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ccookcookclan

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i am goin to get fat boy could some people reply to tell me wat they think of the fat boy stage 1 kit and if they think i should get it please.

thank you


alex
 


Oh...MAN....Great little stubby... I've got three now... my favorite rockets...

You gotta put a 24 or 29mm motor in it though... and some nose weight...!!!
:D
 
ccookcookclan :

Yep you should get it ! Its a perfect low , slow flyer! I used to have one but I got carried away and didn't change the shockcord like your supposed to :rolleyes:

You can get them from Deepsky ( aka model rockets . co.uk )

Website : https://www.modelrockets.co.uk/

karl
 
Originally posted by Steward
You gotta put a 24 or 29mm motor in it

If I can make a guess here, ccookcookclan, is this one of your first rockets?

If so I think you should build the kit according to directions and not worry about putting in a bigger motor mount yet.

Several reasons for this:
---It already performs quite well on B and C motors, giving relatively low and slow flights, and is fairly easy to recover (it doesn't usually drift too far)
---It is already marginally stable with an 18mm C motor loaded, and you should probably add a bit of nose weight to the basic design
---You can get more flights for your money by using 18mm motors

The suggestion by Steward is a good one . . . for your third or fourth Fat Boy.
 
ccookcookclan,

You haven't given us much information about your background.

I'm guessing you are from the UK. (see what I mean...you don't have your "location" filled in on your profile) I realize you Brits are a bit shy....pause...wait for the cat calls and boos to die down.:D :rolleyes: :)

We will be more than happy to help you on your first build.

The Fat Boy is an excellent first build.

Build it stock...first!

Wait untill you get some more builds under your belt before you start modifying the designs.

GET THE FAT BOY...Good Choice!:D
 
I love the Fat Boy! I agree with Sandman -- build it stock first. Then you can go crazy on the next one(s). I have one that can fly on a 3x18mm cluster, or 24mm D and E engines. I've just started building a 3.9" diameter 1.5X upscale that will have a 38mm motor mount.

Did I say I love the Fat Boy? :D
 
I've just started building a 3.9" diameter 1.5X upscale that will have a 38mm motor mount.

Bruce...wait...Did I make that nose cone?

Or am I making a different nose cone for you?

OK...now I'm confused:confused:

You told me a 2.63" O.D. nose cone
 
Originally posted by sandman
Bruce...wait...Did I make that nose cone?

Or am I making a different nose cone for you?

OK...now I'm confused:confused:

You told me a 2.63" O.D. nose cone
Go lie down and rest a minute...:D

You're not confused. You made me a nose cone for a Super Big Bertha. I ended up getting a fiberglass nose cone for the 3.9" Fat Boy.
 
Sandman - I should have said you are "making" me a nose cone for a Super Big Bertha and yes it is 2.63" OD. Unless you have already finished it?
 
Originally posted by bsexton
"making" me a nose cone for a Super Big Bertha and yes it is 2.63" OD.

May I ask why? Unless it's upscaled or being modified, there's no reason to. The most recent SBB I got uses the Fatboy nose cone, so why are you getting a custom one?

Jason
 
I have flown my 4-18mm FatBoy alot now I got som 4-24mm CR's im just waiting to find another kit he he he he h e fatboy on E-9's ya got to love it:D
 
Originally posted by jetra2
May I ask why? Unless it's upscaled or being modified, there's no reason to. The most recent SBB I got uses the Fatboy nose cone, so why are you getting a custom one?

Jason
Well, the reason I'm having Sandman make a custom nose cone is because I'm building a Super Big Bertha based on the heavier LOC 2.56" tube with a 29mm motor mount or a 4x24mm cluster mount. Try putting the standard plastic Estes nose cone in a LOC tube and you will see why - too loose and not wide enough.
 
Originally posted by Rick James
Here's my Fat Boy... with a 24mm motor mount for D's, etc :D

Now if that isn't the coolest Fatboy I don't know what is!

My Fatboy looks oooooohhhh sooo plain compared to your beauty. Very nice work!

FatBoy.jpg
 
Originally posted by Rick James
Here's my Fat Boy... with a 24mm motor mount for D's, etc :D

THAT is clever! Nice job on the tower too!
 
FatBoy scaled but wrong nose cone. What do ya think it has a 29mm mmt in it
 
well since were showing fatboy pics -
heres my Fatboy D...unfortunately on the first flight it rod-whipped
horizontal and took a direct hit into a tree branch..

R.I.P.
 
Sorry, I don't have a pic of mine...it's looking pretty sad anyway...I don't have a telephoto lense on my camera.

It's been hanging from a high power line at the county fairgrounds for over 9 months now.:( It just won't let go!

I guess those Estes shock cords are stronger than I first guessed!:confused:
 
:D I maade mine into a 3-18mm cluster than in a strock of whatever I butilt a booster unfortunatly I built the booster with the stock 18mm motor maount (oops) rocket weighs to much so it has been rebuilt with a 24 mm booster and a not so fat boy looking 3-18mm cluster it flew as a cluster but had a chute malfunction and haven't flown the booster but it is repaired once again and I think the next trip out to the large field it will go or crash (hmmmmm lets hope go). though the crash before was quite the show. three c-s on the horizontal (wow)
 
A picture showing the "master motor mount" with the 3x18mm, the 24mm D and the 24mm E engine mounts...
 
here's mine...
the plugs are for if i don't want all the motors loaded up at once...
like that's gonna happen!
 
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