We think that Estes is getting hung up on 60s art deco decal schemes. Judging by their even worse than usual marketing hype, maybe there's "something in the air", another 60s activity.
Zinger has a pre-manufactured fin can so there's no tedious alignment required. Stick on decals on the white body tubes can also speed your trip to the pad - painting is not strictly required. Great aerodynamics mean that this rocket flies fast and high on economical mini T motors.
Recovery: 12 inch parachute
Recovery Upgrade: Mini Model
Glue: not required
Launch equipment: standard plus Maxi Rod
Recommended motors: 1/2A3-4T, A3-4T, A10-3T
The weakest link in any standard rocket kit is the recovery system. Estes standard components are built to a low price, not a high level of durability. To be sure you get your rocket back we recommend the Mini Model Upgrade Kits, an economical version of our Recovery Upgrade Kits that addresses the standard recovery components' short comings and is a bit kinder on the environment, too. For more information click HERE
Our full-on Recovery Upgrade Kits provide the highest level of durability. They are principally for rocket builders that value the time and skill they put into their birds. That's not to say that failing to get back a beloved Starter Set rocket is any less traumatic (especially if child disappointment is involved). For more information click HERE
Estes model rocketry is recommended for ages 10 and up with adult supervision for those under 12. Unless otherwise specified, all models require assembly. Tools, construction and finishing supplies sold separately. In order to launch, a launch system, model rocket engines, igniters and recovery wadding are required - sold separately-unless otherwise specified.