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- Mar 20, 2009
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Any Estes rocket that is larger than the motor will have a 'motor mount' set-up. Literally, if the rocket has an 18mm motor and the body tube is bigger than BT-20 (roughly 3/4") or if it has a 24mm motor and is bigger than BT-50 (just under 1"), then it will have centering rings and a motor tube etc. Alan R's suggestion to get a 2" or 2.6" (BT-80) rocket would address this form of construction.What kits would fit that bill or what company should I look at. I had just been looking at Mach 1, Just not sure what fits that size and never built a fiberglass rocket before.
There is zero need to discuss fiberglass rockets etc. if you are concerned about keeping costs down and have only flown LPR rockets that are minimum diameter (i.e. the outside tube is the same size as the motor).
At this stage, I would say just buy 5 Estes rockets that have motors smaller than the main body tube, buy a handful of motors recommended on the packaging, build per instructions and go to one of the clubs you've identified and fly them. You will spend less money and will learn a lot.