|CP Position From Rear:||8.70 inches|
|Fin Span:||5.50 inches|
|Motor Size:||18 millimeters|
|Nose Cone Material:||Balsa|
|Recommended Motors:||B4-4, B6-4, C6-5|
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...