Tons of Fun
- Very minor assembly!
- Cool swirled plastic colors!
- Just Arrived!
I used E9-6 engines, the rocket flew straight and out of sight. The height was amazing. Nothing fancy in construction, simple glue and two coats of paint. This model is amazing. Great fun and performance is superior.
(Posted on 2/6/2016)
Launched the rocket with a D-12-6, first flight and rocket went almost out of sight. When I used an E the rocket went out of sight. It took off much faster, much further. I could only track the smoke the rocket makes when the parachute deployed. BUT the rocket is very effected by the wind. Maybe going to a smaller parachute will help?
(Posted on 5/1/2015)
well we finally got the magician off the ground we bumped up the engine size to an E-12-6 ....That rocket was outa sight ....it flew very well what I could see recovery system worked well I did cut the center out of chute glad I did it drifted about 500 yards from launch site ...my neighbor kids were my spotters and they kept a good eye on it ... my construction methods must have been right on (epoxy always works best) because I had no damage what so ever...so my next project will be a 2 stage rocket extreme 12 I'll let you know how that goes..... nose cones if you have a loose cone instead of monkeying around with tape use a small single screw no more lost nose cones..thats it we'll see ya
(Posted on 2/23/2015)
I was building estes rockets 44 years ago and they've come along way since then; bigger rockets and better engines..It was a great hobby then and it looks like its going to be a great hobby now... I started with the magician ...construction was pretty straight forward and I didn't run into any unforeseen problems... before I started assembly I prepped the tube with bondo glazing and spot putty to fill in the spirals ,,,I used 5 minute epoxy for assembly and to build up the fillets on the fins then finished with the bondo..I primed it with 4 coats of primer sanding between coats with 400 grit paper .. finished with yellow lacquer and cleared the whole thing after the decals were on, if you want a good finish this is what it takes... we're going to shoot it tomorrow i'll let you know how it goes...I plan on doing a few of the skill 3 and 4 rockets then I'm going to the pros.....good job estes keep it up
(Posted on 2/19/2015)
Very enjoyable and easy assymbly really like the payload viewing compartment. definitely a must have for the serious collector
(Posted on 1/24/2015)
flies super high dude, couldn't see the thing in the air.
(Posted on 11/17/2014)
very nice rocket and easy to build....Flies really high on D-12's...A must have for collectors.
(Posted on 5/19/2014)
Nice rocket.....construction was easy....all the parts fit nicely....Looking forward to flying it.
(Posted on 4/27/2014)
Just put it together yesterday! Used D12-5 both times. Awesome flights good shut deployment and really did not take that long to come down! Low wind so came down with in 50 yards of launch site. Really recommend!
(Posted on 1/25/2014)
Estes web site was very easy to find what I was looking for and it even gave me a checkout option for Paypal or standard credit card. Best of all they offer Paypal and I had a Paypal account already, that's why it was a pleasure buying from you guys. Thanks for such a easy way to buy your products. Take care and keep up the good work.
(Posted on 12/9/2013)
Tons of Fun
A super FUN Launch Set!
Just a fun Launch Set!