Estes Big Daddy 2162
BIG is better! Well in most things – big is better. Using Estes E engines, this highly streamlined rocket can reach a cloud topping 900 feet. If you prefer to keep it suborbital, it will also fly extremely well on C11-3 engine or Estes D engines! Either way, this extreme rocket returns to earth on a colorful 24 inch pre-assembled parachute.
Standing just under 20 inches tall and having a Big Daddy waist size of 3 inches, This high powered bullet is built to handle all the power you can stuff into the motor tube.
Experience in model building and finishing is necessary to build this big guy, but the end result is worth the effort.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, carpenter’s glue, hobby knife, masking tape, primer (white), paint (black, gloss red, gray) and clear coat (optional). (Tools, construction and finishing supplies not included.)
WHAT YOU NEED TO LAUNCH (sold separately): Estes Porta-Pad II Launch Pad and E Launch Controller, Estes model rocket engines, starters and recovery wadding. Four 1.5V high quality AA alkaline batteries are also required for launch controller (not included).
C11-3, D12-3, D12-5, E12-4, E12-6
Projected Max Altitude 900 ft. (274 m)
Recovery System 24 in. (61 cm) Parachute
Length 19 in. (48.3 cm)
Diameter 3 in. (76 mm)
Estimated Weight 5.3 oz. (150.3 g)
Estimated Assembly Time 2 Hours (painting and glue drying time not included)
Fin Materials Laser cut wood
Decal Type Waterslide
Launch System Porta-Pad II and E Launch Controller
Launch Rod Size 3/16" Maxi Rod (sold separately)
Age Recommendation Estes model rocketry is recommended for boys and girls ages 10+ with adult supervision for those under 12, and rocketeers of all ages.
Model Rocket Kits are rated by Skill Level
If you are just starting in the hobby start at the beginner level and move up from there at your own pace.
What is needed to build and fly
All model rockets come in kit form that require assembly. The materials are primarily cardboard tubes, balsa or plastic fins and nose cone. Materials will vary by model and are typically specified in the description of each kit.
Additional supplies will be necessary to build and finish your model rocket kit and may include:
Scissors, Hobby Knife
Wood Glue, Model Cement or CA(Super Glue)
Finishing Supplies like:
Launching Equipment and Supplies like:
Model Rocket Motors and Igniters
A safe place to fly using guidelines from the National Association of Rocketry Safety Code