Estes - Mean Machine Kit

CP Method: Rocksim/Rocksim
CP Position From Front: 67.57 inches
Diameter: 1.64 inches
Fin Material: Balsa
Length: 79.00 inches
Manufacturer: Estes
Model: 1295
Motor Size: 24 millimeters
Power: Low-Power
Product Type: Kit
Production Years: 1978-1998, 2007-2013, 2018-
Recommended Motors: D12-3, D12-5, E9-4, E9-6
Recovery: Parachute
Skill Level: 2
Status: In-Production
Style: Sport
Tags: Family:Estes:Mean Machine
Weight: 5.80 ounces

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  • The not so mean machine By Chris Hurtado (October 9, 2023)

    The not so mean machine with a rocket called the mean machine, you’d expect it to growl at you and shake you down for your lunch money. Instead, it’s more like the classic “gentle giant”. One can hardly apply “mean” to simple night. 6ft is impressive though and usually draws a crowd along with my home but launch rig and control. Now, it is pretty awesome how high this gentle giant can ...

  • Estes Mean Machine By John Gordon

    Brief: This is a tallllll single stage, 24mm rocket with a 24 inch parachute. There are four (4) body tubes, a standard 24mm motor mount, four (4) balsa fins and a plastic nose-cone. I deviated from the standard paper shock cord mount. I bought this kit and let it sit in a closet for about 4 years. Went to my first HPR launch and got the bug again. The instructions were simple, but I ...

  • Estes Mean Machine By David Austerberry

    This is a classic Estes kit that has been in production for quite some time. It is a single staged rocket with a large length to width ratio and the launches are impressive for a low power kit. The long airframe is built by coupling four standard BT-60 body tubes. The kit comes with four die-cut balsa fins and two cardboard centering rings. Recovery is done with a 3/16" shock cord nearly 3 ...

  • Estes Mean Machine By Jordan Hiller

    (by Jordan Hiller) The most attractive thing about the Estes Mean Machine is its size. While it's only a BT-55 body tube, the rocket is about 6 ½ feet long! Building is quite simple, since this is just a very long 3FNC model. The instructions are straightforward, and the only tools you really need are the ones you need for every other rocket (sandpaper, hobby knife, glue, etc.) ...

  • Estes Mean Machine By Scott Danielson

      Construction: Rating: 4 out of 5 points This is a great 1st D engine kit. It's over 6 feet tall. The overall construction was a snap. This kit was pretty simple to build. Just take your time when gluing the coupler and body tubes together. THEY HAVE TO BE ALIGNED PERFECTLY! The couplers were EXTREMELY hard to fit in the body tubes, and because of this my tubes are kind of bent. ...

  • Estes Mean Machine By Jim Zamecnik

    ( Contributed - by Jim Zamecnik) Brief: Modified for use with the PerfectFlite microAlt 4600 dual deployment altimeter. Added a 6" long altimeter bay and a 12" long forward main chute bay to the lower half of the Mean Machine. (new section made from recycled tubes and couplers from a SuperNova Payloader) Modifications: The lower half is a stock Mean Machine (a bit shorter due ...

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