This is one of the new Estes kits from their Classic series,Crossbow SST is another kit similar in design. They call it Cool and Futuristic. I agree with both descriptions. This is a sleek multi-fined with tubes which made me go wow and some great decals to really make it kind a nasty like it will seek out and destroy. It use a 18 mm engine with parachute recovery.
The instructions were very easy to follow read twice so you know where to put your fin two are angled slightly. I assembled mine engine mount let dry then marked body tube and attached fins to body tube some attach at different lengths from the end of the body tube it really helps if you have the Estes tube holder and fin alignment tools. I really like that Estes went back to the balsa nose cone nice touch. I did not use the rubber band shock cord provided I had a piece of Kevlar® and some elastic strip attached it to the motor mount with a dab of glue. Engine mount is one of the final steps
Estes recommended white paint but I used aluminum instead came out ok to me. I used a water glue solution to seal the fins and nose cone
Construction Rating: 4 out of 5
I had to see it fly but the wind would not slack off so I used a A8-3 for my first flight.
Then a B6-4 for the other two plus a C6-5. I used a little dog barf and everything came back fine
I used the Kevlar® elastic method and cut a serious hole in my parachute. This rocket is kind a light
Flight Rating: 4 out of 5
This is a Cool rocket to build as it comes together it really looks good to the builder
Overall Rating: 5 out of 5