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Post a pic and name of you favorite short fat rocket.

My favorite is either a fat boy or one I can’t think of the name but it had small brakes on the bottom of the fins to slow and push the CP back.
 

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Fliskits Pheord X150
 

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Wildman 5" Jart or Gizmo
 

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MAC Performance stretched 3FNC. Now has ten flights. Loves CTI 180 skid's. Survived a water landing at URRF 6 last June. BTW... the canvas airframe floats.!

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I think the politically correct term is large-framed. :)
 

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Just think by today's standard the classic song Fat Bottom Girls make the rocken world go around would not be aloud on the air. What has the world come to.
 

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Squattiest rocket I know is the ASP Stubby, but I can't find it right now.
So here are my Fat Boys:
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Fat Boy (clone, naked)
Mini Fat Boy (clone)
Semroc MX Fat Boy

And a scratcher:
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Magnum .999
Nice, straight flight on its' maiden.:D
 

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"Big Red!" Highly modded Estes Big Daddy. 29mm MMT and chute deploys from nosecone. (Build Thread)
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Forgot about the Semroc MX Mars Lander (in primer):
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Short, fat tube finned rockets are cool. My L2 cert rocket- a variation on Larry Brand's Walrus pictured up thread.

 

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NCR Big Brute, has around 25 flights on it, repainted once due to landing on gravel road, chute dragged it about 200 ft. resulting in severe road rash.

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This was posted in the gallery thread, but what the heck:

LOC Minie, Micro, and Nano Maggs.
 

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Mini-Magg My first HPR and confirmed in April 1989 with it and a H70:)
 

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PML Bumblebee:
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It flew multiple times, it landed on tangled chutes by bouncing off the ground.
It burned (FWD closure burn-through), it got rebuilt.
It's nearly indestructible!



Just think by today's standard the classic song Fat Bottom Girls make the rocken world go around would not be aloud on the air. What has the world come to.
Just listed to it on the radio.
And gravity also still works.
Reality check ?
 

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Very nice. Keep posting. I am looking for inspiration.
 

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How about a 7.5" diameter Gooney Hellfire with a central 54mm and 4, 38mm outboards for inspiration? It's for sale, $100.
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