Mean Machine Model Rocket Kit

This is a Mean Machine Flying Model Rocket. It's part of the Beta series from Estes. Skill level 2 model for ages 10 and up.

Estes Mean Machine Model Rocket Kit Level 2 Model Rocket Kit #1295
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Features :
  • Mean Machine flying rocket is over 6 feet tall.
  • Easy to build.
  • Flights over 600 feet (183m) high.
  • Decals "Mean Machine" label.
  • Parachute recovery.
  • Fins made out of balsa sheets.
  • Other parts include a nose cone, body tubes, red tube couplers, shock cord, assembled parachute, and an engine hook.
  • Detailed pictorial instructions also include launch supplies list, materials needed, and tips for flying.
  • Full one year warranty.
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Spotlight Review

 
"Wow..."
edenny
This rocket is amazing! I love how it is taller than me!

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Features

  • Mean Machine flying rocket is over 6 feet tall.
  • Easy to build.
  • Flights over 600 feet (183m) high.
  • Decals "Mean Machine" label.
  • Parachute recovery.
  • Fins made out of balsa sheets.
  • Other parts include a nose cone, body tubes, red tube couplers, shock cord, assembled parachute, and an engine hook.
  • Detailed pictorial instructions also include launch supplies list, materials needed, and tips for flying.
  • Full one year warranty.

Specs

  • Length: 78.8" (200cm)
  • Diameter: 1-1/2" (4.2cm)
  • Weight: 5.8 oz. (164 grams)
  • Recovery: 24" (61cm) assembled parachute
  • Estes Product Number: 1295

Includes

One Mean Machine Flying Model Rocket


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Reviews

  
 
"Estes Mean Machine (Re-Issue), but still can be upgraded."
champfluff
The original Estes Mean Machine did not come with a center quick disconnect and the (Re-Issue) is easier to transport. The Re-Issue is up powered to E motors, but I would install an ejection baffle to protect the stock plastic parachute. Upgrade the parachute and shock cord to nylon and install an Estes 24mm motor retainer, part number 9751, leaving out the engine block and then you can use longer grain 24mm motor cases like Aerotech 24/60, or longer cases. I would also slot the BT-60 tube, for through tube fins, cut out new fins and extending the fins to the motor mount tube. F power motors on up can shred standard mounted balsa fins. Use epoxy when assembling and laminate you balsa fins with plain printer paper and C/A adhesive, for no fin flutter, at Max Q.

 
"Too Good"
lincoln.jacobs
The Mean Machine is fun to put together and fun to fly. Unfortunately, the model went well above 800 feet on an E12: somewhere between 1300 and 1500 feet! Under that huge 24 inch parachute, it drifted out of the park and was lost. I recommend a large launch area with little wind, as well as switching the stock parachute for an 18 inch. Learn from my mistake don't underestimate this powerful beast.

 
"An Oldy but a Goody!"
rbeard2 (Dayton, OH)
I have owned several of these beasts and I will say that The Mean Machine is unique among model rockets for a couple of reasons: It is tall - 6 feet sounds tall when you read it but when you are actually loading it onto the launch rod and getting ready to press the button, you realize this thing is a monster! Personally, I think the smallest and only D engine to use is the D-12-3. Any longer delay or lower thrust and you are in the dirt. E12s should scream if your launch area is big enough. It breaks down into 2 sections for travel and is always a show stopper at launches because it just looks really cool on the way up!

Comments

  • Keep out of reach of small children. Adult supervision required.
  • Use only with Estes products.
  • Test fit all parts together before applying any glue.

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