Bought this as a birthday gift for my nephew,what can it was fantastic.Took off like Apollo 13 and easy to assemble even easier to fly and the parachute deploying was awesome,might just buy 1 for myself. What a great rocket.
fantastic starter kit, great value and easy to get use. I'm an R/C guy and I've always fancied having a go at model rocketry, and this was the perfect budget way to give it a try. its got me hocked and Ive just ordered the Saturn v kit to build knowing that I've now got the launch pad and accessory's to get that in that the air to. Shipping was super fast to 10/10 :)
Doesn't come with Porta-Pad II as illustrated but with Astron II pad and controller. Purchased due to that. Editor: Sadly, Estes has mis-managed the product transition to the new Astron pad so we really didn't know when each model would change over. Our photos are for illustrations purposes only because we don't know when and how the Mighty Estes might change things around. We have updated most of our pictures with the new ground support equipment but there may be a few still lurking. As of May 2015 the only sets sure to come with the old Porta Pad II are the Maxi Alpha 3 and the Eliminator XL.