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Explorer Aquarius

Model #7253

Description

The Explorer Aquarius is a master level kit that features a custom jig for perfect alignment assembly. Launched with an Estes D12-5 engine (sold separately), the Explorer Aquarius can fly higher than 700 feet! You’ll want to proudly display this show piece when it’s not on the launch pad, so we’ve included a removable plastic display engine nozzle for the complete effect.

Whether you are a faithful follower of the goings on at NASA, such as tracking the progress of the InSight Mars Lander — or a diehard Roddenberry fan, boldly going wherever you go, you’re sure to love this rocket. The Explorer Aquarius is a master level kit that features a custom jig for perfect alignment assembly. Launched with an Estes D12-5 engine (sold separately), the Explorer Aquarius can fly higher than 700 feet! You’ll want to proudly display this show piece when it’s not on the launch pad, so we’ve included a removable plastic display engine nozzle for the complete effect. Challenge your modeling dexterity with this uniquely designed craft.

Additional Information

  • Length: 21.8″
  • Diameter: 2.75″
  • Weight: 4.2 oz.
  • Fins: Laser Cut Wood
  • Decal: Waterslide
  • Recovery: 18″ Parachute
  • Recommended Motors;
    • D12-3, D12-5, E12-4, E12-6

Instructions

Photo Gallery

Build History

  • 01/03/2018 – Purchased Estes Explorer Aquarius from Scale Reproductions, Inc. in Louisville, KY for $22.00 (Retail $38.99). This purchase was made to replace the lost nose cone that occurred on September 9, 2012 at Anderson Dean Community Park.
  • 01/04/2018 – Took pictures of package and components
  • 01/05/2018 – Scanned instructions.
  • 01/31/2019 – Replacement Nose Cone decals cut out from decal sheet for application to replacement nose cone. Applied decals to nose cone.
  • 02/01/2019 – Painted spot on nose cone using Pactra A46 Flatblack acrylic enamel with paintbrush.
  • 02/02/2019 – Sprayed decal setting on nose cone. This finishes repair of Estes Explorer Aquarius #7253 nose cone.

Flights

DateLocation#MotorComments
09/09/2012ADC ParkBS60D12-7WLost Nose Cone.