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Estes - GBU-24 Paveway III {Kit} (2053) [2003-2005]

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Manufacturer: Estes
Model: 2053
Product Type: Kit
Production Years: 2003-2005

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DateRocket NameMotor(s)AltitudeNotes
2003-10-11Donald Besaw's Estes GBU-24 Paveway IIIB6-4- Nice first flight although one upper fin sustained some slight damage but has been repaired.
2004-01-12Jason Vennard's Estes GBU-24 Paveway IIIC6-5- Ours came in light at 2 oz. Nice straight boost but at motor burnout it turned 90degrees for some ...
2004-02-21Dick Stafford's Estes GBU-24 Paveway IIIC6-5- this design is unstable in high winds! several fins sheared; ejection was on the ground
2004-05-08Jason Lenentine's Estes GBU-24 Paveway IIIC6-3- Good boost and landing. Nice flyer on this motor.
2004-05-22Jason Vennard's Estes GBU-24 Paveway IIIC6-5- Ditto again, good and straight off the pad, then at burnout flew in a large corkscrew, fun to ...
2004-06-06Dick Stafford's Estes GBU-24 Paveway IIIC6-3- good delay; lost a forward fin but didn't notice until later; needs repair
2004-07-01Brian Riendeau's Estes GBU-24 Paveway IIIA8-3- Not much altitude on the A8-3 but at least it landed right next to the pad. Definitely go for ...
2004-07-25Donald Besaw's Estes GBU-24 Paveway IIIC6-5- Nice flight and recovery, drifted back into launch area. No damage.
2004-07-31Brian Mercer's Estes GBU-24 Paveway IIIC6-5- Snagged a bit on launch pad (burned hole in deflector plate) but once free flew straight and true. ...
2004-08-08Tim Anderson's Estes GBU-24 Paveway IIIC6-3550 feet Nosed down a little before shoot opened. Still was a nice flight, however went off expected course ...
2004-08-14Dick Stafford's Estes GBU-24 Paveway IIIC6-5- good flight
2004-09-05Jason Lenentine's Estes GBU-24 Paveway IIIB6-4- Good flight. Perfect boost and chute deployment.
2005-02-13Scott Hauff's Estes GBU-24 Paveway IIIB6-4- Underpowered on this motor....rather unimpressive. Close recovery with a 9in top flight chute.
2005-02-21Scott Hauff's Estes GBU-24 Paveway IIIC6-5- Much better altitude with the C6. Very enjoyable flight with a close recovery on a 9in Top Flight ...
2005-06-25Jason Lenentine's Estes GBU-24 Paveway IIIB6-4- Perfect flight.
2005-07-09Steve Carr's Estes GBU-24 Paveway IIIB6-4- Another good flight.
2007-07-21Dick Stafford's Estes GBU-24 Paveway IIIB6-4- Nice flight
2008-09-20Dick Stafford's Estes GBU-24 Paveway IIIC6-5- Good flight. The 'chute was crammed into the plastic transition by the ejection charge. Next time ...
2008-12-20John Bergsmith's Estes GBU-24 Paveway IIIC6-3- First flight- nice boost that weather-cocked slightly into the wind. Ejection occured close to ...
2009-01-04David Sindel's Estes GBU-24 Paveway IIIB6-4- Absolutely perfect flight. I used a 12 homemade chute that deployed fine even in the near-freezing ...
2009-03-21Dick Stafford's Estes GBU-24 Paveway IIIC6-5- Nice flight.
2009-03-28David Sindel's Estes GBU-24 Paveway IIIA8-3- Deployed late. This motor isn't a good choice, but my homemade nylon chute deployed quick and ...
2009-07-07Mark Grisco's Estes GBU-24 Paveway IIIC6-5- first flight. about half way up it did a couple of corkscews. looked cool, nice flight.
2009-08-22David Sindel's Estes GBU-24 Paveway IIIC6-5- Nice flight. landed right near the pad on a homemade 12 inch chute.
2009-09-13Jason Lenentine's Estes GBU-24 Paveway IIIB4-2- Good flight.
2009-09-13Jason Lenentine's Estes GBU-24 Paveway IIIB4-2- Parachute lines snarled on shock cord. Hard landing broke a fin.
2010-01-03Matt Morgan's Estes GBU-24 Paveway IIIC6-5- Great show on pad. Slight rotation in flight, but flawless. Great rocket.
2010-08-21Dick Stafford's Estes GBU-24 Paveway IIIC6-5- Nice flight. I angled the rod to keep the recovery close by. Could have used a -3 with that angle.
2012-05-26Dick Stafford's Estes GBU-24 Paveway IIIC6-3- Some wiggle under boost.
2012-07-29Garrett MIller's Estes GBU-24 Paveway lllC6-3450 feet Luanched the rocket 6X. All flights the same with slight curve and zero rotation. Parachute ...
2013-10-19Dick Stafford's Estes GBU-24 Paveway IIIC6-5-
2013-12-03 Hans "Chris" Michielssen's Estes GBU-24 Paveway IIIEstes B6-4300 feet Good boost, little wiggle at coast phase. Full chute deploy, no damage on recovery.
2013-12-07 Hans "Chris" Michielssen's Estes GBU-24 Paveway IIIEstes B6-4300' feet Fair altitude, this is really a C6-5 rocket.
2013-12-14 Hans "Chris" Michielssen's Estes GBU-24 Paveway IIIEstes C6-5750' est. feet A much better performance than the previous B6-4s. This is really a C6-5 bird. No damage on ...
2014-02-25 Hans "Chris" Michielssen's Estes GBU-24 Paveway IIIEstes B6-4300' est. feet A slow corkscrew during boost and it landed a little too close to the street for me. It touched ...
2015-09-26Dick Stafford's Estes GBU-24 Paveway IIIB6-4-
2016-12-10 Hans "Chris" Michielssen's Estes GBU-24 Paveway IIIEstes C6-5600' est. feet On landing, one fin was broken at the root edge, an easy fix.
2017-04-01 Hans "Chris" Michielssen's Estes GBU-24 Paveway IIIQuest German made A6-4300' est. feet For a model with a lot of fins and weight at the rear it is very stable.

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