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    Estes - Vagabond (#3217) Gallery

    Welcome to the Estes Vagabond (#3217) Gallery on TRF.

    This gallery showcases the Estes Vagabond (#3217) and those rockets derived from it. Particularly appropriate in this thread are the following:


    Estes: Vagabond: #3217



    as well as any upscales, downscales, clones, kitbashes or other derivative works. Even Goonies qualify!



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    Estes Vagabond (#3217) Basic Information

    Estes Vagabond (#3217) Basic Information.

    Estes Industries

    MODEL NAME: Vagabond Also known as:

    NUMBER: #3217

    Introduced: 2011
    Final Year:
    Designer:

    Type: Sport
    Motor Mount: 1x24mm
    Recovery: Parachute
    Stages: 1
    Length: 35.25 in. (89.5 cm)
    Diameter: 1.64 in. (42 mm)
    Span:
    Weight: 4.1 oz. (116.2 g)

    Mfg. Description: Standing almost 3 feet tall, this amazing rocket can reach heights of 1275 feet. Launched on D and *E engines, this rocket is sure to be a crowd pleaser. (Estes 2012 Web Ad)


    Advertising Liveries

    2011 Catalog 2012 Catalog
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    First post in this thread featuring this rocket.

    See Also:
    TRF Build Threads
    Aero Antics
    Bubba02STi

    TRF Applicable Threads
    Vagabond for Christmas

    LINKS
    EMRR
    RocketReviews
    Mfg. Page


    If you have any additional information on this rocket and/or catalog photos please let us know.
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    Estes - Vagabond Gallery (#3217)

    I finished building one of the new Estes Vagabond kits (#3217). I like the size and appearance of this kit, it somewhat reminds me of the Renegade kit (#1271).

    This is not the first kit named 'Vagabond' by Estes. Estes had a Vagabond Starter Set (#1423) several years ago with a completely different rocket (That rocket looked like a Centuri Astro-1 with a different paint scheme). The new Vagabond uses the same font for the decal name as the earlier Vagabond kit.
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    Beautiful work. Simple lines and powerful appearance. I'm firm in my favoritism of good ol' 3FNC.

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    My new Estes Vagabond kit had it's first flight at the SCRA launch in Los Angeles on June 25th.

    An Estes D12-5 propelled the model into the air.
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    Beautiful! Cool rocket; great flight pics. I finished my Vagabond a week ago. Can't wait to see it fly. Just waiting for the opportunity to launch.

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    In progress.......................


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    Great looking rocket and a nice flight! Those rocket eating trees in the background look scary, though...
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    .........completed 7-3......I'm content, but not happy with the result; may have to do another one....ahhh..what a shame


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    Looks good to me! I like the lines of it. I may have to pick one up for myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Initiator001 View Post
    I finished building one of the new Estes Vagabond kits (#3217). I like the size and appearance of this kit, it somewhat reminds me of the Renegade kit (#1271).

    This is not the first kit named 'Vagabond' by Estes. Estes had a Vagabond Starter Set (#1423) several years ago with a completely different rocket (That rocket looked like a Centuri Astro-1 with a different paint scheme). The new Vagabond uses the same font for the decal name as the earlier Vagabond kit.
    Looks great! I just finished one about a month ago, but haven't had a chance to fly it yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Initiator001 View Post
    My new Estes Vagabond kit had it's first flight at the SCRA launch in Los Angeles on June 25th.

    An Estes D12-5 propelled the model into the air.
    How did it fly on the D12? Did you try an E9 as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scoop55 View Post
    How did it fly on the D12? Did you try an E9 as well?
    It was a good flight.

    No, I have not tried an E9. I MIGHT try an E20 someday.
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    Estes Vagabond - my first modified kit. Went with plywood centering rings, drilled for kevlar shock cord. Also added Top Flite Recovery X type parachute.
    Yet to fly, but stocked up with D5's and E6's.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jayarrG7 View Post
    Estes Vagabond - my first modified kit. Went with plywood centering rings, drilled for kevlar shock cord. Also added Top Flite Recovery X type parachute.
    Yet to fly, but stocked up with D5's and E6's.

    Wow. Looks sharp!

    I wouldn't use a (Quest?) D5 motor in this rocket. The Vagabond is too heavy for that motor.

    An E6 would be a cool flight but a long walk.
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    God I wish I took pics of mine before the accident. AUGH!

    Lets see....the bottom would be ford blue, rest high gloss snow white, and instead of the decals the official "" on it.

    The fins were tabbed in, and a finless booster stage added.

    It was spectacular......
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    I liked the stock scheme but decided to add my own touch:

    A fade to yellow fluorecent and overcoating with metallic clear before decals and a final clear coat.

    Attachment 69665

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    Attachment 69667

    I miss her greatly. I plan to rebuild when my acrylic airbrushing skills get good enough to replicate the original lacquer/fluorescent result.

    Marc

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    I also built one stock, and then immediately wanted to build more. I've got a few more ideas for this bird.




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    Here's my recently finished Vagabond....


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    And here's mine with a twist.


    Vagabond by jiffycoil, on Flickr
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    Jiffy, that is AWESOME looking....love the missle-like appearance. And the small checkers really give it flavor..well done!

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    Thanks, and thank you for the inspiration.
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    People are having fun with these Vagabonds. They all look darn good. I like the variety.

    Is this rocket the new Big Daddy or 'Bertha?

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    It was a fun laid back build too. I really enjoyed working on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiffycoil View Post
    It was a fun laid back build too. I really enjoyed working on it.
    Excellent color combo Jiffy.

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    Thanks Foamy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiffycoil View Post
    And here's mine with a twist.


    Vagabond by jiffycoil, on Flickr
    What is the blue metallic paint brand/type you used there? Looks GREAT!!!!

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    It's Dupli-Color Hampsted Green Metallic.
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    I had the same idea as DizWolf, built one for my wife Sharon, then decided I had to have one too. Made a mistake though, it was NOT a good idea to use a 29mm MMT in this rocket. Here are the original versions of these two great rockets:


    The one on the right was built with the 29mm MMT, and after several flights with different motors, and several rebuilds due to damage from those flights, I made a 24/29 adapter for it and fly it on E9-6's, which is a great motor for this rocket. The forth or fifth rebuild (can't remember now) decided me to rename this poor, patched up rocket:
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    I asked my six year old what colors we should paint it. It looks like he has been on TRF and saw your kit Marc!

    This was my first time papering fins. Happy the way it came out. I can not wait to reach up into the sky with it! Click image for larger version. 

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