Estes - The Dude Kit

Length: 88.00 inches
Manufacturer: Estes
Model: 2199
Motor Size: 24 millimeters
Power: Low-Power
Product Type: Kit
Production Years: 2001-2003
Recommended Motors: D12-3
Recovery: Parachute
Skill Level: 2
Status: Out-Of-Production
Style: Sport
  • Estes The Dude By Glenn Roth (August 8, 2008)

    Brief: This is a large rocket that uses a mylar balloon as its airframe (like a blimp), is powered by a 24mm motor, and recovers by parachute. Construction: There is no body tube or payload, just an inflatable mylar balloon, and 4 fins. It uses a right angle motor mount for chute and motor with a monofilament line coming from the nose ring down to the parachute on the outside ...

  • Estes The Dude By Victor R Gigante-Hueber

    This is an interesting rocket from Estes. It is basically just a plastic fin canister with a large Mylar balloon on the front. It comes with a launch pad and a launch controller and can be ready to fly in a few hours. This rocket comes packaged with its launch pad and controller in a very brightly colored box. The rocket's parts are bagged and the launch set is taped to a piece of cardboard. ...

  • Estes The Dude By Les Bradshaw

    This rocket goes back to the time when the body of a rocket was so thin it could not support its own weight. The rockets relied on the pressurization of the fuel to keep them from collapsing. The Dude has a fin/motor mount cage and then a chrome covered nylon "balloon" that is inflated for the body and nose. There are no body tubes. A simple plastic cage consisting of 2 rings and 3 ...

  • Estes The Dude By Joe Cacciatore

    This is sure a strange rocket. It is 7.5' tall and uses a balloon for the body of the rocket! Fins and an engine mount are attached to the balloon which uses an 11' parachute for recovery. It flies only on a D12-3 engine. The whole thing weighs about 10 ozs. It costs $19.97 at Walmart and that includes a launch pad and controller! The launch pad is just a plastic stake that you stick in the ...

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