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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  • Estes - Mean Machine {Kit} (1295) [1978-1998, 2007-2013, 2018-] 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 {Kit} (1295) [1978-1998, 2007-2013, 2018-] 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 {Kit} (1295) [1978-1998, 2007-2013, 2018-] 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 {Kit} (1295) [1978-1998, 2007-2013, 2018-] 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 {Kit} (1295) [1978-1998, 2007-2013, 2018-] 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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  • Mean Machine (Modification) By Michael Boucher

    It's Estes Mean Machine. It's a single staged rocket originally it is a 24mm rocket made to take D motors but I modified it with a home made 29mm motor mount. Modifications: Since I was planning to use an F-50 motor I thought it would be a very good idea to fiberglass it. I fiberglassed it twice with some 1.5oz fiberglass. I also fiberglassed the fins (not on to the rocket). Now for the motor ...

  • Mean Machine (Modification) By John Coker

    The Estes Mean Machine(TM) kit was one I remember wanting, but not being able to afford the first time in this hobby. So now, as a B.A.R., I can have it easily. (Also, the kit cover picture is priceless.)  I decided to high-power it by adapting it for 29mm motors so its name is now the "Meaner Machine." Adding a 29mm motor mount, fiberglassed tubes and fins and altimeter dual deployment ...

  • Mean Machine (Modification) By Morgan Hendry

    I got the Mean Machine for my birthday and have just finished it. There were a few requirements for the finished rocket: It must break into sections for easy transport. Center break recovery. Baffle system to eliminate recovery wadding. I began construction as in the stock kit, except I used 30 min Epoxy instead of white glue. When I got to the step about the tube couplers, ...

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