A 26-inch long rocket designed to look like a pencil. Made by Estes. An E2X model that is powered by standard engines (B6-4, C6-5, ect.).
Very easy to build, and perfect for beginners. Body tube doesn't seem very durable. Cheap plastic nose. The fins are extremely easy and certainly beat the balsa wood fins that take so much time and effort to install. Overall, a little cheap but easy to build.
Other than self stick decals, this rocket has no other finishing to be done.
Flies very high and straight. Fun to watch. Use smaller engines (B6-4) until you're sure you have enough space to use more powerful engines. If you don't you'll probably never see this wonderful rocket again.
The 12-inch parachute is the right size for this rocket. Provides a fairly rapid descent back to earth, which is good because it flies extremely high. Use plenty of wadding, because one of the parachute cords on mine was burnt and completely severed in half. My rocket was succesfuly recovered, but suffered damage on the parachute, body tube (dents: was fixable), engine mount, and fins (knocked out of place).
Good rocket, not perfect. Use powerful glue when installing the fins onto the lower body tube.
I was thrilled when Estes brought out the Skywriter, not because of an affinity for pencil rockets, but because I could buy them and clone all the Satellite Interceptors, Mavericks and Black Brant IIIs that I wanted. I would have continued to think of the Skywriter as a donor kit had I not been in the mood to fly something different at a planned launch at B6-4 Field the ...
The 'Sky Writer #2' rocket kit is a unique and fast building Skill Level 1 model from the Estes product line. It's a #2 pencil rocket that comes pre-painted with a white plastic 4-fin can and parachute recovery and flies on the 18mm Estes motor family to include the A8-3, B4-4, B6-4 and C6-5. At just over 26" long, this is a hearty sized model and a good looker. The kit came in a colorful bag ...
New E2X series rocket from Estes that looks like a standard yellow wooden No.2 pencil. It flies on A-C motors and uses a 12 inch parachute for recovery. The kit came in a plastic bag with a header card. I was impressed with the packing of this kit. The main body tube with the eraser decal and nose cone came in their own individual wrappers. The kit came with the motor mount tube, hook, and ...