Estes - Tomcat Kit

Manufacturer: Estes
Model: 2086
Product Type: Kit
Production Years: 1993-1998
  • Estes - Tomcat {Kit} (2086) [1993-1998] By Hank Helmen

    Brief: This model rocket has a single stage 18mm mount, expanding wings for a gliding recovery. Construction: All the parts were in the packaging, like most Estes models. The kit utilizes balsa wood, a canopy for the nose cone, and what I consider a really neat way to swing the wings out. Maybe this method is used a lot ( I'm sure it is) but this was the first time I saw it, and ...

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    The Tomcat is a single stage, swing wing glider rocket. Estes used to make a Skill Level III "Challenge" series kit of this model. The wings fold back during launch then unfold during ejection via a clever valve and pin mechanism enabling a glide recovery. When finished the model resembles an F-14 Military fighter jet. It was built from plans downloaded from JimZ's Rocket plans . After ...

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