Estes - Big Daddy Kit

CP Method: Rocksim/Rocksim
CP Position From Front: 15.13 inches
Decals: Waterslide
Designer: Matt Steele
Diameter: 3.00 inches
Fin Material: Balsa
Length: 19.00 inches
Manufacturer: Estes
Model: 2162
Motor Size: 24 millimeters
Nose Cone Material: Plastic
Power: Low-Power
Product Type: Kit
Production Years: 1998-
Recommended Motors: C11-3, D12-3, D12-5, E9-6
Recovery: Parachute
Skill Level: 2
Status: In-Production
Style: Sport
Tags: Family:Estes:Big Daddy
Weight: 5.30 ounces

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  • Estes - Big Daddy {Kit} (2162) [1998-] By Dave Brunsting (January 28, 2007)

    This project was an upgrade of the typical Big Daddy to a 29mm mount with fiberglass reinforcement to the fins and lots of nose weight with a funky flame job. Modifications: This is an old style Big Daddy I ran across for $15 which sure beats the heck out of the regular retail price of ~$30 or whatever it is. So first up is the MMT. I used 30 minute epoxy because that’s what I ...

  • Estes - Big Daddy {Kit} (2162) [1998-] By Jim Stuckman

    19" LG X 3" Dia 24" Parachute 24mm Motor Mount - D12-3 & 5 recommended This is a great sport flyer that builds very quickly. If you upgrade the parachute to a quality nylon chute you have a very versatile companion for your Aerotech 24mm RMS! 4 My kit is a pre-release beta kit so it did not come in the standard Estes packaging - just a basic plastic bag. All parts were present ...

  • Estes - Big Daddy {Kit} (2162) [1998-] By Jon Revelle

    Short, stubby, and fun rocket. Flies on Estes D engines. Unfortunately I think it was just discontinued because it was not in Estes' 2005 Catalog. The rocket made its debut in the mid 1990s. At the time, kits were being made with a 4/6 sided box with a bag. This one was no exception. It had: 1 Nose Cone 1 Fat body tube 1 24mm Motor tube 1 Sheet of balsa 2 Centering rings ...

  • Estes - Big Daddy {Kit} (2162) [1998-] By Nick Esselman

    In keeping with my likes of "stubby" rockets, I decided to build three more that were around three inches in diameter to compliment my 2.6" and my 4" collection. So, I set off to get a LOC Onyx, a RocketVision Grymm, and the Estes Big Daddy. See my 3" Stubby Rocket Comparison Page The Estes Big Daddy qualifies as a "stubby" rocket because it is 19" long and has a 3" diameter giving it a less ...

  • Estes - Big Daddy {Kit} (2162) [1998-] By Andy Tate

    single stage, 24in. parachute, 24mm motor mount, 3/16 launch lug This is a standard Estes kit. It utilizes TTT (through the tube) fin mounting for the four balsa fins. One three inch paper tube is the body tube with a 24mm paper tube for the motor mount. The nosecone is a large plastic one with the standard Estes shock cord attachment loop. Two cardstock centering rings are included. The ...

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  • Big Daddy (Modification) By Steve Lindeman

    I was playing around with my Estes 'Big Daddy' one day when I discovered that its NC would fit the tube that my Aerotech Initiator came packed in. The decision was then made to acquire another Big Daddy and build the 3D Mega Daddy (3D MD).   Components Only 3 components were used from the Big Daddy:  Nose Cone  Main Body Tube  Motor Retention ...

  • Big Daddy (Modification) By Larry Brand

    Brief: I modified the Big Daddy kit to replace the stock nose cone with a fixed nose cone made from a PET soft drink bottle; parachute deployment is from an open "mortar" mounted on the bottle opening. Rationale? I swiped the nose cone from a family member's Big Daddy kit to use in a building project, and had to figure out a way to replace it, or be a "Bad Dad". Modifications: The bottom 4" ...

  • Big Daddy (Modification) By Michael Bade

    How to Make a V-2 out of an Estes Big Daddy Frustrated with the lack of availability of an affordable V-2 kit, I started thinking of ways to come up with a cheap and easy kit-bash from an existing in production kit that wouldn’t involve a lot of money or time. I also wanted to make a model as big as I could that would still fly on Estes "D" engines, again for cost reasons. I first ...

  • Big Daddy (Modification) By Stephen Morrow

    Brief: Modified Estes Big Daddy to fly on 29mm motors. Modifications: I started this project with a regular Estes Big Daddy. When I bought the kit I knew I wanted to mod it to a 29mm so I bought a motor tube and cut it to a length that would allow it to come up and touch the base of the nose cone. I had heard some rumors that the nose cone with the added weight would cause the body tube to ...

  • Big Daddy (Modification) By Sascha Grant

    I've always liked the Estes Big Daddy, but even flying on an E just wasn't good enough. So I went about building this to fly on a H - the H128 specifically. Components Out of the box, the kit includes: Nose Cone Centering Rings Pre-Slotted Body Tube Motor Mount Fins Launch Lug Parachute Shock Cord Decals With this, I only used the body tube ...

  • Big Daddy By Mike Goss

    A modification to the Estes Big Daddy to use much less wadding. Modifications: The Estes Big Daddy is a short, fat rocket. With this being the case, there is a large volume in the interior of the rocket that needs to be filled with wadding to protect the parachute. I am always looking for ways that I can reduce or eliminate the use of wadding. I had heard of a similar modification being ...

  • Big Daddy (Modification) By Dick Stafford

    I bought this Big Daddy (on sale, of course) as a test-bed for a Micro-Hybrid motor. This required an extension of the motor mount, and the capability to house electronics in the nose cone. Before flying it on a Micro-Hybrid, I'll probably try it on a conventional motor with motor ejection (1st flight) and with electronics (2nd flight). Modifications: Since there are already several articles ...

  • Big Daddy (Modification) By Tony Turley

    The Estes Big Daddy first caught my eye hanging on the rack at WV Hobbies in the fall of 1998. It looked to me to be a good candidate for conversion to 29mm power, so I put it on my Christmas list. My request was granted, and away I went. My first decision was to evaluate the kit parts to see what I would need for the conversion. I ended up keeping only the fins, body tube, nose cone, and ...

  • Big Daddy (Modification) By Yitah Wu

    What is it about the Fat Boy, Onyx, Minie Magg, etc, that makes grown men's knees weak? I don't know, but the Big Daddy has it - and lots of it. I swung by Commonwealth Displays a couple of times, but they were out of the kit. The second time I was beat out by a telephone order by an hour or so. I was ordering a few things from A to Z hobbies, and they had them in stock, so.....Two days later ...

  • Big Daddy By Joy Sills

    The Educator is a modified Big Daddy. The modifications include adding a 12" payload section and using basswood for fins and centering rings. Modifications: The first modifications were adding basswood fins and centering rings. The second modification was adding a payload section. This was accomplished by using an additional 12" section of body tubing. A MDF coupler was then epoxied into ...

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