Gold Strike

Estes Gold Strike Model #2430


Additional Information

  • Length: 18.75″
  • Diameter: 1.33″
  • Weight: 2.17 oz.
  • Fins: Plastic
  • Recovery: 12″ Parachute
  • Altitude: 725′
  • Recommended Motors:
    • B4-4, b6-4, C6-4


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Build History

  • 04/29/2010 – Purchased Estes Gold Strike from Hobby Lobby in Columbus, IN for $9.59 (Retail $15.99).
  • 05/18/2010 – Took pictures of package and components. Cut slit in body tube 2″ from aft end and placed launch lug piece in hole. At dent caused by upper piece of launch lug, made another slit and hole to accept the launch lug pin. Epoxied the launch lug to body tube at holes. Assembled fin can with 5 minute epoxy.
  • 05/20/2010 – Cemented fin can in place with Testors.
  • 05/21/2010 – Cut out shock cord mount from copy and glued shock cord in it. Glued shock cord assembly inside forward end of body tube by at least 2″. Removed self adhesive decal and applied to model. This completes construction of Estes Gold Strike model rocket #2430.


08/07/2010ADC ParkBS43A8-3Not sure who won the triple drag race.
09/18/2010ADC ParkBS44B4-4Nice Flight. Not very high. Easy to recover.
10/01/2011ADC ParkBS53C6-5Good flight. Dennis recovered.
11/12/2011ADC ParkBS54C6-5Good flight.
12/14/2014Sim’s FarmBS88C6-5Part of the forward end decal shred. Model fixed with wrapping tape.
03/15/2015Sod FarmBS90C6-5Landed a few feet North of launch pad.
04/26/2015Sod FarmBS92C6-5
05/02/2015Sod FarmBS93C6-5
06/06/2015Sod FarmBS94C6-5
09/13/2015Sod FarmBS97C6-5
12/12/2015Sod FarmBS100C6-5