Estes Marauder Info Needed

The Rocketry Forum

Help Support The Rocketry Forum:

n3tjm

Papa Elf
Joined
Jan 21, 2009
Messages
7,468
Reaction score
387
Location
Penns Creek, PA
I want to do an upscale of my first model rocket kit that I built over 20 years ago! The Estes Marauder (Kit # 1922) and I need to know two things. How long is the BT-55 (BT-55KA) main airframe tube and the BT-60 (BT-60J) payload tube.
 

foose4string

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2009
Messages
2,853
Reaction score
7
bt55ka is 10.5"
bt60j is 2.75"

I got the part dimensions directly from Semroc's BT list.
 

n3tjm

Papa Elf
Joined
Jan 21, 2009
Messages
7,468
Reaction score
387
Location
Penns Creek, PA
Thanks :). I knew I saw a list of body tube lengths somewhere but could not remember where :D. Can't wait for my LOC order to come :)
 

Ltvscout

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2009
Messages
616
Reaction score
1
Location
Milwaukee, WI

Lowpuller

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 23, 2013
Messages
2,230
Reaction score
14
One of my favorite kits also. Mine also had more flights than any other rocket. It gotten eaten but rescued from two trees and run over by a car, but still kept flying, after a few repairs..........don't remember how I finally lost it, but loved flying it.
 

K'Tesh

OpenRocket Chuck Norris
TRF Supporter
Joined
Mar 27, 2013
Messages
15,864
Reaction score
2,638
Someone have a good parts list for an upscale Marauder? I loved my Estes Marauder and it's had the most flights of any rocket I've had. When I saw an upscale here: https://stickershock23.com/product/estes-marauder/
I couldn't help but want a big version.

Michael
While I can't help you with a parts list, because you didn't say what scale you want to upscale it to, I can help you with a .ork file that uses measurements taken from a scan of the fin pattern, and not guesstimates found on rocketreviews...

https://www.rocketryforum.com/showthread.php?123564-K-Tesh-s-OpenRocket-files&p=1446527#post1446527

 

michaelrmonteith

Active Member
Joined
Feb 9, 2015
Messages
37
Reaction score
0
While I can't help you with a parts list, because you didn't say what scale you want to upscale it to, I can help you with a .ork file that uses measurements taken from a scan of the fin pattern, and not guesstimates found on rocketreviews...

https://www.rocketryforum.com/showthread.php?123564-K-Tesh-s-OpenRocket-files&p=1446527#post1446527
True. I haven't done an upscale before so sorry about that. I've sent a note to Stickershock to see if they have details on the one in that pic. So maybe that will turn up something. Otherwise I guess I'll figure out some sort of scale. I've downloaded Openrocket. I'll play in there and see what I come up with.

I did grab the ort file. Thanks

Michael
 

K'Tesh

OpenRocket Chuck Norris
TRF Supporter
Joined
Mar 27, 2013
Messages
15,864
Reaction score
2,638
Top