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Estes

Big Daddy

Description

BIG is better! Well in most things – big is better. Using Estes E engines, this highly streamlined rocket can reach a cloud topping 900 feet. If you prefer to keep it suborbital, it will also fly extremely well on C11-3 engine or Estes D engines! Either way, this extreme rocket returns to earth on a colorful 24 inch pre-assembled parachute.

Experience in model building and finishing is necessary to build this big guy, but the end result is worth the effort.

Additional Information

  • Length: 19″
  • Diameter: 3″
  • Weight: 5.3 oz.
  • Fin: Laser Cut Wood
  • Recovery: 24″ Parachute
  • Decal: Waterslide
  • Nose Cone: Plastic
  • Recommended Motors:
    • C11-3, D12-3, D12-5, E12-4, E12-6

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Build History

  • 10/21/1999 – Purchased Estes Big Daddy from Hobbylinc for $13.99 (Retail $19.99)
  • 02/03/2001 – Opened kit. Marked engine mount. Installed engine block. Glued centering ring. Glued engine mount into body tube.
  • 09/23/2002 – Painted model Krylon #1601 Spray Paint.
  • 10/05/2002 – Remove 2″ of paint from top of Black nose cone with isopropyl alcohol with a wash cloth and painted tip yellow twice.
  • 10/06/2002 – Painted nose tip white.
  • 10/07/2002 – Painted nose tip yellow.
  • 10/08/2002 – Painted nose cone tip yellow again.
  • 11/13/2002 – Painted all but yellow tip Gloss Black. Tied shock cord to nose cone eyelet. Applied self adhesive decals. This completes construction of Estes Big Daddy model rocket # 2162.

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