Estes - Vagabond (#3217) Gallery

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  1. Jun 23, 2012 #61

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    That realy turned out really nice! Wish I lived closer to you to see it fly.
     
  2. Jun 24, 2012 #62

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    Very nice!
     
  3. Feb 7, 2009 #63

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    Welcome to the Estes Vagabond (#3217) Gallery on TRF.

    This gallery showcases the Estes Vagabond (#3217) and those rockets derived from it. Particularly appropriate in this thread are the following:


    Estes: Vagabond: #3217



    as well as any upscales, downscales, clones, kitbashes or other derivative works. Even Goonies qualify!



     
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  4. Feb 7, 2009 #64

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    Estes Vagabond (#3217) Basic Information.

    [​IMG] Estes Industries

    MODEL NAME: Vagabond Also known as:

    NUMBER: #3217

    Introduced: 2011
    Final Year:
    Designer:

    Type: Sport
    Motor Mount: 1x24mm
    Recovery: Parachute
    Stages: 1
    Length: 35.25 in. (89.5 cm)
    Diameter: 1.64 in. (42 mm)
    Span:
    Weight: 4.1 oz. (116.2 g)

    Mfg. Description: Standing almost 3 feet tall, this amazing rocket can reach heights of 1275 feet. Launched on D and *E engines, this rocket is sure to be a crowd pleaser. (Estes 2012 Web Ad)


    Advertising Liveries

    [​IMG] 2011 Catalog [​IMG] 2012 Catalog
    [​IMG] 2012 Web Ad


    Face Card(s)



    Instruction Header(s)

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    First post in this thread featuring this rocket.

    See Also:
    TRF Build Threads
    Aero Antics
    Bubba02STi

    TRF Applicable Threads
    Vagabond for Christmas

    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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  5. Sep 9, 2012 #65

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    Here's my first Vagabond..I'm really liking it.Flies good on D12's just waiting for the day I can put it up on a E28 reload vagabond cntr brk.jpg vagabond finished.jpg It has a baffle and it's zipperless w/pay load bay
     
  6. Sep 11, 2012 #66

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    I cant wait to finish mine and share it with you guys. I got a lot of insperation with this thread.
     
  7. Sep 25, 2012 #67

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    Krylon Pumpkin Orange, Walmart Gloss Black, Walmart Gloss White (base coat). Kevlar tied to motor mount to just inside end of BT, tied to 2.5x BT length of 1/4 flat elastic.

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  8. Sep 30, 2012 #68

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    Rusto floressant green rusto 2x flat black and rusto clear coat... completely stock

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  9. Oct 17, 2012 #69

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    Just finished, nice kit as usual from Estes.

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  10. Oct 18, 2012 #70

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    Ooh! I love that purple! Just like the purple on my Quest High-Q. Very nice! :)
     
  11. Oct 18, 2012 #71

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    Love the paint job on the fins! Pretty trick! :)
     
  12. Oct 25, 2012 #72

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    My original Vagabond model was lost at NARAM-54 when the wind carried it off to land in the 'Big Icky'. :(

    I had original bought two of these kits and I have just finished building the replacement. :)

    The only changes I made between this build and my original is a Semroc baffle instead of my 'custom' method and ST-9 tubing for the motor mount instead of the kit supplied BT-50.

    I must be getting better at building this model, the new one weighs 4/10ths ounce less than the first one I built. :wink:
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  13. Oct 26, 2012 #73

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    That's funny, I just finished my second one as well! Too bad about the Big Icky. I thought is was the Big Stink?

    Anyway, mine is also considerably lighter than my first one at 132g (4.6oz). This was my first experience with Hobbylite balsa filler, it did a nice job.

    My first one was lost to an E9 CATO.

    View attachment 102347
     
  14. Oct 29, 2012 #74

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    All stock except painted the fins blue instead of orange.

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    Blue looks great!
     
  16. Sep 2, 2013 #76

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    I built an 81% scale Vagabond based on a BT-55 to fly on 18mm motors...flew it Saturday, very nice!

    I scanned the decal then printed a scaled-down version on inkjet paper.

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    What is that CCCP rocket in the background? :eek: Me gusta.
     
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    "Custom rocketry" SAM-X. Identical to Estes kits. Built as a static.



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    WOW! Im so jealous!
    I found it online for sale but it doesnt say whether or not its Ready to fly easy to assemble ETC.
    I dislike really easy builds so, if you wouldnt mind what skill level is it? I REALLY would like to get my hands on one of these :surprised:
     
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    Its not a particularly hard build but its not RTF or E2X either. It's a pretty basic staged kit with pre-cut balsa. All of Custom's kits are pretty easy (at least the ones I've had) but you do have to actually build them. They have some nice designs.
     
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    Okay thats good that its not an RTF or anything, for 10 bucks I'm surely adding this to my "to get" list.
    THanks!
     
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    Just finished my first Vagabond. Waiting to go on its first flight

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    The weather is awful in England so it's given me time to build the Vagabond I got for Christmas. My first none RTF, very enjoyable build - went for the black & white look, just painting the nose cone black still to do.

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    I like it DavidB! Simple and to-the-point.

    Make sure you put in the brightest most eye-catching parachute you can get your hands on. These fly fairly high with a E9 or E12 motor!
     
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    Nice! How are you getting it to not touch the blast plate though?
     
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    Probably a piece of tape wrapped around the launch rod. That's how I do it.
     
  28. May 10, 2014 #88

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    Vagabond on the right, my downscale (BT-55) on the left...

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  29. May 27, 2014 #89

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    29 MM Vagabond.

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    here is my Vagabond with 3 estes viking boosters..... this pic/launch only 2 boosters lit :(
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