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Estes

Fat Boy

Description

Easy to build this large diameter rocket.

Additional Information

  • Length: 12.9″
  • Diameter: 2.6″
  • Weight: 3.0 oz.
  • Recovery: 18″ Parachute
  • Altitude: 325′
  • Recommended Motors:
    • B4-2, B6-2, C5-3, C6-5

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Build History

  • No record of when nor where this model was purchased
  • 09/30/1998 – Modified engine mount tube to 24mm x 70mm. Modified centering rings to accept 24mm tube.
  • 10/02/1998 – Completed construction of the 24mm engine mount assembly. Scanned page containing shock cord mount and cut it out.
  • 10/03/1998 – Glued engine mount into body tube. Cut out and sanded fins. Glued fins into body tube fin slots. Glued shock cord to mount and then inside body tube.
  • 10/04/1998 – Filleted fin joints.
  • 10/05/1998 – Made 18″ Parachute.
  • 10/06/1998 – Applied first coat of balsa filler on fins.
  • 10/07/1998 – Applied second coat of balsa filler.
  • 10/08/1998 – Sanded balsa filler smooth and painted with primer.
  • 10/09/1998 – Painted base coat of Krylon Gloss White #1602.
  • 10/10/1998 – Masked fins and coated nose cone and body tube with Krylon Gloss Cherry Red @2101.
  • 10/11/1998 – Removed masking tape from fins. Masked all of rocket except fins and painted with two coats of Rust-o-Plastic Hialeak Blue #125-5239.
  • 10/12/1998 – Touched up red paint at fin joints.
  • 10/13/1998 – Applied self adhesive decals. This completes construction of Estes Fat Boy model rocket #2139.

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