|Motor Size:||18 millimeters|
|Nose Cone Material:||Balsa|
|Plan (Estes Instructions):||http://www.estesrockets.com/media/instructions/003024_PHOENIX_BIRD.pdf|
|Recommended Motors:||B4-4, B6-4, C6-5|
The Phoenix Bird is an Estes remake of the early 80s Centuri Phoenix Bird. Although close in appearance, this version uses BT-55 based parts compared to BT-56 used in the original. The biggest difference though is the Estes version uses through-the-tube balsa fins, and a balsa nose cone. The Centuri version used a plastic fin can and plastic nose cone ...
This is a remake of the old Centauri classic. I was a bit disspointed by Estes' choice not to use the original kit's plastic fin can, nose cone, and body coupler. The instructions for building the kit have a fatal flaw. The kit uses through-the-body-tube fin mounting, and, if the directions are followed, the builder will NOT be able to insert the engine mount as the fin tabs stick well ...