Switchblade S Rocket Glider Kit

(4 customer reviews)


The legendary Switchblade is back!

Switchblade build manual

A robust swing wing rocket glider which doesn’t require hours of sanding to perfect the hinges. Flies on 13 mm 1/2A-A Estes engines, and 1/4A engines with a piston launcher. This model is extremely reliable is one of the easiest rocket gliders to build, requiring no sanding of airfoil cross sections. It is, however, an extremely high performance model if those airfoils are sanded in, combining perfect, straight launches with a long, floating glide. Does not include rocket engines, launch pad, or ignition controller.

Kit includes:

– Hand selected contest grade balsa
– Formed wire components
– All hardware for mechanisms
– Detailed instruction manual

Required for completion:

– Basic assembly tools such as hobby knife, CA glue, and sand paper
– Estes 1/2A3-2T and/or A3-4T engines
– Launch pad and controller

See it fly:


4 reviews for Switchblade S Rocket Glider Kit

  1. John Eric Thompson

    I am building this kit right now:-)

  2. John Eric (verified owner)

    I had fun building the kit. The only suggestion I would advice is providing a separate little zip lock back for the loop and hooks. they are tiny and they were found within the clay weight material. You may want to provide a few extras of that. I did lose one hook in the carpet, however, was able to improvise and make a hook out of one of the staples from the packaging. It was fun to build. I am looking forward to seeing it fly.

    • [email protected]

      Eric, thank you so much for your feedback. Your suggestion on the hooks is an excellent idea and we will be Separately bagging the hooks on all future Switchblade kits.

  3. John Eric (verified owner)

    The switchblade flew perfectly on its first maiden flight with the 1/2 A3-2t motor. I luv this kit.

  4. Hamed

    Easy to build in a couple hours, rugged and flew like a dream on an A3-4 rocket on a calm day. Very nice kit.

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