Shastas Rocket Site



Semi-scale version of the X-30 National Aerospace Plane is a realistic representation of the NASA and Air Force project to design a hypersonic plane that could be flown into and out of orbit and landed at major airports. The futuristic test vehicle comes with a highly detailed preprinted aeroshroud, die-cut laminated fins, underside duct work inlets, and a vacuum-formed canopy.

Flights to 700 feet!

Additional Information

  • Length: 16.75″
  • Wingspan: 8.5″
  • Weight.: 2.75oz.
  • Recovery: 12″ Parachutes (2)
  • Recommended Motor:
    • C6-3 Only!

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Build History

  • 04/26/1998 – Started the kit. Tied Kevlar shock cord and white elastic cord together then tied the Kevlar cord around engine block. Slotted engine mount tube and glued engine block in forward end. Placed the large astro Shield print between 4 encyclopaedia to flatten it.
  • 04/27/1998 – Assembled engine retainer into engine mount and glued engine mount into white body tube.
  • 04/28/1998 – Glued bulkheads into white body tube.
  • 05/03/1998 – Assembled shroud and glued to engine mount with airplane glue.
  • 05/10/1998 – Sanded fins and cut out paper to apply over fins. Glued overlays onto balsa parts. Placed parts on paper and between books to flatten.
  • 05/11/1998 – Sanded nose cone and cockpit plastic pieces. Installed nose cone bulkhead and tubes.
  • 05/12/1998 – Glued nose cone to bulkhead and tube. Glued wings and rudder using Arliens Tacky Glue.
  • 05/13/1998 – Added clay to nose cone. Glued scoop into place. Cut out parachute.
  • 05/14/1998 – Constructed parachute with shroud lines so model will descend horizontally.
  • 05/15/1998 – Drilled hole in engine clip. Added snap swivel to parachute shroud lines and tied other end to elastic cord. This completes the Quest X-30 model rocket #4001.


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