ESTES Rocket Model #2124
Fighter craft of the Estes Space Corps wings are tucked back for vertical rocket flight then at apogee swing out for a gliding return
- Length: 21.1″
- Weight: 4.1 oz.
- Wing Span:
- Swept: 10.225″
- Extended: 18.6″
- Recovery: Glide
- Altitude: 300′
- Recommended Motors:
- C5-3, C6-3
- Parts List
- 09/25/1998 – Purchased Estes #2124 F-22 Tomcat from Estes for $14.79 (Retail $14.70). This date is the date I started building this model. The actual purchase date is not available. Built engine mount and glued it inside the slotted end of the body tube. Glued the two body tubes together with a tube coupler. Cut out balsa materials using a copy of the marking guides. Cemented nose cone base to nose cone. Sanded fins.
- 09/30/1998 – Cut fins from balsa sheet using template as a guide. Glued wing sections together. Glued and filleted wings to slotted body tube. Glued launch lugs to glider holder and then onto body tube. Filleted the joints.
- 10/06/1998 – Applied 1st coat of balsa filler to balsa parts.
- 10/07/1998 – Applied 2nd coat of balsa filler. Epoxied glide wings.
- 10/08/1998 – Epoxied wing and fuselage tigether. Applied primer.
- 10/09/1998 – Sprayed a base coat of Krylon #81501 gloss white.
- 10/10/1998 – Cut slots on wing surfaces and epoxied rudders to slots. Painted model with a coat of Krylon #1602 gloss white.
- 10/11/1998 – Removed masking from fins. Masked all but fins and spay painted with Rust-o-plastic #125-5239 Hialeak Blue.
- 10/12/1998 – Attached shock cord to body tube with shock cord mount with Elmers yellow glue.
- 10/13/1998 – Applied self adhesive decals. Adjusted elevators and applied self adhesive hinges. Cut Ailerons in both wings. Painted fighter with Rust-o-Plastic #125260 stone gray.
- 10/14/1998 – Jeromie Todd painted cockpit area with Testors #1147 gloss black. Applied self adhesive decals as shown in instructions and photo card. This completes construction of Estes #2124 Tomcat model.