Estes - Leviathan {Kit} (9700) [2012-]

Contributed by Robert H.

Construction Rating: starstarstarstarstar_border
Published: 2013-07-02
Diameter: 3.00 inches
Length: 41.50 inches
Manufacturer: Estes
Skill Level: 5
Style: Sport

Brief

This is the Rocket that I have chosen to do my level 1 NAR cert with.

Components

A Pro series kit, it has nice wood fins  and sturdy construction. 

Construction

I built this rocket with the intention of flying large 29mm reloads in it so I used epoxy on everything.   I made a aluminum ring that sits about 2\3 down the body tube with a hole in the center.  I have a Beer can that slides down the tube and rests on the ring (this is my deployment piston)  There is a braid of Kevlar for the shock cord with 8 feet of bungee 1\8 inch thick with fishing swivels and 2 24" Estes nylon chutes in a Y pattern.  The nosecone has a small altimeter attached with a 24" nylon chute that independently deploys on its own.  

 

Finishing

I didn't care for the stickers or the paint scheme, so I went with OD Green and Flat White. ICBM SS 20!

Construction Score: 4

Flight

I am planning the maiden flight with an Areotech F50-6T motor.

 

Flights

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