A semi-scale, D and E motor powered model of the German V2 Rocket
Plastic nose and tail cones, balsa fins.
This kit is lacking in several aspects. As a 40-plus year veteran of rocketry, I've seen far better instructions that came with Estes kits of years past. I've noticed a severe decline in the quality of the instructions included with many Estes kits, this one included.
There were also pronounced seams in the nose and tail cones which never used to be as much an issue with the older Estes kits.
Having to cut the slots in the tail cone for the fins was a sure disappointment!! This is one area that I really think Estes could have given more objective thought and supplied a tail cone that had pre-slotted fin slots.
The balsa fins supplied with the kit are of decent quality and finishing was fairly easy. This is one aspect of building such a model that requires patience.
Flew well on a D12-3 motor.
The supplied parachute worked well and recovery was successful.
Pros: Good quality balsa fins
Good flight characterisitcs.
Cons: Instructions severely lacking in clarity in certain areas.
Extremely annoying to have to cut out the fin slots in the tail cone. This is something that Estes should have supplied pre-slotted.