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Discussion in 'Estes' started by Initiator001, Jun 10, 2011.
That realy turned out really nice! Wish I lived closer to you to see it fly.
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!
Estes Vagabond (#3217) Basic Information.
MODEL NAME: Vagabond Also known as:
Motor Mount: 1x24mm
Length: 35.25 in. (89.5 cm)
Diameter: 1.64 in. (42 mm)
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)
2011 Catalog 2012 Catalog
2012 Web Ad
First post in this thread featuring this rocket.
TRF Build Threads
TRF Applicable Threads
Vagabond for Christmas
If you have any additional information on this rocket and/or catalog photos please let us know.
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
It has a baffle and it's zipperless w/pay load bay
I cant wait to finish mine and share it with you guys. I got a lot of insperation with this thread.
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.
Rusto floressant green rusto 2x flat black and rusto clear coat... completely stock
Just finished, nice kit as usual from Estes.
Ooh! I love that purple! Just like the purple on my Quest High-Q. Very nice!
Love the paint job on the fins! Pretty trick!
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:
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.
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All stock except painted the fins blue instead of orange.
Blue looks great!
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.
What is that CCCP rocket in the background? Me gusta.
"Custom rocketry" SAM-X. Identical to Estes kits. Built as a static.
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:
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.
Okay thats good that its not an RTF or anything, for 10 bucks I'm surely adding this to my "to get" list.
Just finished my first Vagabond. Waiting to go on its first flight
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.
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!
Nice! How are you getting it to not touch the blast plate though?
Probably a piece of tape wrapped around the launch rod. That's how I do it.
Vagabond on the right, my downscale (BT-55) on the left...
29 MM Vagabond.
here is my Vagabond with 3 estes viking boosters..... this pic/launch only 2 boosters lit
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