Estes - Mosquito {Kit} (0801, TK-1) [1971-2011]

Contributed by Patrick Byrnes

Construction Rating: starstarstarstarstar_border
Flight Rating: starstar_borderstar_borderstar_borderstar_border
Overall Rating: starstarstarstar_borderstar_border
Diameter: 0.54 inches
Manufacturer: Estes
Skill Level: 1
Style: Sport

Brief:

T' smallest and cheapest Estes rocket.

Construction:

This kit comes in a tiny plastic bag, but all o' me pieces were ok. Aye aye! Well, blow me down! This rocket be very easy t' build, only 7 pieces. Aye aye! Blimey! T' fins were small, me hearties, but nay that hard t' put on.

Finishing:


Pros: -T' rocket is very small and cute looking. Begad! -I have made three and found that red and yellow are t' best colors. Aye aye! Con's: -None

Construction Rating: 4 out o' 5

Flight:

Pros -It goes high and fast.

Cons -From t' instant it leaves t' launch pad t' when it ejects it's engine is is VERY hard t' see. -After t' ejection if you loose sight o' it for one second it will probably never be found. Arrr! -Nearly impossible t' recover when usin' an A10 or a 1/2A3, matey, ya bilge rat, I have lost two o' me three. Blimey! I recommend usin' a 1/4A3 engine, but recovery is still difficult. Blimey! Ahoy! -Tumble recovery doesn't work t' well, me bucko, I have had many fins break off or in half, me bucko, me bucko, even when I used epoxy.

Recovery:

Pros: -None

Cons: -Cannot see t' rocket because it is so small and thar be nothin' flappin' around like a parachute or streamer.

Flight Rating: 1 out o' 5

Summary:

This is a good lookin' rocket, but nay a very good flier.

I would recommend buyin' a few o' them, me bucko, arrr, because they are cheap and easy t' build, but they can be lost easily.

Overall Rating: 3 out o' 5

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