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BIG_DADDY
06-08-2010, 11:35 AM
Anbody here have experience with these things? I have a few questions.

MOhillbilly
06-08-2010, 11:56 AM
link for us lazy bastards.

BIG_DADDY
06-08-2010, 12:03 PM
This is one of many Aerotech Rockets
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ukvAeQLkeM

I shoot the Estes rockets with my boy now but these look like a lot more fun.

BIG_DADDY
06-08-2010, 12:52 PM
link for us lazy bastards.

This is the link to their sight.

http://www.aerotech-rocketry.com/

One of the really cool things about having a kid is I get to do all the things my dad would never do with me.

Taking him on a Hells Gate jet boat this weekend.

MOhillbilly
06-08-2010, 01:02 PM
my dad got me a model rocket for himself one christmas. went up to my uncles that afternoon. he shoots it off in low clouds and that was that.

BIG_DADDY
06-08-2010, 01:12 PM
my dad got me a model rocket for himself one christmas. went up to my uncles that afternoon. he shoots it off in low clouds and that was that.

lol, I did this with my godson too a number of years ago but these big rockets sure look like a lot more fun. Go Karts in another year or so and dirt bikes after that. We are going to have some great times. I think I am going to go to where some of these clubs are shooting off some of the big ones first. Doesn't seem like anyone here has done them.

MOhillbilly
06-08-2010, 01:22 PM
you should fire one off in the back yard and see what happens first. Just to see if its worth the trouble.

Feel free to tape and share.

BIG_DADDY
06-08-2010, 01:43 PM
you should fire one off in the back yard and see what happens first. Just to see if its worth the trouble.

Feel free to tape and share.

Big one's are like $100+ and I don't want to lose it. My boy had a cow when I lost the last one which was an 1,100 footer. I got 3 new ones to shoot this weekend. I won't send them up that high again though if there is any breeze at all. I put phone numbers on them now too.

MOhillbilly
06-08-2010, 01:54 PM
Big one's are like $100+ and I don't want to lose it. My boy had a cow when I lost the last one which was an 1,100 footer. I got 3 new ones to shoot this weekend. I won't send them up that high again though if there is any breeze at all. I put phone numbers on them now too.

yours or someone elses? cause id be inclined to shoot them at angles not recommended by the org. mfg.

googlegoogle
06-08-2010, 02:08 PM
http://www.hobbylinc.com/gr/aro/aro73804.jpg

BIG_DADDY
06-08-2010, 02:10 PM
yours or someone elses? cause id be inclined to shoot them at angles not recommended by the org. mfg.

You want bigger one of these.

http://www.estesrockets.com/store/002037-d-region-tomahawktm.html

MOhillbilly
06-08-2010, 02:15 PM
http://www.hobbylinc.com/gr/aro/aro73804.jpg

you guys have me thinkin all kinds of evil thoughts about catstronauts.

MOhillbilly
06-08-2010, 02:16 PM
You want bigger one of these.

http://www.estesrockets.com/store/002037-d-region-tomahawktm.html

thats actually pretty slick.

BIG_DADDY
06-08-2010, 02:39 PM
This one has just got to be cool. An E9-6 Engine, WOW That's about as big as it gets for Estes. I just might get that one at some point here this summer.

NEW from Estes!
The NEW Big Daddy E features through the tube fin construction and uses D or E size engines.

Measures 19 inches in length, 3 inches in diameter and weighs 5.3 oz

Maximum altitude 900 feet
24 inch parachute recovery
Balsa fins
Skill Level 2

Dartgod
06-08-2010, 02:43 PM
This one has just got to be cool. An E9-6 Engine, WOW That's about as big as it gets for Estes. I just might get that one at some point here this summer.

NEW from Estes!
The NEW Big Daddy E features through the tube fin construction and uses D or E size engines.

Measures 19 inches in length, 3 inches in diameter and weighs 5.3 oz

Maximum altitude 900 feet
24 inch parachute recovery
Balsa fins
Skill Level 2
What a stupid name.


:D

Dayze
06-08-2010, 02:49 PM
how the heck does one recover the rocket after it goes up to 900 feet?

Dave Lane
06-08-2010, 02:54 PM
I've always wanted to get one with enough stages to get it into geosynchronous orbit.

BIG_DADDY
06-08-2010, 03:00 PM
how the heck does one recover the rocket after it goes up to 900 feet?

It comes down. ROFL Actually 500 feet is rather easy especially with no wind. YOu get up over a 1,000 though and it gets harder. If you step up to the Aerotech they can go a lot higher than that. You have to find some real open spaces to shoot them off if you want to recover them. This one is over 3 feet in length and goes over 2,500 feet.

http://www.hobbylinc.com/htm/aro/aro89024.htm

Dayze
06-08-2010, 03:03 PM
It comes down. ROFL Actually 500 feet is rather easy especially with no wind. YOu get up over a 1,000 though and it gets harder. If you step up to the Aerotech they can go a lot higher than that. You have to find some real open spaces to shoot them off if you want to recover them. This one is over 3 feet in length and goes over 2,500 feet.

http://www.hobbylinc.com/htm/aro/aro89024.htm

well, yeah...I knew it came back down lol :cuss:

:D

munkey
06-08-2010, 03:29 PM
don't light it like this...

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BigRichard
06-08-2010, 03:51 PM
don't light it like this...

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God I love to see future Darwin Award canidates.

MOhillbilly
06-08-2010, 03:56 PM
how the heck does one recover the rocket after it goes up to 900 feet?

you listen for the catstronaut scream @ reentry.

MOhillbilly
06-08-2010, 04:06 PM
it goes RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR! fin

BIG_DADDY
06-08-2010, 04:08 PM
thats actually pretty slick.

This is the coolest rocket estes ever created by a long shot.

30th ANNIVERSARY APOLLO 11 SATURN V (EST 2157)
Length: 43.25" (110 cm)
Diameter: 3.9" (10 cm)
Weight: 10.2 oz (288g)


Recommended Engine: D12-3

MOhillbilly
06-08-2010, 04:10 PM
BD just stop i have a sickness for model anything. I spent almost 800 bucks in 6 months a few years back just on model planes.

BIG_DADDY
06-08-2010, 04:18 PM
BD just stop i have a sickness for model anything. I spent almost 800 bucks in 6 months a few years back just on model planes.

Sorry

MOhillbilly
06-08-2010, 04:20 PM
dont apologize to me. apologize to the poor cats when i post pics.

BIG_DADDY
06-08-2010, 04:29 PM
dont apologize to me. apologize to the poor cats when i post pics.

Nice!!!

BIG_DADDY
06-08-2010, 04:50 PM
MO,

This one seems like it is more up your alley.

http://www.thrustcurve.org/motorsearch.jsp?id=447

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-5TovPg4F4&feature=related

BIG_DADDY
06-09-2010, 03:21 PM
MO,

This one seems like it is more up your alley.

http://www.thrustcurve.org/motorsearch.jsp?id=447

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-5TovPg4F4&feature=related

Bump for MO. These are the bad boys they shoot out at Livermore out here. Apparently a lot of this high powered rocketry is centered out in your neck of the woods. Might be fun to swing by and check it out.

MOhillbilly
06-09-2010, 03:38 PM
Bump for MO. These are the bad boys they shoot out at Livermore out here. Apparently a lot of this high powered rocketry is centered out in your neck of the woods. Might be fun to swing by and check it out.

now youre cookin with gas. thatd be awesome to check out w/ kids.

BIG_DADDY
06-09-2010, 03:44 PM
now youre cookin with gas. thatd be awesome to check out w/ kids.

Here you go.

http://www.nar.org/

Look to see which launch sight is closest to you.

YOu Tube High Powered Rockets in Youtube and you get all kinds of different stuff worth looking at. N, M, Q engines if you want to classify. Those are some of the big boys. Gotta fly. Have a good one.

Valiant
06-09-2010, 03:52 PM
This one has just got to be cool. An E9-6 Engine, WOW That's about as big as it gets for Estes. I just might get that one at some point here this summer.

NEW from Estes!
The NEW Big Daddy E features through the tube fin construction and uses D or E size engines.

Measures 19 inches in length, 3 inches in diameter and weighs 5.3 oz

Maximum altitude 900 feet
24 inch parachute recovery
Balsa fins
Skill Level 2


What skill does it take to fire it off?? Or is that building skill??

Pushead2
06-09-2010, 04:42 PM
how do I get one that shoots to the moon? :)

BIG_DADDY
06-09-2010, 05:21 PM
What skill does it take to fire it off?? Or is that building skill??

Building skill and it's level 1. You have to have a control panel to launch it probably about $30.