The Arreauxbee-Hi kit pays homage to the beginnings of the model rocketry hobby by recalling the first mass-produced model rocket kit, the Aerobee-Hi. Manufactured in 1958 by Model Missiles, Inc., the Aerobee-Hi model brought the hobby industry into the space age. Don’t let this trip down memory lane fool you. There is nothing old-fashioned about the AeroTech Arreauxbee-Hi. At 4-1/2 feet tall and more than two-and-a-half inches in diameter, the Arreauxbee-Hi incorporates all the advanced design and engineering features you expect in AeroTech kits.
Enerjet by AeroTech mid-power rockets have durable polymer fins with precision molded airfoils. The unique Fin-Lok™ fin mounting system carries and distributes aerodynamic and thrust loads throughout an integrated rocket structure. Assembly is quick, easy, neat, and precise. When the rocket reaches peak altitude, the Labyrinth™ ejection gas cooling system cools the hot gas from the rocket motor ejection charge. The cooled ejection gas pressurizes the parachute bay and ejects the parachute (requiring no parachute wadding). Every kit comes with motor adapters that allow you to easily use a range of different length, diameter and power Enerjet or AeroTech rocket motors.
All mid-power kits are of single stage design and come equipped with a 29mm motor mount and a screw-on aluminum 29mm motor retainer that doubles as a 24mm motor adapter and retainer. Heavy duty 1/4 inch launch lugs and conformal rail guides are also included with this kit. It gently recovers with a pre-assembled nylon parachute.
Enerjet Skill Level 3 advanced modeler kits require moderate skills in model rocket construction and finishing. The assembly, finishing and glue drying time will take multiple sessions and up to a couple of days to complete the kit properly.
This kit requires assembly. Hobby glues, finishing supplies, building tools, launch system and rocket motors for launching are not included.
Launch supplies sold separately. Flying with E, F and G rocket motors requires the AeroTech Mantis Launch Pad (89281), AeroTech Interlock Launch Controller (893891), 24mm Q-Jet™, Enerjet or AeroTech rocket motors with FirstFire™ Initiators and Recovery Wadding. A 12-volt battery source is required for the AeroTech Interlock Launch Controller - Not Included.
Recommended for ages 12 to adult. Direct adult supervision is suggested for those under 16 years of age when flying model rockets of this size and power.
Uses Enerjet E20-4W (1st flight), E30-4T, F44-4W, F67-6W, G74-9W, G80-10T rocket motors. Other AeroTech S-U, RMS, LMS, DMS model rocket motors, with a similar motor type (power) designation, should be OK for use in this product. For additional motor recommendations refer to RockSim or OpenRocket software.
Skill Level 3
Length: 54 in. (137 cm)
Diameter: 2.6 in. (67 mm)
Weight: 16.5 oz. (470 g)
Motor Mount: 29mm (with 24mm adaptor)
Recovery: Rip-stop Nylon Parachute
Fins: 3 - Molded Polymer with Airfoil
Décor: Self-adhesive Decals