle recoveries. Use the recommended Estes D-12 engines (not included) to reach heights of 1300 feet. Build and fly your Black Brant II today!

WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, carpenters glue, plastic cement, masking tape, primer (white), paint (white, black). Tools, construction and finishing supplies not included.

WHAT YOU NEED TO LAUNCH (sold separately): Estes Porta-Pad II launch pad with launch controller, Estes model rocket engines, recovery wadding and four 1.5V high-quality AA alkaline batteries (not included).

Additional Information

Length:

24.9 in. (63.2 cm)

Diameter:

1.33 in. (34 mm)

Fins:

Laser Cut Wood

Estimated Weight:

3 oz. (85 g)

Recovery:

18 in. (45.7 cm) Parachute

Skill Level:

Advanced

Estimated Altitude:

1300 ft. (396 m)

Recommended Engines:

C11-3, D12-5, D12-7

Decal Type:

Waterslide

Launch System:

Porta-Pad II and E Launch Controller

Launch Rod Size:

3/16" Maxi Rod (Sold Separately)

Estimated Assembly Time:

4 Hours (painting and glue drying time not included)

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, starters and recovery wadding are required - sold separately-unless otherwise specified.

Instruction Manual

WARNING: Drilling, sawing, sanding or machining wood products can expose you to wood dust, a substance known to the State of California to cause cancer. Avoid inhaling wood dust or use a dust mask or other safeguards for personal protection. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/wood