Estes - Big Daddy (#2162) Gallery

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  1. Jan 16, 2017 #151

    ayryq

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    I've only used D12 motors in mine and I would say that any weight would make lawn darts more likely, not less. (The commonly-referenced lawn dart problem is apparently typically caused by the nose-cone shoulder allowing the ejection charge to vent without deploying the parachute, nothing to do with power or weight.) Mine was stock and I've had some deployments very close to the ground. Add weight and it won't go as high, making that problem worse.
     
  2. Jan 16, 2017 #152

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    Unfortunately, my "artillery round" paint job was too accurate. I used one of the dreaded E9-6 motors for the first launch (given to me by a fellow modeler, who used one successfully from the same package), and it CATO'd! I'll need to build another one for sure!
     
  3. Jan 16, 2017 #153

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    Too bad, it was a beauty. I'm pretty set on the idea of never using an E9 or E12 except (maybe) in saucers that could tolerate it without likely damage.
     
  4. Jan 16, 2017 #154

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    Converting to 4x18mm results in no deployment issues, and plenty of oomph to get it off the rod (with 4xC6 engines, of course). Just sayin'. :D
     
  5. Jan 16, 2017 #155

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    Here's my Big Daddy kit-mod

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  6. Jan 16, 2017 #156

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    That is sweet
     
  7. Jan 16, 2017 #157

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    I'll build another, but it will be flown with single use AP motors!
     
  8. Apr 22, 2017 #158

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    The replacement Big Daddy Mk.II.
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  9. Nov 28, 2017 #159

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    We are forming a new NAR section in the Fredericksburg VA area which is low/mid power only. I needed a low power rocket to fly so I built a Big Daddy.

    This was painted entirely with rattlecan paint. First two coats of Rustoleum filler primer, dry sanded. Then the color coat is Duplicolor Perfect Match lacquer, color is Chrysler Inferno Red Metallic. Then 4 coats of Duplicolor clear enamel. Enamel takes a long time to cure so I waited a week before wetsanding and polishing.

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  10. Nov 28, 2017 #160

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    Speechless. Just.... speechless.
     
  11. Nov 28, 2017 #161

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    How long did you wait between the Rusto filler primer and the Duplicolor perfect match? I’ve gotten paint wrinkles using that exact combination before (Nissan orange).


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  12. Nov 28, 2017 #162

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    It was actually a long time between primer and color coat. Like maybe two weeks. I was waiting for some warm weather for painting in the garage. I ended up spraying the color coat and clear coat on a fairly cold day anyway. I heated the spray cans in warm water and also heated the rocket parts with a hair dryer both before and after spraying. I've done that before for cold weather painting and it worked well.
     
  13. Nov 29, 2017 #163

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    That baby in full sun will give a whole new meaning to "the rocket's red glare" :cool:
     
  14. Jul 17, 2019 #164

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    First rocket after a decade long break.
     

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  15. Jul 17, 2019 #165

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    Like the paint scheme.
    Hope you get some great flights!
     

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