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    A new rocketeer

    Seems kind of odd that someone who grew up in Houston during the height of the space race would take 50 years to try model rocketry, doesn't it? Whatever the reason I'm finally giving it a go. I just finished my first two rockets, the Estes Big Bertha and Big Daddy. They haven't flown yet, hoping to do that during the local rocketry club's launch at the end of August. Here are pics of my rockets:

    Big Bertha "Tara"


    Big Daddy "Der Grosser Vati"


    I will try to get more pics and video of their maiden flights.
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    RE: A new rocketeer

    God bless ya!

    I had a Big Bertha a gozillion years ago, and your second is similar to my all time favorite - der Red Max. Neither were spectacular (Like a Cherokee-D) but they sure were fun!



    Imay have to get back into rocketry. I washeavily into it in the mid 70's.
    Charlie P. (NY) "Gravity is weak but persistant".

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    RE: A new rocketeer

    I did a Big Bertha in a Buzz Lightyear when my son was younger. I think my all time favorite rockets are the Fat Boy and Bull Pup.

    Yours look great!
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    RE: A new rocketeer

    You picked two good rockets to start with. The Big Bertha is a really good, solid flyer. Good job!
    If you love your plane, set it free, if it doesn\'\'t return, you should have checked the battery.

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    RE: A new rocketeer

    I love anything Red Max like lol! Memories from my childhood, think I had one when I was ten. This is my son's Minni Mag done in a similar theme.

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    RE: A new rocketeer

    Just to throw this out there Razor Hobbies can produce custom model rockets in house with our 3d printer.
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    RE: A new rocketeer

    here is a pick of a few samples of smaller size rockets
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    Cool rockets. I Owned Starlight Model Rockets for about 10 years. Then went into semi rocket retirement so I have time to build and fly all the kits I have amassed over the years.
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    What is very cool about the Big Bertha it takes off slower the most rockets making it look more realistic. I had one of the originals back in the early 70s and will be getting another one day. I have been launching rockets off and on since 1968.
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    I love me a Fat Boy
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