> I want to buy my first mid power rocket. I have built many other kits, and
> tons of scratch built model rockets, so it doesn't have to be really easy,
> though a 3FNC rocket would be fine. I plan to fly it on E and F engines. I
> don't have a large field so it can't go above 1000 feet (better is less) and
> it would be nice if it was under $40 bucks.
> This sounds like a lot, and suggestions would be great, and what company/system
> of engines should i use?
I would suggest the AT initator. It will fly to 1000' on an F20, and less
on an E or 24mm F. It is a very robust (TTWTTMMT, baffled, Plastic fins),
easy to build design. You can pick it up for under $40, especially if you
wait for it to go on sale. It will also let you fly Gs if you gain access
to a larger field.
You could always scratchbuild something for less, and use the savings to
fund an investment in a 24mm rms engine, which sounds like the best
propulsion system for you, regardless of airframe.