This rendition of the infamous V2 is fun to build and looks and flies great. Make sure you use epoxy for the plastic to wood fin joints and a good fine line masking tape for the paint scheme and you will have a model to be proud of. (Posted on 5/12/13)
This rocket is a lot of fun to build, and a joy to fly. The building process may be tricky if your knife is not very sharp, so make sure to have a fresh blade when you start this rocket. (Posted on 4/15/13)
The last time I launched an Estes rocket was 20 years ago, so when I found my old rocket kit in the loft, I had a look at some rockets on my local hobby stores website.
As soon as I saw the V-2 I knew it was the one. Just looked right, and took the larger D engines.
Enjoyed the build, and couldn't wait for a calm day for the launch, which I performed at my RC plane field in front of quite a crowd.
Superb rocket, that impressed everyone. Nice stable, and quite scale look when thrusting into the Warwickshire sky.
Flew on the D12-3 as recommended, and was spot on.
Thanks Estes for a great blast from the past, which I plan on continuing with. (Posted on 3/31/13)
One of my favorite rockets as a kid has been reinvented. This model was built for the D12-5, such a pretty flight. I even used a CTI 24mm composite E in it and the flight was grand. a smokey Sam wake streaming from the boat tail made for a great photo. Keep the classics coming back Estes, I think my generation is coming back to the hobby and kits like these keep us lining up more builds (Posted on 12/15/12)
I recently got this rocket, and it's incredible. With a little bit of paint work, it will look amazing! This rocket is as about as easy as a level 2. There is only one challenge throughout the building process. That is when you're making the bottom section. You have to cut a lot of plastic, so keep a spare utility knife handy. When I launched it, it went very high on an E engine. It has absolutely no spin. It just went smoothly up to a very high hight, and the parachute went perfectly. The only issue I had was the fact that the V2's parachute got stuck in a tree, but we bought another parachute and it's fine now. The only issues aside from the parachute are the fact that over time the wings will gradually fall out, since they are going in direct contact to an engine. But the rocket turned out to be the best one in my collection. So bottom line: Its amazing, looks good, is a crowd pleaser, and it goes high. So remember, always have a spare utility knife when working with this incredible model rocket. (Posted on 11/24/12)
This kit is a great choice for a first scale-like rocket. The moulded tail cone makes fin installation easy and the included fin alignment tool keeps them square. The rest of the construction is clearly documented and easily accomplished. I painted my V2 to match the face card and it looks fantastic, both on the ground and in flight! My first flight with the V2 used a D12-5 motor. The flight was absolutely beautiful and straight. The kit recommends the D12-3 and I'd second that as the 5 second delay is a little long. I'm looking forward to seeing what it can do on an E! (Posted on 11/1/12)
I got this rocket and was pleased from the get go. The kit went together great. Everything just kinda fell into place like it should. The flight was one of the best ever. This is a must for everyone. (Posted on 10/24/12)