Two-stage Estes level 1 kit
Very easy assembly with plastic and white glue
Traditional tube launch lug instead of new plastic double end lug used on other E2X kits
Have to be careful in scraping paint off body tube to glue launch lug
Nose cone is very loose and had to add 2 strips of masking tape to tighten it up
No balsa fins means no sanding and sealing required
All parts are pre-finished, no painting required
All markings are self-stick
Could use a couple of more stickers for the fins
Maiden flight using B6-0/B6-6. Pre-flight prep was simple.
Launch day conditions with slight breeze, so angled launch rod into the wind 5 degrees.
Added brass snap swivel for connection of shroud lines to nose cone
Added fire retardant blanket to protect chute in lieu of wadding
Booster stage did not tumble and came straight down, augering into the dirt
Parachute deployed on upper stage and recovered 500' behind launcher
If you want a simple kit to get out and launch quick, the Mongoose is great. It is a very high flier, so recommend field size at least 1000'x 1000' with B's and double that with C's and you'll really have to keep an eye on it or it will disappear.
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