Quest - Big Betty (#1014) Gallery

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  1. Mar 20, 2011 #1

    tommy

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    Just thought I'd show off my newly finished Big Betty. I wasn't really fond of the decals so I left them off. For my first build in over 20 years I think it turned out pretty good.

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  2. Jun 30, 2011 #2

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    Here's my Big Betty. Just finished her last night.

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  3. Jun 30, 2011 #3

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    Very nice! Looks like you retained your building skills.
     
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    Yours looks nice, too! I love the yellow with the purple decals.
     
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    Here is my Big Betty clone with a 24mm motor mount. I call it "My Feminine Side". A friend dared me to make a rocket with pink polka dots.

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    Being a huge fan of stagers, I had pondered several times the notion of using a Big Bertha to build an ersatz upscale Astron Apogee II when I picked up my first Big Betty at a Hobby Lobby sale. I built it only to lose it (along with my 24/40 case) at NARAM back in 2003. I later built this replacement. It uses 24mm power and a built-up 38mm coupler to join the lower stages.

    In keeping with the Apogee II model, I added a fourth fin. But I kept the (then) stock Big Betty paint scheme. In fact, I hunted around a while to find a suitable shade of orange, then had to wait for the right dew point conditions before applying it so that it wouldn't blush.

    I lost the original decal and fashioned this one from memory. Alas, the "Big" shoulda been bigger while the "BETTY" should have been in lower case ('cept for the B).

    I love the rocket, and enjoy flying it. But, in hindsight, if I wanted to do tribute to the Apogee II, I should have used a paint scheme more in keeping with that. A clear payload section would have been hard/impossible to find, but a white or silver one would suffice. So, if I had it to do over, I'd probably go with the Apogee II paint scheme. Doug

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    I built my Betty for an EMRR article, comparing it to three other low & slow birds, the Semroc Vega, Estes Big Bertha, and Holverson Tangent. Betty didn't do too bad, despite the ill-fitting nose cone and overly thick sticker decal.

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  8. Oct 17, 2012 #8

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    What color is that? I like it. I just got one Im starting to build.
     
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    Here's mine.

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    Welcome to the Quest Big Betty (#1014) Gallery on TRF.

    This gallery showcases the Quest Big Betty (#1014) and those rockets derived from it. Particularly appropriate in this thread are the following:


    Quest: Big Betty: #1014



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



     
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    Quest Big Betty (#1014) Basic Information.

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    MODEL NAME: Big Betty Also known as:

    NUMBER: #1014

    Introduced: 1993
    Final Year:
    Designer:

    Type: Sport
    Motor Mount: 1x18mm
    Recovery: Parachute
    Stages: 1
    Length: 23in / 58.4cm
    Diameter: 1.576in / 40mm
    Span:
    Weight:

    Mfg. Description: As the older and slightly more experienced cousin of the Quest Bright Hawk model rocket, the Quest Big Betty is a classic model rocket kit featuring balsa wood fins and the largest diameter body tube in the Level I product line. This is one of our most popular model rockets - so if you're looking for a nice big rocket that flies like a dream... look no further! (Quest 2012 Web Ad)



    Advertising Liveries

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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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