Estes - Cosmic Cobra {Kit} (1262) [2002-2008]

Contributed by Wendy Hartmann

Construction Rating: starstarstarstarstar_border
Flight Rating: starstarstarstarstar_border
Overall Rating: starstarstarstarstar_border
Published: 2013-09-13
Diameter: 1.33 inches
Length: 19.50 inches
Manufacturer: Estes
Skill Level: 1
Style: Helicopter


Launched five times successfully after packing modification.


Parachute would not deploy if I packed it how the directions indicated.  Instead of folding the parachute down to the bottom I folded it in half two more times to makea narrow triangle shape.  Then I tucked this long version in the blades attached to the nose cone.  The end of the parachute was even to the end of the rotor blades.  Launched perfect every time that the parachute was folded and in place.

Construction Score: 4

Flight Rating: 4

Overall Rating: 4

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