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Helios

Model #2487

Description

With it’s bright silver body tube and bright yellow nose cone and fins, the Helios is super easy to track in the sky. Assembly is as simple as sliding the fins into the fin can! Reaching altitudes of 550 feet, add the BT-60 Booster Accessory (2256) and watch this rocket soar way past 1,100 feet!

Additional Information

  • Length: 18.2″
  • Diameter: 1.64″
  • Weight: 2.8 oz
  • Altitude : 550
  • Recommended Motors:
    • B4-2, B6-2, B6-4, C6-3, C6-5
  • Almost Ready to Fly

Instructions

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Build History

  • 06/14/2014 – Attached fins to fin can by sliding them into place. Fins were held in place with engine retainer ring. The Estes Helios model rocket #2887 is complete.
  • 10/02/2014 – A second model rocket kit was photographed and opened. Attached nose cone to shock cord and slid the four fins into fin can slots. Too pictures of completed rocket. This model is complete. Nose cone felt loose and will require a few loops of masking tape to tighten up before launch.
  • 02/14/2015 – A third almost ready to fly model of the Estes model #2487 was purchased due to second stage failure and lawn dart destroying the model. No pictures or dimensions were taken of this model. Removed the parts and instructions from the box and plastic bags. The fins were attached by sliding into the fin can slots and pushing forward. They were held in place with the engine retainer ring. The shock cord was tied to the nose cone and the shoulder of the nose cone was fitted with masking tape to make it fit the body tube properly. The pre-assembled 8″ parachute was attached to a snap swivel for easy installation and remove from the model. This completes construction of Estes model rocket #2487. No paint nor decal application is required.

Flights

DateLocation#MotorComments
06/14/2014Sod FarmBS81D12-0/C6-7Maiden Flight.
06/14/2014Sod FarmBS81D12-0/C6-7Great Flight
07/19 & 20/2014Sod FarmBS82D12-0/C6-7Model started to turn as upper stage ignited. Model made several loops before lawn darting into the ground west of the launch site. Some body tube damage occurred but it can be fixed with a centering ring.
07/19 & 20/2014Sod FarmBS82D12-0/C6-6Great Flight.
08/23/2014Sod FarmBS83D12-0/B6-6Great Flight.
09/13 & 14/2014Sod FarmBS84D12-0/C6-7Sustainer stage did not light and model lawn darted destroying model.
09/13 & 14/2014Sod FarmBS84C6-5Great Flight
11/09/2014Sod FarmBS84D12-0/B6-6Good Flight.
11/09/2014Sod FarmBS86D12-0/B6-6Upper Stage did not ignite and lawndarted driving Nose Cone 2″ into Body Tube.