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Estes, tandem x launch set, pair of high performance rockets, Amazon towers almost 3' high, easy to assemble, Tiger striped body tube, pre-colored plastic nose cone & fins & self stick decals make building this rocket easy to do in about an hour, when flown on standard engines, this rocket can reach heights over 650' with recovery on a 18" preassembled parachute, the crossfire 6 rocket kit that can be built in about a day, features a streamlined shape with aerodynamic fins & nose cone, rocket length is 15,6", when launched with standard engines, crossfire can reach heights up to 1,200', preassembled 12" parachute is included, launch system includes astron II launch controller & astron II launch pad.

Customer Reviews

Excellent Starter Kit for New Rocketeers

 on May 15, 2010
By Tom L
These are the first rockets I have purchased as an adult (I had one as a kid…..over 25 years ago), and I love them. This kit was nice for 2 reasons – it came with its own launcher, and there are 2 different levels of rockets to build. The taller “Amazon” rocket was much easier to build and took me around an hour or so to build (with the help of my 5 year old). The smaller one took a bit longer (plus the time needed to wait for the paint to dry).

Almost the same as it was 20 years ago. Also, you MUST get extra supplies for this kit.

 on August 12, 2017
By Andrew Willing
Model rocketing, as a hobby, hasn’t changed much in 20 years. That’s the good news. The bad news is that it hasn’t been simplified, like everything else, in the intervening time.

Like firing rockets? You’ll like the tall black one. Like gluing small fragile pieces together? The small white one is perfect.

 on July 20, 2016
By dkniel
Got this set for my son’s 12 birthday. Thought it would be a fun project together. We decided to do the smaller white one first and started a Saturday afternoon. An hour into it he lost interest and I grow a bit frustrated with the slow process. Between the instructions and the little fragile balsa parts, cardboard tubes, straws and cutting just the right cuts and making sure everything is placed correctly, it was a 3+ hour project. The next day we spend another 1-2 hours on the paint and decals and where finally ready for the fun part. It worked great, but a word of caution, start with an A or B engine with a short burn, unless you have unlimited space. We started small and everything was fine, but on the 3 or 4th flight we got a bit bolder and tried a more power engine with a longer burn. It blasted out of sight and we didn’t see it until the parachute opened. Even with a very light wind it still ended up +1/2 mile away in a different neighborhood (best estimate as we never found it).

Great beginners set. Still requires the separate purchase of engines.

 on March 5, 2018
By Valentine
This is a great set the begin with. It comes with two rockets to build and a launch pad. You will need to purchase the Rocket engines separately. I was a little surprised it didn’t come with some in this kit so it was complete. If it came with the engines I would have given it 5 stars. However that being said my son had a blast building each rocket. The taller black one is easier to assemble and requires less work, the smaller one is a little more involved because you have to build the engine mount and cut the plastic nose cone down to make it into separate parts. I would recommend helping with this part of the assembly. The plastic is very hard and requires a sharp razor knife to be able to cut it and a little one could easily slip and cut themselves.

First timer

 on February 14, 2016
By Williamsons
I’m a first time rocketeer and was drawn to the starter set. I didn’t know what I’d need, and a kit that came with everything (except engines) was just what I needed. The black rocket is the easier of the two to put together. The white/red one was a lot of work – way more than I anticipated – but it still a fun experience. Both rockets shot off great. The kids really enjoyed shooting them off and catching them as they parachuted down to terra firma.

Fun for boys and dad

 on January 22, 2015
By Jen
My twelve year old son’s review: This rocket kit was really fun to do. I got this kit for Christmas and have shot the “amazon” off two times. The cardboard is a little bit flimsy so when I was pushing the nozzle into the crossfire the cardboard body bent and I had to glue a toilet paper roll around the body to make it stable. When I was painting the balsa wood fins the paint wasn’t smooth so if you buy this product be sure to sand the fins of the crossfire. The amazon was a lot easier to build than the crossfire. There was more work to do on the crossfire because it has to be sanded assembled and painted while the amazon just has to be assembled. When I was shooting the amazon the parachute failed to function properly. The paper that you attach the parachute to the rocket ripped and the rocket fell causing the cardboard to bend but no significant damage was done. I am twelve years old and my brother is ten; we worked together on this project with our dad. Despite the challenges, we have had a lot of fun making and shooting off these rockets.

Excellent starter kit for the novice

 on July 23, 2016
By Greg O.
This rocket set is great! My 8 ye old son and I built the larger Amazon Rocket (didn’t have time to get he Crossfire ready for today), which calls for a B size engine, but after reading several of the reviews, I opted for the larger C6-5 engine. It did not disappoint. Went out with my son today for his first rocket launch experience. He was in awe at how well his rocket did.

Great starter kit, and the one to get.

 on January 25, 2016
By R. Lew
Love this kit. It came with the Porta Pad II launch pad, Electron Beam launch controller, and 2 decent rocket kits. This bundle is a good value compared to getting any one of these separately. The Crossfire rocket is surprisingly nice to build. The Amazon rocket is ok and very easy to build with model cement as the fins and motor housing are plastic. Besides glue, paint and a hobby knife to finish the rockets, you will need batteries, rocket motors, and wadding to begin flying the rockets. I am re-living my childhood through my daughter. Fun stuff.

Great way to introduce the hobby to your little ones

 on June 9, 2017
By Casey
The whole launch setup (launch pad, control module, etc) hasn’t changed much since I was a kid! The ready-to-fly rockets are a nice alternative, especially if this is your first foray into model rockets. I recommend this kit as a starter pack to get your kids interested in the hobby, and the low price means you have a bit more for rocket engines and wadding (those suckers are expensive!!). Have fun!

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