Estes - Echostar Kit

CP Method: Rocksim/Rocksim
CP Position From Front: 24.43 inches
Diameter: 1.33 inches
Length: 29.00 inches
Manufacturer: Estes
Model: 2176
Power: Low-Power
Product Type: Kit
Production Years: 2001-2003
Recommended Motors: B4-2, B4-4, B6-4, C6-3, C6-5, C6-0/B6-6, C6-0/C6-7
Recovery: Parachute
Skill Level: 3
Status: Out-Of-Production
Style: Multi-Stage
Weight: 3.60 ounces
Reviews
  • Estes - Echostar {Kit} (2176) [2001-2003] By Sean Guzek

    Brief: A complicated Estes 2-stage payload rocket. Construction: The booster consists of: 1 3.25" BT-55 body tube 1 Tube connector for BT-55 2 BT-55 to BT-20 centering rings 1 3.25" 18mm motor mount tube 1 1/8" Thick sheets balsa with die cut fins The sustainer consists of: 2 1/8" Thick sheets balsa with die cut fins 1 Estes ...

  • Estes - Echostar {Kit} (2176) [2001-2003] By Wade DePalma

    This is a medium sized rocket from Estes which I bought because I thought it looked really cool. It is my first multi-staged rocket and I'm happy that it had a payload section to go alone with that. The Echostar uses an 18mm motor mount and an 18in parachute. The rocket uses typical Estes components although there is no motor hook. Its main body tube and booster tube are BT-55s. Its upper ...

  • Estes - Echostar {Kit} (2176) [2001-2003] By Dan Doleiden

    A two staged low power payloader with through-the-wall fin alignment and 3 sets of fins (booster, sustainer, canard fins). There was one main slotted body tube, one small tube that goes on top of the plastic transition, and one booster tube. there were two sheets of die cut balsa fins, nosecone, decals, shock cord, parachute, centering rings, and motor mount. The instructions were ...

  • Estes - Echostar {Kit} (2176) [2001-2003] By Anthony Brohan

    Brief: Nice staged rocket, low power, parachute is too big, but a GOOD design. There were four body tubes and a payload section that was WAY to small. There were three sets of four fins (hard for a little kid). The instructions were easy (why is it Skill Level 3?). Illustrations I don't know about. I did not really follow the assembly order but it still flew okay. The multiple fin ...

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  • Estes Echostar Modification (Modification) By Neil Thompson

    I made the Echostar into a fun sport rocket by doing the following: Removed the lower stage Removed the body tube adaptor Made it a little longer Removed the fins on the upper part of the sustainer Modifications: I scrapped those fins that are on the very top, took out the adaptor and second stage, added an extra length of tube, and found a new way to attach the shock cord: I ...

  • Echostar (Modification) By Jon Revelle

    Single-staged payloader kit bash of 3 different Estes kits. The DEMON is named after one of my favorite roller coasters at Six Flags Great America near Chicago. The DEMON is a combination of three different rocket kits: Estes Bull Pup (body tube and motor mount) Estes CC Express (fins) Estes Echostar Payloader (transition, payload tube, nose cone). To build this, you will ...

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