Skill Level: Advanced
Discover the origins of model rocketry with the Designer Signature Series kit from Harry Stine, the "Father of Model Rocketry" and founder of the National Association of Rocketry. As one of the original pioneers of the hobby, Stine's talent for science and writing was integral to its creation. This kit includes a precise replica of the Antar model rocket, based on multiple sketches and the original model owned by Bill Stine, Estes Vice President and Harry's son.
However, originally a fictional vehicle, Stine's knowledge of flight science made it possible to create a stable flying model rocket. To build, you'll need scissors, glue, sandpaper, and other basic supplies. For launching, the Porta-Pad II Launch Pad and Electron Beam Launch Controller, as well as Estes model rocket engines, starters, and recovery wadding are required (sold separately). Embark on a journey of exploration and learning with this unique kit.
- SKILL LEVEL: With moderate building and finishing skills, the Antar is perfect for this Advanced level rocket.
- RECOMMENDED ENGINES: B6-2, B6-4, C6-5
- PROJECTED ALTITUDE: 450 ft. (137 m) on a C6-5
History of Antar Model Rocket
The "Father of Model Rocketry" and founder of the National Association of Rocketry is Harry Stine (NAR #02). What's more, he is one of the original pioneers that founded the hobby right alongside Vern Estes, Stine was also a talented writer.
Estes' designers created a precise replica for this Designer Signature Series kit. Moreover, it is based on multiple sketches and the original model, which belongs to Bill Stine, Estes Vice President and the son of Harry Stine.
In 1951, people didn't have the hobby of flying model rockets yet. Therefore, they didn't design Antar as a flying model rocket. Stine was a physicist and clearly understood the science of flight. So even though Antar was a fictional vehicle, the science behind it meant it could be stable in flight.
Antar Model Rocket:
- Initially created in 1951
- They did not design it as a flying model rocket
- Designed to be stable enough in flight to be used as a model rocket
- Precise replica created for the Designer Signature Series kit by Estes' designers
- Replica based on multiple sketches and the original model owned by Bill Stine, Estes Vice President and the son of Harry Stine
Overall, the history of the Antar model rocket is a fascinating story. It showcases the innovative and adventurous early hobbyists who laid the groundwork for modern model rocketry.
What You Need to Fly
Projected Max Altitude