Good building experience with the large components. With the large surface area on the body, we bought an extra one to do our own customized decoration. We're thinking of using some Marvel superhero decals (such as spiderman or x-men) and some airbrushed stencils that are readily available to buy on the web. This is a great way to personalize the build and ownership experience in ways that can't be done with thin-bodied rockets. Bring on more big boys like this one and the classic V2! (Posted on 1/6/12)
First, I had so much fun building and finishing this kit; working with the bigger components (especially after finishing the detailed QCC Explorer; also a great rocket) was fun for a change. Launches are a hoot; nice and slow to start and I'm pretty sure it exceeded 1000' (I live in Boulder at 5400') with an E9-4. Perfect recovery with the 24" chute.
My only recommendation to Estes is to splurge or charge an extra buck to have enough colorful decals for all the fins.
This is a handsome, durable, and a crowd pleasing rocket for sure! (Posted on 10/15/11)
i have the origanial model called "fatboy" it has a duller nose and much bolder letter decals and smaller engine and goes about 700'. big daddy has the potential to be a great edition to the short and fat fleet (Posted on 10/3/11)
Great rocket- a neighbor stepped on ours and broke the fin (not where it was attached - too strong for that)- it glued back together beautifully and has launched 6 times so far- a record for our family- fantastic lift offs, great to race after (Posted on 9/4/11)