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  • Space Corps DARC-1 Expert Level Flying Model Rocket Kit #7307

    $32.95 $19.88

    The Deep Atmosphere Research Craft is a one-of-a-kind scientific vessel developed by Space Corps Science Division to explore the gas giants of the outer solar system. Designated DARC-1, this multi-section crewed vessel is designed for entry and maneuver within the thick atmospheres of a Jupiter-type gaseous planet for study and exploration. The lifting body characteristics of the DARC-1 are ideal for atmospheric flight in dense gases and for maintaining station under turbulent conditions. At the conclusion of its research mission, the DARC-1 initiates return by igniting and subsequently discarding its aft booster section to break atmosphere and set a trajectory for its journey home. The DARC-1 first became operational in 2052 and successfully surveyed the atmospheres of Jupiter, Saturn, and several of their large moons before it was claimed in a tragic accident over Titan. The DARC-1 flying model rocket from Estes Industries is an expert build, being the most challenging build in the Space Corps fleet! Build each rocket in the Space Corps line to build up your skills or enjoy this model as a test of your building skills.

    WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, yellow glue, medium CA glue, hobby knife, masking tape, primer (white), paint (black, gray) and clear coat (optional). (Tools, construction and finishing supplies not included.)

    Projected Max Altitude

    400 ft. (122 m)

    Recovery System

    12 in. (30.1 cm) Parachute


    9.3 in. (23.6 cm)


    6.9 in. (17.5 cm)


    0.74 in. (19 mm)

    Estimated Weight

    2.6 oz. (73.7 g)

    Estimated Assembly Time

    6-8 Hours (painting and glue drying time not included)

    Fin Materials

    Laser cut wood

    Decal Type


    Launch System

    Porta-Pad II Launch Pad and Electron Beam Launch Controller

    Launch Rod Size


    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.