Thanks alot. the build took very very long and requires a lot of patience, i wish i wouldve taken build pics but i didnt think about that till after i finished. the balsa takes alot of shaping, cutting, and sanding. that is the most challenging part of the whole thing. if your like me and build every rocket in 2-3 hours and you want something that will take you days to finish, i recommend this rocket. the painting itself took me a few days to get looking decent
OUCH. Sorry to hear about the flawed flight. I think we've all shared our expense of less-than-desirable flights that end badly. There's nothing anyone can say to ease the pains other than "get it fixed" and try again. What's worse is seeing your finished prize hang in a tree or power line only to be recovered rotting piece by rotting piece. Even worse, destruction by CATO or loss to an alligator infested pond.
What I ALWAYS promote is to enjoy the build process, take many before-and-after photos, photos at the pad, lift-off, etc. and take in the experience of start-to-finish. In this case, unfortunately, the finish came too soon. Just don't take it to heart. It's part of the hobby. (Gulp...."Part of the hobby." - One of the hardest lessons.) Some folks don't even get to the pad. I've heard of kits being run over, stepped on, accidentally subjected to fan blade beatings, etc before an attempt at flight is even made. Attempt to rebuild if you can. You'll discover the rebuild to be somewhat of a healing process. Try and learn what went wrong.
Best of luck next time. Keep your chin up. Get back to this one when you feel it's time to try again. Post pictures of the aftermath. I bet you'll get multiple responses on how to proceed.