The Generic E2X is a blank canvas for anyone looking to create a rocket with a customized look and feel. Each student can make this pure white rocket their own with markers, stickers, paint or any form of artistic expression, but we include a set of decals for those that want to create that specific rocket-technology feel.
The Generic E2X requires some use of adhesive, but these kits are simple and come together quite quickly. It’s about getting out to launch as soon as possible, and with a rocket that is uniquely their own.
The Generic E2X in the Classroom
The Generic E2X provides a unique experience for your students, where no two rockets will come out alike. The Generic E2X is a great entry into engineering and physics while masquerading around as an engaging art project. For young students, the art project is likely to get them engaged, but the excitement of a rocket launch is what captures their attention.
Try the Generic E2X with different engines and the Mini-Altitrak to expand your activity into experimental learning!
The Generic E2X gives students a blank canvas to make a rocket that is truly their own, but provides a wide base of educational value. It can be used to teach Newton’s laws of motion, tracking altitude, and creating visual data tools to understand the flight of the rocket.
This project is anything but generic.
Included with this kit
Each of these kits come with decals to give you a clean, ready-made aesthetic, however each of these airframes can easily be customized and each student can make it their own!
Each of these rockets utilize a streamer for recovery, making them ideal for flying in smaller fields. The streamer waves through the air, creating drag, and allowing this lightweight rocket to land safely. Experiment with streamers of different lengths to see how that impacts the descent rate!
Molded Fin Unit
The molded fin unit comes in one piece, easy to attach. The motor mount and engine retainer are then assembled and slid into place with a little bit of adhesive.
The Generic E2X includes traditional rocket-technology decals which makes this rocket pop on the launch pad. They don’t help with altitude, but it feels like they could.
Tools and Supplies
What You Need to Build (Not Included)
- Carpenter’s Glue
- Primer and Paint
What You Need to Launch (Not Included)
- Lifetime Launch System
- Estes Model Rocket Engines
- Recovery Wadding
- 1.5V AA Batteries (For Launch Controller)