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Tandem-X Rocket Launch Set

by Estes
$95.99 CAD

 Big value and even bigger fun! Estes 1469 Tandem-X Rocket Launch Set includes the impressive, easy-to-assemble Amazon rocket and the high-performance Crossfire ISX rocket.  The Amazon builds quickly with pre-colored plastic parts and self-stick graphics.  The Crossfire ISX is a perfect next step to an Intermediate level model with laser cut wood fins and self-stick decals.

  • Over 29 in. tall, the Amazon rocket is the giant amongst all Estes rockets in launch sets
  • Over 15 in. tall, the second rocket Crossfire ISX is of average size.


Two are better than one with this Tandem-X Launch Set!  This duo features two extreme, high-performance rockets and a powerful beast of a launch system. 

Designed with plastic fins, the beginner rocket Amazon stands at 30 inches tall and can be built in an hour.  Launching from an Estes standard model 18 mm rocket engine C6-5, this giant can reach heights over 600 ft.

Crossfire ISX, on the other hand, is an Intermediate-level rocket that features a totally streamlined shape with aerodynamic fins and a nose cone.  At 15.6 inches tall and launched with Estes 18mm rocket engine C6-7, the Crossfire ISX reaches cloud-busting heights of 1,150 feet.  A 12-inch recovery parachute glides gently in mid-air and returns the Crossfire back to earth to launch again and again.

Both bullets of this Estes Tandem-X Launch Set take off from the sturdy Porta-Pad II Launch Pad by push button command from the Electron Beam controller.

Includes Launch System!

  • 1 Crossfire ISX Rocket Kit
  • 1 Amazon Rocket Kit
  • Porta-Pad II
  • Electron Beam Launch Controller

Requirements for this Ready-To-Fly (RTF) set (sold separately) include:

  • Building Tools and Construction Materials (
  • Finishing Supplies
  • Estes A, B or C engines
  • AA Batteries for Launch Controller

Learn the basics of crafting soaring models with the Tandem-X Launch Set and blast these flying objects to amazing heights with Estes model number 1469!  One of our most popular kits for beginners!

What You Need to Launch

Estes Engines, Recovery Wadding, Starters, and AA Batteries.

What You Need to Build

 Scissors, Fine Sandpaper, Carpenter's Glue, Plastic Cement, Hobby Knife, Masking Tape

Recommended Engines

Amazon : B4-2, B4-4, B6-2, B6-4, C5-3, C6-3, C6-5

Crossfire ISX : A8-3, B4-4, B6-4, C6-5, C6-7

Launch System

Porta-Pad II

Projected Max Altitude

Amazon: 600 ft. (183 m)

Crossfire ISX: 1150 ft. (351 m)

Recovery System

18 in. (45.7 cm) Parachute

Tools, Construction, and Finishing Supplies Not Included.

Recommended ages: 12+, 10+ with adult supervision