The Intruder is one of Estes' first RTF models. It is a conical piece of foamed polystyrene with a motor mount. Nice way to burn motors. It flies low and slow.
The Intruder has no fins, only short 'legs' on the rim of the polystyrene body cone. A single 13mm motor powers this beast.
No construction to speak of. You can't use Krylon on this one because it eats the plastic.
I left it plain white. Acrylic paints may work but you gotta test it first.
Construction Rating: 5 out of 5
Flight is excellent, just a nice, slow lift. Doesn't need much room to fly (maybe 30-40 feet).
Recovery is just by drag. It's nice and light and floats down.
Flight Rating: 5 out of 5
A nice, simple rocket.
Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
UFO, oddroc, practically ready to fly, 13mm motor, aerobrake recovery. The Invader is a simple, almost ready to fly, entry level UFO rocket. It is made almost totally from Styrofoam and is really ready to fly except for the paint job and stickers. The "kit" consists of a foam UFO, a cardboard motor tube, some stickers and an Estes safety sheet. There was going to be less to this "build" ...
Little cheap-o rocket I found at ACE in March 2005. The last recorded year it was made was in 1996. This things almost 10 years old! It's a fun rocket to play with in your own yard. The rocket consists of only 2 parts: a body tube and the styrofoam body. It also came with decals. Construction was completed in about 10 seconds! All you have to do is paint it and install the engine tube! ...