Short and fat as you please...can be upgraded with a 75mm 5-way motor mount for experienced flyers
Length: 19 inches
Diameter: 3.0 inches
Fins: Laser cut balsa
Weight: 5.3 oz.
Recovery Upgrade Kit: E
Launch equipment: Estes PortaPad E or HELfire pad recommended for E launches
Max. Altitude: 900 feet
Recommended motors: C11-3, D12-3, D12-5, E9-4, E9-6
The reissued Big Daddy has been redesigned to fly over twice as high as the retired version, up to 900 feet on an E motor. It now has laser cut fins and a contemporary new look. Put it all together, and Estes thinks that it may be the answer to the question "Who's your Daddy?"
This is a Skill Level 2 rocket kit that they say will get you to the moon using an Estes E engine (what are those Estes blurb writers smoking?). If you prefer to keep it in the stratosphere (or shall we be more precise and say troposphere?), it will also fly on your choice of C11 or D12 motors.
In the preparation of this description, approximately a dozen exclamation points were deleted from the Estes original. Bald faced lies were annotated. We wish they would tone it down and just describe one of their best looking rockets in more temperate terms. But I guess that is our job ;-)
The Big Daddy is a kit that, like all the rest of them, requires glue, modeling tools and paint. It includes great looking decals and a pre-assembled 24 inch parachute. But if you are putting a lot of work into your Big Daddy, consider uprating Estes' accident prone bin liner parachutes and knicker elastic recovery system with one of our Recovery Upgrade Kits.
The Big Daddy has always been a favourite for hot rodders because it is a strong design and there's plenty of room for goodies inside. Imagine the pillar of flame and smoke if you converted it into a three or four way cluster ;-) Mind that CG shift, though!
With a bit of building skill you can incorporate out Bigger Daddy motor mount kit that adds up 4 x 18mm (A, B, C, Klima D) motors and a single 24mm mount for C11s or D12s
Estes model rocketry is recommended for ages 10 and up with adult supervision for those under 12. Unless otherwise specified, all models require assembly. Tools, construction and finishing supplies sold separately. In order to launch, a launch system, model rocket engines, igniters and recovery wadding are required - sold separately-unless otherwise specified.