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Comparison of 2.6" "Stubby" Rockets
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Fat Boy
Estes Fat Boy™
Fun Fat Rocket
Cycline3 Fun Fat Rocket
Blobbo
Vaughn Bros Blobbo
Meanie
Nordic Meanie
Dimension 12.9" x 2.6" 18.25" x 2.6" 16.5" x 2.6" 23.2" x 2.6"
"Stubby" Ratio (10:1) 4.9:1 7.0:1 6.3:1 8.9:1
Weight (my kit) 3 ounces 6.2 ounces 4.5 ounces 7.5 ounces
Body Tube Paper (1/32") Paper (1/32") Paper (1/32") Paper (1/16")
Body Tube (Fins) Pre-Slotted No No Pre-Marked
Fins 3 4 3 3
Fins 3/32" Die-cut Balsa 1/8" Balsa (you cut) Pre-cut Fiberglass 1/16" Laser-cut Plywood
Centering Rings 1/32" Die-cut Cardboard Indexcard, polyurethane glue 1/32" Laser-cut plywood 1/16" Laser-cut Plywood
Mount Tube 18mm 3 x 18mm 18mm 24mm
Motor Retention Yes No Yes Yes
Nose Cone Plastic Plastic Plastic Balsa
Launch Lugs (1) 1/8" lug Rail Buttons (1) 1/8" lug (2) 3/16" Brass lugs
Shock Tether none none 1/16" x 6" steel 1/16" x 6" Kevlar
Shock Cord 1/4" x 24" Elastic 1/4" x 12' (ft) Elastic 1/4" x 36" Elastic 1/4" x 36" Elastic
Mount 3-Fold Paper 3-Fold Paper Wrap Around Motor Tube Eye-Bolt to Top CR
Parachute 18" plastic 13" x 17" Nylon (Orange) 18" Nylon (Yellow) 18" Nylon (Red)
Fin Alignment Guide No Yes Yes Yes
Decals Yes - Self Adhesive Yes - Vinyl No Yes - Vinyl
Rec Motors B4 - C6 A8 - C6 C6 - D21 D12 - E30
Instructions 6 pages 6 pages 3 pages 8 pages
Illustrated Yes No Yes Yes
Photo-illustrated No Yes No No
Price ~$12 ~$25 ~$21.50 ~$23.50
Construction Rating 4 ½ 3 ½ 4 4 ½
Flying Rating 4 ½ 4 ½ 5 4 ½
Overall Rating 4 ½ 4 4 4 ½
Review Pro's Easy to build, instructions and through-the-wall fins Solid instructins, long shockcord, nylon parachute, cool decal Fiberglass fins, recovery system Instructions, thick body tube and unique fins
Reviews Con's Shock cord mount, too large of parachute 3-fold mount, specialized technique Instructions and no decals Elastic shock cord mounted next to motor mount
Comparison Purpose Pro's Stubbiest rocket of the group. Lowest price. Easiest to get. The only Cluster rocket of the group. Vinyl decal. Best recovery system. Thickest body tube. Vinyl decal.
Comparison Purpose Con's none Most expensive. Now Out of Production Poorest instructions. Now Out of Production Hardest to get (of those still in production).

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