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Centuri

ESTES Model #3232

Description

A multi-finned missile powered by Estes standard model rocket engines, the Centuri can reach heights of 600 feet. Parachute recovery brings this awesome rocket back to earth. Pick your own color scheme or go with ours, tried and true rocket colors of days gone by.

Additional Information

  • Length: 19″
  • Diameter: 1.33″
  • Weight: 1.9 oz.
  • Fins: Laser Cut Wood
  • Decals: Waterslide
  • Altitude: 600′
  • Recommended Motors:
    • B4-4, B6-4, C6-5

Instructions

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Build History

  • 11/29/2019 – Purchased Estes Centuri from Estes for $6.44 (Retail $21.99).
  • 01/26/2020 – Opened the package and took out parts. Photographed and scanned the parts. Marked motor mount tube at 1-1/8″ and 2-1/4″. Cut a 1-8″ slit for the engine hook and installed it into the slot. Ran a bead of glue around the tube at the 1-1/8″ mark and moved the engine retainer to the mark. Ran a bead of glue just below the 1-1/8″ mark and installed the centering ring. Ran a bead of glue around the tube near the engine hook and installed the other centering ring. Separated the tail cone from the nose cone and smoothed with 120 grit sandpaper. Made a copy of the shock cord mount and tube marking guide and cut them out.
  • 01/27/2020 – Glued motor mount assembly into engine adapter tube and glued adapter tube even with aft end of main body tube.
  • 01/28/2020 – Glued two fins onto main body tube along fin reference lines previously marked on body tube using the marking guide.
  • 01/29/2020 – Glued remaining fins onto main body tube and upper body tube.
  • 01/30/2020 – Filleted fin joints on main and upper sections. Glued shock cord to mount and inside upper body tube.

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