Bright, bold and rugged, the Astra III is one of our bestselling rockets. Part of our Quick-Kit family, it features a unique plastic fin-can assembly. It is a great kit for groups who have already built one of our Skill Level 1 rockets with a one-piece molded fin-unit like the Viper. It requires a little more skill to assemble, as individual fins are fitted and glued into the center fin-can unit, but still goes together very easy and fast. The Astra III rocket features a Kevlar/elastic shock cord system, quick-release motor mount, self-adhesive decals and 14 inch recovery parachute.
Quest Skill Level 1 Quick-Kits do not require painting or finishing beyond the application of self-adhesive decals and can usually be completed in 30 to 45 minutes or less.
This kit requires assembly. Hobby glues, finishing supplies, building tools, launch system and rocket motors for launching are not included.
Launch supplies sold separately. Requires Complete Launch System (Q7700), Quest Q-Jet™ rocket motors with FirstFire Micro™ Initiators and Recovery Wadding. One 9-volt, snap-top, Lithium battery is required for the Q2 Launch Controller - Not Included.
Also available in Value Packs of 12 (Q5495) and 25 (Q5595) rockets that are perfect for schools, camps, clubs and youth group programs including the Civil Air Patrol, 4H, Starbase and Scouting’s Space Exploration Merit Badge requirements.
Recommended for ages 10 to adult. Direct adult supervision is suggested for those under 12 years of age when building or flying model rockets
Skill Level 1
Length: 15 in. (38.1 cm)
Diameter: 1.181 in. (30 mm / T30)
Weight: 2.0 oz. (56.7 g)
Recovery: 14 in. Parachute
Fins: Quick-Kit Plastic Fins
Décor: Self-adhesive Decals
Flights up to 1,200 ft. (366 m)
Uses Quest Q-Jet™ Black Max™: A3-4FJ (1st flight), B4-4FJ, C12-6FJ, C12-8FJ, D16-6FJ, D16-8FJ rocket motors.
Uses Quest Q-Jet™ White Lightning™: B6-4W, C18-6W, C18-8W, D20-6W, D20-8W rocket motors.
Other brands of model rocket motors, with a similar motor type (power) designation, should be OK for use in this product.