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  1. R3verb

    Falling With Style Build Log (Estes #009721)

    A few years back, my oldest son and I built a Der Red Max as his first rocket for no other reason than it was cheap at Hobby Lobby. When it came time to paint it, we went Buzz Lightyear themed and the resulting rocket became affectionately called the "Buzz Lightyear Rocket". Unfortunately, a...
  2. That Rocket Man

    1970's mostly original omega

    Not sure if an Estes Omega is considered a low power or a mid-power but I finally finished an original 1970's Omega that I bought on eBay. It was water damaged so I had to redo the fins on new balsa, build the engine mounting rings from scratch, order new decals, replace the launch lug and and...
  3. That Rocket Man

    Finished the 1970's Omega

    Not sure if an Estes Omega is considered mid-power but I finally finished an original 1970's Omega that I bought on eBay. It was water damaged so I had to redo the fins on new balsa, build the engine mounting rings from scratch, order new decals, replace the launch lug and and new 18"parachute...
  4. So Cal Andy

    For Sale Estes A10 2-Stage Bundle Pack

    This is a new, factory packaged, factory sealed Estes A motor five pack bundle. Two packs of A10-0T, two packs of A10-3T, and one pack of A3-4T. Also includes a pack of recovery wadding. $55.00 Free shipping to the lower 48. PM with your information and for PayPal instructions. Thanks for your...
  5. So Cal Andy

    For Sale Estes Blast-Off Flight Pack Bundle

    This is a new, factory packaged Estes 1672 Blast-Off Flight Pack two pack bundle. $149.00 Free shipping to the lower 48. PM with your information and for PayPal instructions. Thanks for your interest.
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    Estes Viking with 6 fins
  7. frogglicker

    Scratch Build - Upscaled 3-in "Menace-3D"

    Intro: Over on another thread in the 3D Printing section, there's a friendly competition going on: TRF Challenge #1: Estes Menace and I thought this would be a great opportunity to push myself to learn more Fusion 360. I started back in March 2023 to 3D print small parts, and started...
  8. R3verb

    Estes sent me the wrong tube??? (Vesta Intruder build issue)

    Hey All, So, I'm building the Vesta Intruder for my 3 year old for Xmas (he's been talking about this rocket all year). I'm to the step where you put the 12 ribs on. Based on the instructions, they should be flush with the top of the tube and should have a little bit of clearance between the...
  9. ShakyShane99

    Estes Mercury Redstone build/update

    Hello since my last post I been really hooked, decided to try building a scale Mercury Redstone from Estes and so far it’s going together great! But I realized I may have made a mistake. I put together the entire capsule and tower without painting it. My first thoughts were maybe the glue...
  10. ShakyShane99

    Getting back into Rocketry

    Hello when I was a kid I had an uncle that built 100s of rockets, he got me into it along with everything in the hobby world plans, trains, RC, you name it. Anyway i needed something to keep me sane so i ordered a Estes Bull Pup 12D a rocket I had memory of as a 8 year old. I’m 24 now. Anyway I...
  11. R3verb

    Project Overkill Build log (Estes #9716 Star Orbiter)

    Back in 2022 Estes had a Black Friday sale and I picked up the Estes Star Orbiter (https://estesrockets.com/products/star-orbiter) for pretty cheap and it came with an adapter and some engines. After reading Leo's terrific thread...
  12. Tobor

    Estes Mako Upscale

    So I've finally gotten around to starting this build... A pic of my current config for the LOC version of the Mako. And this finished printing about 45 minutes ago. A 20+ hour print. The right half of the Ring Fin mold. I will use the mold to fiberglass the cardboard ring fin.
  13. robbied186

    Hello fellow rocketry peoples!

    Hello everybody. I've been into rocketry since 1998ish. My first kit was an estes Mighty Mites set and that was the gateway for me! I've recently gotten the rocket bug again and from the pictures you can definitely tell. I'm currently around the Okeechobee Florida area closer to Ft Myers...
  14. smstachwick

    Super Star Orbiter: Two Stage conversion

    Having a morning unexpectedly free, I kicked around some ideas for a project I’ve had in mind forever: a booster for my Estes Star Orbiter. To that end, I spent this morning fiddling with some of the components to figure out how it would be spaced out and put together, and got some pictures as...
  15. RocketRoll

    I recreated the Artemis I launch using the Estes SLS (Video)

    Way back before Artemis I launch attempt #1, I took some high-speed shots of my Estes SLS. Now that NASA (finally) launched the real Artemis I, I synced up the launch audio with the shots I filmed of my model rocket version. Enjoy! And of course NASA had to launch at night... whatever, I guess...
  16. COSTransplant

    Estes Greyhawk Upscale

    So, for some reason I have fallen in love with the idea of building an upscale version of the Estes Greyhawk (#2068). I know, I know, I am quite new to this, but... Anyways, I downloaded a trial version of RockSim and I am watching the videos, but then I started looking for a RockSim file for...
  17. BigDeal4

    Calgary Club Launch - Low Power Sept 10/22

    Calgary Rocketry Association held another Low power model rocket launch. I finally got my Maiden launch of the Patriot and the Der Red Max. Both of the rockets got a couple of launches. If you enjoy the video please give me a like and Subscribe.
  18. rocketman4h

    Estes E-12-9 CATO

    Saturday morning, a beautiful Michigan morning, a good friend of mine loaded 2 Estes E-12-9 motors in to his rocket, I have witnessed fly several times with great flights. On this instance both engimes lit and at aprox. 1/2 way up the rod, the rocket experienced a rapid disassembly. The bottom...
  19. McTschegsn

    Estes Mercury Redstone Building Log

    Good Morning all, Yesterday it finally happened. Cut open the bag and off we went. The instructions want you to build the capsule first, but I decided to start with the bottom part of the rocket. The fins were cut out and glued together quickly, although I have to say that I've seen better...
  20. Bartlebear

    Found Estes Javelin (1436)

    I’m looking to buy the Estes Javelin set that came with a glider (1436) BTW I am in Canada. Thank you.
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