My son got me an Estes "Loadstar II" for Xmas... And I'm assembling it this weekend. I note that it has a clear payload area, but a blown nosecone that is supposed to be sawed in half. That is, the nose cone AND the reducer coupler are attached... made as one piece. The instructions tell you when preparing the nosecone, to slice them in two at the narrow neck so they separate. Then they insert either end of the clear plastic tube to form the payload section. The question that occurs is about the parachute tie down.... There is one on EACH half... A small loop (with an obsuring piece of flashing that must be carved out) exists on both the bottom half of the reducer, AND the bottom half of the remaining nosecone. Is this expected and normal? Or does this blown plastic nosepiece go to several different rockets, and the tie down is used differently in them? My kit included one mylar parachute, not two, and I can't imagine why one would want to have a clear plastic payload that also separates from the main tube AND the nosecone. It just appears to be excess. Can anyone comment?