X-tra value is what you get with the Tandem-X two rocket Launch Set. The Amazon is a huge rocket standing nearly 3 feet tall yet it's from our E2X Series and easy to assemble! The Crossfire ISX is a Skill Level 1 kit that soars to 1150 feet and both launch on standard Estes engines! LAUNCH SYSTEM INCLUDED Skill Level 1 - Crossfire ISX The Crossfire ISX is a Skill Level 1 kit that can easily be built in about a day. This rocket features a totally streamlined shape with aerodynamic fins and nose cone. It stands 15.6 inches tall. When launched with powerful Estes standard engines, this bullet can reach cloud busting heights up to 1,200 feet. A preassembled 12 inch parachute returns the Crossfire back to earth to launch again and again.
- The Amazon is quick and easy to assemble, this huge rocket, standing 30in tall, can reach heights over 650 feet with recovery on a colorful 18 inch preassembled parachute
- The Crossfire can easily be built in about a day and features a totally streamlined shape with aerodynamic fins and nose cone. This bullet can reach cloud busting heights up to 1,200 feet
- Estes model rocketry is recommended for ages 10 and up with adult supervision for those under 12
- Tools, construction and finishing supplies sold separately. In order to launch, model rocket engines, starters and recovery wadding are required - sold separately
With two rocket kits, the Tandem-X Launch Set offers two unique launching experiences. The aptly-named Amazon is the bigger of the two rockets: it towers at almost three feet tall and features a fearsome tiger-stripe decal. When flown with a standard Estes engine, the Amazon can soar to heights of 600 feet.
The Crossfire is a smaller craft, standing just a little over 15 inches tall. In spite of its size, this little rocket can blast off to seriously impressive altitudes. Thanks to its aerodynamic fins and nose cone, the Crossfire can reach cloud-bursting heights of 1,150 feet. Both rockets are outfitted with colorful, preassembled parachutes, which ensure they can float gently back to Earth for another flight.
The Tandem-X Launch offers just the right amount of challenge for novice rocket builders. The Amazon is an E2X (easy-to-assemble) rocket, and requires no paint or special tools for assembly. It can be built in less than an hour: simply glue the plastic fins to the tube, install the engine, and attach the parachute. Finish the rocket off with a few self-stick decals, and you're ready to launch.
Once builders have mastered the basics, they can move on to the more advanced Skill Level 1 Crossfire. With its plastic nose cone and laser-cut balsa fins, the Crossfire requires a little more finesse. Assembling the rocket can take an entire afternoon, but it's a rewarding and educational process. Builders will learn several beginner-level rocket techniques, such as painting and sanding. Estes has also included an illustrated, step-by-step instruction guide to help keep the assembly fun, smooth, and frustration-free.
In addition to the thrills it provides, the Tandem-X also has significant educational value. The set transforms kids into amateur rocket scientists, encouraging them to think about how the rockets work. Rocket building teaches kids the basics of propulsion, flight, and aerodynamics, and can help foster an early interest in science and engineering. Even failed launches can turn into a learning experience.
Both rockets require a specialized Estes engine to launch. For the Amazon, Estes recommends a B4-2 engine for your first flight. The rocket is also compatible with other Estes engines, including the B4-4, B6-2, B6-4, C6-3, and C6-5. For the Crossfire, Estes recommends the A8-3 for first flight, and the B4-4, B6-4, C6-5, and C6-7 for more advanced launching.
Estes 1469 Tandem-X Launch Set with Amazon rocket kit, Crossfire ISX rocket kit, two plastic parachutes, launch pad, and push-button launch controller.
Frequently Asked Questions
I want to buy this for my son. What "accessories" (other items) do I need to buy for it to work (batteries, wadding, etc.)?
You will need batteries (AA I believe) wading and and rocket motors.
If I bought this, what other accessories would I have to buy in order to have a successful launch?
Wadding and motors. Plus battery for controller.
Exactly which rocket motor and rocket motor igniter models do I need for this particular set? Lee W.
First flight: Crossfire- A8-3; Amazon- B4-2. After that, up to C6 engines on both, though the Crossfire will go crazy high on a C. Amazon on a C6-3 is perfect.
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