The Star Orbiter is one of the Pro Series II rockets from Estes. It is about 46" long, 5.9 oz, and uses E or F engines.
It is a quick build that you paint yourself. This is a high flying mid-power rocket for very cheap ($20).
That is cheaper than many low power rockets!
5.9 ounces total weight without engines
Easy paint job
Fins glue thru the body tube easily
The two tubes glue together, but it is extremely tight. You should not spread glue all over the tube connector. Use a small amount of 15 minute epoxy further up the connector so you can get it all the way on. I ruined one by using wood glue all over the connector. We could not even get it totally together. It cured before we could close the gap since it is soooo tight.
We used epoxy and wood glue to build it.
Easy to paint it two colors (one for each tube)
We used black for the fins and bottom tube and a nice gold for the top tube. The gold looks nice with the black stickers.
The stickers are the cheap type you soak in water. I find these tough to use without folding them over. You need to barely get them wet and get them on the rocket quick. Don't over soak them.
It went perfectly straight up with an estimated 2000 feet! It came straight down...perfect flight.
We shot it twice with F15-8 Estes engines today.
Simple to install the recovery materials
Very inexpensive model
The parachute is plastic
Uses paper wadding
Overall it is a nice looking rocket that flies very high. It is very inexpensive to build ($20 kit).
The only upgrades we recommend are the 15" nylon parachute and non-flammable wadding.