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Green Eggs™ Bulk Pack

$219.99

Intermediate Skill Level

The Green Eggs provides 12 payload-ready rockets for an ‘egg-celent’ mission-driven launch experience. The Green Eggs challenges students to loft an egg high into the air and recover it safely. The eggs are intended to simulate the fragile conditions of astronauts during orbital flight, and are used in rocketry competitions world-wide. This payload rocket gives you the opportunity to increase data collection in your classroom with tools like the Estes Altimeter!

  • Exciting, mission-driven launch experience!
  • Egg lofting at an educator’s budget.
  • Perfect for data collection.

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The Green Eggs rocket is all about that spacious payload bay! It’s perfect for extending learning, and measuring success. In it, you can fit things like the PocketLab, altimeters, eggs or a large variety of other payloads for experimentation!

It also works as a perfect introduction into the concept of egg lofting. Egg lofting is a spirited attempt to launch fragile eggs high into the sky, and try to get them to land without a splat! 

Eggs have traditionally been used in model rocketry as a proxy for astronauts returning from orbit. Compared to the forces around them, astronauts are extremely fragile upon reentry (and for their entire journey). Returning the eggs safely to the ground can be a fun engineering challenge, and has a clear connection to larger concepts.

The Green Eggs in the Classroom

Egg lofting can make for an exceptionally challenging and engaging rocket launch, and the Green Eggs from Estes make that challenge accessible to builders of all skill levels. This challenge can be as simple as the attempt, but can include an exploration of recovery systems and descent rates.

Challenge your students to find the optimal recovery system to bring down the eggs as quickly as possible while keeping them intact upon touchdown.

Eggs are commonplace in The American Rocketry Challenge (TARC), and the Green Eggs rocket is a perfect introduction into egg lofting to guide students to more ambitious rocketry goals. In model rocketry, an egg can help to simulate the need to appropriately slow the descent of astronauts en route back to earth. They represent just how fragile humans are when dealing with rocketry and velocity on a cosmic scale.

Included with this kit

Large Transparent Payload Bay

The Green Eggs rocket can house up to 2 eggs, or a large variety of other payloads. The payload bay has significant volume and you can deliver a decent amount of mass (up to 2 eggs) on a D12-3 engine. The payload section on this rocket, unlike similar rockets, is the same diameter as the airframe of the rocket, making it easier to build and align. 

Display Stand Fins

The fins on this rocket kit are designed to second as a display stand, allowing this rocket to stand upright without support.

Through-the-wall Fins

These fins are balsa, and are attached to the engine mount through the airframe of the rocket. This significantly strengthens the fins and creates a durable rocket that will provide exciting launches, flight after flight.

Pre-slotted Body Tubes

The body tubes for the Green Eggs rocket come laser-cut with slots for the fins tabs to be positioned. This means no complex cuts here, and your fins will come out perfectly aligned.

Recovery System

The Green Eggs rocket comes with a blue and white parachute that makes it easy to see in the sky, as well as create enough drag for this rocket to land safely with many payloads.

Tools and Supplies

What You Need to Build (Not Included)

  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Fine Sandpaper
  • Carpenter’s Glue
  • Hobby Knife
  • Primer and Paint

What You Need to Launch (Not Included)

Engine Chart

Engine Projected Altitude
Without Payload
B4-2 86 ft
B6-4 92 ft
C5-3 325 ft
C6-3 286 ft
C11-5 300 ft
D12-7 713 ft
With the PockLab Payload
C5-3 274 ft
C11-3 259 ft
D12-5 655 ft
For Use With a 2 Egg Payload (Approx 4 oz payload)
D12-3 367 ft
Projected Max Altitude

825 ft. (251 m) with egg
1050 ft. (320 m) without egg

Recovery System

18 in. (45.7 cm) Parachute

Length

23.6 in. (59.9 cm)

Diameter

1.8 in. (46 mm)

Estimated Weight

3.50 oz. (99.2 g)

Estimated Assembly Time

2 Hours (painting and glue drying time not included)

Fin Materials

Laser cut wood

Decal Type

Self-stick

Launch System

Porta-Pad II and Electron Beam Launch Controller

Launch Rod Size

3/16" Maxi Rod (sold separately)

Age Recommendation

Estes model rocketry is recommended for boys and girls ages 10+ with adult supervision for those under 12, and rocketeers of all ages.

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