Estes - Satellite Interceptor Kit

CP Method: Swing
CP Position From Rear: 8.70 inches
Decals: Waterslide
Diameter: 0.98 inches
Fin Material: Balsa
Fin Span: 5.50 inches
Length: 22.25 inches
Manufacturer: Estes
Model: 1296, 3027
Motor Size: 18 millimeters
Nose Cone Material: Balsa
Original Price: $4.00
Power: Low-Power
Product Type: Kit
Production Years: 1978-1982
Recommended Motors: B4-4, B6-4, C6-5
Recovery: Parachute
Skill Level: 2
Status: In-Production
Style: Futuristic/Exotic
Weight: 2.30 ounces

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  • Estes - Satellite Interceptor {Kit} (1296, 3027) [1978-1982] By Dale Marshall and Tim Reidy (June 22, 2010)

    Brief: This rocket is being reviewed by Dale Marshall and Tim Reidy. Tim has more building experience so his comments are listed first. Tim: When I saw the list of kits that Estes was re-releasing as part of its Classic Series, I was delighted to see the Satellite Interceptor on the list. It had been on my list of kits to clone, and now Estes had saved me the work. Dale : Well ...

  • Estes - Satellite Interceptor {Kit} (1296, 3027) [1978-1982] By Jewel B. Butler Jr. (May 2, 2010)

    Brief: This is one of the new Estes kits from their Classic series,Crossbow SST is another kit similar in design. They call it Cool and Futuristic. I agree with both descriptions. This is a sleek multi-fined with tubes which made me go wow and some great decals to really make it kind a nasty like it will seek out and destroy. It use a 18 mm engine with parachute recovery. ...

  • Estes - Satellite Interceptor {Kit} (1296, 3027) [1978-1982] By David O'Nan

    Brief Older skill level 3 Estes kit introduced in 1978 and discontinued in 1982. Had one back in 1979 that I lost to a tree on its first flight. When I became a BAR this is one of the first kits I wanted to clone, but it was difficult because of the unique nose cone/tail cone combination. However, in 1997 Estes introduced the Wildfire kit (#2154, see picture), which re-introduced this plastic ...

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  • Satellite Interceptor (Modification) By Bill Eichelberger

    1) Replaced the stock 24mm motor mount with a 3 x 18mm cluster. 2) Replaced the S.W.A.T. decals (!?) with upscaled Satellite Interceptor decals. 3) Two piece body tubes replaced by single length of BT-60 Modifications: The cluster was built the old fashioned way: no motor retention clips. I glued three pieces of BT-20J together (with a heavy line of wood glue to seal the hole left in ...

  • Satellite Interceptor (Upscale) By Bill Eichelberger

    Brief: When I discovered JimZ's plan page in early 2001, one of the first old rockets that I looked for with hopes of somehow recreating it was the Estes Satellite Interceptor. An original S.I. had been one of my favorites from my early fleet but had been one of the rockets that I never managed to fly due to lack of a flying partner. Unfortunately a 2001 sweep of the local toy and hobby shops ...

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