Rocketarium's Alamo is a scale model of the Vympel R-27 air-to-air missile (which is designated the AA-10 Alamo by NATO). Rocketarium's Alamo military scale kit is a large and heavy model rocket which makes it excellent for small launch sites. The model features three sets of fins and a boat tail
The Alamo military scale rocket kit has three sets of pre-cut fins for a total of twelve fins. The tail cone is created from the card stock template. The kit comes with the twelve pre-cut fins, plywood centering rings, a parachute kit for recovery, and other parts needed to build the rocket.
Recommended Engines (and estimated altitude):
- Single Use: D12-3 (480 ft), E20-4 (910 ft), E15-4 (1070 ft)
- Aerotech RMS 24/40: D15-4 (540 ft), E18-4 (980 ft), F12-5 (1110 ft), F24-4 (1160 ft)
- CTI Pro24: 24-E22-4 (650 ft), 26-E31-6 (700 ft)
Rocketarium's sport-scale version of the AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile includes a parachute kit for recovery, balsa stock for fins, and three laser-cut plywood centering rings. The included decals add detail to this flying model rocket kit.
The Arcturus sounding rocket was designed and used for scientific data gathering, mainly meteorological. Itas intended to serve as a replacement, or upgrade, to the popular Arcas sounding rockets. It's main selling point was that it could be launched from the existing Arcas launch platforms, avoiding new infrastructure expenses. The Arcturus rocket never gained a wide user base as new two-stage Arcas configurations served the same purpose more efficiently.
The finished scale model stands an impressive 38.5" tall. This is a big model rocket kit!
The Aster missile family is generally flown in a two-stage configuration. The Aster 15 and Aster 30 missiles are identical, other than the size of the booster. The booster size determines the missile's range. The highly-agile Aster was designed to intercept next-generation supersonic anti-ship missiles.
Rocketarium's semi-scale kit is a single-stage model of the sustainer stage of the ground-to-air Aster missile which flies on D to F engines.
Rocketarium's Blue J is a large Skill Level 1 kit designed for beginners and younger modelers. The Blue J model rocket kit includes illustrated instructions, pre-cut balsa fins, laser-cut plywood centering rings, two self-adhesive decals, translucent plastic nose cone, and a plastic parachute kit.
Rocketarium's Cerberus provides a good introduction to the fun and excitement of clustering. Featuring a stylish split-fin design, the Cerberus flies on a cluster of three A to C motors. The Cerberus stands nearly three feet tall and includes large self-adhesive decals and parachute kit for recovery.
The included decals show the Cerberus logo. The three bands below the nose cone were painted. No engine hooks are provided with this kit, as there's no room for them. The motors are friction-fit.
Rocketarium's Daedalus is a two-stage model rocket with self-adhesive decals, pre-cut fins, laser-cut plywood centering rings, translucent nose cone, and a 15" plastic parachute kit. Assembled, the Daedalus stands more than three feet tall.
Atlantic Research Corporation developed the ARCAS (All-Purpose Rocket for Collecting Atmospheric Soundings) for the Office of Naval Research (ONR). An ARCAS rocket was first launched in July of 1959. During the 1960s, the Air Force developed a variant of the sounding rocket known as the Frangible ARCAS Meteorological Rocket which was designed to be flown over residential areas. To avoid injury and damage to property on the ground, a sheet of explosive material wrapped around the airframe allowed the rocket to be destroyed in mid-air..
Rocketarium's scale Frangible ARCAS model separates at motor ejection and descends under a parachute. The kit doesn't get blown to pieces and, unlike the real rocket, can enjoy many flights.
Rocketarium's Gadfly is a scale model of the Soviet SA-11 radar-guided surface-to-air missile introduced in the 1980s.
The Gadfly military scale rocket kit flies on a cluster of three 18mm rocket engines. The large forward fins are created by gluing two shorter fin sections together. The fin sections and fins themselves are pre-cut.
Rocketarium's Hexagon flies on a large range of motors - from C to F size. The kit includes seven plywood pieces which form the top, bottom, and internal support structure of the saucer. The oddroc's side panels are formed from card stock. Templates are included.
The flying Hexagon uses "drag recovery" and is a great rocket for smaller launch sites.
The Hydra Sandhawk water-launched sounding rocket combined a NOTS 401A booster with a Sandhawk sustainer for two-stage flights. Prior to launch, the Hydra Sandhawk was submerged in ocean water, in a floating launcher, off the California coast. The sounding rocket soared to an altitude of 175 miles, carrying its scientific payload to the very edge of space.
The scale flying model rocket kit includes four plywood centering rings, and other parts to build both booster and sustainer stages. Build your own rocket kit today and relive aerospace history on a smaller scale.
Rocketarium's Icarus 3 flies on a D to F impulse class model rocket motor. Almost two and a half feet tall, the Icarus features three distinctive rings around the airframe. Six rings are actually cut from from a single body tube section, but only three are visible on the rocket as they overlap. The Icarus III kit includes pre-cut balsa fins, plywood centering rings, a translucent plastic nose cone, and a 15" plastic parachute kit.
The KSR-420S Sounding Rocket is a Korean sounding rocket once used to gather data on ozone concentration over the Korean peninsula. The KSR-420S also carried a highly-specialized device to measure micro gravity. In somewhat less peaceful times, the KSR-420S could be modified to carry a 200kg destructive payload over a considerable distance.
This sport-scale model of the KSR-420S flies on a cluster of three 18mm model rocket motors As a Skill Level 2 kit, the KSR-420S is easy to build. This makes it a great choice for rocketeers new to clustering.
The Maxtermind is Rocketarium's signature rocket. This sleek mid-power rocket flies on D to F motors.
The split-fin design gives the Maxtermind character and makes it fun to build. The kit includes large self-adhesive decals, laser-cut centering rings, balsa fin shock, parachute kit for recovery, and other parts needed to build it.
This Rocketarium Mega Rebel kit includes twenty-four precision-cut pieces of light plywood which assemble to form the unique flying model rocket. The Mega Rebel uses a parachute for recovery and includes a Kevlar heat shield and an elastic/Kevlar shock cord.
Propelled by a 24mm D, E, or F motor, the Mega Vertico flies straight up while spinning. Then it helicopters down for a smooth, safe landing.
This kit comes with seven (7) pieces of precision-cut lightweight plywood, a launch lug, and motor tube. Fully illustrated instructions make assembly a breeze. Painting the rocket is optional.
If you're looking to mix up your rocket fleet, take the Mega Vortico for a spin.
Use a short (one foot long) launch rod or use a stand-off so that the rocket is launched from the top of a longer rod. Do not launch the Mega Vertico on windy days.
The Rebel John takes inspiration from a classic scale favorite and blends it with a creative oddroc building style.
This large mid-power rocket is nearly three feet tall. The Rebel John is easily assembled from 41 pieces of pre-cut light plywood.
The plywood parts have slots and/or tabs. Combined with illustrated instructions, they make for an enjoyable and straightforward building process.
While the Rebel John model rocket is easy to build, the construction technique is quite different from most rocket kits. Due to this, it is a Skill Level 3 kit.
The US developed the Research Missile 2 (RM-2) to study supersonic drag. Several vehicles were built to research the effects of fin shape and sweep on drag.
The unique design of this model rocket will make it stand out at any launch. There are a total of four fins, and two large wings. Don't let those wings fool you, the RM2 flies as straight as can be.
Rocketarium's Research Missile 2 model rocket kit has a boat tail which is cut from a cardstock template and shaped by the modeler. This makes the RM2 a Skill Level 4 kit. Otherwise it builds more like a Level 2 or 3 kit. The kit comes with enough balsa wood to cut the four fins and two large wings. Also included are three plywood centering rings, body tube, motor mount, nose cone, and parachute kit.
The Roland was part of a mobile S.A.M. system which fired the missilesfrom a tube. As soon as the missiles left the tube, their fins popped into place. Different versions were developed by the U.S. Army and the French/German armed forces. The US version never made it past the development stage and was never used in battle.
This model rocket kit comes with a lot of nose weight, required for stable flight. As a result, launches are slow and majestic. The weight limits altitude which is great for smaller launch sites.
In the 1950s, the USSR developed the first operational Surface-To-Air Missile (SAM), the S-25 Berkut. Rocketarium's sport-scale model of the S25-Berkut has an impressive 8.47" fin span and stands nearly 28" tall.
The kit includes a laser-cut plywood transition ring and cardstock transition template for forming the rocket's tail cone which is larger on the bottom. Quality sheets of balsa are included along with templates for the large rear and smaller canard fins.
This sport-scale model flies on D and E motors. It is a challenging, but rewarding, kit for skilled builders.
The actual Sandia Tomahawk was most often flown as the sustainer in a two-stage configuration. Rocketarium's kit flies as a single-stage model on D to F motors.
Rocketarium's SkyFlash is a semi-scale model of a semi-active radar homing air-to-air missile.The medium-range SkyFlash missile was deployed in a wide variety of configurations.
Due to the large forward fins, the SkyFlash model rocket is best flown when there's little to no wind.
Rocketarium's SS-520 Cluster Rocket is a single-staged, sport-scale model of a Japanese sounding rocket. The real SS-520 is a two-stage rocket, the kit is single stage.
The real SS-520 rockets can reach altitudes of 800 km to conduct scientific experiments and gather data. This flying model rocket doesn't go quite as high. It does, however, fly on a cluster of two 18mm motors for added fun and excitement.
The kit's self-adhesive decal sheet includes fin wraps, lettering, and body wraps. The nose cone and antennae area (right below the nose cones) need to be painted.
This Super Chief II sounding rocket combined the Talos booster and Castor sustainer to reach altitudes up to 190 miles. The rocket gathered data on daytime air glow from high altitudes.
Rocketarium's sport-scale model of the Super Chief II also has two stages. It stages from a D motor to a B or C motor. The kit includes wrap-around bands, hatches, and decals to give it the right level of detail.
The Terraformer is another unique rocket from Rocketarium.
The century-long BioWars of 2400 left many a world uninhabitable. Humans quickly became an endangered species, left with few planets to call home. In an effort to reverse mankind's gravest error, autonomous Terraformer droids are sent on interplanetary missions to locate planets meeting strict criteria. These chosen planets are to be transformed into a new hope for future generations. Join this noble effort and order your own Terraformer rocket today.
This oddroc kit contains 17 pre-cut poplar plywood pieces.
Fly this rocket from a short (1 foot) launch rod. The usable area of a longer launch rod can be shortened using a clothespin.
Rocketarium has created another unique rocket to add to your fleet.
The Toxic Typhoon was the most feared weapon used in the BioWars of 2400. Speaking it's name was forbidden.
It poisoned entire planets, eliminating all lifeforms and leaving the world itself in a state of steady decay.
The model rocket version is much friendlier. It is constructed from eleven (11) pre-cut poplar plywood pieces. The Toxic Typhoon uses tumble recovery.
Do not fly the Toxic Typhoon on windy days.
Use a short (1 foot) launch rod. A clothespin can be used to shorter the useable area of a longer launch rod.
The Turbo Vortico is a three-blade, upscale version of Rocketarium's Vortico 'copter-style rocket. Like it's smaller cousin, the Turbo Vortico flies straight up while spinning then helicopters down for a smooth landing. The Turbo Vortico flies on 29mm E to G motors.
This oddroc kit comes with six (6) pieces of laser-cut plywood, a heavy-wall motor tube, and a 1/4" launch lug. Fully illustrated instructions make assembly a breeze.
Rocketarium's Viking 7 is a sport scale model of the The Viking sounding rocket family which was developed by the US to provide a better research vehicle than the German V2. In the 1950's, several of the Viking rockets were designed and flown by the US Navy. As part of a scientific mission, the Viking 7 climbed to 136 miles, and beat the altitude record of the V2.
Rocketarium's model flies on a cluster of two model rocket motors. Decals are included for the black, and white, lettering on the model rocket.
Looking for something different? Give this oddroc a whirl! The Vortico shoots straight up into the sky and starts spinning. That motion results in helicoptering on the way down for a smooth landing. This oddroc consists of seven pre-cut plywood pieces, motor tube, and launch lug. The clearly illustrationed instructions make the Vortico rocket easy to assemble. The Vortico doesn't land far from where it took off. This is a great rocket for launch sites with a small recovery area.
This rocket should not be flown on windy days. Use a short (1 foot) launch rod