Tons of Fun
- Minor assembly!
- Cool swirled plastic colors!
- Best Seller!
The first time you see all of the laser cut balsa, you wonder how it will come together. Only after you study the plans and start assembling do you fully appreciate the genius of whoever designed the interlocking pieces. Note that the balsa components are very fragile by themselves, and it is only after they are glued together do things get more robust. That said, I will second the comment about flying these only on a soft field to avoid landing damage, and recommend lots of glue fillets.
Flights are pretty much straight up and straight back down, and not too high, so my kids and I have done launches in the front yard. Put some extra clear coat on the top around where the top opening it so you can wipe off propellant residue. A scaled up version for bigger motors would be a hoot.
(Posted on 10/20/2017)
This rocket presented a different kind of challenge. It is a bit of a puzzle getting the main pieces together but every wrong placement is obviously incorrect. I was amazed how accurately each piece fit and how rigid the model was when finished. Whoever designed this did a fantastic job.
Now if you would just bring out an E version, I promise to buy two or three.
(Posted on 3/19/2017)
This was a lot of fun to put together. This model rewards patience, diligence, and caution. Before assembly, the balsa pieces are pretty fragile and care should be used when handling them.
The more time you spend on assembly and finishing, the better the rocket will look. It could probably be slapped together in a couple of afternoons, but would look that way.
First launch on a C6-0 was absolutely perfect - a smooth fast flight; I think the motor weighed more than the rocket, so it was nice and quick off the rod. Spun down beautifully and landed ten feet away.
I would advise against launching this on a hard surface like a parking lot. Some of the E2X kits with plastic fins might be more resilient to that sort of abuse, but -- even assembled, -- this is a pretty delicate rocket.
(Posted on 3/7/2016)
Tons of Fun
FUN! FUN! FUN!
Just a fun Launch Set!