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Talon 2 Rocket Kit

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By Kent Burnett, the Original designer of the Talon series!!

The Talon 2 is the affordable, easy-to-fly version in this beautiful series. It’s a stunning rocket that commands attention. The Talons have been rightfully called the Sexiest Kits Alive. This dazzling beauty will make heads spin!

This a high-end kit at a very low price. At Giant Leap, we don't scrimp on quality. Now think back, did your last kit have these features?

Features:

  • About 4 feet long!

  • 6 fins are .062 high-temp G-10

  • Features a plastic nosecone and boattail that is pre-slotted for fins

  • Nylon shock cord

  • Kevlar™ shock cord sleeve protector

  • Kevlar™ chute protector

  • Acme rail guides

  • Preslotted phenolic airframe

  • 30” chute

  • Large type bold vinyl decal

  • Detailed instructions

  • All hardware is included (Quiklinks and Eyebolts, etc.)

Specifications:

  • Diameter: 2.1"

  • Length: 48"

  • Weight: 30 oz

  • MMT: 29 mm

Recommended 29mm motors:

  • Aerotech:
    Single use: F50-4; G80-4,
    RMS: F40-4, F52-5T, G64-4, H128, H238, H165, H210, H180, H220, H268, I200

Talon 2 Rocket Kit - Magna-Frame Version *

Price: $97.39

  * What is MagnaFrame?
 ** © The "Talon 2" and "Fin"-ders, are copyrights of Giant Leap Rocketry, Inc. All rights reserved. 2011. Any reproduction or redistribution of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited. You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.

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Talon 3 Rocket Kit

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By Kent Burnett, the Original designer of the Talon series!!

The Talon 3 is a beautiful rocket that commands attention. The Talons have been rightfully called the Sexiest Kits Alive. Over 6 feet long, this dazzling beauty will make heads spin!

At Giant Leap, we don't scrimp on quality. In fact this stunning kit even comes with a specially produced video to help you build it! This a a high-end kit at a moderate price. Now think back, did your last 3" kit have these features?

Features:

  • Dual Deployment! (or single if you prefer)

  • 6 fins are .093 high-temp G-10

  • Pinnacle plastic nosecone

  • Boattail that is pre-slotted for fins

  • Machined to accept the included Slimline Motor Retainer

  • Avionics bay

  • Pre-sewn shock cords

  • Kevlar™ chute protectors & sleeves

  • Acme rail guides

  • Easyglas sock for phenolic airframe

  • Decal

  • Detailed instructions

  • Slimline Retainer.

  • All hardware included (Quiklinks, Eyebolts, Allthreads, etc.)

Specifications:

  • Diameter: 3.0"

  • Length: 73"

  • Weight: 4.5 lbs

  • MMT: 38mm

Parachutes not included

Recommended Parachutes:

  • Main: TAC-1 48"
    Spherachute 48"

  • Drogue: Spherachute 18" or 24"

Recommended 29mm motors:

  • Aerotech: I200 (Slimline 29x38 adapter required)

Recommended 38mm motors:

  • Aerotech: I161, I211, I284, J350, J570

  • Ceseroni Pro38: I205, I285, J285, J330

Talon 3 Rocket Kit Magna-Frame Tubing Version *
(Includes Magna-Frame airframe, Kevlar Shock Cords, and a Fireball, Pinnnacle nosecone and tailcone)

Price: $194.20

Optional Upgrade: 2 Presewn Kevlar™ ¼" shock cords

Price: $13.35

Optional Upgrade: Slimline Adapter 38/29mm (10% Discount) (Upgrade Discount Available only at time of order)

Price: $23.13

  * What is MagnaFrame?

© The "Talon 3" and "Fin"-ders, are copyrights of Giant Leap Rocketry, Inc. All rights reserved. 2011. Any reproduction or redistribution of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited. You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.

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Talon 4 Rocket Kit

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By the Original designer of the Talon series!!

The incredible Talon 4 is a stylish rocket that commands attention. Called the Sexiest Kit Alive, with good reason. This kit is the best of the best. At Giant Leap, there are no half measures. In fact this gorgeous kit even comes with a specially produced video to help you build it! Nearly 8 feet long, this stunning beauty will make heads spin!

Now think back, did your last kit have these features?

Features:

  • Dual Deployment! (or single if you prefer)

  • Six fins are .093" high temperature G-10 for extra strength

  • Pinnacle plastic nosecone

  • Boattail that is pre-slotted for fins

  • Machined to accept the included Slimline Motor Retainer

  • Avionics bay

  • Pre-sewn shock cords

  • Kevlar chute protectors & sleeves

  • Acme rail guides

  • Easyglas sock for phenolic airframe

  • Decal

  • Detailed instructions

  • Slimline Retainer

  • Hardware included (Quiklinks, Eyebolts, Allthreads, etc.)

  • Click here for Rocksim Data

Specificaitons:

  • Diameter: 3.9"

  • Length: 92"

  • Weight: 6.75 lbs

  • MMT: 54mm

Parachutes not included

Recommended Parachutes:

  • Main: TAC-1 60"
    Spherachute 60"

  • Drogue: Spherachute  24"

Recommended 38mm motors:

  • Aerotech: J570

  • Ceseroni Pro38: J330
    (Slimline 254/38 adapter required)

Recommended 54mm motors:

  • Aerotech: J315, J415, J540, K550, K695, K700

Talon 4 Rocket Kit Magna-Frame Tubing Version *

Price: $249.85

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Optional Upgrade: 2 Presewn Kevlar™ ¼" shock cords

Price: $13.35

Optional Upgrade: Slimline Adapter 54/38mm (10% Discount) (Upgrade Discount Available only at time of order)

Price: $26.08

Optional Upgrade: 2TAC-1 60" Chute (10% Discount)

Price: $99.74

  * What is MagnaFrame?

© The "Talon 4" and "Fin"-ders, are copyrights of Giant Leap Rocketry, Inc. All rights reserved. 2011. Any reproduction or redistribution of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited. You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.

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Talon 6 Rocket Kit

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The Flagship of the TalonLine. Talon 6 is a high-end, limited production kit, from the original designers of the Talon.

Once in a while a kit line comes along that sets a new standard, like with the Talon series of rockets. The Talon 6 is the flagship of that series. It is absolutely uncompromising in quality and features. You won't find a higher quality, more complete kit anywhere. The Talon 6 is sophisticated in engineering and it's a dream to build. The Talon 6 is the top choice among Level-3 fliers because its drop-dead gorgeous and because it's engineered to the cutting edge of rocketry. We're serious about motor retention at Giant Leap and we're serious about instructions too.

CPU-Time

Any manufacturer can get a tube, a nosecone and some fins, and call it a "rocket". But at Giant Leap, we put serious thought into our products and our kits. In fact, we call it "CPU-time" - - a computer term that refers to the actual time spent by the main central processing unit (CPU) in processing a problem. It's that pure, undistracted, time when you think hard about something. The Talon 6 is the product of serious CPU-time. Indeed, the detailed instructions and photos are 34 pages long! Our goal was to make the best looking, best engineered kit in rocketry....period. So when you walk onto the field with the huge Talon 6 slung over your shoulder, everybody knows you have the best. The Talon 6 is loaded with features.

Advanced Features

  • Nosecone and tailcone are hand made with a smooth surface coat that requires very little seam line finishing on your part, made from epoxy based fiberglass, not polyester, the cheap stuff. Polyester is carcinogenic, stinks, and is structurally weaker than epoxy. When you purchase fiberglass products, be sure they are epoxy. Speaking of epoxy, we use Aeropoxy, the leading resin in the homebuilt aircraft industry.

  • Fins are made of 1/4" composite honeycomb with glass sandwich. The fin edges are pre-finished.

  • All rings and bulkheads are made of 1/2" 9-ply birch.

  • Avionics Bay that is 21" long and features a mounting board that slides in and out on dado slots.

  • Shock Cords are tubular Kevlar™ and include the Fireball to resist zippering.

  • Recovery system also features our redundant anchoring system so that in the unlikely event that one attachment point fails, there's a back up anchor.

  • Attachment hardware is a combination of beefy U-bolts, quik-links, and Kevlar straps.

  • 75mm threaded Slimline made from 6061 T6 aircraft grade aluminum.

  • Motortube is 75mm and is 48" long. We're serious about instructions too.

  • Instruction booklet is 34 pages long and has lots of step-by-step photos

  • High quality vinyl decal about 2 feet long, adds a final touch of beauty to this stunning bird.

Configuration

Our goal was to maximize the probability of a great flight and for a successful level-3 certification. So the Talon 6 uses electronic recovery, but is configured for single deployment. The upper section and booster separate at apogee and come down separately on their own chutes (sold separately). This avoids the complication of dual deployment, and reduces the chances of tangled lines and part-collision damage. Hey, big rockets are expensive and we want to be sure you get yours back safely.

Specifications

  • Length: 124" Diameter 6" I.D.

  • Dry Weight: 25 LBS (glass version approx.).

  • Loaded Weight: (motor, recovery, etc) 42 LBS approx

  • Motortube: 75mm X 48"

  • Fins: 3 upper fins, 3 lower fins finished edges. 1/4" composite material

  • Nosecone: 5-to-1 Ogive. Epoxy-based figerglass

  • Tailcone: Epoxy-based fiberglass, preslotted for lower fins

  • Recovery System: Booster: 1/2" Tubular Kevlar™ Upper Section: 1/4" tubular Kevlar with Custom Fireball

  • Bulkheads and Rings: 1/2" thick 9-ply Russian Birch

  • Motor Retention: 75mm Threaded Slimline

  • Delrin Rail Buttons: (attached through to bulkheads) fit most rails (heavy duty rail recommended).

Recommended Parachutes:

  • Booster: TAC-9B

  • Upper Section: TAC-72

  • (We also recommend TAC-BAGs)

Recommended motors:

  • Aerotech: M1315 (Over 8500' altitude)

  • Ceseroni: M1400  (Lower impulse not recommended)

 

  *  ** What is MagnaFrame?

© The "Talon 6" and "Fin"-ders, are copyrights of Giant Leap Rocketry, Inc. All rights reserved. 2011. Any reproduction or redistribution of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited. You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.

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