Estes - Big Daddy (#2162) Gallery

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  1. Feb 7, 2009 #61

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    Estes Big Daddy (#2162) Basic Information.

    [​IMG] Estes Industries

    MODEL NAME: Big Daddy Also known as:

    NUMBER: #2162

    Introduced: 1998
    Final Year:
    Designer:

    Type: Sport
    Motor Mount: 1x24mm
    Recovery: Parachute
    Stages: 1
    Length: 19 in. (48.3 cm)
    Diameter: 3 in. (76 cm)
    Span:
    Weight: 5.3 oz. (150.3 g)

    Mfg. Description: BIG is better! Well in most things - big is better. Using Estes E engines, this highly streamlined rocket can reach a cloud topping 900 feet. If you prefer to keep it suborbital, it will also fly extremely well on C11 engines or D engines! Either way, this extreme rocket is returned safely on a colorful 24 inch preassembled parachute.

    Standing just under 20 inches tall and having a Big Daddy waist size of 3 inches, This high powered bullet is built to handle all the power you can stuff into the motor tube.

    Experience in model building and finishing is necessary to build this big guy, but the end result is worth the effort. (Estes 2011 Web Ad)


    Advertising Liveries

    [​IMG] Estes 2002 Catalog [​IMG] Estes 2003 Catalog [​IMG] Estes 2004 Catalog

    [​IMG] Estes 2006 Catalog [​IMG] Estes 2007 Catalog [​IMG] Estes 2008 Catalog

    [​IMG] Estes 2010 Catalog




    Face Card(s)

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    First post in this thread featuring this rocket.
    See Also:
    TRF Build Threads

    TRF Applicable Threads
    My Big Daddy...First time airbrushing!
    Big daddy shock cord attached??? Upscale cord


    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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  2. Dec 13, 2011 #62

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    This is my Big Daddy clone, modified for a rear-engine eject so that I could blend the nose with the body.

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  3. Dec 13, 2011 #63

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  4. Dec 13, 2011 #64

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    That is really cool!
     
  5. Dec 13, 2011 #65

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    Whoa David.....got yourself a real winner there!
     
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    That is too cool. Grest detail!
     
  7. Jan 23, 2012 #67

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    Finally got this bugger done. No clear coat yet.
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  8. Jan 23, 2012 #68

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    That looks amazing! Is it all paint?
     
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    Thanks. It's all Rustoleum except for the little diamonds on top of the nose cone (of which, you can only see one). They were part of the decal set that came with the kit.
     
  10. Jan 23, 2012 #70

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    Nice paint...looks like you put some time into it.
     
  11. Jan 24, 2012 #71

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    Yeah, it took a while. Mainly from a motivational angle. Lots of taping.
     
  12. Jan 24, 2012 #72

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    Wow! Impressive! Are sure you want to launch it?
     
  13. Jan 25, 2012 #73

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    Outstanding effort! Excellent results!

    Lots and lots'a of taping I'd wager. All with clean lines too!
     
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    Thanks T. You bet it's going flying! It had a few under it's fins while it was lingering in yellow. What comes after a D12-3 in the way of power? Just a little more.

    Of the tips, tricks and tools I've garnered from from you and your build threads—patience—is what I've made the best use of. Thanks.
     
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  15. Feb 16, 2012 #75

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    Here is the one I just finished last week. Chickened out on the pain job ... partially due to skill and partially due to cold weather painting issues.

    I used Rustoleum Metalic Black on top of a couple coats of white sanded primer. The applied just the "Big Daddy" name sticker.
     

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    Just finished my Big Daddy :). Decided to go with the Red Max theme. The red is darker than what these photos show.
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    That's one totally AWESOME Big Daddy!!!:D
     
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    Der Grosse Vati!

    Jawohl!
     
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    I ordered a Der Red Max 18" chute for it :)
     
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    A big daddy with a secret...

    It's got an embedded second stage!

    Inside is a cone that extends upward into the rocket. That holds the upper stage engine and mount. The base of that engine is only 2" into the rocket to avoid the Krushnic effect, since the body is 3" in diameter. The lower engine extends out by about 3/4".

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  21. May 14, 2012 #81

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    2012-05-14_07-07-22_59.jpg These all look awesome....I just can't seem to get mine finished, and I forgot to attach the shock cord mount to the front bulkhead in my haste to get it started
     
  22. May 14, 2012 #82

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    Love the big daddy. I am working a drag race upscale.
     
  23. May 14, 2012 #83

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    It sounds killer! Any photos of the inside?
     
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    Love the digital camo! How did you do that?
     
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    X2 on that request
     
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    Here is my second Big Daddy.

    Build Upgrades:

    Epoxy fin fillets inside and out.
    Kevlar shock cord tied around the MM and through the forward CR
    All CR's coated with a light layer of epoxy.
    Aluminium screw on 24mm motor retainer from Rocketarium

    In case the pics are not clear ... used Reviving Red metalic one coat laquer from Testors and Black metalic one coat laquer from Testors.

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    Red and black Walmart paint. Excelsior Rocketry Der Grosser Vati decal set.

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    bump for editing
     
  29. Aug 23, 2012 #89

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    My Big Daddy... Originally planned to use the retro black/yellow paint scheme and decal set, I decided at the last minute to do something a bit different and based on the similarity that it was having to my Gizmo use the same vinyl. Vinyl is from Stickershock of course.

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  30. Aug 23, 2012 #90

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    I originally had this painted all yellow but then the wife said I had too many yellow rockets. So... I decided to add some extra color to my Big Daddy this afternoon.

    Big Daddy.jpg
     

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