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Estes

V-2 “E”

Description

Awesome is the word for the kit! Standing 22.4 inches tall and when powered by an E12-6 engine, this rocket can soar over 700 feet high! A great color scheme makes the V2 easy to see in the sky.

Additional Information

  • Length: 22.4″
  • Diameter: 2.6″
  • Weight: 6.3 oz.
  • Fin: Laser Cut Wood.
  • Decal: Waterslide
  • Recovery: 18″ Parachute
  • Altitude: 725′
  • Recommended Motors:
    • C11-3, D12-3, E12-4, E12-6

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Build History

  • 10/26/2001 – Purchased Estes V-2 E from HobbyLinc for $36.89 (Retail $53.99)
  • 01/06/2002 – Open kit and found all parts were included.
  • 01/08/2002 – Scanned plans, decals, centering rings, engine block, engine clip and measure other stuff which can be found on page 114 Book #1.
  • 01/10/2002 – Measured distance inside of stuffer tube and glued engine block in place. Measured a joint in front of engine block and tade a 1/8″ slit to hold engine retainer clip. Put tape on other end of engine clip to hold it in place. Measured for the glue area fo the engine clip tube. Glued widt of the marks and slide the tube into place. Slued the smaller ring 1/8″ from the end of the stuffer tube with the engine clip and filleted it with glue. Cut four 1-1/2″ lengths of wood dowel rod and taped 5/16″ on one end. Cut out all 4 plastic fins from plastic stock sheet. Cemented the rear ring to the rear of the boattail section. Glued the large centering ring without the slit to the forward end of the boattail.
  • 01/11/2002 – Glued slotted centering ring 1/8″ to end of stuffer tube and filleted joint.
  • 01/13/2002 – Reformed wooden nozzle for wings by sanding.
  • 01/14/2002 – Cemented wing halves together with Testors # 3512.
  • 01/20/2002 – Sanded edges.
  • 01/21/2002 – Finished sanding find edges. Cemented seams with Testors #3507.
  • 01/23/2002 – Cut hole in raised portion of nose cone and threaded 18″ shock cord through it. Tied double knot and pulled it tight against small hole.
  • 01/25/2002 – Epoxied fins to boattail with 2 ton Epoxy.
  • 01/27/2002 – Epoxied launch lugs to body tube and filleted joints.
  • 01/28/2002 – Cut out, assembled and tied on snap hook to second 24″ parachute.
  • 01/29/2002 – Cut out assembled and tied a snap hook on first 24″ parachute.
  • 11/24/2002 – Painted nose cone, body tube and fins a camoflauge color.

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