Estes - Big Dawg Kit

CP Method: Rocksim/Rocksim
CP Position From Front: 10.68 inches
Decals: Self-Stick
Designer: Matt Steele
Diameter: 1.33 inches
Fin Material: Balsa
Length: 12.80 inches
Manufacturer: Estes
Model: 2151
Motor Size: 18 millimeters
Nose Cone Material: Plastic
Original Price: $8.99
Plan (Estes Instructions):
Plan (YORP):
Power: Low-Power
Product Type: Kit
Production Years: 1998-2000
Recommended Motors: A8-3, B4-4, B6-4, C6-5, C6-7
Recovery: Parachute
Skill Level: 1
Status: Out-Of-Production
Style: Sport
Weight: 1.60 ounces

Run Motor Simulations

  • Estes - Big Dawg {Kit} (2151) [1998-2000] By Bill Eichelberger

    The Big Dawg was one of those rare kits from Estes that actually turned out to be quite a bit more than the sum of its parts. While it looks like a typical late 90's 4FNC rocket at first glance, it's interesting in that it's one of the earliest Estes kits that utilized through the wall (TTW) fin attachment. The Big Dawg builds quickly and results in a sharp looking, sturdy little 18mm ...

  • Estes - Big Dawg {Kit} (2151) [1998-2000] By Mike Olson

    I built a Big Dawg recently, and flew it when my son's Cub Scout pack was invited to Tripoli Nebraska's October launch. Construction was straight-forward for a through-the-tube rocket. Estes' instructions were very good, however, it appears that the motor tube has been shortened since the illustrations were drawn. They show a three inch tube. The included tube measured 2 3/4 inches, and as a ...

  • Estes - Big Dawg {Kit} (2151) [1998-2000] By Doyle Tatum

    I like this kit. It is extremely easy to construct, yet is very attractive and sturdy. The through-the-wall fins reached to the motor mount per the instructions, which are precise. I added a Kevlar cord, tied to the motor mount, in lieu of the Estes shock mount. I did decide to build this one stock and maybe another one in the future with a 24mm mount. I used 5 minute epoxy throughout. The only ...

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  • Big Dawg (Modification) By Orion Samoiloff

    Upgraded 18mm motor mount to 24mm motor mount. Changed parachute to 7-foot streamer. The Big Dawg is a fun kit to build and fly as a stock kit. With theses few modifications, the rocket is incredible. It's a very simple conversion. Added 24mm motor mount tube using 2 BT55 - BT50 centering rings. I had to modify where the fins attached to the motor mount (shortened tabs). Replaced the ...

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