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Baby Bertha Model Rocket Kit -- Skill Level 1 -- #1261

Estes Rockets Baby Bertha Model Rocket Kit -- Skill Level 1 -- #1261
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The Baby Bertha is a miniature version of one of the most popular kits of all time, the Big Bertha. The Baby Bertha soars to 575 feet. It has die cut balsa fins and can be launched on A, B and C Estes model rocket engines.

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Product Specifications
  • Length: 12.75 in. (32.4 cm)
  • Diameter: 1.64 in. (41.7 mm)
  • Weight: 2.1 oz. (58.2 g)
  • Recovery: 12 in. (30 cm) Parachute
  • Fins: Die cut balsa fins
  • Maximum Altitude: 575 ft. (175 m)
  • Recommended Engines: A8-3, B4-4, B6-4, C6-5
  • Estes Product Number: 1261
What's Included
  • One model rocket kit
  • Decals
  • Detailed Instructions
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The Baby Bertha is a half sized version of one of Estes' most popular rockets, the Big Bertha. We took the great looks of the original design and shrunk it down to just under 13 inches (32 cm) making it an ideal Rocket Skill Level 1 building experience. The result of this engineering effort is a sky grabbing, high performance mini version of its bigger cousin, but in a smaller and easier to build model rocket.

The Estes Baby Bertha is a Skill Level 1 kit, which requires assembly and can be built and finished in just a few hours. You can paint this high flying rocket like the package or create your own Go Wild design! The kit features the distinctive looking laser cut balsa fins, a blow molded nose cone and easy to apply self-stick decals. When powered with standard C-class rocket engines, it can streak to over 575 feet (175 m) and is easily recovered with the aid of a colorful 12 inch (30 cm) preassembled [parachute. Complete your set of Bertha's with the addition of this mini missile today!

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Tough little bird
By mhrdeadhead October 13, 2012
Just as stable as the Big Bertha, and just as easy to build. Stable flight, soft recovery within feet of the launch pad. My first flight had the nose separate from the body. The body did a header into the turf (no damage) and the cone landed 100 yards downwind. There's a lot of force from the C engine ejection charge and it's confined to a short body. Double check your knot and add a dab of glue to the knot...
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Great First Level 1 Kid for Younger Kids
By anthony_weaver October 4, 2013
After completing some Estes Easy to Assemble (E2X) series kits my 6-year-old daughter was ready to try a big kid kit. We selected this one because of it's simplicity and small size for small hands while having maximum potential for decorating. For Dad this first rocket project to teach sanding, gluing and finishing. This kit goes together in a snap with and was easy to help coach her along on her first Skill Lv 1 kit. Of course, the hardest part was getting assembling the fins to the airframe aligned properly but with use of a fin alignment guide they came out pretty straight. Overall a rewarding first build for her, and minimal frustration for dad. We cannot wait for next calm Sunday for a launch.
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Great rocket
By Bubba02STi October 11, 2012
A great rocket on any B or C motor... the A's make me think is it really going to leave the pad but on any motor i have stuffed in her she has had a great flight... This kit is truly a must have in any collection... One thing i highly recommend is using epoxy fillets or LOTS of glue if you are going to be landing on a hard surface...
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WOW... this is still around!
By atrjeep November 25, 2013
I used to fire off the Big Bertha over 20 years ago. Was a great rocket then, still fun!
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Product Tags
Fin Type : Wooden Fins (122)
Engine Mount : Standard (18mm) (116)
Rocket Height : 12'' to 18'' (38)
Recovery : Parachute (203)
Max Altitude : 500-750 ft (53)
Stages : Single Stage (192)
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