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Baby Bertha Model Rocket Kit

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.

Estes Baby Bertha Model Rocket Kit Skill Level 1 #1261
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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
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Spotlight Review

 
"Great rocket"
Bubba02STi (Colorado Springs, Co)
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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Features

  • Die cut balsa fins.
  • Assembled 12" parachute recovery with shock cord.
  • Natural color body tube allows you to create a custom paint scheme.
  • Molded, one-piece plastic nose cone.
  • Can be launched on A-class, B-class and C-class rocket engines.
  • Estes' full 1 year warranty.
  • Detailed illustrated assembly and launch instructions.

Specs

  • 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

Includes

  • One model rocket kit
  • Decals
  • Detailed Instructions

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"Easy build, impressive results"
Nakota1294
Balsa fin rocket with unique proportions that look impressive on the shelf or on the launch-pad. Easy build that would make a good introduction to model rocketry or taking the step from ready to fly or almost ready to fly. Rocket is well balanced and flies straight however the recommended motors do not deploy the chute at apogee or near apogee which makes for some pretty tense recoveries with the chute deploying at about 50-75 feet and filling just in time to catch the rocket before it touches down. Makes for a short walk to recover the rocket, so I guess it's a plus ;)

 
"Tough little bird"
mhrdeadhead
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...

 
"Baby Bertha better than Big Bertha"
danomite45
I built a Big Bertha many years ago, and recently discovered the Baby Bertha. When I opened the Baby Bertha kit I was a little let down. The balsa sheet looked like it was joined from two different pieces of balsa, half the sheet was a light color, the other half was darker, with a ridge in the middle. A little sanding took care of it just fine, and the fins appeared stronger at the joint. Also, I really prefer waterslide decals as opposed to peel and stick. In the end, it didn't matter much because I didn't use the decals anyhow. I do believe I like the Baby Bertha better than her big sister.

Information

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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