Estes Big Bertha

This is my stock Big Bertha. I had one when I was younger, so it was the first kit I got after the Alpha starter kit. It is three inches shorter after the 10/01/97 flight, and a total of four inches shorter after the 10/24/98 flights.

Dia: 1.64"; Length: 20" (was 24"); Wt.: 2.2 oz.; Motor (1): 18mm
Recommended motor: B4-2, B4-4, B6-2, B6-4, C6-5
Status: Wrecked by Jackson.

FltDateMotorComments
1)4/11/97B6-4Landed in a small tree.
2)4/26/97C6-5Cut spillhole in chute before launch. Flies nicely.
3)4/27/97C6-5 
4)5/15/97B4-4Perfect flight.
5)6/15/97B4-4Parachute duration attempt for NARTREK, but only 34 sec.
6)7/13/97C6-5 
7)8/11/97C6-5 
8)9/23/97B6-4 
9)9/23/97C6-5 
10)9/25/97C6-5Drifted across Alkali Creek Road, but recovered.
11)10/01/97B6-4Nose cone ejected, but chute hung up at end of body tube. Came in nose first, pranged, had to remove three inches of body tube to repair.
12)3/15/98C6-5Nice flight.
13)4/16/98B6-4 
14)6/04/98B6-4 
15)7/25/98C6-5 
16)8/22/98B6-4 
17)10/24/98B6-4Parachute stuck in tube, no damage.
18)10/24/98B6-4Parachute stuck in tube again, damaged front 1 inch on the body tube. Cut off.
19)4/15/00C6-5 
20)4/19/00B6-4Launch for Lewistown 8th grade science class.
21)5/13/00C6-5 
22)6/10/00C6-5 
23)7/15/00C6-5 
24)10/26/00B6-0/C6-7CHAD staging, worked great. I always wanted to try this.
   Rocket destroyed by my three-year old.

Pictures
Big Bertha in the hands of a toddler.
Big Bertha.

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