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Estes - Fat Boy {Kit} (1273, 2139) [1997-2005]

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Manufacturer: Estes
Model: 1273, 2139
Product Type: Kit
Production Years: 1997-2005
Status: Out-Of-Production

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DateRocket NameMotor(s)AltitudeNotes
1969-12-31Madison Adler's Estes Fat BoyC5-3- NotesGOOD FLIGHT
1969-12-31Madison Adler's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- GOOD FLIGHT
1990-08-29Howard Smart's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Nomex failed and melted to chute. Flutter recovery without damage. Love the sand at Fiesta Island!
1997-07-02William Beggs's Estes Fat BoyC6-5- Great flight and recovery.
1998-06-14EMRR's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- A lot of weather-cocking. Flew out 200 yards before ejection. using reefed chute made it drop ...
1998-11-07EMRR's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Good flight and recovery.
1999-04-21Eric Miller's Estes Fat BoyB6-2- Fat Boy maiden flight and it was a good one, no weather cocking, ejected parachute floated over ...
1999-04-28Eric Miller's Estes Fat BoyA8-3- What a waste of an engine, Fat Boy lived up to his name. Sorry to disappoint you Kenny. This guy ...
1999-05-22Eric Miller's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- The Fat Boy fires and goes up, up and arcs to have the most tragic flight of the day. Parachute ...
1999-08-09Bob Sanford's Estes Fat BoyB6-2- First flight. Drizzle. Low altitude. Cracked fins on landing.
1999-11-28Mark Patoka's Estes Fat BoyB6-4- Initial flight. Not high but weather-cocked shorly after take-off. Ejected good.
1999-11-28Mark Patoka's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Weather-cocks fairly quickly and almost flew horizontal. Still flew high-enough for a nice ...
2000-02-05Randy Powell's Estes Fat BoyD12-5- fat-boy with a D size motor needs nose-weight. . . used a bigger than normal spill-hole on estes ...
2000-02-19James Johnson's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Perfect Engine. Takes Fat Boy to decent altitude with a relatively slow liftoff. Drifts far ...
2000-03-01Randy Powell's Estes Fat BoyD12-5- I like the way this rocket flies. . . can always see it struggling to gain altitude. . landed ...
2000-03-12Thomas Hatley's Estes Fat BoyB6-2- Out for first time w/family, first time doing this for 6 years. . . liftoff was more rapid than ...
2000-03-12Thomas Hatley's Estes Fat BoyC6-5- Much longer burn than B6-2, nice to watch. Used quite a bit of wadding, as noticed during first ...
2000-03-21Randy Powell's Estes Fat BoyD12-5- after adding 24 grams to the NC this rocket flew excellent. . . . might try a E15w next. used 18 ...
2000-04-21MikeyR's Estes Fat BoyD24-4- 14 parachute Nice high flight. Good recovery.
2000-05-13Cliff Oliver's Estes Fat BoyC6-5-
2000-05-20Randy Powell's Estes Fat BoyD12-5- Launched straight-up. About 200 ft. up it angled slightly down-wind. . recovered about 100 yds. ...
2000-06-11Mark VanArsdall's Estes Fat BoyB6-2-
2000-06-24Eric Miller's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- After, my Hex Courier went in a tree, I decided I really needed more launch angle which caused one ...
2000-06-24David Fergus's Estes Fat BoyC5-3- put more wadding in and used C5 instead of C6, good flight.
2000-06-24David Fergus's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- went ballistic, probably due to parachute shifting down further into body tube causing Cg to be ...
2000-08-05EMRR's Estes Fat BoyB6-2- Good little flight for my 3 year old!
2000-08-06Jeff Howard's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Notes: Minor parachute melt.
2000-08-06Jeff Howard's Estes Fat BoyC6-5- Notes: Perfect flight, landed 15 feet from the pad.
2000-09-09Kevin Johnson's Estes Fat BoyC6-0/C6-3- 2 stage Oy! Fat Boy. Boost was off vertical. Clean stage and nice return close to pad. Glad I cut ...
2000-09-17Jerry Steketee's Estes Fat BoyB6-4- Notes Good motor to demonstrate phases of flight to novices. Everything visible from the ground.
2000-09-17Jerry Steketee's Estes Fat BoyC6-7- good flight, nice recovery for demonstration
2000-09-25EMRR's Estes Fat BoyB6-4- This is a nice test flight for the field and wind.
2000-09-30EMRR's Estes Fat BoyC6-5- Perfect flight for my 3 year old.
2000-10-14Kevin Johnson's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Very straight boost.
2000-10-19Donald Besaw's Estes Fat BoyC6-5- Rocket arched into the wind and climbed almost horizontally. Slight twist in chute but it was not ...
2000-11-12Kenneth Johnson's Estes Fat BoyD21-7- This is the motor of choice in my opinion. Takes off fast and just keeps on climbing. Lost a fin ...
2000-11-25Steve Terrell's Estes Fat BoyD21-7- This is a great engine for this rocket! I would go for the 4 second delay next time. Even with ...
2000-12-01Kenneth Johnson's Estes Fat BoyA8-3- I was invited to teach a junior high science class, and brought this rocket out for a demo flight. ...
2000-12-09Kevin Johnson's Estes Fat BoyC6-5- Not a straight boost. Weathercocked over on launch.
2001-01-21Tony Fragge's Estes Fat BoyB4-4- Chute did not deploy. Temperature: 29 degrees
2001-02-03Cliff Oliver's Estes Fat BoyC6-5- Cool, slow lift off and flight
2001-02-18Kenneth Johnson's Estes Fat BoyB4-4- Good motor for a windy day. Low and slow, but a little long on the delay. Landed at the high power ...
2001-02-18Kenneth Johnson's Estes Fat BoyB6-4- Beautiful, slow boost, decent altitude, nail-biting long delay, and popped the chute about 10 feet ...
2001-02-19Geoff Stanford's Estes Fat BoyB6-2- Great little rocket, didn't go very high, but it was a good first flight.
2001-02-19Geoff Stanford's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- I gave this one too much angle on the pad, and as a result while the vertical velocity was near ...
2001-03-25Ed Scientist's Estes Fat BoyB4-4- Good flight but hit the ground hard. All shroud lines burned in half.
2001-03-31Ed Scientist's Estes Fat BoyB6-4- Looped over achieving a low altitude. The chute did not deploy. luckily it landed in a swampy area ...
2001-03-31Ed Scientist's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Perfect flight althogh it was very cold and the parachute failed to open. No damage was taken.
2001-04-08Ed Scientist's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Perfect lift off poor recovery. Once again the shroud lines burned in half. Hit the ground real ...
2001-04-13Bill Eichelberger's Estes - Fat BoyC6-5- This was Sarah's "Mary Kate & Ashley" rocket. I built it, primed it, then let her color on it ...
2001-04-13Bill Eichelberger's Estes - Fat BoyC6-5- Second flight of Sarah's MK&A rocket. Great motor for this bird.
2001-04-14Ed Scientist's Estes Fat BoyC6-5- Finally an all around perfect flight. Duel lanched with my buudy Eric's Prowler.
2001-04-14Tim Burger's Estes Fat BoyC5-3- Better than previous cruise missile flight.
2001-04-14Tim Burger's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- First flight - cone popped off at ejection, but the 'chute didn't come out. No damage.
2001-04-14Mara Fragge's Estes Fat BoyC6-5- Good flight
2001-04-14Sierra Fragge's Estes Fat BoyB6-2- good
2001-04-15Geoff Stanford's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Perfect flight, the new chute worked like a charm.
2001-04-29Ed Scientist's Estes Fat BoyC6-5- Dag gum! it never left the ground. lauch lug got humg up on the end of the launh rod. The rocket ...
2001-05-05Bill Eichelberger's Estes - Fat BoyC6-5- Followed the U.S.S. Rigor Mortis seemingly into oblivion, but a 10:00pm call from a friend who ...
2001-05-06EMRR's Estes Fat BoyB6-4- Good first flight of 2001 (other than MMX). Nice field tester.
2001-05-26Jeff Howard's Estes Fat BoyC5-3- Sent up with 2 toy parachute soldiers.
2001-05-27Jeff Howard's Estes Fat BoyC5-3- Excellent flight. Sent 2 parachute soldiers as well. Kids loved it.
2001-05-31Donald Besaw's Estes Fat BoyC6-3200 feet Severe weathercock. Rocket reached an overall height of about 200 feet. Perfect recovery ...
2001-06-10EMRR's Estes Fat BoyC6-5- Seemed more like a 7 second delay, but no harm. Nice flier, can't say it enough.
2001-06-16EMRR's Estes Fat BoyC6-5150 feet Came off the pad and went horizonal at about 150 feet high, ejected as heading back down. This was ...
2001-06-23Neil Thompson's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Went up about 20' and went horizontal. It streaked across 2 or 3 soccer fields and hit a boulder ...
2001-06-24Tony Fragge's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Sierra really enjoyed the flight.
2001-07-08Mark Patoka's Estes Fat BoyD12-3- First flight with D motor. Perfect, nice high flight but drifted a long way. Recovered on front ...
2001-07-14Donald Besaw's Estes Fat BoyB6-4- Good flight for once. Suffered a tangled chute. Oh well. No damage.
2001-07-15Geoff Stanford's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- This one was squirrelly off the pad. Probably due to high winds.
2001-07-17Donald Besaw's Estes Fat BoyC6- Went horizontal again. I think its time to add some nose weight. Long walk on recovery.
2001-07-18EMRR's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Straight up flight (finally after several large arcs) and ejection was a tad bit early. Good ...
2001-07-26Tim Burger's Estes Fat BoyC6-5- Cruise missile profile right on to school roof.
2001-09-02EMRR's Estes Fat BoyB6-2- Not sure what I was doing. This should have been a B6-4, oh, well, so started the day
2001-09-23Donald Besaw's Estes Fat BoyC6-5- Another horizontal flight. Ejected about 40 feet from the ground. Had to use C6-5 because im ...
2001-10-20Mark Patoka's Estes Fat BoyD12-3- Severely weather cocked and flew horizontally. Chute separated upon ejection. Recovered chute but ...
2001-10-28Michael Doherty's Estes Fat BoyB6-4- Not much height, ejection was late. Thought I had a lawn dart on the first flight. :(
2001-10-28Michael Doherty's Estes Fat BoyC6-5- This was what I was waiting for! Good altitude, great ejection. Lots of smoke from engine, too! ...
2001-11-17John Arthur's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Only went about 100 ft. high with a flight path that looked like the St. Louis Arch.
2001-11-17David Fergus's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- unstable flight, needs nose weight and more room parachute to stay closer to front of rocket with ...
2001-11-17EMRR's Estes Fat BoyB4-2- Slow lift-off, but it is workable!
2001-11-17EMRR's Estes Fat BoyB6-4- Good launch to test the flying field and day.
2001-11-22Michael Doherty's Estes Fat BoyC6-5- Great flight w/o much turning. Looked great againt clear blue sky. Recovered w/o a problem.
2001-12-08EMRR's Estes Fat BoyC6-5- Nice flight to start off the day
2002-01-12Eric Benner's Estes Fat BoyE28-7-
2002-01-20Jerry Davis's Estes Fat BoyB6-2- First flight -- not very interesting on this engine.
2002-01-20Jerry Davis's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Nice flight, close recovery
2002-02-23David Logan's Estes Fat BoyE11-3- Excellent high flight to about 950 ft, great motor for a 24mm conversion. Recovered very well on a ...
2002-04-14Donald Besaw's Estes Fat BoyB6-4- Nice straight flight. Long walk for recovery despite somewhat low altitude.
2002-05-25David Fergus's Estes Fat BoyC6-3-
2002-05-27EMRR's Estes Fat BoyB6-4- A good starter flight for the day
2002-06-09Robert LeNeal's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Hung a left as it came off the rod cruised at a 45 degree angle landed in a tree. Needs more ...
2002-07-25EMRR's Estes Fat BoyC6-5- The 5 delay is long and I don't know why I keep choosing it, however, a good flight and recovery.
2002-07-30Donald Besaw's Estes Fat BoyC5-3- Very nice flight. Ejection came a little early though. No damage.
2002-08-02Jason Vennard's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Good flight, part of the shock chord got caught under heat shield though and burnt right through, ...
2002-08-24Patrick Scheirer's Estes Fat BoyB4-2- Went vertical 50 feet up. The parachute didin't open until the rocket was a foot from the ground, ...
2002-09-22Richard Valenti's Estes Fat BoyE9-5- Biggest motor yet.Mod to 29mm.Went up to about 750 and chute popped.Came down about 200ft out on a ...
2002-09-22Eric Ellington's Estes Fat BoyD21-4- Another great motor for this rocket. 'Chute too big for weight/ conditions. Drifted into the ...
2002-09-22Eric Ellington's Estes Fat BoyC5-3- First flight of stock Fat Boy. Great motor for this rocket (if you can still find one). Drifted a ...
2002-09-29Joe Cacciatore's Estes Fat BoyD12-3- First flight weather cocks and almost lands on black top but clears it and lands on grass. Pretty ...
2002-10-12Randy Powell's Estes Fat BoyE9-6- went horizontal after boosting about 30 ft...went way down-range and ejected just before ...
2002-10-20Randy Powell's Estes Fat BoyD12-5- weather-cocked pretty good...had 30 grams of nose weight...took out 10 for next launch
2002-10-26Richard Valenti's Estes Fat BoyD12-5700 feet Modified Fat Boy.Motor burned and flame was visible up to apogee.Up to about 700 and popped ...
2002-10-26David Logan's Estes Fat BoyD12-3- Not quite a 3 second delay, no damage, recovered 75 ft away with a 14 inch chute.
2002-11-09Joe Skitka's Estes Fat Boy3xC6-5900 feet 7 motor mounts work great in this rocket. It screamed off the pad to about 900 feet. Had some ...
2002-11-17Stephen Corban's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Trying do do a St. Louis Arch. Weathercocked horribly
2003-02-01Michael Simpson's Estes Fat BoyC6-3-
2003-02-15Richard Valenti's Estes Fat BoyD12-7- Up to about 40 ft corkscrewing all the way.Came down about 75ft out still accelerating.Buried ...
2003-02-16James Reyome's Estes Fat BoyB4-4- First flight, not even painted yet. Weathercocked nicely and landed close. Made us bold enough to ...
2003-02-16James Reyome's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Great motor for this rocket. Came close to landing in some power lines when the wind caught it ...
2003-03-08Matt Vennard's Estes Fat BoyB6-4- Nice liftoff. Quick, but not too fast. Chute melded (not totally melted) and brought the rocket ...
2003-03-08Matt Vennard's Estes Fat BoyC6-5- 3rd flight of the day. Another nice boost, good height, and a good recovery, close to the pad. OEM ...
2003-04-12James Reyome's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Nice flight for the chubster. There were a lot of these at Manchester this weekend and I can see ...
2003-04-13Matt Vennard's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Took off at a pretty good angle into the wind, but overall a pretty good flight. Estes chute ...
2003-04-16Dan Westley's Estes Fat BoyB6-2- 1st flight - nice flight :-) Gonna try on a C next launch
2003-04-18Dan Westley's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Again, shot off horizontally into the wind. Looks good, but it shouldn't be doing it - hmmm... ...
2003-04-19Joe Cacciatore's Estes Fat BoyB6-4- Nice little flight
2003-04-19Joe Cacciatore's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- About twice as high as a B6-4. Lands inches from water.
2003-04-19Joe Cacciatore's Estes Fat BoyC6-5- Rocket flies good on a 5 second delay too.
2003-04-19Joe Cacciatore's Estes Fat BoyC6-5- Fourth flight on same day, must be a new record for me!
2003-04-20Donald Besaw's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- A very nice flight. Landed close to pad. No damage.
2003-04-27James Reyome's Estes Fat BoyC6-5- Another super flight for the chubster. Needs a new coat of paint, but still flies great!
2003-05-05Michael Majeski's Estes Fat Boy2xB6-4- Went straight up off the pad, ejection was perfect from what I could see. Started drifting once ...
2003-05-10Lance Alligood's Estes Fat BoyB6-4- Slow & low. I was all out of C6-5s & had to use a B6-4. Topped out at ~200ft. Safe recovery ...
2003-05-17Ron McFerren's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- First flight for my 4-year-old daughter's Fat Boy. Leaned way into the wind, but still got up ...
2003-05-27Jason Vennard's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Good take off but then rocket arched a little bit. Ejection was very early but no damage. Recovery ...
2003-05-28Lance Alligood's Estes Fat BoyC6-5- Super flight on a C6-5! Cocked into the wind pretty good but that helped recover it close to the ...
2003-05-29Jon Revelle's Estes Fat BoyC6-5- Only saw half of flight. Landed in another field. Man returned it.
2003-05-31James Reyome's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Much better flight. The two seconds less delay made all the difference. Have to keep in mind that ...
2003-05-31James Reyome's Estes Fat BoyC6-5- Almost a prang and it might've been but for high grass in the HARA launch field. Overcompensated ...
2003-06-08Matt Vennard's Estes Fat BoyB6-4- A B motor just isn't enough for this little rocket, but it still flies well enough. Fairly slow ...
2003-06-08Rocky Firth's Estes Fat BoyB4-4- Core sample! Rocket was caught by a gust just as it cleared the rod and healed over hard. Ejection ...
2003-06-08Rocky Firth's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Perfect flight until the wind changed direction on decent and it found a new home 40 feet up a ...
2003-06-11Bill Bill's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Good flight. Landed fast on 12in chute near some soccer people who thought What the heck was ...
2003-06-21Lance Alligood's Estes Fat BoyC6-5- About 100ft in the air, it turned horizontal. Rocket ejected at ~50ft & disappeared into the ...
2003-07-01Matt Vennard's Estes Fat BoyC6-5- Great flight, though cocked a little in the breeze. Ejection oerfect, and floated down right back ...
2003-07-04Donald Besaw's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Nice flight, ignored rod angle. Stripped a shroud line, recovered with no problems in some bushes ...
2003-07-19Ron McFerren's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Another great flight. Landed about 100' from the pad. No damage.
2003-07-20Donald Besaw's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Nice flight, had a rather large arc. Recovered fine. No damage.
2003-07-20Donald Besaw's Estes Fat BoyC6-5- This time, I got a perfectly straight flight, up around 300-350 feet, the best flight I've ever ...
2003-08-03David Logan's Estes Fat BoyF21-6- Best flight yet on my Fat Boy. Flew very high, very fast. Has 2 oz of nose weight. Recovered on a ...
2003-08-12David Logan's Estes Fat BoyF21-6- Another outa sight flight! Recovered 30 yards away on a 12 inch chute. Nose weight is loose, but ...
2003-08-18EMRR's Estes Fat BoyB6-4- Very nice.
2003-08-18EMRR's Estes Fat BoyC6-5- Another good flight
2003-09-21Kristian Holmberg's Estes Fat BoyB4-2- another perfect fight , but egection burnt hole right threw the parachute
2003-11-22David Logan's Estes Fat BoyF21-6- Nice high loud boost, deployed just after apogee, recovered about 200 yards down wind on a 12 inch ...
2003-12-08Alex Kowaleski's Estes Fat BoyC6-5- A solid flight to 300-400 feet. Parachute deployed as designed, and the rocket landed among many ...
2003-12-14Jason Reeder's Estes Fat BoyB6-4- First flight, perfect arch....kind of scary....land 30 feet from the pad..
2003-12-14Jason Reeder's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Very nice flight...floated like a feather...almost landed on a building....nice....
2003-12-25Jon Revelle's Estes Fat BoyB6-4- Beautiful flight. I love the way this rocket flies.
2003-12-26Jon Revelle's Estes Fat BoyB6-4- Nice Takeoff. Landed in a tall tree. Lost.
2004-01-12Jason Vennard's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Good flight and recovery, delay fine even with a little weather cocking.. Recovery with 15 nylon.
2004-01-17Phil Hasty's Estes Fat BoyA8-3- Wow, what a flight, exhilerating! Perfect arc. Powered through apogee, TOO heavy for the small ...
2004-01-24Larry Zeilmann's Estes Fat BoyB4-2- AGF
2004-01-24Larry Zeilmann's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Great flight
2004-01-24Kyle Hancock's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Great flight. Slow liftoff. Awesome.
2004-02-14Kyle Hancock's Estes Fat BoyC6-3-
2004-02-28David Logan's Estes Fat BoyG35-7- Verrry high, beautiful flight. I used a 14 inch chute, and ended up walking just over a mile to ...
2004-02-28John Arthur's Estes Fat BoyA8-3- Ooops... grabbed the wrong motor. Ejected about 15 feet from the ground.
2004-03-07Kyle Hancock's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- What a great rocket!
2004-03-14Kyle Hancock's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Serious left turn off the rod. Under power at 25' horizontally. Chute popped, but shredded. No ...
2004-03-20Mike Atwood's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Nice day to fly Three way drag race quick take off slow arc to the right good deployment
2004-03-20Ron McFerren's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Another great launch for this rocket. Used a Rockethead Rockets chute for recovery and it worked ...
2004-04-10Mike Atwood's Estes Fat BoyA8-3- Very windy tried A8-3 launched at 45 deg rocket hit ground before ejection no damage
2004-04-10Mike Atwood's Estes Fat BoyB6-4- Very windy lauched at 25 deg nice slot flight. Ejection charge burned through two shround lines ...
2004-04-10Kyle Hancock's Estes Fat BoyC6-3-
2004-04-16Kyle Hancock's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Very straight flight, no weathercock.
2004-04-24Kyle Hancock's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Never disappoints.
2004-05-01David Logan's Estes Fat BoyG35-7- Another excellent flight. Used a 14 inch chute again, and had a nice long hike for a perfect ...
2004-05-16Kyle Hancock's Estes Fat BoyC6-3-
2004-06-05David Logan's Estes Fat BoyG35-7- Another beautiful flight for the 29mm Fat Boy. It recovered about 200 yards out with a 7 by 70 ...
2004-06-20Joe Cacciatore's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Alot higher than I thought with a C6-3. Wind brought it right back to the pad. Nice.
2004-06-23Joe Cacciatore's Estes Fat BoyC6-5- Flew for Royal Rangers class, teaching them about rockets. Flew in small field with no prolbems.
2004-06-27Joe Cacciatore's Estes Fat BoyB6-4- B6-4 is too small for FatBoy, chute ejected just a few feet from ground, rocket not damaged.
2004-07-11Joe Cacciatore's Estes Fat BoyC6-5- Very nice flight on a C6-5, lands close
2004-08-07David Logan's Estes Fat BoyF21-6- Another fantastic flight. Recovered using a Top Flight 12 inch chute. Took a while to finally ...
2004-08-08Kyle Hancock's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- New nylon chute.
2004-08-20Alex Jordan's Estes Fat BoyC6-3300 feet Nice boost, slow low flights. perfect for small fields. Good fat cheap rocket
2004-09-25David Logan's Estes Fat BoyF20-7- Good high flight, recovered about 400 yards downwind with a 12 inch Top Flight chute.
2004-10-10Scott Turnbull's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- A little wind cocking kept the walk short as it drifted back in.
2004-10-23EMRR's Estes Fat BoyC6-5- Haven't flown in a while. Neat flight. Straight up and then stopped and fell tail first for 1 ...
2004-11-07J Bolduc's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Nice high flight after slow picture perfect lift off. This days weather was perfect for a launch. ...
2004-11-23Donald Besaw's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Nice flight. Moderate walk for recovery. No damage.
2004-12-03Donald Besaw's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Nice flight with some arcing. Nice recovery fairly close by. No damage.
2004-12-13Robert Davis's Estes Fat BoyB6-4- Thought we'd try this for fun since we were in a grassy field. Put B6 into empty D motor and ...
2004-12-13Robert Davis's Estes Fat BoyD12-5- Corrected angle on the rod. Rocket came off fast and straight with lots of smoke--looked great. ...
2004-12-13Robert Davis's Estes Fat BoyD12-5- Launch rod was angled too much and the rocket went up at an angle. Flew fast, though, and came ...
2005-01-02Kyle Hancock's Estes Fat BoyC6-3-
2005-01-15Robert Davis's Estes Fat BoyD12-5- Perfect lift-off and flight to 800' or so. Shroud lines all broke at ejection, possibly due to ...
2005-01-31Stephen Fisher's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Great flight. Straight up, slight drift, landed about 50 feet from pad upright in the snow.
2005-02-05Kyle Hancock's Estes Fat BoyC6-3-
2005-02-06Scott Hauff's Estes Fat BoyD12-5- WOOOOOOHOOOOOO watch the Fat Boy rip!!!! Fast launch to about 750ft.Close recovery on 18in chute ...
2005-02-13Scott Hauff's Estes Fat BoyD12-5- Wife's favorite of the day. Lot-o-fun with a 24mm hole!!!!!
2005-04-12David Logan's Estes Fat BoyF23-7- Nice high flight, recovered about 200 yards out with a 12 inch chute
2005-04-16Aaron Stanley's Estes Fat BoyB6-4- Almost perfect flight the delay was a little to long and almost lawn darts in the parking lot.
2005-04-16Aaron Stanley's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Perfect flight. I was dragging racing my Fatboy against this other little kids fat and mine won ...
2005-05-15David Logan's Estes Fat BoyF23-7- Chute stuck in body tube, landed hard, cracking a fin. Easily fixed with CA.
2005-05-29Joe Cacciatore's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Another good flight.
2005-05-29Joe Cacciatore's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- First Fat Boy flight of the new season. Lands not too far away.
2005-05-29Joe Cacciatore's Estes Fat BoyC6-5- OK flight on C6-5, drifts to end of field.
2005-05-29Peter Reed's Estes Fat BoyB4-4100 feet a little slow, only about 100' ejection was a little later than I like but chute deployed, no ...
2005-06-12Scott Turnbull's Estes Fat BoyC6-5- Clean Boost. Snapped a chute line and got a rapid descent. No damage.
2005-06-15Steve Fisher's Estes Fat BoyC6-5- Beautiful lift off. No wind. Perfect flight. Perfect deployment. Landed about 3 feet from launch ...
2005-06-15Steve Fisher's Estes Fat BoyC6-5- Love this rocket. Slow take off, great apogee and nice recovery. My son says this is the best ...
2005-06-28Donald Besaw's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Nice flight, slight arc during boost. Moderate walk for recovery. No damage.
2005-07-01Scott Turnbull's Estes Fat BoyC6-5- Too Long of a delay resulted in stripped chute, tumble recovery, and broken fin. It will be ...
2005-07-03Joe Cacciatore's Estes Fat BoyC6-5- Good flight with C6-5. This rocket continues to be good for small fields and large engines.
2005-07-03Joe Cacciatore's Estes Fat BoyC6-5- Second flight of the day is good too.
2005-07-03Joe Cacciatore's Estes Fat BoyC6-5- Third flight of the day on a third C6-5 is fine and comes down close like the others.
2005-07-04Joe Cacciatore's Estes Fat BoyC6-5- This rocket is great on a C6-5.
2005-07-04Scott Turnbull's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Classic FatBoy flight. Slow arc and gentle descent.
2005-07-04Scott Turnbull's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Tumble recovered intact. Newly epoxied fin held up.
2005-07-17Kyle Hancock's Estes Fat BoyC6-3-
2005-07-20Warren Evans's Estes Fat Boy4xD12-5- It was a great flight but a note add 8oz to the nose to fly on four D12's Next is E9's
2005-08-07Ron McFerren's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Meghan's Scooby-Doo Rocket - Another great launch for this rocket. Leaned into the breeze a bit. ...
2005-08-07Ron McFerren's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Meghan's Scooby-Doo Rocket - This flight was straight and true. Must not have used enough wadding ...
2005-08-16Clive Davis's Estes Fat BoyB6-4- Nice flight. Not much boost on a B6. Good deployment
2005-08-20Mark Muir's Estes Fat BoyB6-4- Low Flight, good for the field. First test of parachute mods to keep it from floating into the ...
2005-09-10Cliff Oliver's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- First since coming back into the hobby for years
2005-09-11Mark Muir's Estes Fat BoyC6-5- Nice flight. Picture taking, not ejection recording. Landed a few yards from pad.
2005-09-17David Logan's Estes Fat BoyE30-7- Almost out of sight, recovered about 100 yards from pads with a 12 inch nylon chute.
2005-09-17David Logan's Estes Fat BoyE9-4- Good flight on the long burn motor. Recovered about 200 yards from the pads with a 12 inch nylon ...
2005-10-03Mark Muir's Estes Fat BoyB6-4- Nice flight. Spectators liked the fact that it returned to the head of the person at the firing ...
2005-10-15Aaron Stanley's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- This motor completely CATO'D it blew a huge hole in the side of my Fatboy and the rocket was ...
2005-10-23Warren Evans's Estes Fat Boy4xE9-6- It burnt the shock cord and seperated it poped loose two fins but it wass a perfect and awsome ...
2005-12-18Kyle Hancock's Estes Fat BoyD21-7-
2005-12-18Kyle Hancock's Estes Fat BoyC6-3-
2006-01-07Cliff Oliver's Estes Fat BoyC5-5- shreded chute
2006-02-19Warren Evans's Estes Fat Boy4xE9-6- My Favorite Cluster
2006-02-19Gene Wolski's DragonB6-4- great flight!
2006-02-19Gene Wolski's DragonB6-4- greta flight!
2006-02-25Todd Mullin's Estes Fat BoyC6-5-
2006-03-04Cliff Oliver's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Mass launch of Fatboys and Big Berthas
2006-03-04Cliff Oliver's Estes Fat BoyC6-3-
2006-03-11Hank Helmen's Estes Fat BoyB6-4- good boost, clean ejection and chute deployment. Flight nominal, A reliable vehicle!
2006-03-19Tom+Maggie Brogan's Estes Fat BoyB6-4- Way under powered, 1st flight, caught big gust of wind after clearing rod, 45 angle flight. ...
2006-03-19Kyle Hancock's Estes Fat BoyD21-4-
2006-03-30Richie Brunjes's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Great liftoff
2006-04-02Richie Brunjes's Estes Fat BoyC6-3-
2006-04-09Richie Brunjes's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- excellent flight
2006-04-09Ron McFerren's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Chute shredded on ejection. Came down like a rock. But it only had a small dent in one fin. Will ...
2006-04-24Richie Brunjes's Estes Fat BoyC6-3-
2006-04-30Richie Brunjes's Estes Fat BoyC6-3-
2006-04-30Richie Brunjes's Estes Fat BoyC6-5-
2006-05-06Warren Evans's Estes Fat Boy4xE9-8- Great flight but the shock cord was burnt half way (Repairable)
2006-05-06Aaron Stanley's Estes Fat Boy3xD12-7- What a great flight it absolutely just jumped off the rail and went about 1800 feet and then ...
2006-06-03David Logan's Estes Fat BoyF21-8- Fantastic flight, nice and high and just kept on going. Recovered with a 12 inch chute about 1/2 ...
2006-06-03David Logan's Estes Fat BoyD12-5- Nice flight on this motor. Used a 12 inch chute for recovery. Drifted about 200 yards down wind.
2006-06-06Matt Gillard's Estes Fat BoyB4-2- good flight, nose cone popped off at apogee, but parachute didn't deploy untill 50 feet off the ...
2006-06-08Matt Gillard's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Arced flight, took ages to drift down on a spill holed 12 inch 'chute. caught in tree, some damage ...
2006-06-17Gary Drebit's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Perfect flight
2006-06-17Matt Gillard's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- arched flight ejected about 1 scond past apogee, recovered fine, carried payload -toy parachute ...
2006-06-23Howie Druckerman's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Great flight -- low and slow
2006-06-23Scott Turnbull's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Text book sweetness.
2006-07-01Scott Turnbull's Estes Fat BoyB6-4- Stock standard performer for a small field.
2006-07-01Scott Turnbull's Estes Fat BoyB6-4-
2006-07-01Matt Gillard's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- straight flight, had a parachute man as a payload, he caught a thermal and drifted for over 3 ...
2006-07-08Scott Turnbull's Estes Fat BoyC6-5-
2006-07-30Clive Davis's Estes Fat BoyB6-4- Nice flight. Next flight will be with a C6.
2006-07-30Clive Davis's Estes Fat BoyC6-5- I think the 3 second delay would have been better. Nice flight on the C. Recovery was very close ...
2006-08-12David Logan's Estes Fat BoyF21-8- Beautiful boost, drifted into a 50 foot tree with a 12 inch chute. Unable to recover it.
2006-08-13Howie Druckerman's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- C of 1/2A to H
2006-08-26Donald Besaw's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Nice flight, slight arc during boost, nominal recovery. No damage.
2006-09-02Mike Mistele's Estes Fat BoyB4-2- Just not enough motor. Severe weathercocking, wound up flying nearly horizontal, never cleared ...
2006-09-04Clive Davis's Estes Fat BoyC6-5- Boost was OK. I thought I would lose the rocket in the trees, but she landed behind them in the ...
2006-09-08Mike Mistele's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Awesome flight. Great ripping sound off the launchpad, straight flight. Good deployment, hung up ...
2006-09-08Mike Mistele's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Another great flight...perfect motor for this rocket. Straight as an arrow, soft landing.
2006-09-09Mark Muir's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Drifted just into the trees.
2006-09-10Richie Brunjes's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Nice Flight
2006-10-02Richie Brunjes's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Good flight , not very high
2006-10-13Matt Gillard's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- great straight flight, had 5 parachutes as a pay load!
2006-10-13Matt Gillard's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- arched boost hit a patch of brambles and nettles just before ejection. i'm goning to have to find ...
2006-10-15Kyle Hancock's Estes Fat BoyC6-3-
2006-10-15Kyle Hancock's Estes Fat BoyC6-3-
2006-11-15Conner Kuhns's Estes Fat BoyI285-10- first flightflew perfectly finerecovered about 500 feet from pad
2006-11-18Keith Hamel's Estes Fat Boy4xC6-5- Quick straight boost, lots of flame and smoke. Sims to 800ft. Excelent recovery under a 12 inch ...
2006-12-02Conner Kuhns's Estes Fat BoyI366-10- fiberglassed and modifyed with a 38mm motor mountflew perfectly straightrecovered a month ...
2006-12-02Cliff Oliver's Estes Fat BoyC5-3-
2006-12-02Cliff Oliver's Estes Fat BoyC6-3-
2006-12-27Clive Davis's Estes Fat BoyB6-4- Too gusty to fly the FB. Boost OK, but the ejection was very late. Opened up just a few feet (10?) ...
2007-03-03Aaron Stanley's Estes Fat Boy3xD12-7- Perfect Second Flight.
2007-03-30Howie Druckerman's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- A perfect flight landing about 100 yards away.
2007-04-21Bill Poster's Estes Fat BoyC6-5-
2007-04-22Howie Druckerman's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Off the rod straight, but turned right and flew sideways in the heavy wind gust. Landed five feet ...
2007-05-26Dwayne Shmel's YellowJacketD12-5- Excellent flight straight up despite gusty winds. perfect deployment and descent on 15 mylar ...
2007-06-02Dwayne Shmel's YellowJacketD12-5- Another great flight of the YellowJacket
2007-06-02Dwayne Shmel's YellowJacketD12-5-
2007-06-16Aaron Stanley's Estes Fat Boy3xD12-7- another perfect flight
2007-06-21Dwayne Shmel's YellowJacketC11-5- Chute too large. Rocket drifted and landed in parking lot. Minor damage to fins.
2007-06-23Dwayne Shmel's YellowJacketD12-5- Straight up - nice deployment. Rocket landed about 700' from pad because chute was a little too ...
2007-07-21Dwayne Shmel's YellowJacketC11-3- Nice flight.
2007-07-22Howie Druckerman's Estes Fat BoyD21-7- Another great flight.
2007-07-22Howie Druckerman's Estes Fat BoyD21-7- Fins are foamed inside the airframe and stay on. The D21 kicks this rocket up 800 feet very fast. ...
2007-07-28Howie Druckerman's Estes Fat BoyD21-7- This Fat Boy has the fins foamed inside the airframe. Everything stays together even with the ...
2007-07-28Dwayne Shmel's YellowJacketC6-3- Angled East about 5 degrees during ascent. Perfect ejection and recovery
2007-07-29Bill Poster's Estes Fat BoyC6-5-
2007-08-05Dwayne Shmel's YellowJacketC6-5- Very nice flight. Nice altitude.
2007-08-19Howie Druckerman's Estes Fat BoyD21-7- Motor overpressurized upon lighting of igniter. Foamed airframe, centering rings, and fins ...
2007-08-25Dwayne Shmel's YellowJacketC6-3- Nice flight using the 24mm to 18mm adapter.
2007-09-21Scott Turnbull's Estes Fat BoyB6-2-
2008-01-06George Beever's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Great flight on a calm day. Model is 11 years old this month.
2008-01-06George Beever's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Great flight on an 11 year old model.
2008-01-26Dwayne Shmel's YellowJacketD12-5- Perfect Flight.
2008-02-23Dwayne Shmel's YellowJacketC11-5- Nice flight.
2008-02-24Josh Joung's Estes Fat BoyA6-4- Stupid motor choice. Peak altitude, 35-50 feet. Simply put, it went up and then back down. Nose ...
2008-03-15Jeff Boldig's Estes Fat Boy3XC6-5-
2008-04-05Ray King's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Good flight - nice and straight - good altitude - successful recovery.
2008-04-19Keith Hamel's Estes Fat Boy2xD12-7+2xD11-P- Awesome Boost! Very High too much parachute. Lost in swamp/trees.
2008-05-31Dwayne Shmel's YellowJacketC6-3- Fat Boy duration contest - time was 21.53 seconds on 18 plastic chute.
2008-06-15Jeff Boldig's Estes Fat Boy3XC6-550 feet Only 2 of 3 motors lit and it got very squirrely and land sharked about 100ft from the pad. Broke ...
2008-06-28Dwayne Shmel's YellowJacketF12-5- The Yellow Jacket (Beauty Contest Winner) took off and went horizontal over the hill. The F12-5J ...
2008-08-19Hank Helmen's Estes Fat BoyC6-5392 feet Another fine Fat flight, featuring fast acent, flawless ejection and floating recovery. Fabulous!
2008-08-19Hank Helmen's Estes Fat BoyC6-5437 feet Nice Fat boy boost. Slightly angled, probalby due to small gust of wind. Easy recovery pretty ...
2008-08-19Hank Helmen's Estes Fat BoyC6-7345 feet Fat Boy with a C6-7 to test delay. Ejected nose down, but no problem. Recovery catch by young ...
2008-09-21Hank Helmen's Estes Fat BoyC6-7210 feet Bad arc over boost. Way too much time delay! Ejected right over Pond.Landed in pond! Had to wade ...
2008-10-27John Bergsmith's Estes Fat BoyD12-3- Rocket was modified with a 24mm mount. This was the first flight and it was outstanding. Nice ...
2008-11-16Kyle Hancock's Estes Fat BoyC6-3-
2008-12-05Cliff Oliver's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Successful drag race with Greg Lane
2008-12-05Cliff Oliver's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Drag race with Greg Lane. Greg's FB did not launch
2009-01-18Kyle Hancock's Estes Fat BoyD21-4-
2009-01-24Jeff Boldig's Estes Fat Boy3XC6-5400 feet This is not a good rocket for windy days. Too much Nosecone weight? Tore two shroud lines loose ...
2009-02-16Kyle Hancock's Estes Fat BoyC6-3-
2009-02-28Howard Smart's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Weather cocked. Good flight.
2009-02-28Howard Smart's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Weather cocked. Good flight.
2009-03-28Howard Smart's Estes Fat BoyB6-2- Chute stuck on the way out. No damage. First place in Spot Landing.
2009-04-19Kyle Hancock's Estes Fat BoyB6-4- Christian Denmark
2009-07-03Jeff Boldig's Estes Fat Boy3XC6-5- Great flight. Landed out in the Muck Jason picked it up on his way to get his. Returned the next ...
2009-10-03Hank Helmen's Estes Fat BoyC6-3302 feet Another good flight on this old bird ! Good chute and recovery!
2009-10-31Jeff Boldig's Estes Fat Boy3XA8-350 feet Very windy. 3 A8-3 is too small of cluster. Maybe 50 feet. 12 chute with spill hle too small of ...
2009-11-07Cliff Oliver's Estes Fat BoyC6-3-
2010-03-20Jeff Boldig's Estes Fat Boy3XC6-51000 feet Broke a fin again. They have all broken at least once. Need to fiberglass this one.
2010-05-08Bernard Cawley's Estes Fat BoyB6-2- Low, slow first flight. Seemed to eject early. Baffle worked fine. 'Chute was good. Nearby landing ...
2010-05-14Bernard Cawley's Estes Fat BoyC6-3- Tipped over on boost but otherwise good flight. Good 'chute and landing. Again delay seemed a bit ...
2010-05-15Bernard Cawley's Estes Fat BoyD13-4- After failing to light first time, went crazy and spun very fast in the air. No idea why. No ...
2010-05-15Bernard Cawley's Estes Fat BoyC5-3- That's better. Arced a bit north, but a good flight.
2010-05-15Bernard Cawley's Estes Fat BoyC5-3- Better boost but did deploy a bit early. Need longer delay. Almost landed on one of the launch ...
2010-05-15Bernard Cawley's Estes Fat BoyC6-5- Paid off to the north. Eject quite late but 'chute OK. Try D13-4W reload next time.
2010-06-11Bernard Cawley's Estes Fat BoyB6-2- Arc over. Parawad instead of full 'chute. Only minor scratches on landing, thanks to sandy surface ...
2010-06-12Bernard Cawley's Estes Fat BoyC5-3- Arced west a bit. Good deploy and good 'chute. Drifted back to field. Good landing. No damage.
2010-07-10Bernard Cawley's Estes Fat BoyC5-3- Nice! Great straight boost. Good deploy and not-too-far landing. One of my best Fat Boy flights.
2010-07-17Mike Mistele's Estes Fat BoyC6-3-
2010-07-17Leon Smith's Fat BoyD12-5560 feet Good Fight, straight up
2010-08-15Leon Smith's Fat BoyEstes D12-5- Good Flight Straight Up
2010-08-28Mike Mistele's Estes Fat BoyC6-5- Took off at a strange angle, heading with the wind (which angled it away from the park). Good ...
2010-09-18Bernard Cawley's Estes Fat BoyC5-3- Another great FB flight. Straight boost, good deployment at the right time, nearby landing. Cool.
2010-11-13Jeff Boldig's Estes Fat Boy3x C6-5800 feet Good flight. All three motors lit. landed without breaking a fin.
2010-12-11Jeff Boldig's Estes Fat Boy3XC6-5600 feet windcocked and took off up wind. Good deployment and didn't break a fin this time.
2011-01-01Bernard Cawley's Estes Fat BoyC5-3- Another crowd-pleasing FB flight. Pretty straight. Good deployment at about correct time. Lading a ...
2011-03-26Jeff Boldig's Estes Fat Boy3XC6-5800 feet Delay a little long. Wrapped shroud lines around chute when packing. Chute didn't open until it ...
2011-04-12Mike Atwood's Fat Boyc6-3- Rocket launches for a science class at an elementary school. Rocket had nice flight with ...
2011-04-23Leon Smith's Fat BoyEstes D12-5- Good Flight
2011-04-23Leon Smith's Fat MommaAerotech D15-4T- Maiden flight....jumped off the pad
2011-05-13Bernard Cawley's Estes Fat BoyC5-3- Typical Fat Boy flight (I think). I took no notes.
2011-05-21Bernard Cawley's Estes Fat BoyC5-3- In drag race. Nice flight all around. All was as it should be (second flight of the day, not last)
2012-03-10Hank Helmen's Fat BoyEstes B4-435 feet OH boy , OOPS ! Wrong engine. We had packed a large trash can liner home made parachute to free ...
2012-04-29Hank Helmen's Estes Fat BoyB6-4152 feet Slow boost followed by what seemed like for ever before ejection charge fired. Rocket was pointed ...
2012-04-29Hank Helmen's Estes Fat BoyB6-4142 feet Slow boost due to too many butter cup flowers stuffed in rocket body! Rocket arched over and ...
2012-07-28Dwayne Shmel's Fast BoyE15-4-
2012-09-01George Beever's Estes Fat BoyEstes B4-2- Good flight.
2012-09-09 Bill Eichelberger's Estes - Fat BoyB6-2100 feet Rod whipped and headed for the trees, but didn't gain enough altitude to make the flight a hazard.
2012-10-07 Bill Eichelberger's Estes - Fat BoyC6-3300 feet Rod whipped just like the Alien Space Probe, but didn't recover quite as lucky. Hung up in the ...
2012-10-20Leon Smith's Fat MommaAerotech F24-7W1600 feet Good flight.
2012-10-21Gene Wolski's DragonB6-4- Great flight - recovered on a streamer.
2013-07-24 Bill Eichelberger's Estes - Fat BoyC6-5600 feet Decent flight. Windcocked back over the pond, then snapped the shock cord at ejection. All parts ...
2014-04-19 Kevin Smith's Fat BoyB6-4350 feet Great Flight...Classic kit this rocket is 17 years old
2014-06-14Kyle Hancock's Estes Fat BoyC6-3-
2015-06-29Rob Hoffman's Fat BoyC5-3- Great motor combination.
2015-07-18Ron McFerren's Estes Fat BoyC6-5- Nice flight, but broken fin - repairable.
2015-08-01 Rob Hoffman's Fat BoyD24T728 feet Rips off the pad. Blink and you'll miss it. Too fast for my taste.
2015-08-22Rob Hoffman's Fat BoyC6-5-
2016-05-28 Richard Holmes's Fat BoyC11-3- I started off with the first flight of the Fat Boy on a C11-3. People at the safety check spoke ...
2016-08-20Richard Holmes's Fat BoyE9-6- I hadn’t planned on flying anything else, not after it was announced James’s Extremely ...
2017-08-19 Richard Holmes's Fat BoyE9-6- From the Flat Boy I moved on to the Fat Boy on an E9-6. Just prior, another flyer had an E12 cato, ...

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