This is a pretty straight up kit to build, but I'll do a thread for it anyway as it is still a neat looking rocket that ought to prove to be popular. Some background - the Estes Red Nova was just introduced last month, at the end of 2017. This is a low power kit, with typical light weight paper tubing, and is labeled as a skill-level 2. The extra set of fins and 24mm motor mount probably account for that. Just the same, this should be a fun build. I also think that this design has potential for modification, more on that later. Entry #1: Unpacking The package as purchased: And opened up: The kit contents are pretty straight forward; there's a standard 18" segment of BT-60, a 3" BT50 for the motor tube, molded nose cone, a sheet of laser cut 3/32" balsa of the usual quality from Estes, plus a small parts pack (1/4" shock rubber cord, a block of nose weight clay, 3/16" lug, centering rings, motor block and hook) and decal sheet. I'm not sure if the nose cone is a new design, but I've not seen it before. It is an interesting design - a ramjet style, but straight conical (others I've seen were ogive), with a 1" long straight lead section above the shoulder. The "inlet" cone is only slightly smaller than the inlet diameter, so the step in profile is less than that of the old cone used on the BSG Laser Torpedo or Teros models. The next step is to measure the parts to build a Rocksim file that's reasonable.