Orion here with a brand new build. I have been thinking about this design for some time, and finally got around to making it. The rocket is called SkySailer, and has a projected apogee of 3,400 ft. This is with 3 E-9 motors. For the first flight, I plan on using a combination of Ds and Es to increase the chance of getting her back. This is what it looks like.
Each stage is connected by a coupler, and the motor mount will be modified to help increase the chance of proper staging. Due to the projected altitude, it will use a streamer recovery rather than a parachute. If I did a parachute, I fear there would be no chance of me getting the final stage back. I will also find a way to cram a streamer into each stage, or on the outside of each stage, to find them more easily. The fins will be made of 3.32" balsa, and 4 will be on each stage. I have all the parts picked out, and am going to be purchasing them soon.
And I also have a question, I plan on purchasing the Estes Fin aligner to help build my smaller rockets. Is this a good idea?