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10 of 10 found the following review helpful:
Really fun rocketNov 28, 2011
I've never written a review before, but I read the other reviews of this product and feel as though it has gotten a bad rap. My 8-year-old son and I are just getting into model rocketry and this was only our second rocket we've built. We're not very experienced rocket builders, but we had no trouble putting this together or flying it. We took it out the other day for its maiden voyage and it performed superbly. Granted, the shuttles don't preform aerobatic maneuvers, but I think it would be silly to expect them to. They basically spiraled to the ground in such a way that made recovery easy. My son and I were thrilled with the launches and I would recommend it to any rocketeer with reasonable expectations and the ability to follow simple directions. The bottom line is this is a really fun rocket that's inexpensive and easy to put together.
12 of 14 found the following review helpful:
RockateerMay 18, 2007
I have built and flown many models of rocket, but I find that this one was the worst. The design looks cool: The nose cone is amazing and can be used on other rockets if one choses to do so. The gliders on the side are not durable(the wings are kept on with double stick tape) and one the rocket is airborne, the gliders and hard to keep track of and get lost easily. I would NOT get this product because Estes makes many fine rockets other than this one.
17 of 22 found the following review helpful:
RTF DisappointmentMay 26, 2005
By William J. Eichelberger
"I will not go quietly"
I've always been a big fan of rockets with parasite gliders, but this one leaves me cold. The rocket itself isn't bad for a ready to fly kit, but the attached gliders are made mostly of cheesy foam and are inpossible to keep properly trimmed. I guess it might be fun if you like to launch rockets then watch gliders flutter to the ground like dead leaves, but I've got other ideas. This kits sole redeeming quality is the nose cone, which can be scavenged and used to build several other classic Estes kits. If you see it cheap, it might be worth your while, but overall the Shuttle Xpress is a disappointment.
5 of 6 found the following review helpful:
estse shuttle expressSep 06, 2013
im 14 and pretty good at building rockets and this one was fairly easy the gliders are fine and they look cool on the rocket Ive flown it once and its cool worth my 15 dollars. the rocket looks very good too.
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
EntertainingApr 08, 2014
Assembled in a minute or two, it was ready to fly in almost no time. The gliders worked well the first couple of flights but fell apart when the kids launched it with a c engine.
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