if you are into model rocketry you need this. launched quite smooth on D12-3 engines. had an amazingly graceful take off and a slow strait decent. not a rocket to start on, as there is some steps that proved to be more difficult than expected. a definite must for any true collector. (Posted on 10/28/13)
This Sport Scale model V2 is an essential rocket for any collection or fleet. You need to have a little experience building rockets before trying this one. It's not hard, but there are steps that must be done well if it is to turn out. This is a solid rocket, great flyer, a real workhorse for your fleet. After you build one for your collection, you can build a workhorse with a few upgrades and fly it on 24/40 reloads with remarkable performance. The V2 (3228) is a "must have" rocket for your fleet. (Posted on 7/25/13)
Ok so this is an easy build for a rocket. But ive been building rockets for a long time. so you do need some experience for building. Over-all, this rocket is light fast and really punches through the clouds! I accually used E12-6 motors. I highly recommend those! The E9's just don't cut it. I had a side by side launch with the same rocket but it had an E9-6 while mine had the E12-6. The differences were dramatic. And the ejection charge was perfect. It got to be about 1100 with the E12. Easily.
Overall use E12-6 and you'll have a blast! ;) (Posted on 6/3/13)
Mien Gott! This classic piece of history is not only incredibly fun to build but flys like a champ! I built two. One in the early war test camouflage and one in late war camouflage. I only wish Estes still offered the larger scale version that was available in the mid 1970's. I recommend this one to any rocketeer interested in historical pieces. (Posted on 5/24/13)
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)