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Rich DeAngelis's Renegade

The Renegade: It is a very old model built in the 1970s by my brother. The Renegade is a classic '70s kit. Not at all like the modern Renegade; this is your father's Renegade. This is a large, tall, D-powered model, finished in the original catalog paint scheme. Build credits for this kit actually go to my brother. I modified it by adding my usual altimeter payload bay ("Iris"). This adds 4-1/2 inches to the rocket's length and 17 grams of nose-weight. I also replaced the Estes plastic parachute with a better nylon cloth parachute, and use a Nomex cloth instead of wadding. After an Iris test flight with a D12-5, I’m going to load this baby up with a Aerotech E20-7W engine and push the boundaries of rocket power (for me, anyways). This model reaches about 500' on a D12-5, but on an E20, I would expect at least 1000'. (Iris is named after the Greek god of the rainbow. She is a messenger of the gods, linking the gods with humanity.) This rocket has flown higher than William Penn on top of the Philadelphia City Hall building, NASA's VAB building at Cape Kennedy, or the Cologne Cathedral in Germany.

Decals:Waterslide
Diameter:1.6370 inches
Fin Material:Balsa
Fin Span:8.2500 inches
Kit Name:Renegade
Length:37.8000 inches
Main Body Tube:BT-60
Manufacturer:Estes
Model:2109
Motor Size:24 millimeters
Nose Cone Material:Plastic
Power:Low-Power
Production Years:1975-1980
Recommended Motors:D12-5
Recovery:16" Nylon Parachute
Style:Sport
Type:Modification
Weight:5.8630 ounces

 

     

    Flight Log

    TimeLaunch SiteMotor(s)Altitude 
    2010-11-13Tanguy Soccer FieldD12-5500 feet
    2011-08-07Halifax, PAD12-5491 feet
    2011-11-06Penn Manor School Lancaster PAD12-5473 feet 
    2012-06-30Fort Indiantown Gap, PAD12-5551 feet
    2012-08-11Halifax, PAD12-5493 feet

    Related Kit: Estes - Renegade {Kit} (1271) [1975-1980]

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