It's a great and easy rocket to build. As mac266 said, rockets get beat up and lost over time. So buy a bulk pack. Then you always have extra rockets. It also works great if you just need parts. (Posted on 1/24/13)
This is a classic stand-by rocket, and should be in every rocketeer's collection. Skill level 1s are my favorite -- let's fact it: Our rockets get lost and beat up over time. They're simple cardboard tube construction so we can't expect them to last. That's why I don't invest the time needed for building the higher skill levels, but the E2X is just too easy. (Posted on 11/30/12)
I first flew this rocket back in 1988 as a student. It is probably the most perfect skill 1 rocket ever designed. Has always launched perfect and straight. Definitely brings back good memories. Highly recommended. (Posted on 8/18/12)
This is a great little rocket Ive added to my stash of rockets its small but flies so beautifully it has great colors and looks so good on the launch pad my daughters favorite by far (Posted on 8/12/12)
My very first rocket in the fourth grade and I was hooked. My teacher at the time was a rocket fanatic and that is the main reason I want him as a teacher. His passion got me hooked and the rest is history.
I can remember how excited I was for the first launch, I no longer have this rocket, But it is a goal to buy one and put it together with my son and make many memories with Estes rockets.
This is a great starter rocket and straight flying rocket. (Posted on 7/11/12)
After two Alpha IIIs and a scratch built rocket in shop class (hand rolled tube, balsa fins and nose-cone, and I brought my own C6-5 because the shop teacher handed out As...) I decided that I wanted to build one the way my dad did as a kid... with balsa fins and a homemade fin guide. Being familiar with the Alpha III, I knew what I wanted it to look like. And it looked as good as it flew.
This is an awesome second rocket, right after the Alpha III. Introduction to sanding and painting make this the perfect step up from a molded fin can. If your child had to build an Alpha III in school, show them how it's REALLY done with this set. Then grandpa will have to come out and tell you how they had to cut their own fins with a jackknife and chop down their own balsa trees for a nose cone... (Posted on 6/15/12)