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Launch and assembly of the Big Bertha Model Rocket

In this video I build and launch one of the most famous, and popular model rockets of all time. The Big Bertha by Estes.

It is a large rocket and is very popular because it has a dramatic slow launch off the pad.




Big Bertha

Estes 1948 Big Bertha Rocket

  • Skill Level 1
  • Laser Cut Wood Fins, Self-stick Decals, 18 in. (46 cm) Parachute Recovery
  • Projected Max Altitude: 500 ft. (152 m)
  • An Estes original
  • Laser cut balsa fins
  • Standard engine powered
  • Parachute recovery
  • Flies over 500'



Launching a model rocket in the snow

During a good New England Snow Storm I took my rocket stuff out. Made a nice little bunker then launched off a rocket!

You can see the video here: Launching a Model Rocket in a A New England Snow Storm

Well, If you read the page about this rocket you know that I lost it in the snow storm. After about 20 feet of altitude I lost sight of it and never could find it again.

I didn't let that stop me though. The next snowstorm I took out a big black rocket with a red streamer! This one I didn't lose in a snowstorm. I lost it in a tree! lol Check out the video here: The second rocket in a New England Snow Storm