The AMRAAM came boxed and undamaged. It included:
This was a BETA Series (Skill Level 1) rocket from Estes.
The only tricky part I had was aligning the 2 body tubes together so I didn't have crooked fins, otherwise construction was nice and easy. I finished the kit in about 1.5 hours.
PROs: Ease of build, good quality of parts. Very sharp looks after decals.
CONs: Alignment was tricky, so many decals,
PROs: Easy to paint. Mine came out absolutely beautiful. My best job with spray paint. Looks very good when finished
CONs: There are lots of decals. I misplaced some of them.
Construction Rating: 5 out of 5
First and only flight so far was on an Estes B6-4 on New Year's Day. I actually got this flight on video.
Preflight prep is typical Estes. It uses around 4-6 squares of wadding and a basic engine hook for motor retention.
The flight was very straight with very little weathercocking, however, it drifted a little.
PROs: 18" chute brought it down in one piece. No damage.
Flight Rating: 4 out of 5
This is an excellent rocket kit. I recommend it to just about anyone.
Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
Intro One of Estes Industries Beta Series model rocket kits that is a semi-scale version of the United States Medium range Air-to-air Missile. This missile replaced the aging Sparrow radar guided missile, and it is also used in a surface-to-air mode by some NATO nations. I had seen this kit and I wondered if it flew any better than the Sidewinder that Estes produced. When Wal-Mart ...
The AMRAAM from Estes is one of the many rockets that take after various weaponry used around the world by fighter jets, and ground based anti-aircraft launchers. The popularity of these types of rockets make it one to be a sure seller in the future. It comes in a box, not in one of those cheap bags which can easily be damaged during shipping, and contains 18 parts. It is a level 1 ...