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Dynasoar Rocketry is the home of unique hand crafted, easy building Radio Controlled Rocket Glider kits. They are all designed specifically to use Aerotech E-6 RC 24mm rocket glider motors.  We carry both the single use and reloadable versions of this motor and the special Aerotech 24/40 RC casing.  All you need to complete any kit is foam safe CA+, Transmitter, receiver, 2 servos, 2 servo extensions and a 1s battery with JST connector.  You boost vertically on any standard pad with 1010 rail, nothing is ejected from the model and they are ready to fly again immediately.   Complete build instructions and photos are available online to help with assembly and setup.  High quality cut vinyl self adhesive decals are available for my kits from a third party mfg, the link for ordering is in the directions for each kit, click on the kit photos below to view the instructions.


Spektrum AR-400 Receiver


For a limited time, I have available AR-400 receivers, these are used, flown only a few times each, never crashed.  These are pulled from my large inventory of test vehicles and prototypes, full range 4 channel receivers,  that I use in all my models.   I only have a few bind plugs so if you don’t have one already and you need one let me know when you order.  Shipping is not calculated at checkout, if you order this with any other components they ship free otherwise I’ll send you an invoice with actual shipping to you.

AR-400 Receiver, $18.00 each




Hitec HS-65HB servos


Hitec HS-65HB servos have excellent centering and are robust.  They move quite fast even on 1s power.  These are the only servos I recommend for my kits and what I use, they are normally $21.99.  These come with the proper length servo arm installed.  These were used for a few flights on prototype models, then removed, they may have a small amount of glue remaining on them where they were glued in place on the model that’s easy to remove.    For a limited time only, shipping will be sent via invoice, if you buy them with any kit or motors they will ship for free.   Hitec HS-65HB servos $14.99 each 






Space Transporter America


The Space Transporter America  RC Rocket glider kit is our largest model and our flagship kit.  This is based on the classic Estes Rocket from the 80’s updated with larger wings to enable glide.  The kit  includes a plastic nose cone,  pre-installed rail buttons, pre-hinged control surfaces, pre-installed spars, pre-slotted white body tubes and pre-cut 6mm depron parts.  Kit includes rail buttons.   Length 40″, wingspan 23″, weight 11.5 oz rtf.  The Space Transporter America Kit,  $73.75 Shipped





Lifting Body


The Lifting Body  RC Rocket glider kit is a profile model which can be ordered in one of three styles, all based on actual small wing/lifting body designs.  The HL-10, X-24 or Dyna-Soar style.  Construction is very simple and takes about an hour and a half.  The kit  includes pre-hinged control surfaces, pre-grooved spar slots and pre-cut 9mm depron parts.  Kit includes rail buttons.   Length 31″, wingspan 21″, weight 13.5-14.5 oz rtf.  The Lifting Body  $57.99 Shipped


Pick the Version you want




X-15


The X-15  RC Rocket glider kit is a profile version of the third X-15 hypersonic reasearch vehicle that flew without the extended lower ventral fin to an altitude of 67 miles.  Construction is very simple and takes about an hour and a half.  The kit  includes pre-hinged control surfaces, pre-installed spars and pre-cut 9mm depron fuse and wing.  Kit includes rail buttons.   Length 41″, wingspan 20″, weight 12.5 oz rtf.  The X-15  $60.00 Shipped





The Invader 


The Invader RC Rocket glider kit is based on the classic Centuri UFO Invader rocket kit but modified to glide.  It has a mid mounted disc shaped wing and a graceful tail with wing mounted stabilizers.  It comes with a plastic nose cone, 2.6″ white tubing for the body,  Depron  wing and 6mm depron tail surface.  The wing is pre-grooved for the spar, control surfaces are pre-hinged, and the body tube is pre slotted for the vertical stab and wing.  38″ long, 20″ wingspan,  11-11.5 oz rtf. The Invader $66.50 Shipped.





 Iron Cross MK II 


The Iron Cross MK II RC Rocket glider kit is based on a top secret WW1 Rocket powered mid wing monoplane interceptor.  It has a graceful birdlike swept wing with scaloped trailing edges, a ww1 styled vertical stab,  and an open cockpit.   The MK II version is updated with even simpler construction.   It comes with a plastic nose cone, 2.6″ white tubing for the body,  Depron  wing and 6mm depron tail surface.  The wing is pre-grooved for the spar, control surfaces are pre-hinged, and the body tube is pre slotted for the vertical stab and wing. 33″ long, 23″ wingspan,  10.75-11 oz rtf.(painted)  The Iron Cross MK II $68.50 Shipped.





 Orbital Transporter 


The Orbital Transporter  kit uses a bottom mounted wing with dihedral like the original piggyback glider from the classic Orbital Transport kit from the 60’s and 70’s.  The model is very docile in glide and it tends to stay level unless you give it a turn command.  This latest version of the  kit comes with plastic nose cone, white 2.6″ tubing pre-slotted for the tail, pre cut and hinged wing and spar pre-installed, rail buttons installed and moves the servo mounting to the bottom of the wing for cleaner appearance.    33″ length, 20″ wingspan, 11.25 oz rtf,  Orbital Transporter kit $63.50 shipped 





Aurora Clipper 


The Aurora Clipper RC Rocket glider kit is a sleek fast looking design that is easy to fly. It features a low mounted delta wing with dihedral, a plastic nose cone, 2″ white tubing for the body and depron® wing and tail surfaces. It has a light wing loading giving it a very nice glide and easy/stable boost, and the dihedral helps keep it level unless you give it a turn command.  Construction is very simple and takes about an hour and a half. Wing elevons are pre-hinged and spars are pre-installed. The body tube is pre-slotted for the tail surface and rail buttons are side mounted to avoid catching on the ground during landing.   Specs: 37″ length, 22″ wingspan, 11.25 oz lift-off-weight Aurora Clipper kit $63.99 Shipped





YF-12 


The YF-12 RC Rocket glider kit   The YF-12 RC Rocket glider kit is modeled after the interceptor version of the A-12/SR-71.  It set speed and altitude records, was used to test Mach 3 missile launches using the Aim 47 missile at long range, and later by NASA for research.   It comes with  white BMS tubing for the body and engine nacelles and Depron wing and tail surfaces.   Nacelles and Body tube are pre-slotted for the stabilizers and wing.  Wingspan 21.5″, length 40″(about 1/32 scale) weight 12.5-12.75 oz rtf.  YF-12 kit $75.00 Shipped





Single Use Rocket Motors


The single use E-6RC rocket motors are a disposable version of the reloadable motors I’ve used for years.  They are also several grams lighter so require less nose weight to balance.  The reloads come in a pack of three with initiators.  Motors must ship usps ground. Shipping for reloads are based purely on weight and will be added at paypal checkout and as of 5/7/2019 includes insurance.    Single Use E-6P RC motor $13.50





Reloadable Rocket Motor Casings and Reload Kits


The aerotech 24mm E-6 motor is the recommended motor for all Dynasoar Rocketry kits.  They do require the aerotech 24mm RC casing which has a solid forward end.  

The reloads come in a pack of three with initiators.  Motors must ship usps ground. Shipping for reloads are based purely on weight and will be added at paypal checkout and as of 5/7/2019 includes insurance.  

Aerotech E-6RC 3-Pack reload $22.50




Aerotech 24mm RMS RC Plugged Casing and Closure $45.00

(this casing is required for the 3 pack reloads above, it is NOT the same as the standard 24/40 casing with forward closure and you cannot use these reloads in the standard casing) No extra shipping is added if you order the casing with motors or kits, it will ship with them, otherwise it will go priority.


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Installing igniters into your rocket motors:

The igniters for these motors are small and it is easy to damage the tip if you aren’t careful.  I don’t carry spares and Aerotech charges a lot for them.  You need to secure the igniter in place, touching the propellent and keeping it from blowing out on initial firing before it truly lights the propellent.  You also need to make sure the leads don’t pull the igniter out and that you don’t block the small nozzle but that the igniter can pull out when the model lifts off.  These motors don’t have a large thrust spike so if you use too much tape it can actually yank the model instead of releasing it.    I simply insert the igniter carefully till it just touches the bottom of the propellent slot, and then fold the igniter back over the nozzle and secure it with a 1/8″ wide strip of masking tape and make one and a half wraps around the nozzle.   This holds it securely but makes sure the igniter can pull out after liftoff.

Note**

RC rocket gliders should be flown responsibly as you cannot turn off the motor after ignition, here is the NAR recommended safety code . AMA safety code only specifies  Rocket motors, up to a G-series size, may be used for propulsion, as long as they use solid propellants and remain attached to your model during the flight. Launching a rocket or any other missile from a model aircraft is prohibited Use the appropriate guidelines depending on whether you are at an AMA site of NAR supported launch.

Given the latest news on the FAA ruling for model aircraft I’m sure there is concern about these boosting over 400′.  Direct communication between the FAA and NAR board noted that rocket gliders, whether rc or not are considered rockets and are not what the FAA is concerned about, there should be no issue flying them especially at launches already with a waiver in place for rocketry.

**I get queries about shipping to Canada and overseas, however due to the size of the kit boxes the price is usually cost prohibitive and people aren’t interested in paying what the postal service charges.  For this reason Non US paypal accounts are not accepted by default.  If you are outside the US and are interested in ordering a kit please use the contact form with your mailing address and I can get you a quote and enable payment.   I can’t mail motors internationally.