Big Daddy Rocket
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Big Daddy™

Sku: 002162

Are you ready for an out-of-this-world experience? Big Daddy rocket is a perfect choice! Using Estes E engines, this rocket can reach up to 900 feet in the air, making it a powerful and thrilling addition to your collection.

The rocket's streamlined design and 24-inch pre-assembled parachute ensure a safe and colorful descent back to Earth. With a height just under 20 inches and a waist size of 3 inches, the Big Daddy rocket can handle all the power you can stuff into its motor tube.

While some experience in model building and finishing is necessary, the end result is well worth the effort. To build and launch the Big Daddy rocket, you'll need tools like scissors, sandpaper, and glue, as well as the Estes Porta-Pad II Launch Pad and E Launch Controller, model rocket engines, starters, and recovery wadding. Order your Big Daddy rocket today and experience the excitement of high-altitude launches!

  • SKILL LEVEL: With moderate building and finishing skills, the Big Daddy is perfect for this Advanced level rocket.
  • RECOMMENDED ENGINES: C11-3, D12-3, D12-5, E12-4, E12-6
  • PROJECTED ALTITUDE: 900 ft. (274 m) on a E12-6


Looking for a big blast off? Then you need to check out the highly streamlined Big Daddy rocket! Here are some of its key features:

  • Capable of reaching a cloud-topping 900 feet when powered by Estes E engines
  • Flies extremely well on C11-3 or Estes D engines for those who prefer suborbital flights
  • Equipped with a colorful 24-inch pre-assembled parachute for a safe return to earth
  • Stands just under 20 inches tall with a Big Daddy waist size of 3 inches to handle all the power you can stuff into the motor tube
  • Requires experience in model building and finishing to assemble, but the end result is worth the effort

With its impressive size and power, the Big Daddy rocket is sure to be a hit with model rocket enthusiasts. So what are you waiting for? Get ready to experience the thrill of a big blast off with the Big Daddy rocket!

What You Need to Fly

Porta-Pad E Launch Pad and Pro Series II Launch Controller, 3/16 inch "Maxi" Launch Rod. Estes model rocket engines, starters and recovery wadding.
Six C 1.5V high quality AA alkaline batteries (sold separately)

Technical Specifications

  • Recommended Engines

C11-3, D12-3, D12-5, E12-4, E12-6
  • Launch System

Porta-Pad II
  • Projected Max Altitude

900 ft. (274 m)
  • Recovery System

24 in. (60.96 cm) Parachute
  • Length

19 in. (48.3 cm)
  • Diameter

3 in. (76 mm)
  • Weight

5.3 oz. (150.3 g)
  • Fin Material

Laser Cut Balsa Wood

Needed to Build (sold separately)

Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, carpenter’s glue, hobby knife, masking tape, primer (white), paint (black, gloss red, gray), and clear coat (optional).
This product recommended for children ages 10+ with adult supervision for those under 12, and rocketeers of all ages.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Michael Guerra
Easy to mod

You get a 3” slotted body tube with normal 1/8” width and length slots. Unlike the 3” body tube they offer in the tube section. Which has weird thick short slots. Also a motor mount, fins, and nice nose cone. Now get a 3” coupler and a 3” non-slotted body tube. And build a big 3” rocket! If you like you can get a 29mm or 38mm motor mount and rings from ebay. (Then you would have to shorten the fin tabs.) I built mine stock, albeit with a Kevlar shock cord, but will get another to modify in to a bigger rocket. It’s a great base to build on. Check this out:

Chas Semple
Misleading Pics!

So the rocket is fine, but the advertising is misleading.
The yellow decals shown in the pictures on the packaging are only on one side. Since there are 4 fins, 3/4 of the rocket does not look like one on the package. If you don’t care about the decals, fine. To me, it feels like they cheaped out again. It’s an overall feeling that i find frequently with this company.

It is great!!!!!!!!

It is great!!!!!!!!