Built this for my son. Don't need much more than an A in this one. Lost mine as a kid with a C. I wonder if the Big Yank is ever coming back. Maybe just glue 2 Yankees together? I don't know if that would be safe though. Either way, this is a fast, high flying, awesome rocket, everyone must add to the collection. One of my favorites . (Posted on 8/3/13)
This was my and my son's (<10) first build since I've been back into rocketry. Easy enough to build and great for those that are short on time. It suited my son's short attention span very well, and at the launch site, the reactions were even better. (Posted on 7/9/13)
Straightforward build and an easy paint job make this a quick and fun rocket. I picked up this kit because it was easy and inexpensive, but I was a bit worried about streamer recovery and not having laser cut fins. Both of those are actually good things, however. This rocket flies so high that if it came down with a parachute and even the slightest breeze, you'd need a field much bigger than I can find around me. There's enough spare balsa to build a replacement fin if you manage to crack one in a rough landing. (Posted on 5/17/13)
Built this rocket with my son when he was 10 years old. I let him do most of it, if I remember all I did was paint it. It was for a 4H project for model rocket making. Great little rocket for small fields. A B-6-4 motor works great. (Posted on 1/16/13)
This rocket was one of the first builds I undertook after getting back into the hobby. Assembly was quick and easy.
What makes this rocket great is the performance and flexibility. Assuming you build it properly this rocket will give you arrow straight flights to decent altitudes with A, B, or C motors. This rocket is lightweight so even an A8-3 motor will get the rocket to a decent altitude. In fact, I use the standard to mini motor adapters and fly my Yankee with A10-3T motors. Due to launch field size limitations I have not been able to use a motor over a B so I can only imagine what a C motor would do.
The only things I would change is to put a longer shock cord on the rocket and go back to the waterslide decals. (Posted on 12/26/12)
I built the Yankee to show a small group of boys at our church, what they could do and have fun doing it. Was able to launch it 15 times before it landed in the top of an 60 foot oak tree on the churches property line. Since then we have rocketry classes each year in our churches Royal Ranger Program so that the boys can obtain a rocketry badge. (Royal Rangers is similar to Boy Scouts.) (Posted on 10/12/12)