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Estes - Cosmic Cobra {Kit} (1262) [2002-2008]

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Decals: Self-stick
Diameter: 1.3300 inches
Fin Material: Plastic
Length: 19.5000 inches
Manufacturer: Estes
Model: 1262
Nose Cone Material: Plastic
Product Type: Kit
Production Years: 2002-2008
Recommended Motors: B4-2, B6-2, B6-4, C6-3, C6-5
Recovery: Helicopter, Parachute
Skill Level: 1
Style: Helicopter
Weight: 3.1000 ounces

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Flight Log

DateRocket NameMotor(s)AltitudeNotes
2002-07-14Bill Eichelberger's Estes - Cosmic CobraC6-3- Great flight. Chute didn't deploy because of packing problem associated with copter blades, but no ...
2002-08-28Robert Vaughan's Estes Cosmic CobraB6-6- Lawn dart! Delay was way too long, ejected on the ground and popped the rocket out of the dirt. 1 ...
2002-08-28Robert Vaughan's Estes Cosmic CobraC6-3- Second lawn dart. Scorched copter blades, tube crunched in middle, ripped at the top, and broke 2 ...
2002-09-01Bill Eichelberger's Estes - Cosmic CobraB6-6- Much better recovery. Nose cone helicoptered in in the up position.
2002-11-27Greg Deeter's Estes Cosmic CobraD21-7- D21-7 Blue Thunder. Perhaps too much line chalk made it unstable.Took off super fast and ...
2002-11-27Greg Deeter's Estes Cosmic CobraC6-5- Straight up, nice flight. Used 12 Estes plastic chute.Landed about 200 feet away, perfect ...
2003-04-27Bill Eichelberger's Estes - Cosmic CobraC6-3- The only rocket to survive undamaged when my carrier fell out of the back of the van. Everything ...
2003-05-03Bob Cox's Estes Cosmic CobraB4-2- Slow boost with slight downwind arc. Streamer got tangled with copter for a few seconds, but then ...
2003-05-18Bob Cox's Estes Cosmic CobraB4-2- Nice slow boost, arcing into wind. Copter nose separated cleanly without tangling in 54x2 mylar ...
2003-05-25Bob Cox's Estes Cosmic CobraC6-5- Long slow boost straight into sun. The mylar 2x54 streamer worked great again, and the body landed ...
2003-05-31David Sindel's Estes Cosmic CobraB4-2- Great first model rocket flight, but melted the chute.
2003-05-31David Sindel's Estes Cosmic CobraC6-5- Another great flight, another melted chute
2003-06-01Bill Eichelberger's Estes - Cosmic CobraB6-4- Best flight ever. Everything worked as advertised.
2003-06-15Bob Cox's Estes Cosmic CobraC6-5- Nice high boost with slight weather-cocking. On 54x2 streamer, the body glided tail-first upwind ...
2003-07-06Bob Cox's Estes Cosmic CobraC6-5- Nice straight boost. Clean separation. With 2x54in streamer, the booster has significant ...
2003-07-06 Bill Eichelberger's Estes - Cosmic CobraB6-4- Kid's launch. The nose cone again recovered in the up position. Looks cool that way, but I don't ...
2003-07-27Bob Cox's Estes Cosmic CobraB4-2- Slow arcing boost into the wind. Perfect ejection. Copter drifted downwind with 12 second hang ...
2003-09-27Chan Stevens's Estes Cosmic CobraC6-3-
2004-04-05Forrest Henry's Estes Cosmic CobraB6-4- Lawn dart! Everything is just too tight in there (and we packed it as loose as we could)! Rocket ...
2004-04-10Bob Cox's Estes Cosmic CobraC6-3- Arced into wind. Wiggled a lot during boost. Good copter deployment. Mylar streamer got a bit ...
2004-04-19Eric Maher's Estes Cosmic CobraC6-5- Worked perfectly. The helicopter recovery of the nosecone was very cool.
2004-06-06Bob Cox's Estes Cosmic CobraC6-5- Nice boost straight up. Should have angled rod into wind more. Booster drifted across two soccer ...
2004-06-20Kyle Hancock's Estes Cosmic CobraB6-4- Both chute and coptor deployed OK.
2004-07-24Brian Mercer's Estes Cosmic CobraB4-4- Nice flight, until it turned into a pile driver in the parking lot. I may replace the nose cone ...
2004-08-08Bob Cox's Estes Cosmic CobraB4-4- Slow arching boost and coast. Clean separation. Copter landed safe on grass after nice spinning ...
2004-10-31Mark Muir's Estes Cosmic CobraB6-4- Helicopter nose cone ejected but parachute did not. Rear section core sampled but no damage at ...
2004-11-11Mark Muir's Estes Cosmic CobraB6-4- Nose cone helicoptered back but engine side of tube didn't get a parachute ejection so it lawn ...
2005-01-21Andrew Grippo's Estes Cosmic CobraB4-2- Wind held down altitude but nose cone was able to begin spinning just before it landed.
2005-01-21Andrew Grippo's Estes Cosmic CobraC6-5- Good flight and delay. High altitude allowed nose cone enough time to helicopter perfectly to ...
2005-04-17Chase Hrncir's Estes Cosmic CobraC6-5- Broke the Curse of the Cobra. Nobody else in the Challenger club has had any luck with these, but ...
2005-05-08Chase Hrncir's Estes Cosmic CobraC6-5- First launch ever at Sportflyers Estates, Brookshire, TX. Great flight. A little windy so it ...
2005-05-18John Chapman's Estes Cosmic CobraC6-5- After two COMPLETE failures, we modified by gluing BT-5 tube into the nose cone, with screw eye, ...
2005-08-21Bob Cox's Estes Cosmic CobraB4-4- Slow takeoff with wiggle during boost. Angled into wind and ejected very late, about 60 feet up. ...
2005-08-27John Chapman's Estes Cosmic CobraB6-4- Modified cobra with no chute and attached cone/rotor - deployed without problem. Crepe paper ...
2005-09-10Bob Harrington's Estes Cosmic CobraB6-4- First flight of rocket built with my daughter. Helicopter recovery of the nose cone is quite a ...
2005-10-10Bob Harrington's Estes Cosmic CobraB6-4- Nice flight on a cold, damp, rain shortened day.
2005-10-15Bill Eichelberger's Estes - Cosmic CobraB6-4- Always entertaining. Flight was great. Recovery a little less so due to parachute failure, but no ...
2005-11-03Andrew Grippo's Estes Cosmic CobraC6-3- Rocket rod whipped off pad and then nose cone stuck at deployment. Lawn dart with top section of ...
2005-11-05Bob Harrington's Estes Cosmic CobraC6-5- Nice high flight. Body and helicopter nose cone landed very close together
2006-01-27Mark Edwards's Estes Cosmic CobraB6-4- Inaugural flight of the CC. Helicopter nose cone deployed successfully. Parachute failed to eject, ...
2006-02-12Joe Policy's Estes Cosmic CobraC6-3- Fairly straight flight, very nice. Kids have fun chasing the helicopter/nose cone.
2006-03-09Dave Bishop's Estes Cosmic CobraB6-4- Despite the high wind, excellent launch and great flight of helicopter section.
2006-03-19Tom+Maggie Brogan's Estes Cosmic CobraB6-4- Built last nite Launched this am. very windy. Nice straight boost, WC slightly, looked great. ...
2006-04-20David Culp's Estes Cosmic CobraC6-5- Student forgot to screw motor retainer on. Ejected motor at apogee. Lawn darted into asphalt, made ...
2006-04-30Tom+Maggie Brogan's Estes Cosmic CobraB6-4- 2nd flight for this rocket. Arced back over our heads over the trees and headed for the highway! ...
2006-05-18David Culp's Estes Cosmic CobraC6-5- Love this rocket, perfect flight in almost no wind. Straigh up boost, good seperation and easy ...
2006-05-27Chan Stevens's Estes Cosmic CobraC6-5-
2006-06-04Bob Harrington's Estes Cosmic CobraB6-4-
2006-06-25Jillian+Benjamin Fried's Estes Cosmic CobraB6-4- Nose helicopter apparatus did not deploy and parachute melted (oops forgot wadding - wouldn't have ...
2006-08-12Bob Harrington's Estes Cosmic CobraB6-4-
2006-09-12Lucas Kalathas's Estes Cosmic CobraC6-5- Well, awesome takeoff, but the nosecone never ejected. Rocket came down fast and hard, ending up ...
2006-10-10Mal McClenaghan's Estes Cosmic CobraA8-3- Oops! Loaded wrong motor. Nowhere near enough thrust for this rocket. Recovered without damage.
2006-10-10Mal McClenaghan's Estes Cosmic CobraB6-4- Parachute didn't deploy. ? packed too tight, space is at a premium in this airframe. Lawn dart. ...
2006-11-18Bob Harrington's Estes Cosmic CobraB4-4- Chute tangled. Motor is a little weak for this rocket.
2007-01-11Mark Edwards's Estes Cosmic CobraB6-4- Failed to eject the NC. Lawn Dart, but repairable. Need to cutoff a couple inches of upper part of ...
2007-02-18Kyle Hancock's Estes Cosmic CobraB6-4-
2007-04-09Mal McClenaghan's Estes Cosmic CobraC6-3- Textbook flight. Great recovery. Our first flight with the parachute tucked in between the rotor ...
2007-07-01Taylor Gonnerman's Estes Cosmic CobraB6-4- Perfect flight. The helicopter recovery of the nose cone is a real crowd pleaser, especially if ...
2007-08-12Mark Van+Luvender's Estes Cosmic CobraB4-2- Excellent flight - good parachute, great helicopter rotation on the nose cone.
2007-09-09 Steve Lindeman's Cosmic Cobra (modified)B6-4- Good boost with seperation just after apogee. Both body tube and nose cone were recovered down ...
2007-09-16Bob Harrington's Estes Cosmic CobraB6-4- Parachute tangled and didn't open but suffered no damage.
2008-06-08Mal McClenaghan's Estes Cosmic CobraC6-3- First flight after repair. Textbook flight and recovery.
2008-06-14JST's Estes Cosmic CobraC6-5- Ascended to about 950 feet. Ejection charge failed to kick nosecone or chute out. Flight quickly ...
2008-07-13David Montgomery's Estes Cosmic CobraC6-5600 feet Excellent flight with good autorotation of nosecone/rotors and recovery via parachute of main body ...
2008-11-02David Sindel's Estes Cosmic CobraB6-4168 feet I flew the Cobra with a MaxTrax altitude capsule and 2 standard tracking streamers. I would guess ...
2008-11-02David Sindel's Estes Cosmic CobraB6-4- This time, the MaxTrax capsule failed because it fell horizontal. This flight was much higher than ...
2008-11-08 David Montgomery's Estes Cosmic CobraC6-5600 feet Perfect from liftoff to recovery; both sections returned as designedwith no damage.
2008-11-11David Sindel's Estes Cosmic CobraB6-4-
2009-01-01 Jim Bassham's Estes Cosmic CobraC6-5- Everything worked, but blades popped off the nose cone on landing. Glue bond was never that great.
2009-01-01 Jim Bassham's Estes Cosmic CobraC6-5- First flight - worked as advertised. It is hard to pack chute and blades into body tube. Longer ...
2009-01-11 Jim Bassham's Estes Cosmic CobraC6-5- Nose cone flew fine, but completely fried the chute on the rocket. Came down VERY hard, but landed ...
2009-01-15David Sindel's Estes Cosmic CobraC6-5- A perfect flight. I flew the booster without a parachute; it glides down nicely and safely with ...
2009-02-21John Venable's Estes Cosmic CobraC6-7- No Helicopter blades jut a small stock chute. Nice flight to maybe 600'. Gonna rebuild her to fly ...
2009-05-21Jim Bassham's Estes Cosmic CobraC6-5- 4th flight of the Cosmic Cobra. Replaced 'chute, tried packing it between the rotor blades. Nose ...
2009-06-30Alan Kaiser's Estes Cosmic CobraB6-4- I didn't see this one too well because it shot up directly over and behind me. Nice flight though. ...
2009-07-11John Bergsmith's Estes Cosmic CobraC6-3- Once you learn the trick to packing the chute, it's a reliable performer. Heli deployed and was ...
2009-07-11John Bergsmith's Estes Cosmic CobraC6-5- Flight number 2 on the delay. I like the 3 second delay better. However, still a cool flight.
2009-11-27Alan Kaiser's Estes Cosmic CobraB6-4- Great flight and recovery. The copter cone came down exactly as expected.
2010-03-30John Bishop's Estes Cosmic CobraB6-4- Maiden flt. Seemed underpowered on B6-4. Packed chute between blades. Ejection didn't fully pop ...
2010-03-30John Bishop's Estes Cosmic CobraC6-3- Better flight, loaded 'chute under rotors. Nice ejection and helicopter effect. When I found the ...
2010-04-03John Bishop's Estes Cosmic CobraC6-5- Flew without parachute. Good recovery of body section, but took my eye off the helicopter. Lost ...
2010-07-31James Weaver's Estes Cosmic CobraB4-4- Seemed to struggle off of the pad. Delay was way too long for motor/rocket combo. Perfect ...
2011-09-10Alan Kaiser's Estes Cosmic CobraA8-3- Nose cone jammed at ejection and the rocket came in and dug into the ground. Body tube was split ...
2011-12-17David Sindel's Estes Cosmic CobraC6-3- Took off at an angle.
2012-01-07Ed Rodrigo's Cosmic Cobra (1262)C6-5- Due to low wind conditions and additional weight due to length modification, decided to use a C6-5 ...
2012-01-07Ed Rodrigo's Cosmic Cobra (1262)C6-5- Works well with C6-5. Strong weathercocking.
2012-01-07Ed Rodrigo's Cosmic Cobra (1262)C6-5- Very strong weathercocking and delayed ejection charge led to chute deployment about 25 feet off ...
2012-07-11 Bob Francis's SpindriftB6-4- Time: 7:57 pm. Temperature: 78 degrees. Wind: 10 - 15 mph from the east. Weather: Clear. First ...
2012-07-20 Bob Francis's SpindriftB6-4- Good flight, arced towards 135 degrees. Good separation. Rocket body tumbled down. Parachute ...
2012-07-22Bob Francis's SpindriftB6-4- Time: 2:01 pm. Temperature: 85 degrees. Wind: Calm. Weather: Cloudy. Good flight, arced towards ...
2015-03-01 Ken E. Coyote's Estes Cosmic CobraB6-4150 feet Should've known better than to try to fly on a snowy humid 30F day. None of my parachutes were ...

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