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Patriot 18mm

ESTES Model #2056

Description

The U.S. Army Patriot M-104, is the best kit to build for your first scale model rocket.

This Desert Storm Veteran features a top notch, two piece body tube, and genuine-looking self-stick decals. It’s easy to build and can be finished in a morning or afternoon.

Additional Information

  • Length: 21.34″
  • Diameter: 1.64″
  • Weight: 2 oz.
  • Fins: Laser Cut Wood
  • Decals: Self Adhesive
  • Recovery: 12″ Parachute
  • Altitude: 600′
  • Recommended Motors:
    • B4-4, B6-4, B6-6, C6-5

Instructions

Photo Gallery

Build History

  • Purchase date for this model is not available.
  • 07/22/2003 – Moved parts and box from house to garage. Sanded last fin round on leading edge and tapered trailing edge. Used Dremel tool to shape the fin. Marked motor mount tube with a single line. Epoxied rear centering ring in place even with rear edge of motor mount tube and the “A” arrow lined up with single line.
  • 07/23/2003 – Epoxied middle centering ring to motor mount tube. Used fin to determine how far from edge of tube to epoxy the middle centering ring. Lined up “A” mark with line.
  • 07/24/2003 – Epoxied upper centering ring 1/2″ from forward end of motor mount tube.
  • 07/26/2003 – Installed Grilla Cable on upper centering ring and made a 1″ loop for recovery device attachment on other end.
  • 07/29/2003 – Masked root edges of fins and applied balsa filler.
  • No additional information on the build history of this model is available.

Flights

DateLocation#MotorComments
02/23/2008Hardin LandfillBS20C6-3Solid flier.
07/13/2008ADC ParkBS22C6-5cool
07/13/2008ADC ParkBS22E25-4Tneck snappin
09/18/2010ADC ParkBS44D10-5This model got up there in a hurry. Great height. Took a while to recover. Just missed the weeds to the south.
09/18/2010ADC ParkBS44C6-3Nice flight. Good height and not too bad to recover.
09/18/2010ADC ParkBS44B6-4A little higher. Easy recovery.
09/18/2010ADC ParkBS44A8-3Good low flight.
11/13/2010ADC ParkBS45C6-3Great straight flight on Quest motor.
03/26/2011Sim’s FarmBS48C6-5Good Flight. Long walk for recovery.
03/26/2011Sim’s FarmBS48C6-3Drag race with Jeff. Got off the pad last. Long walk for recovery due to 12″ parachute recovery.
03/26/2011Sim’s FarmBS48C5-3Drag race with Jeff. Got off the pad first. Medium walk for recovery due to streamer recovery.
09/17/2011ADC ParkBS52C6-3Almost landed in tree North of launcher
09/17/2011ADC ParkBS52D10-7A lot more altitude that the C6
10/01/2011ADC ParkBS53C5-3Good Flight
10/01/2011ADC ParkBS53B6-4Drag race with Jeff
10/01/2011ADC ParkBS53D13-4Drag race with Jeff.
10/01/2011ADC ParkBS53D13-4Almost lost rocket. Darryl helped find it.
11/12/2011ADC ParkBS54B6-4Good Flight
07/13/2013Sod FarmBS69C6-3Nice straight flight – Landed short of dirt E of Launch Pad. Wind Speed(mph) – 6.8: Humidity – 73.4%; Temperature(F) – 74.6. Time – 11:09am
12/14/2014Sim’s FarmBS88C6-5Good Flight.
03/15/2015Sod FarmBS90C6-5Good Flight. Landed East of launch pad.
04/26/2015Sod FarmBS92C6-5
06/06/2015Sod FarmBS94C6-5
08/15/2015Sod FarmBS96C5-3
09/13/2015Sod FarmBS97C6
10/11/2015Sod FarmBS98B6-4
12/12/2015Sod FarmBS100B6
04/02/2017Sod FarmBS108C6-5Great Flight. The parachute did not deploy and the model broke 1 fin.
03/10/2017Sod FarmBS113C6-5Straight Flight. Recovery drifted toward West. Recovered by Don Branch. Thanks Don.
07/15/2017Sod FarmBS110C6-5Great Flight. The parachute did not deploy and the model broke 1 fin.
10/20/2018Sod FarmBS119A8-3Not enough engine thrust
10/20/2018Sod FarmBS119B6-4
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