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Old 02-10-2008, 01:03 AM
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Does anyone remember an Estes SR-71 (maybe it was a Centuri but I doubt it) that utilized a cluster of two 24mm motors?

I had this kit in the early 80's, I know it was produced, I can't seem to find any info or details on it.
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Old 02-10-2008, 09:48 AM
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If I remember correctly, I think both Estes and Centuri kits were single 18 mm powered; however, I know the Estes kit can be converted for three engine cluster (18 mm core; two
A10-PT's outboards). This conversion is what I plan to do to my other unassembled SR-71.
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Old 02-12-2008, 04:33 PM
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Nope, I'm not talking about the current kit that's been in production for several years now. I had this kit as a young kid, in 1981-82. I distinctly remember it having 2 (two) "D" engines. I remember thinking to myself. "Wow, I might lose this thing. I better make sure to launch it at a huge field."
I have the current 18mm kit, and the one I had as a kid was much larger.
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The original Centuri SR-71 used a single 24mm D, the Estes kit used a single 18mm engine.
The huge "hobbylabs" SR-71 used a single 24 or 29mm engine.
I do not know of any SR71 (or at least widely avaialble) that used any sort of cluster power.
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I've found it!!!
It only appeared once in the Estes 1982 "summer catalog" (actual pics appear @ ninfinger)

It is product #5349 SR-71 Blackbird. It used a single 24mm engine mount & two 24" parachutes.

I would have been 11-12 years old at the time & probably got the two chutes & motor confused. However I remember thinking to myself, "Man how high will this thing go?"
I built it, painted it, and never got to fly it.
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I built it, painted it, and never got to fly it.


Where is it now?!
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I built it, painted it, and never got to fly it.


Yeah, I can name that tune in two notes. It played a lot for me in the late 70's. Satellite Interceptor, Andromeda, Alien Invader, Wolverine, etc.......
Any idea what happened to yours?
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I don't know what ever became of my (that) SR-71. I may have taken it to school, or a friends house, and left it there. We moved when I was 13, & I don't recall having it after we moved.

I'm curious why that kit only made an appearance in that one catalog.

Here's a link:
http://www.ninfinger.org/~sven/rock...2/82sest14.html
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I'm curious why that kit only made an appearance in that one catalog.

Here's a link:
http://www.ninfinger.org/~sven/rock...2/82sest14.html


I have a feeling it had stability and weight issues so it quietly disappeared. A smaller SR-71 was back a couple of years later...probably the Centuri one in Estes clothing.
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That SR71 did not use a cluster and was the Centuri Magnum-D SR71.
It is even listed as a Centuri kit in that Estes catalog.
The only time Centuri kits appeared in Estes catalogs was in the "seasonal special" catalogs.
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