> Model Rockets > Rocket Kits > Level 2 Explorer : Estes Big Daddy 'E' Model Rocket Kit est2162

Big Daddy 'E' Model Rocket Kit

This is a Big Daddy Flying Model Rocket from Estes. It's a skill level 2 item recommended for ages 10 and up.

Estes Big Daddy E Model Rocket Kit Skill Level 2 #2162
 (63)
 Estes Rockets # est2162
$26.99
ADD TO CART
WISH LIST
 
Retail $34.99  SAVE 23% !
Estes Rockets Item # est2162
Specifications :
  • Length: 19" (48.3cm)
  • Diameter: 3" (7.6cm)
  • Weight: 5.3 oz. (15 grams)
  • Recovery: 24" (60cm) (Parachute)
  • Estes Product Number: 2162
  IN STOCK
Trust 1000's of Reviews on Hobbylinc.com
Industry Leading Loyalty Program
Buy - Earn - Save
Website security verified by GoDaddy.
Easy, Quick and Hassle Free Returns for 30 Days
Sign-Up for Specials, Coupons, & More

Spotlight Review

 
"This is the Best Rocket Estes has ever made and with a little modification it's the Best Rocket I own"
drmower (Germantown, TN)
I purchased this rocket a few years ago knowing that it was a little too stubby for my taste. So, I ordered a 3 inch tube-coupler and a 3 inch body tube from HobbyLinc at the time I ordered the kit. I through-away the Estes plastic parachute, rubber shock-cord and launch lug tube. I modified the kit as follows: 1) extended the body tube to 18 inches long, 2) epoxied a heavy nylon cord inside the body tube to attach the 3) upgraded 3/8 inch nylon braided shock cord (purchase at fabric store), 4) upgraded the launch lug to a 1/4 X 2 inch (so I can launch it using the larger launch-rail I use with my larger rockets) 5) installed a 9 inch square Nomex parachute protector (purchased from uncle_mikes_rocket_shack on ebay)(this saves big $ of Estes wadding) 6) installed a 28 inch Nylon parachute (purchased from HobbyLinc). This makes a great flying and looking rocket (which I still named Stubby). But to go even further I added my own designed locator system; which has 3 LED-strobe lights in the nose cone and an electronic buzzer the goes off in 2.5 minutes after the system is turned on. This makes it easy to find, but is really cool to launch just after the sun sets. With this mod I renamed the rocket to Strobee. It fly's great with a AreoTech E20-4W single use motor or the E18-4W RMS. But to go one step further, I mounted a small Syma quadcopter video camera to the side. The video is awesome! You can check it out on my Blog site at rockets.r-systems.us/rocketblog. FYI, I ordered another Big Daddy kit and have started its redesign (more strobe lights and longer body tube).

User Gallery

(Pictures shared by our community)
View All Gallery Images  Add Yours Now
User uploaded imageUser uploaded imageUser uploaded imageUser uploaded imageUser uploaded imageUser uploaded imageUser uploaded imageUser uploaded imageUser uploaded imageUser uploaded imageUser uploaded imageUser uploaded imageUser uploaded imageUser uploaded imageUser uploaded imageUser uploaded imageUser uploaded imageUser uploaded imageUser uploaded imageUser uploaded image
← Swipe To View More →

You Might Also Like

← Swipe To View More →

Features

  • E engine powered.
  • Through the tube fin construction.
  • Flights to 900 feet (274m).
  • Parts for rocket include
  • -White 3 x 10 body tube
  • -White nose cone
  • -Launch lug
  • -Engine block ring
  • -Parachute
  • -Shock cord
  • -Engine mount tube
  • -Yellow engine spacer tube
  • Also included are a die cut centering ring card, two die cut balsa fin sheets, and a decal sheet.
  • Clear instructions and a one year warranty.

Specs

  • Length: 19" (48.3cm)
  • Diameter: 3" (7.6cm)
  • Weight: 5.3 oz. (15 grams)
  • Recovery: 24" (60cm) (Parachute)
  • Estes Product Number: 2162

Includes

One Big Daddy Flying Model Rocket


Requirements & Suggestions

  • How To Build a Model Rocket
  • Hobby Knife (tes50627c)
  • White Glue
  • Masking Tape
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Automotive Primer
  • Sandpaper (tes8802)
  • Gloss Black Spray Paint
  • Launch Pad (Estes Porta-Pad II)
  • 3/16" (5mm) Diameter Maxi Launch Rod
  • Launch Controller (Estes Electron Beam)
  • Model Rocket Engine:
  • Recovery Wadding (EST302274)
  • Igniters and Igniter Plugs (included with all Estes engines)
  • Adult Supervision
← Swipe To View More →


Reviews

Write a Review  View All Reviews
 
"One Rocket you MUST have!"
jayjuice7 (Arlington, TX)
I love watching this rocket fly! Every time I launch it I find myself saying, Wow! The chunky design is easy to watch all the way through the flight. The through the body fin construction makes for one super tough rocket. The design is extremely stable for a flight smooth and straight. The huge diameter body tube is easy to load up for flight. Be sure to put a lot of wading to protect the chute. This will be one rocket I'll be launching every time I fly.

 
"Who's your daddy?"
kiteflier11 (Northville, MI)
Everyone needs a Big Daddy. Fun build. Flies great. I'm on my second and thinking about my third... I would highly recommend substituting the stock shock cord for a Kevlar leader with an elastic shock cord. One of the other reviewers also recommended on installing the rear centering ring after gluing the fins and added fillets to the motor housing, which is a good idea. The instructions also do not add much for gluing in the rear centering ring to the BT. I'd recommend adding a nice fillet there as well.

 
"Coolest Flying Fireplug Ever!"
rbeard2 (Dayton, OH)
I have built several of these kits and they are awesome! The kit goes together more like a mid-power kit than a low-power model rocket. The fins are slotted through the body tube wall and attach to the engine tube for extra strength. The giant 3 inch nose cone is very thick and over-all the design is very strong. I do recommend the Estes E12 over the E9 (the E9 REALLY CHUGS off the launch pad and if your lunch rod is not exactly vertical you risk a lawn dart!) and always use the shortest delays possible! I modified mine with new laminated balsa fins to look like a fatter version of the old Estes Goblin - Flies well and looks good!

Comments

  • Keep out of reach of small children.
  • Use only Estes products to launch this rocket.
  • See tips for flying rocket within instructions.

Others Also Ordererd

← Swipe To View More →
Savings - Selection - Service
All
All Hobbylinc
Models
Trains
Rockets
Supplies
Arts/Craft
Books
Diecast
FreeFlight
Science
Slotcar
Toys
Woodboat
Account
Share
Cart
tracker