Just a fun Launch Set!
- Easy to Assemble
- Flies up to 1,150 feet
- Launch system included
I liked the look of the picture, & the rocket itself when I built it. But from the instant of first lift-off, this became far & away my favorite rocket. I've since given away half my others, 'cause I no longer have time for 'em. I always wanna watch this one fly
Estes recommends (among others) F15-6 & F15-8. They are WRONG! Do NOT fly this on an F15-8; it will tear shrouds loose from the 'chute. F15-6s eject the nosecone & 'chute well after apogee. F15-4s eject at apogee
F15s are Estes longest burning (almost 3 seconds) motors. On F15s this rocket rises slowly, but (in calm winds) stably, & is easily visible all the way to its peak altitude; the bright red nylon 'chute is also easily visible, unlike the pastel ones. (Estes blew their naming though: they should have called THIS one Majestic)
Estes describes this kit as E2X (Easy to Assemble), while their Alpha kit is Skill Level 1. To keep it short, the only things I did for the Alpha that I didn't have to do for the Mammoth kit were: mark the body tube for fin placement, & sand the fins, whereas for the Mammoth kit I had to glue fin-halves together, glue the coupler into one body tube, then glue that into the other body tube, & sand the motor retention ring prior to gluing. Estes says you don't have to paint the Mammoth kit, but it is still just a paper-tube model rocket; flying it without clearcoat seems short-sighted. I consider this a Skill Level 1 kit
I had been packing my rockets, motorless but otherwise ready to fly, @the end of the day. Don't do that (oh NO, not another LEARNing experience! [Yup; 'fraid so]). Always (re)pack 'em immediately before flight. Something shifted during transport fro' & to, and on the first launch, the 'chute got tangled in the shrouds; it never opened. The rocket came down with a "Thunk". Damage? Slight crease in the body tube, fortunately (else I'd have had to remove & realign it) above the upper launch lug. I've since launched it twice more. Still my fav
(Posted on 1/18/2016)
Wow this rocket is incrediblely fun to build and i would sugjest this rocket to anyone who has just started to build pro series 2 rockets this was my first i have not launched it off yet but I will and am very excited to,you dont need any paint for this rocket so it will save you a bit of time,and it has plastic fins instead of laser cut fins so they are easy to glue in and it took me only 30 mins to complete this rocket so if you want to start building pro series 2 rockets this is where you should start
(Posted on 11/3/2014)
Can't wait to try this one....if it's anything like the Ascender and Majestic....I am sure it is gonna be a cool flyer on the long burn F engines....
(Posted on 9/23/2014)
Just a fun Launch Set!
A super FUN Launch Set!
FAST FUN ACTION!
Regular Price: $39.99
Special Price $17.99