Custom Rockets - Freedom {Kit} (10024)

Contributed by Daniel Kirk

Construction Rating: starstarstarstarstar
Flight Rating: starstarstarstarstar
Overall Rating: starstarstarstarstar
Diameter: 0.95 inches
Length: 12.00 inches
Manufacturer: Custom Rockets
Skill Level: 1
Style: Sport


Rocket PicBrief:
Basic 4FNC Skill Level 1 rocket.

The kit contains:

  • Body Tube BT-50, 9" long
  • Plastic Nose cone
  • Die-cut Balsa Fins
  • 12" poly chute
  • standard 18mm engine mount w/ hook
  • 1/8" x 16" elastic shock cord
  • 1/8" x 1-3/8" launch lug
  • Water-slide decals

Quality of materials was uniformly excellent.

Instructions and illustrations were clear and straightforward.

Includes waterslide decals.

Construction Rating: 5 out of 5

I flew it on an A8-3, B6-4, and C6-5. Prep was standard for basic conventional model. Boost was straight and true. There was some drift, which I expected with a 12" parachute in a model this size, but it was not excessive.

Perfect flight after flight, but use a small motor unless you like long walks!

Flight Rating: 5 out of 5

Ideal beginner's rocket, reliable sport model, might make a good backup model for PD competition on a small field or windy day.

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5

Other Reviews
  • First time kit gives good experience! By Kirk Greenfield (January 30, 2012)

    Brief This is a Skill Level One rocket with balsa wood fins, a single body tube, and a plastic nose cone. Components The parachute is a 12-inch plastic ‘chute with an elastic shock cord.  The fins are die-cut and were almost ready to fall out, cleanly cut and clear.  There is also a double-sided sheet of instructions. The "anchor" for the shock cord must be cut from the ...

  • Custom Rockets - Freedom {Kit} (10024) By Chan Stevens

    This is a sharp-looking red/white/blue rocket by Custom, very good introductory kit, and a great flyer. The kit I built is an older style from about 1995. The main differences between this kit and the current version is that the mylar chute has been replaced by a plastic Estes-style chute, and the nose cone screw eye has been replaced by a hook cast into the nose cone. The rocket consists ...



G.S. (September 23, 2002)
I found the construction quite easy until it came to the nose cone which was too small for the body tube. I had to use some masking tape to make a proper fit. The waterslide decals were very thin, not too user-friendly for my nine year old. The maiden flight (on an A8-3) went great up until the shock cord snapped and the 'chute/nose cone landed in a tall tree. A good beginning rocket, but beware the nose cone fit and thin shock cord...

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