Discussion in 'Estes' started by GRIFFIN, Oct 12, 2010.
Heres my newly finished Mini Max...
looks cool, I just picked one up myself. I also picked up parts to make it a 18mm mount.
I was actually surprised that it came with a 13mm mount, i was expecting a standard sized engine mount for the mini max. Im sure it can handle it no problem...
Here's a pic of my:
Der Goony Max
Der Grosser Vati (prototype)
Der Big Red Max (clone with 24mm motor mount)
My Der Red Max found in a small hobby store in Holland Michigan during the summer of 2009.
Next up is the Mini Max. I know it's not really Halloweeny, but it does have
a skull on it.
This and the following post copied to the gallery with permission
Of course if you're going to fly the Mini Max, you should fly the original.
This rocket has always done well in the past, unfortunately not this time.
I had a helper for this launch, and apparently he loosened the rod in the
holder. When the rocket launched it took the rod with it. :shock::confused2:
The ejection happened just before it crashed and the only damage was the
launch lugs were ripped off.
Next time I find myself without a project, I would LOVE to build a 4 inch Der Red Max. 75mm motor mount? :wink:
That would leave you just enough room for a single grain 75 motor and single deploy......I think a 54mm would be MORE than enough for a 4" Red Max. But if you decide to build one, I will be watching the build thread.
I built mine with a 38mm motor mount and wish I had done 54 (I was talked into the 38 and almost did 29)
It is one of my favorite rockets but to do it over again, I would put a access panel in between 2 fins for an altimeter and set it up for dual deploy with a teather or 2 chute cannons. I may build a 5.5" one (with all listed) and also include a few air start motors.
Wouldn't the easiest solution for the motor fitting problem be to simply make it a der big red max upscale? :wink:
Maybe not 4 inch? Whatever size Mark's is, because that's the perfect size.
Edit: After actually reading Mark's post instead of admiring the picture, I learned that it's 5.5 inch. But yes, that size please
I was bored and itching to build something and going thru my inventory of parts I found out I had enough to build a slightly stretched version of the Mini Max. I had a original balsa nose cone and the fins and decal set, and then i found a 6.5" BT-50 tube and a 18mm engine mount. It stands at 11.5" tall and this is what I came up with.
I felt that the yellow stood out better than the shade of red that I have so here it is.... I made a 30" streamer made of 1.75" wide bright orange crepe paper.
Should be a beast on a B6 or C7 engine...
Hi my name is Emily. I have a mini max. I call it The Tie Fly. :wave:
My Estes Mini Max completed today on mothers day
Yep, its got an E9 in it!
next up CTI E75 V-max....yes it will fit.
Here's a photo of my DRM, which I cloned about a year before Estes re-released the kit. It's shown here alongside the Roachworks custom nose I got for the 38mm 3-inch version I'm working on. Next up will be a 5.5-inch version.
I have a fever...and the only prescription is more Der Red Max!
My Der Red Max. Just finished the build last weekend; hope to launch it tomorrow if the weather is kind to us.
Best. One. Yet!! :clap:
I had a successful lv 1 cert today on a CTI 225 white thunder. Beautiful flight. Thanks to all for the help and advice.
One of my favorites... just slightly different...... may she rest in peace.
My first Der Red Max, built stock. The nose was a lot glossier before I added the clear coat, so I may touch that up some more. I foresee a few variations on this one in my fleet before long as well.
My thoughts exactly.......
L to R: 1) Der Goonie Max from Excelsior, 24mm powered. 2) Very early clone that has all of the white areas cut from plastic shelf paper, 18mm powered. 3) Mini-Blue Max prototype from Retro Rocketry, 13mm powered. 4) New Estes reissue, 18mm powered. 5) Mini-Max prototype from Retro Rocketry, 13mm powered. 6) Der Big Red Max clone from a current Estes kit, 24mm E powered. 7) Der Grosser Vati from Excelsior, 24mm E powered.
Missing: Current Estes Mini Red Max kit (built, not painted,) and Excelsior Der Fat Max (have parts, need to order decal from Gordon.)
Der Kinder Max - 1/4A3-3T motor with Featherweight recover. 1 great flight so far. I had to print red on a white-background decal sheet, but it looks better in real life than the pics.
Wow! Some great looking Maxs! My favorite Estes rocket as a kid.
My 29 mm Der Grosser Vati:
Maiden flight of my 24mm Max. Going to go with a camo scheme.
My 24 mm Camo Max. Great flights on D power. Flys awesome on an E9. I really want to try an E30 but I'm waiting for the locator beacon.
I thought this thread could use a purple mini and another pink max. I love dg1's camo max
Here is another "version" of a MAX. This is my Performance Rocketry Lil Rascal.
I had an unfortunate lawn dart episode that required a bit of repair. When the bandages came off, this is what I had.
The lawn dart repair required a few inches of body tube to be added. When I had it done, it just looked like a Max. A few phone calls to Mark @ stickershock and it was done.
It's not red and it's not a max.....It's a 'Lil Red Rascal.
Hope you like it. It is going up on a K160 (long burn) at Midwest Power next week.
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