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Star Hopper (English Only) Skill BEG

SKU: EST7303 Category:
UPC Code: 047776 07303 6
In Stock: Yes
MSRP: $14.99Minimum Quantity: 1


There had been strange lights in the sky before 1947, but
never like this. In June of that year, an experienced civilian pilot
reported “saucer-like discs” over Mount Rainier. By
July the papers were running stories about a rancher who discovered
strange wreckage in the desert near Roswell. Accounts of mystery
“aircraft” and other unknown aerial phenomena were
gaining public notice. Something strange was going on and the people in
charge wanted answers.

In 1949, a clandestine group of government scientists met at a
secret airbase in Nevada to form Project Star Hopper. The goal was to
produce a fast and maneuverable piloted vehicle to compete with the
unidentified objects commonly referred to as “flying
saucers.” With the nation’s best engineers on the
task, plans were drawn up for a sleek and functional atomic-powered
vessel that could be launched quickly to intercept the aggressors. The
result was the Star Hopper – the world’s first
interplanetary spacecraft. A small fleet was constructed and tested,
and by 1955, they were ready to protect the skies from alien invaders.
Or so we were told…

Was there really a Project Star Hopper? It’s hard to
say. No documents or proof exists – just rumors and
speculation. Based on the scant evidence available, Estes has designed
a detailed model of this cryptic craft. The Estes Star Hopper is a
Beginner-Level kit that all rocket lovers will be thrilled to own and
fly. This is a no-glue, no-paint, snap-together kit that anyone can
build and launch all in the same day. Featuring detail-molded plastic
fins, nose cone, and engine mount, this kit not only looks great but is
built to survive even the roughest landings. Pre-finished in a retro
atomic-age silver paint scheme, the Star Hopper is a stylish kit that
looks great and flies even better!

Prep the Estes Star Hopper with a recommend Estes engine (not
included) and get ready for fantastic flights up to 400 feet
– great for demonstrations and small field flights. Watch at
apogee as the rocket ejects a 18-inch streamer to slow its fall and
help you track it to the ground. With the twist-on engine retainer for
fast engine loading, and a relatively wide body tube for easy ejection
wadding and streamer packing, you’ll have your rocket ready
to launch in no time! While the real Star Hopper may only be a myth,
the Estes Star Hopper is real and ready to fly today!

WHAT YOU NEED TO LAUNCH (sold separately): Estes
Porta-Pad II Launch Pad and Electron Beam Launch Controller
, Estes
model rocket engines
, starters
and recovery
. Four 1.5V high quality AA alkaline batteries are
also required for launch controller (not included).