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Fat Boy

Model #2139

Description

Easy to build this large diameter rocket. Fat Boy and proud of it! Bullets its way to over 300 ft. in altitude and recovers with an 18″ parachute.

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

Instructions

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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.

Flights

DateLocation#MotorComments
03/09/2013Sod FarmBS64D12-3Good flight and recovery.
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