Pemberton toasts another one!
Reliable recovery for Alpha III and other small rockets in starter sets - Rascal Hijinks, Taser or Flash. Good but fast decent profile for most Estes RTF rockets, too
After a couple of flights, the recovery components fitted to most models is an accident waiting to happen. That elastic shock cord gets brittle as the elastic in a pair of knickers left too long by the fire. The standard plastic chute, made of the finest Chinese bin liner material is toasted by ejection gasses, may be ready to shed a few of its lines... or fail to open at all.
You can replace that knicker elastic and bin liner material chute with quality components that will make the recovery of your model less heart- stopping.
The standard Estes recovery wadding usually does its job if you aren't too mean with it. However, every flight leaves singed bits of fireproof bog roll strewn over the countryside. YUK!
The Deepsky Recovery Upgrade Kit A includes the correct size quality ripstop nylon parachute, silicone harness protector, and a generous swatch of Nomex permanent wadding.
Now all you have to do is keep it out of the trees, river, pond, etc!