Estes - Executioner Kit

CP Method: Rocksim/Rocksim
CP Position From Front: 30.64 inches
Decals: Self-Stick
Diameter: 2.60 inches
Fin Material: Balsa
Length: 38.50 inches
Manufacturer: Estes
Model: 1951
Nose Cone Material: Plastic
Power: Low-Power
Product Type: Kit
Production Years: 2002-2012,2017-
Recommended Motors: D12-3, E9-4, E9-6
Recovery: Parachute
Status: In-Production
Style: Sport
Weight: 8.10 ounces
Reviews
  • Estes - Executioner {Kit} (1951) [2002-2012,2017-] By Frank Casey (September 30, 2009)

    This is a large 24mm through the wall fin rocket put out by Estes. It utilizes the standard elastic shock cord and plastic parachute system that Estes is well known for, which in this case isn't the best option for this particular rocket. More on that later. The components are of good quality. The instructions are well written and in logical order. I found the construction of this ...

  • Estes - Executioner {Kit} (1951) [2002-2012,2017-] By Hank Helmen (November 13, 2008)

    This is a single stage "E" engine, three fin rocket built for parachute recovery. The Executioner kit includes one 65mm body tube made of wrapped cardboard. There are three pre-cut plywood fins. A 24mm engine mount and centering rings are included, as well as an E engine spring clip motor retainer. The shock cord supplied is 1/4" rubber band material. The nose cone hollow molded plastic. A ...

  • Estes - Executioner {Kit} (1951) [2002-2012,2017-] By Donald Besaw Jr

    New "E" motor rocket from Estes. This is a big rocket at 3 feet tall and 2.6 inches in diameter. It has a single 24mm motor mount and uses a 24 inch parachute for recovery. Flights to 600 feet are possible. The kit came in one of Estes' infamous plastic bags. The kit included the body tubes, motor mount tube, coupler, centering rings, spacer for D motors, launch lugs, retention hook, plywood ...

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James Parsons (February 14, 2019)

Key thing that has been overlooked... The original version of the Estes Executioner (1951) was over 42" long. The current (2016 release) is nearly 4" shorter. There are differences in how the motor mount is made, how the shock cord is mounted, motor recommendations, among other details.


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