Low Boom SST
The supersonic transport (SST) was going to revolutionize air travel.
New York to L.A. in two hours! But there was a problem - these super-fast jets were too noisy. Their thunderous "sonic booms" - faster-than-sound shock waves - were dangerously loud. SST activity over the continental US was banned and super-sonic flights were limited to ocean routes. The revolution never came. The Low-Boom SST could be the solution. By adjusting certain aircraft features like nose shape, fuselage length, wing surface area, engine power, etc., the duration and power of the "boom" can be minimized.
The Estes Low-Boom SST is a sleek, 30-inch long, delta-winged model of the next generation of quiet, super-fast passenger jets. This expert-level kit is loaded with features, including intricate, balsa-constructed, underwing engine pods and a large sheet of detailed water-slide decals to complete the look. Launch and watch as the Low-Boom SST climbs to 400 feet on a C6-3 engine and gently returns under a large 15-inch parachute. The SST revolution might be coming after all!
Skill Level: Expert
Projected Max Altitude: 400 ft. (122 m) on a C6-3.