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Old 04-04-2009, 12:43 PM
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Four of these, the Star Stryker, Ricochet, Crossbow, and Taser Twin are making their way to Wal-Mart shelves NOW.

No plastics - all balsa cones and transitions with laser-cur fins as we members have been wanting. Estes heard us loud and clear.



Sweet. I actually prefer the plastic cones. It'll be sad to see those go, but I prefer balsa fins over plastic fin cans any day.

Does that mean WM will start stocking booster motors too? Or, is this a case of WM feeding the hobby stores?
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Old 04-04-2009, 12:47 PM
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Sorry Scott, the Satellite Interceptor, designed by Wayne Kellner, came several years before the Centuri copy. The model in question is a BT-20 size version od the Interceptor, with red replaced with purple on the decals.

And there are no Shrox rocket designs here - these are all the work od Mr. Dorffler.

Well, then I'm mistaken.
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Well, I'll be buying the Space Eagle, for sure
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Actually the Taser Twin looks like it has a Sky Hook as an upper stage... Cool designs... They just need to be upscaled .
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Wonder what machine Estes is using to make the new transitions and nose cones...
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...And you are actually the one running this place... Jeeze .
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Any chance the B4-6 coming back? That will make an excellent upper stage
for the Taser Twin ...
Dave,

I'd be afraid of losing it with that motor. Looking at the rocket, I'm assuming it's BT-20 based, and if so, it'll be out of sight with pretty much any booster staging to that sustainer. In fact, I lost my single stage BT-20 Yankee on a B4-4.

On the subject of the B4-6, while I like the idea of the larger nozzle being more reliable for staging and the thrust profile being less aggressive, I've had marvelous results staging to the B6-6.

It'd be nice to see the B4-6 brought back, but there are others ahead of it on my priority list.

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Dave,

I'd be afraid of losing it with that motor. Looking at the rocket, I'm assuming it's BT-20 based, and if so, it'll be out of sight with pretty much any booster staging to that sustainer. In fact, I lost my single stage BT-20 Yankee on a B4-4.

On the subject of the B4-6, while I like the idea of the larger nozzle being more reliable for staging and the thrust profile being less aggressive, I've had marvelous results staging to the B6-6.

It'd be nice to see the B4-6 brought back, but there are others ahead of it on my priority list.

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Agreed, but I can still use the B4-6 for the B Streamer Duration.
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Actually the Taser Twin looks like it has a Sky Hook as an upper stage... Cool designs... They just need to be upscaled .



I thought the same thing at first but it looks a little longer than a Sky Hook.


I'm with Doug, I've never had a problem staging to a B6. I'd rather see a B8 or C5.
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...And you are actually the one running this place... Jeeze .

I know. Fire me...
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