Tons of Fun
- Very minor assembly!
- Cool swirled plastic colors!
- Just Arrived!
This is an amazing rocket, it takes a while to do the fins that why the skill level is 4. It is amazing love flying this on an E engine. Amazing and rewarding experience.
(Posted on 7/7/2015)
Really, this kit is advertised to be fantastic, and reality is probably even a bit better. Construction is pretty darned solid. Maybe not as robust as TTW fins, but still much stronger than standard fins glued to the outside of a body tube. Some pieces are a bit fiddly, but very much worth it. It's also very well suited to much more powerful motors too. Don't be afraid to fly it with composite E and F motors if your field can support it. This sucker can really get some altitude. One of my favorites in the fleet.
(Posted on 6/22/2015)
I bought this rocket for my son on his birthday as he has nagged me to do it ever since he watched the first moon landing. My son and I went straight to work with it and boy what does it look awesome. there were some minor down sides though the laser cut balsa shapes were curved and not straight and it took for ever to get it to bend and the instructional images were a bit hard to decipher.
But over all I really like this rocket and it produced hours upon hours of fun it's so fun to build and the feeling is great when you finally see your creation work like a dream.
(Posted on 1/9/2015)
Skill patience a nead to build! If you posses even the desire Get comfortable, equipped and take you time.
(Posted on 10/4/2014)
My granddaughters gave me a QCC Explorer for Father's Day. They were so excited! As was I! This build took me back 40 years ago to building model rockets that weren't just: glue on fins and launch lug, then the engine mount and shock cord and paint. The laser cut balsa wood fins and mulit-piece intake pods are laser cut extremely accurate and go together well forming a strong construction. Take your time. Reinforce glue all joints. Do sanding and initial priming of the intake pods/fins before you glue them to the body tube. This way they are easer to get at. Some have said that they assembled the Explorer in one afternoon. I say, TAKE YOUR TIME! Enjoy the build! Sand and finish each part and when you are finished you will have a trophy construction that you will be proud to fly and to display! Great design Estes!
(Posted on 8/30/2014)
I'm building this rocket with a friend for school, and we finished it today. This was my first rocket and I found that it was fairly easy, with exception of the fact that the instructional images were a bit hard to decipher. But over all I really like this rocket and it's so fun to build and I will definitely be ordering from here again!
(Posted on 5/2/2014)
I have to re-review this rocket. I feel this is one of the best looking rockets out there. I launched my over 10 times that I now retired it to a shelf in my office. It is such a great-looking rocket. I may buy another one to have one for show and one for go.
(Posted on 4/27/2014)
Just finished building this one...It was fairly challenging but rewarding when it was done....I have not flown it yet but I am sure it flies great.
(Posted on 4/13/2014)
Flys true and straight. Just a great rocket, nice job Estes. Decals are hard to get right, otherwise easy to build. Going to try an E engine next.
(Posted on 12/9/2013)
I have built rockets over thirty years. I like the looks of this pseudo-scale rocket. It says skill level 4, but I think it isn't that hard to construct. Use super glue on the pods and it goes together very quickly. Not that hard to build and a very cool looking product! Excellent!!
(Posted on 12/9/2013)
Tons of Fun
A super FUN Launch Set!
Just a fun Launch Set!