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    Centuri - Chuter Two (KC-16 or #5076) Gallery

    Welcome to the Centuri Chuter Two (KC-16 or #5076) Gallery on TRF.

    This gallery showcases the Centuri Chuter Two (KC-16 or #5076) and those rockets derived from it. Particularly appropriate in this thread are the following:

    Centuri: Chuter Two: KC-16 or #5076
    Estes: Chuter Two: #3009



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

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    Centuri Chuter 2 (K-16 or #5076) Basic Information

    Centuri Chuter Two (K-16 or #5076) Basic Information.

    Centuri Engineering

    Chuter 2, Chuter II, Chuter Two

    K-16 or #5076

    Introduced: 1967
    Final Year: 1971
    Designer:

    Type: Payload
    Motor Mount: 1x18mm
    Recovery: Parachute
    Stages: 1
    Length: 18.5"
    Diameter: 0.908"
    Span:
    Weight: 1.0 oz

    Mfg. Description: A terrific high performance bird! This sleek-trim model is an excellent starter kit and a challenging one for the experienced pro. The 3" long cone capsule will carry your insect or instrument payload to well over 1500 feet altitude. The Chuter-Two contain 2 colorful parachutes - - one to recover the cone capsule and the other to recover the main body. (Centuri 1967 Catalog)

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    1968 Catalog text identical to 1967 Catalog

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    A terrific high performance bird! This sleek-trim model is an excellent starter kit and a challenging one for the experienced pro. The 3" long cone capsule will carry your insect or instrument payload to well over 1500 ft. altitude. The CHUTER-2 contain two colorful parachutes - - one to bring back the payload capsule, and one to return the main body. (Centuri 1969 Catalog)

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    A real high performance bird, this sleek model is an excellent starter kit. The CHUTER 2 features a 3" long capsule to carry your payloads to lofty altitudes. The CHUTER 2 includes two colorful parachutes - one to bring back the payload capsule and one to return the main body - safely. (Centuri 1971 Catalog)

    Centuri 1967 Catalog Centuri 1968 Catalog Centuri 1969 Catalog
    Centuri 1971 Catalog



    First post in this thread featuring this rocket.

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    If you have any additional information on this rocket and/or catalog photos please let us know.

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    I used to tell Mom, "...I want to fly rockets when I grow up!":cool2:

    She said, "Make up your mind, you can't do both!":cry:

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    Estes Chuter Two (#3009) Basic Information

    Estes Chuter Two (#3009) Basic Information.

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    Chuter Two

    #3009

    Introduced: 2010
    Final Year:
    Designer:

    Type: Sport
    Motor Mount: 1x18mm
    Recovery: Parachute
    Stages: 1
    Length: 18.5"
    Diameter: 0.98"
    Span:
    Weight: 1.2 oz

    Mfg. Description: DESC

    Estes 2010 Catalog

    First post in this thread featuring this rocket.

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    Mfg. Page


    If you have any additional information on this rocket and/or catalog photos please let us know.
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    I used to tell Mom, "...I want to fly rockets when I grow up!":cool2:

    She said, "Make up your mind, you can't do both!":cry:

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    Centuri - Chuter II Gallery

    The nose cone that comes in the kit is not a faithful reproduction of the original 'Chuter II's, so I didn't worry too much when I added strakes to the fins on this one—kinda like the Payloader II's, but a bit longer.


    For some reason, this was a hard model to photograph.

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    Last edited by foamy; 10th July 2014 at 02:08 PM.

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    Helluva nicely done kit. I would think more people would chime in on your super clean execution. I was kicking around getting this kit; now, seeing yours, I want one. Well done

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    Hey, thanks. It was a good kit and a nice build (for me, at any rate). Having it to do over again, I probably would just build it stock and/or get the original style nose cone. I did that fin thing on a whim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foamy View Post
    The nose cone that comes in the kit is not a faithful reproduction of the original 'Chuter II's, so I didn't worry too much when I added strakes to the fins on this one—kinda like the Payloader II's, but a bit longer.


    For some reason, this was a hard model to photograph.
    Was this a Centuri kit or a clone from another company?
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    I used to tell Mom, "...I want to fly rockets when I grow up!":cool2:

    She said, "Make up your mind, you can't do both!":cry:

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAL3 View Post
    Was this a Centuri kit or a clone from another company?
    It's an Estes re-do of the Centuri version. They kept the name and same styling, but gave it a conical nose cone. I don't know why.

    By the way... you do a bang-up job on this gallery and I really appreciate it. It's my favorite place to visit at TRF. Thanks!

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    Thumbs up

    Quote Originally Posted by Horaryelrod100 View Post

    Helluva nicely done kit. I would think more people would chime in on your super clean execution. I was kicking around getting this kit; now, seeing yours, I want one. Well done
    How'd this one get by me? Good looking build and rocket.
    The process is continuous...

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    Quote Originally Posted by foamy View Post
    It's an Estes re-do of the Centuri version. They kept the name and same styling, but gave it a conical nose cone. I don't know why.

    By the way... you do a bang-up job on this gallery and I really appreciate it. It's my favorite place to visit at TRF. Thanks!
    Thanks.

    I appreciate the kind words.
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    I used to tell Mom, "...I want to fly rockets when I grow up!":cool2:

    She said, "Make up your mind, you can't do both!":cry:

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradycros View Post
    How'd this one get by me? Good looking build and rocket.
    Hey, thanks B. When I get a finished one, I just slip it in the gallery.

    Speaking of finishes, that is one of my better ones, though, you can't tell from the photo. I need better photography skills and/or a better camera. I refuse to retouch any rocket photos (meaning the rocket itself)—I will, quickly play with the backgrounds when/if I feel the inclination or I feel the original background detracts too much from the rocket. Nothing very heavy or serious.
    Last edited by foamy; 26th October 2011 at 04:06 PM.

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    She said, "Make up your mind, you can't do both!":cry:

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    I got one of these in the Estes "box o' kits"...always liked the Centuri version as a kid, not sure why I never bought one. The fin planform is attractive to me, for some reason, and like foamy, adding the strakes like the PLII would be cool, but I stuck with the stock kit.
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    Good looking rocket.

    I kinda regret not building it stock—your's looks great! I may give it another shot one of these days; build it as it was planned and get a Centuri-shaped NC for it. In this world of swept-fin rockets, that design has a certain cache that's grown on me. Again, real nice work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foamy View Post
    Good looking rocket.

    I kinda regret not building it stock—your's looks great! I may give it another shot one of these days; build it as it was planned and get a Centuri-shaped NC for it. In this world of swept-fin rockets, that design has a certain cache that's grown on me. Again, real nice work.
    Thanks, to me the fins are reminiscent of the Cherokee-D another of my favs...

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    I missed the Chuter-Two on the first go-round with the Estes sale, so I had to wait until the Easter sale to pick a couple up. This is a great looking take on an old Centuri bird. Not an exact replica, but still worth a look.

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    2015 motor usage: 122 flights: 1/4A - 10, 1/2A - 14, A - 50, B - 16, C - 19, D - 5, E - 8, F - 2 = 825.3574 Ns

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    Cool My take on the Estes Chuter 2

    The black stripe decals fit over the fins just right so I thought they looked better as racing stripes there, instead of all black fins.

    Then I added skulls, crossed pistols and black flames as custom laser decals. Crossed pistols, get it? "Shooter Two?" No?

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    And everything looks better with skulls and black flames!
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    This Chuter Two is also a SPEV (spare paint elimination vehicle) finishing up some rattle cans left over from other stuff. In order to fit the Estes altimeter in the payload section I would have to cut off part of the bottom of the nose cone to make room, just a tad too short for it.
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    This is my Chuter-2. On the maiden flight I lost the "payload section" despite the 3 inch spill hole. . Estes ran out of these just days before I places a bunch of orders for new rockets. If I ever do get a hold of another I will paint it with the recommended paint scheme and tie the shock cord to the loop for a more standard and safer recovery and just have a back up 12 inch chute.

    Here is a video of that launch. https://youtu.be/O5Bqmn_6UBg

    Currently, I have launched a total of 10 rockets with a combined impulse of: 53.75 Newton Seconds

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