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Estes - Gemini DC {Kit} (2136) [1997-2005]

Attributes

Center Of Pressure: 18.0600 inches from front (Rocksim/Rocksim)
Designer: Matt Steele
Diameter: 0.9760 inches
Manufacturer: Estes
Model: 2136
Power: Low-Power
Product Type: Kit
Production Years: 1997-2005
Recommended Motors: B4-2, B4-4, B6-4, C6-5
Recovery: Parachute
Skill Level: 2
Status: Out-Of-Production
Style: Sport

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Recommended Motors: B4-2, B4-4, B6-4, C6-5

Estes B4-2 Engine Pack (3-Each)
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Flight Log

DateRocket NameMotor(s)AltitudeNotes
1998-10-10David Fergus's Estes Gemini DCB6-2- only one parachute deployed, must be more resistance in one of the chute tubes compared to the ...
1999-09-12Charlie Kazmir's Estes Gemini DCC6-7- I dont reccomend using a c6-7.The extra 2 seconds were fatal to the airframe. The chutes were ...
2000-01-08Casey Smith's Estes Gemini DCC6-7- Nice flight, one paracut got fowled, good landing in the grass. Will try streamers next.
2000-02-20Mark Patoka's Estes Gemini DCB6-4- First flight after replacing crunched body tube. Finally had both chutes deploy. Perfect.
2000-04-29David Fergus's Estes Gemini DCB6-4- again only one chute
2000-04-29David Kneble's Estes Gemini DCB6-4- First flight, rocket descends fine with one 12 chute
2000-07-10Casey Smith's Estes Gemini DCC6-5- Good boost and good flight. Streamers deployed no problem.
2000-08-19David Virga's Estes Gemini DCC6-3- Maiden flight. . . Perfect!! Minimal weathercocking, ejection at apogee, both chutes deployed. ...
2000-09-16Nick Anderson's Estes Gemini DCB6-2- Great flight. Both Parachutes ejected although only 1 opened. No damage because of through the ...
2000-10-21David Logan's Estes Gemini DCB6-4- Just finished, wanted to fly it before painting. Only one chute opened at apogee, the other about ...
2000-12-14Nick Anderson's Estes Gemini DCB6-4- Launched off estes stock pad. Rocket turned sideways and flew almost a 100 ft the nose darted. ...
2001-01-20Chuck Rider's Estes Gemini DCC6-5- One of two chutes tangled - No damage
2001-02-17Chuck Rider's Estes Gemini DCC6-5- One set of shroud lines rippedEjection tube burned through
2001-03-25Ed Scientist's Estes Gemini DCB6-2- Started recording at fourth flight.Motor blew through the mount. One chute deployed but didnt ...
2001-03-30Casey Smith's Estes Gemini DCC6-3- Have not flown this one in over a year. Great flight, good deployment of both chutes. Good ...
2001-03-31Ed Scientist's Estes Gemini DCB6-4- Good flight. One of the vents was smashed from the motor mount damage but it still works ...
2001-04-01Ed Scientist's Estes Gemini DCC6-3- WOW! Will this rocket ever die? Motor mount came loose again and nearly lost the engine. Both ...
2001-04-08Ed Scientist's Estes Gemini DCB6-4- Both chutes opened but got tangled around each other. The rocket came down faster and faster and ...
2001-04-14Ed Scientist's Estes Gemini DCC6-3- Closest thing to a good flight this rocket may ever get. One chutes shoud lines singed off but the ...
2001-04-29Ed Scientist's Estes Gemini DCC6-3- Awesome launch at dusk. Went staight as an arrow. Its amazindg I think this rocket will see flight ...
2001-07-08Mark Patoka's Estes Gemini DCC6-3- Straight flight but parachutes didn't open after deploying. Fortunately they provided enough drag ...
2001-07-15Billy Kingdon's Estes Gemini DCC6-5- Paper straws were clogged. Wadding clogged and parachute didn't eject.Completley destroyed nothing ...
2001-07-22Ed Scientist's Estes Gemini DCC6-7- Rocket went 30 feetand started to spin out of control. Slammed the ground ripping both parachute ...
2001-10-20Mark Patoka's Estes Gemini DCC6-3- Chutes tangled, only one opened but landed OK
2002-01-26MikeyR's Estes Gemini DCB6-4- Nicely done. Good deployment
2002-03-30Michael Mangieri's Estes Gemini DCB6-4- Good launch, but tipped-over 30 into wind. Parachutes ejected as designed, but rocket was too far ...
2002-04-17MikeyR's Estes Gemini DCB6-4- Good, high flight.
2002-04-25MikeyR's Estes Gemini DCB6-4- Nice deployment.
2002-08-01MikeyR's Estes Gemini DCB6-4-
2002-09-06James Reyome's Estes Gemini DCB6-4- Launch rod was apparently bent, rocket cocked wildly off the pad to south, went into flat spin at ...
2002-09-14James Reyome's Estes Gemini DCC6-5- Excellent soaring flight, both chutes deployed perfectly, drifting not too bad considering the ...
2002-09-29James Reyome's Estes Gemini DCC6-3- Ah, that's MUCH better! Perfect flight this time, dead straight and as high as it's ever flown. ...
2002-10-08James Reyome's Estes Gemini DCB6-2- Sweet flight on a B6 for the Gemini, first time it's looked this good on anything besides a C. But ...
2002-10-12James Reyome's Estes Gemini DCB6-2- Both chutes deployed again, only one opened because I'd left the corn starch at home. On ...
2002-11-30Jon Revelle's Estes Gemini DCB6-4- Flew again. Nice takeoff, but one chute didn't open.
2003-03-08Matt Vennard's Estes Gemini DCB6-4- First flight for the rocket. A little nervous about the recovery system. Good boost off the pad, ...
2003-05-10Lance Alligood's Estes Gemini DCB6-4- Tight fit with both chutes. Raced off the pad & cocked into the wind. I was blown away when BOTH ...
2003-05-28Lance Alligood's Estes Gemini DCB6-4- Cocked into the wind after leaving the pad for a nice, arched flight. Ejection blast burned ...
2003-06-04Mystery Mystery's Estes Gemini DC3xC6-5- I am extremly mad at Estes for giving crappy shock cord mounts because when the parachutes ...
2003-07-04MikeyR's Estes Gemini DCB4-4- Nice flight with both chutes.
2003-07-18Andy Hawkins's Estes Gemini DCB4-2- I had no problems at all. Parachutes ejected perfectly(both of them). I used the specified amount ...
2003-08-04Lance Alligood's Estes Gemini DCC6-5- First flight since being modified for traditional NC ejection. Great straight high flight but a ...
2003-10-27Jon Revelle's Estes Gemini DCC6-3- Beautiful flight. Went outta sight. Chutes tangled and rocket lawn darted. No damage.
2003-11-07Mike Kiss's Estes Gemini DCB4-4- god straight flight to about 400ft., good ejection with both chutes out, caught rocket, almost ...
2004-02-14Kyle Hancock's Estes Gemini DCC6-5- Got two chutes!!
2004-03-07Donald Besaw's Estes Gemini DCB6-4- First flight for this rocket. Took off in a large arc, tumbled and popped the chutes about 2 feet ...
2004-03-11Donald Besaw's Estes Gemini DCC6-3- I'm not sure what happened last time but this time I got a really great flight. Impressive ...
2004-04-03Matt Vennard's Estes Gemini DC3xA8-3- Good flight, with all 3 motors lit. Recovered close with no trouble.
2004-04-03Matt Vennard's Estes Gemini DC3xC6-5- 2nd flight of the day, only one outboard motor lit. Closest to the pad!
2004-04-10Kyle Hancock's Estes Gemini DCC6-7- Both chutes ejected, only one chute inflated.
2004-04-24Kyle Hancock's Estes Gemini DCC6-7- Nearly had a lawn dart. One parachute managed to work free at 100', and the other one never ...
2004-05-16Kyle Hancock's Estes Gemini DCC6-5- Engine nozzle clogged, causing unstable flight at around 75'.
2004-08-20Alex Jordan's Estes Gemini DCA8-3- Very underpowerd....Went up, stopped going, and fell back down still buring....On the ground, the ...
2004-11-07J Bolduc's Estes Gemini DCC6-3- High flight, both chutes ejected only 1 opened about 20 feet off ground to save rocket from being ...
2004-12-03Donald Besaw's Estes Gemini DCC6-5- Nice flight, arched some during boost. Deployed both chutes without incident. Long walk for ...
2005-04-10Zappacky Anonymous's Estes Gemini DCB6-4- Perfect flight, ejected at estimated 300 ft. Parachutes both ejected same time, but did not open. ...
2005-05-30Andy Turits's Estes Gemini DCB6-4- Modified to 1 primary chute. Flies nice and straight to about 400 feet. Recovered with hole in the ...
2005-05-30Andy Turits's Estes Gemini DCC6-5- Replaced parachute. Again nice straight boost to about 800 feet. This time, chute separated as ...
2005-07-03Andy Turits's Estes Gemini DCB6-4- Slight arcing flight to about 300 feet. Chute didn't quite fully deploy but fluttered down. No ...
2005-07-03Andy Turits's Estes Gemini DCC6-5- Nice high arcing flight to 800 or so feet. Wrapped chute in wadding and it deployed properly this ...
2005-07-05Reid Smith's Estes Gemini DCB6-4- Very successful flight straight up except for wind. Packed one chute tight and another loose with ...
2005-09-17David Logan's Estes Gemini DCB6-4- Nice flight. Built for standard recovery, and landed about 50 yards from the pads with a 12 inch ...
2005-09-18William Beggs's Estes Gemini DCB6-4- Great flight and recovery.
2005-11-03Andrew Grippo's Estes Gemini DCC6-5- A little under powered but still a good flight with both chutes deployed. Damage to crummy Estes ...
2006-01-04Lance Souther's Estes Gemini DCB6-4- Straight flight to around 400 feet, both chutes deployed and open within seconds. Landed less than ...
2006-05-14Andrew Scott's Estes Gemini DCB4-4- First flight was on a B4-4. The rocket move slows off the pad for a nice, stable, and straight ...
2006-05-14Andrew Scott's Estes Gemini DCC6-5- Second flight was on a C6-5.A fast launch! The rocket went all but out of sight because of the low ...
2006-05-14Andrew Scott's Estes Gemini DCC6-5- The third flight was on B6-6.A stable and straight flight Ejection happened way past apogee and I ...
2006-09-07Andy Turits's Estes Gemini DCC6-5- Added about .5 oz of nose weight and the GDC had its first good flight. Very slight arc to about ...
2006-09-07Andy Turits's Estes Gemini DCC6-5- Nice ascent, horizontal descent, drifting, drifting....cccrrrzzzzttt! deep in the top of some ...
2007-03-17Tom McCleary's Estes Gemini DCB6-4-
2007-07-01Chan Stevens's Estes Gemini DCC6-5-
2011-04-09Ken Tsai's Estes Gemini DC2xB6-0+C6-7- 3 motor cluster
2015-10-10Mark S's Gemini DCb6-4- Beautiful boost, suspenseful wait for parachute deployment! Like many other Gemini DC flights, ...
2015-11-14Mark S's Gemini DCC6-5- Nice straight boost! One parachute deployed after much tangling and downward coast. The parachutes ...
2016-04-09Mark S's Gemini DCC6-5- Both chutes deployed but the more damaged chute tangled with the one that opened. Safe recovery.
2016-05-14Mark S's Gemini DCC6-5- Replaced one damaged chute with a fresh one and result was same as last time: one chute deploys, ...

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