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Mercury Redstone/Liberty Bell

Description

The Estes Mercury Redstone/Liberty Bell is an impressive 1:34 scale model of the historic NASA spacecraft and rocket.

Additional Information

  • Length: 28.6″
  • Diameter: 2.05″
  • Weight: 3.7 oz.
  • Fins: Die Cut Wood
  • Recovery: 15″ Parachute
  • Altitude: 200′
  • Recommended Motor:
    • C6-3

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Build History

  • 02/20/2001 – Purchased Estes Mercury Redstone from Hobbylinc for $17.79 (Retail $25.99)
  • 11/09/2001 – Started construction, opened package and inventoried parts. All part were accounted for. Made slit in engine mount tube, attached engine holder and fixed in place with yellow glue and retaining ring. Cemented front end of engine tube/fin cage to engine mount tube.
  • 11/10/2001 – Glued capsule together. Glued fins together. Glued escape tower together. Glued engine mount in place. Cut out decal and applied to lower body tube while fins were attached. Glued body tubes together with body tube coupler. Completed nose piece and set atop of body tube. Applied self adhesive decals to all but the capsule. Glued shock cord to mount and then inside body tube. Tied record cord around capsule for chute deployment and recovery of capsule.
  • 11/18/2001 – Spray painted capsule flat black using Walmart Color Place #20004. Cut out decals for capsule and applied them as shown. This completes construction of Estes Mercury Redstone/Liberty Bell.

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