Neil,I'm with Tyler, build and enjoy. I don't see it as being a collector's item.
Then again, I have little interest in keeping a bunch of *anything* around, unused, just to save them, much less rockets that are meant to fly.
I've never tried the PSII booster. I've always wondered if they would hit the 3000 ft mark?I enjoyed mine until it blew up. I liked flying it with the PSII booster, E16-0 to E16-6. Have a good time with it!
Your right about the fins I use super glue and put a fine piece of clear tape a long the the leading edges. So far so good. No G motors for meIt's a nice looking rocket for sure, but using the recommended motors, it is rather underpowered. I crashed mine flying it two stage with E16-0 to F15-6. It was horizontal at staging, hit the ground before ejection...payload damaged beyond repair, destroyed the nose cone. (You can't buy ANY parts for this made in china kit) I put a Balsa cone (Handturned) on it and tried to shred it with a G146-10...It survived...twice...Make sure to fully glue the fins together on all mating surfaces with liquid plastic glue. Tenax-7R is the best. I have seen Estes kits with this type of fin construction fail due to not gluing them properly. I saw an Estes Nike Smoke lose its fins with a G25...Post mortem showed not enough glue on the fins...