Art Applewhite
              Rockets - From deep in the heart of Texas
Hourglass Rocket Kits
Easy to build, fun  to fly -  Great for small fields

4 sizes and 6 colors to choose from
All Hourglass rockets
Hourglass Rockets
From Left to Right: 13mm in Green, 18mm in Neon Yellow, 24mm Red, 24mm Long in Hot Pink
Hourglass rocket
A 24mm Hourglass rocket on a D11-P
24mm Long Hourglass Kit $10 each
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All 4 Hourglass kits, 24mm long, 24mm, 18mm & 13mm kits $25 per set
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NOTE: This design occasionally displays anomalous flight characteristics at the end of the boost phase.  The rocket may tumble rapidly while still under power but continues in an upward direction.  This is more likely to happen under very windy conditions.  It is not dangerous and does not affect the safety of the flight or its recovery.  This a feature and not a bug.
24mm Long Hourglass
3.75"(9.5cm) long, 3.75" (9.5cm) diameter, 0.8 oz (21gm).  Made for long (3.75") 24mm motors. Uses a 3/16" launch rod.  Recommended motors: E9-P, Ellis Mountain E10-6, Aerotech F21W.
24mm Hourglass
2.75" (7cm) long, 3.0" (7.6cm) diameter, 0.5 oz (12 gm) weight. Made for standard length (2.75") 24mm motors. Uses as 1/8" launch rod.  Recommended motors: C11-0, D11-P, D12-0, Aerotech E15-4W, E30-4T, RMS 24/40 reloads.
18mm Hourglass
2.75" (7cm) long, 3.0" (7.6cm) diameter, 0.5 oz (12 gm) weight. Uses as 1/8" launch rod. Recommended motors: B6-0,  C6-0, Aerotech D21-4T , RMS 18/20 reloads

13mm Hourglass
2.5" (6.4cm), diameter, 2.5" (6.4cm) height, 0.4 oz (9gm) weight. Uses as 1/8" launch rod. Recommended motor:  A10-PT

All these kits include stainless steel engine hooks for positive motor retention and quick launch preparation.  They ascend rapidly on a column of smoke. They descend slowly, tumbling end over end, and land softly.  There is no complicated recovery system to fail. These kits are easy to build using scissors, a craft knife and white glue. With their high visibility and dramatic ascent and recovery, they are real crowd pleasers.
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