Estes - Der Red Max (KC-2 or #0651) Gallery

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  1. Oct 12, 2010 #1

    GRIFFIN

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    The Red Max has always been my fovorite rocket ,my first one when I was a kid.
    (I bet a ton of people say that EXACT same thing)

    This is my 4" upscale. It was my fisrt scratch project and my L1 cert rocket.
    It just flew last weekend on an I357 for a great-straight flight.

    I have few launch pics that have come out anything but blurry.

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  2. Oct 13, 2010 #2

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    Not me.
     
  3. Oct 13, 2010 #3

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    Me either.

    It's just a coincidence that I have a Goony Max, a Red Max, a Big Red Max all awaiting decals and have a Mini Red Max, a Grosser Vati (Big Daddy) and a Fat Max (Fat Boy) on the work bench.
     
  4. Oct 17, 2010 #4

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    My first Red Max was the Estes Citation version released by Estes in the early 1970s. I flew it quite often in my local schoolyard on B4-2 motors. I still have it.

    A few years ago, I ordered a Thrustline clone of the Big Red Max and have flown it several times.

    Finally, I bought and built the current Estes Red Max kit and the Mini Max.

    I have an ORI Das Blue Max kit around somewhere...

    ..

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  5. Oct 17, 2010 #5

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    Oh I HATE to hear that... Naked rockets, What a shame.. :roll:

    Here's my contribution.. 5.5" scratch built. Duel deploy 54mm with 3 29mm's for airstarts.. I SERIOUSLY love this rocket it flys SO well. just like an Estes Der RED Max

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    On a CTI blue streak J motor


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  6. Oct 17, 2010 #6

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    My "Der Red Max" built in spring 1983.

    The picture below was made just before launch on 26. Sept. 2010:

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    Still going strong :clap:
     
  7. Oct 17, 2010 #7

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    Not naked, just still in their underwear! :D

    Saw some folks flying unprimed/raw balsa rockets yesterday at October Skies. I just can't do that.
     
  8. Oct 17, 2010 #8

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    wwweehhh. that was a close one.. :roll:
     
  9. Oct 17, 2010 #9

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    Here is a recent build of a Mini-Max. I wanted to use some Flourecent Orange on a rocket and this was a cheap model from Hobby Lobby. Kinda matches the streamer :cool:

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  10. Oct 19, 2010 #10

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    My Der Pink Max, decals courtesy of Sandman:

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  11. Oct 19, 2010 #11

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    The kitty is a nice touch.;)
     
  12. Oct 19, 2010 #12

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    DRM is a great flying model a True Classic.
    Some of the camo color variations are very pleasing as well.

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  13. Oct 19, 2010 #13

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    Heres mine. You can see I tried making my own "BLUE" sticker.

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  14. Oct 21, 2010 #14

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    Here is my Der Fat Max - just completed.

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    Not really a Red Max though.
    Someone should start a "Goonie-ized" gallery,
    so that all those cool models have a proper thread.
     
  16. Oct 22, 2010 #16

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    Remember, the main purpose of the gallery section is to show variations on a theme. Starting with the original Der Red Max, lots of cool designs have been derived from it. Some are rescales, some are color variations and, yes, some are goonified. What unites them all is a common origin.

    We do have a Goonie section and I invite postings there for all the great goons people have come up with but there is nothing to stop posting in the gallery to demonstrate the "goonie" or any other, variation on the theme.
     
  17. Oct 24, 2010 #17

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    I carefully reviewed the Gallery posting rules and guidelines before posting my pictures here. This gallery seemed to be where they belonged. My DFM is as much of a Der Red Max as the previously posted pink and blue ones. The Der Pink Max and the Der Blue Max aren't orthodox DRMs either. If their pictures belong here, then so do mine.

    I also don't think that there is anything in the rules that prohibits posting the same rocket in more than one gallery, as long is it truly belongs in them. So my rocket could go into a generalized Goony gallery, too. I can't imagine any other likely gallery that it could go into, so those two would be it. There wouldn't be any indiscriminate cross-posting, and gallery themes would remain consistent and meaningful.
     
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    I agree....All Max's welcome. I think they look good in yellow and black too!!
     
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    Here is my Mini Max. Grandson(8) used it to win his division of a closest to the pad compatition.:clap:
    This is my best finished rocket and one of few that are finished as the package shows.
    I will be building a Red Max this winter I hope.

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    Here's a Big Fluorescent Green Max launching under 3xC65 and it's Fluorescent Orange Max about to launch under C6-0 to D12-3 power.

    Greenie died a few launches later (deployment failure, rapid lawndart into the ground, just garbage remaining). This orange one remains in good shape though the parachute blew away during the launch pictured here. Tumble recovery! :) Otherwise, I wouldn't have got it back because the wind picked up just as it launched.

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    I second the motion. All Max's welcome regardless of color or construction base.
     
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    reverse color Der Red Max

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  23. Dec 15, 2010 #23

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    BT-80, Standard, and Mini

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    My Maxes:
     
  25. Dec 15, 2010 #25

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    How's this for typical; I built my MAX clone only to have Estes rerelease it less than three months later. I got the Idea to make a downscale and "WAM!!" You all know the rest. I have a 5" HP upscale in the works. Not too worried about Estes undercutting that one though :D. Think I'll hit up Stickershock for that one.

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  26. Dec 15, 2010 #26

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    On the BT80 version, who's nosecone did you use?
     
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    It's a Sandman balsa cone.
     
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    my 5.5" der red max is on of my all time favorite rockets to flt. it's the perfect size..
     
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    I've always been a big fan of the Red Max. Here are some of mine:

    ~ Der Red Bird Max Zero -- BT-60, 24mm MMT
    ~ Der Red, White, & Blue Max -- BT-55, 24mm MMT
    ~ Little Red Max -- bottom BT is BT-20
    ~ Mini Red Max -- BT-20, 13mm MMT
    ~ Two-stage Red Max -- BT-55, 18mm to 18mm

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    Here is a family picture with some others whose individual pictures are on a different computer.

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