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NEW Sky Cruiser
High Altitude Rocket
[EST 2468]

NEW Sky Cruiser High Altitude Rocket

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Date Added: Sunday 17, July 2016

by Adam Coghlan

The Sky Cruiser is a striking kit. It's a lot taller than the standard Estes fare. It is a skinny rocket and the transition, coupled with the mid fins seem to capture people's attention. It is a straightforward build but takes a little longer than most E2X kits. It took an inexperienced builder just over an hour to assemble it. This kits has great potential for a few mods, let your imagination (and a well stocked parts box) be your guide.

First flight better be on a B4-4 or B6-4 as it'll go up at quite a rate. On a C6-5 you'll just about catch a glimpse of it as it leaves the pad.

With a spill hole in the parachute and a B class engine loaded, this is a great rocket for classes and small school playing fields. On the C6-5 you'll just about be able to see it as it drifts off into the distance. I wish we had the space to launch it with a Klima D9-5 or Klima D9-7 in it.

We made a few mods of our own. A kevlar cord and loop which runs almost half the length of the body (the second finned section is the nose cone!), attached to a length of cotton elastic three times the body length. This prevents damage due to snap back of the nose cone on the shorter Estes elastic and it also creates a recovery system with longer life.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]

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