Have you ever wanted to write in the sky? You can with the Estes No. 2 Skywriter. It “sky writes” up to 1100 feet in the sky! You’ll have lots of fun with this crowd-drawing, pencil rocket at your launches.
The No. 2 Sky Writer rocket is a one-of-a-kind design from the creative guys at the Estes rocket shop. It’s the very first model rocket to replicate the good ole’ No. 2 wooden pencil. A rocket shaped like a pencil? Yep…we’re just that good!
This high performance rocket was designed to erase the law of gravity while it races up to 1,100 feet and returns safely on its colorful 12 inch pre-assembled parachute. This giant replica of an iconic writing tool stands over 2 feet tall and comes with a conveniently pre-colored body tube that looks like the real thing – eraser and all! It really looks just like a pencil streaking toward the clouds! If you’ve never seen a school supply fly, here’s your chance!
The No. 2 Sky Writer is a beginner level kit, which means quick and easy assembly that usually takes about an hour or less. After the basic rocket is assembled, complete the pencil look with the self-stick decal.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, carpenter’s glue, plastic cement, hobby knife and masking tape. (Tools, construction and finishing supplies not included.)
WHAT YOU NEED TO LAUNCH (sold separately): Estes Porta-Pad II Launch Pad with a 1/8 inch launch rod and Electron Beam Launch Controller, Estes model rocket engines, starters and recovery wadding. Four 1.5V high quality AA alkaline batteries are also required for launch controller (not included).
A8-3, B4-4, B6-4, C6-5
|Projected Max Altitude||
1100 ft. (335 m)
12 in. (30.5 cm) Parachute
26 in. (66 cm)
.98 in. (25 mm)
1.5 oz. (42.5 g)
|Estimated Assembly Time||
1 Hour (painting and glue drying time not included)
Porta-Pad II and Electron Beam Launch Controller
|Launch Rod Size||
Estes model rocketry is recommended for boys and girls ages 10+ with adult supervision for those under 12, and rocketeers of all ages.