A super FUN Launch Set!
- Helicopter Nosecone Recovery
- Cool Cat Decals
Great looking rocket, very easy construction. The plastic parts are outstanding and everything fits well. If you fly this on an F, make sure you wear comfortable shoes. It goes so high you will likely have a long walk to retrieve it -- I did.
(Posted on 8/24/2018)
Bought the Prowler with the launch set. I wish the pad was a little more sturdy.
The rocket was easy to put together and flew great. I love the sturdier parachute, shock cord and construction. Look forward to getting more rockets in the PSII line.
(Posted on 8/16/2018)
I bought this set as part of a bundled online special. The Prowler kit alone is worth the purchase price!! The upgraded pad and controller are just right for launching these new E2X Pro-Series kits.
The Prowler is the smallest, lightest, and therefore, best-performing kit in the E2X Pro-Series lineup. I don't like the shock cord mount and replaced it with a homemade Kevlar anchor, but other than that, this kit is sturdy and goes together easily. Instructions are typical Estes, which is to say very good and easy to follow.
I like the hollow, internally-braced fin design. These are both lighter and stronger than solid plastic fins.
This rocket is strong, but light for its size. Properly constructed, it's unlikely ever to be damaged from a flight. The red nylon 'chute (I think it's 18") seems just about right for this rocket. An E16-6 gives it a gradual liftoff and fast acceleration. I estimate mine got to about 6 or 700 feet. Deployment was very slightly past apogee. Flight was fun to watch and nearly perfect.
The only damage my Prowler suffered on its first flight was a little snow in the body tube. This caused no trouble, because I coat the end of all body and motor tubes in every rocket I build with thin CA, then sand it smooth. I just shook out the snow.
If you want to get into mid-power rocketry, you won't find a simpler or more complete way to get started. I now own four E2X Pro-Series kits, and I'm a big fan.
If Estes is still selling the Prowler starter set in Specials, grab it and growl!! These sets retail for more than twice this price.
(Posted on 3/17/2018)
Cool little rocket...Easy to build and look forward to flying it on composite motors.
(Posted on 12/24/2015)
Well-I don't have this one, but it was my friend's first "Hi Power" Kit/Outfit. With all he needed, plus a few extra engines, he showed ME off, proving I may snatch this one from him one night!, Ha,,,,, Great outfit.
(Posted on 3/18/2014)
good rocket that i will get.
(Posted on 9/18/2013)
Love the direction ESTES is going in offering more mid-power rockets thru its Pro Series II rockets. Would love to see ESTES offer a few more Pro Series scale rockets like the Arcas and Astrobee D rockets.
(Posted on 7/11/2013)
A super FUN Launch Set!
Tons of Fun
Just a fun Launch Set!