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SacEsq

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Did not see this gallery anywhere else. Here are some pics of the one I recently completed. The build was pretty straightforward. The plastic slotted centeringf rings and metal cable recovery harness attachment were interesting but not difficult. I also changed out the motor retention provided for a new Estes 29mm motor retainer. The last change to the build that I did weas to replace the launch lug with 1010 rail buttons ... my first time using these.

As you can see I also did not go with stock pain scheme ;) ... BIG THANKS to Mark at Stickershock for working with me on the design on this one.

BTW ... I have the original sticker sheet for this kit (old of course and some minor damage to one corner) if anyone wants it.

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That's a nice looking Brute! I had a pre-Estes version that I flew for years. Last year, it lawn-darted through a tree. All that survived was the motor mount and recovery hardware. I re-built it using LOC tubing and a 4" cone that came from a DG&A kit. And, I too retrofitted the old mount with an Estes retainer. The original before and after and the new version.

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Welcome to the NCR Big Brute (K-53 or #3508) Gallery on TRF.

This gallery showcases the NCR Big Brute (K-53) and those rockets derived from it. Particularly appropriate in this thread are the following:


NCR: Big Brute: K-53 or #3508



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



 
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NCR Big Brute (K-53 or #3508) Basic Information.

North Coast Rocketry (NCR)

MODEL NAME: Big Brute Also known as:

NUMBER: K-53 or #3508

Introduced: 1989
Final Year:
Designer:

Type: Sport
Motor Mount: 1x29mm
Recovery: Parachute
Stages: 1
Length: 35"
Diameter: 4"
Span:
Weight: 16 oz

Mfg. Description: The perfect high power demo rocket! This rugged sport model can be flown nearly out-of-site on F motors, or punch it into orbit on a G! The Big Brute features slow, realistic take-offs, and is perfect for the new White Lightning motors! Recovery is by colorful 24" rip-stop nylon parachute. The Big Brute also incorporates our new Gorilla Shock Cord Mount. If you are looking for an impressive flying model, but have a small field, this should be perfect! (NCR 1989 Catalog)


Advertising Liveries

1989 Catalog


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First post in this thread featuring this rocket.

See Also: 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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