Gold Strike

Estes Model #2430


Estes Gold Strike is a series E2X model rocket that comes with the bonus Silver Strike model rocket. This kit is easy to assemble. A nice looking durable model for flight after flight.

Additional Information

  • Length: 18.75″
  • Diameter: 1.33″
  • Recovery: 12″ Parachute
  • Altitude: 725′
  • Weight: 2.17oz.
  • Recommended Motors:
    • B4-4, B6-4, C6-5
  • Parts List
    • Body Tube
    • Nose Cone
    • Engine Case
    • Fins
    • Engine Cap
    • Decal
    • Launch Lug
    • Parachute
    • Shock Cord


Photo Gallery

Build History

  • 04/29/2010 – Purchased Estes Gold Strike from Hobby Lobby 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 pieces in hole. Epoxied launch lug to body tube in the slits. Assembled fin can with 5 minute epoxy.
  • 05/20/2010 – Glued fins in place and glued fin can onto body tube.
  • 05/21/2010 – Cut out shock cord mount and glued shock cord into mount and then inside of body tube. Removed self adhesive decals from backing and placed onto model. This completes construction of Estes Gold Strike Model # 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