One of very few good Estes little minimum diameter rocket kits.
The kit includes:
Construction was easy taking about 2 hours. You could do it in half an hour with cyanoacrylate (CA). No problems here. Motor retention is accomplished with wrapping masking tape around the motor. I'm not great at building rockets but this was easy. Great rocket for a school/scout group.
PROs: Easy to build, good quality parts and instructions.
CONs: None, which is surprising for a kit from Estes these days.
My teacher did the paint job I wanted perfectly: red nose, yellow on upper BT to blue on lower tube and fins, with gold fin tips.
PROs: Okay decals, you can paint it any way you want.
CONs: Stupid Estes paint color shown.
Construction Rating: 5 out of 5
1st flight was an A8-3. Perfect! What more to say? 2 sheets wadding is fine.
2nd and 3rd flights were on a B6-4. An excellent pair of flights.
4th flight was on B6-4 again. It lost 1 fin under power and then the nose cone and streamer separated. I don't fault Estes here since I forgot wadding! The rocket will be repaired and flown again.
PROs: Reliable, little drift.
CONs: None really.
Flight Rating: 5 out of 5
It is a great rocket. There's a glimmer of hope for Estes.
PROs: Easy to build, reliable flier.
Overall Rating: 5 out of 5