Looking for Mars Snooper Kit...

Looking for Mars Snooper Kit...

Post by DermG » Mon, 15 May 1995 04:00:00



I'm back to the hobby since I now have kids after a 15 year hiatus, and
the Estes Mars Snooper was one of my favorite, most highly performing
rockets. I now cannot find it (likely thrown out by my all too clean
parents) and would like to build another. Does anyone have the full kit or
plans???
Thanks!
Jason
 
 
 

Looking for Mars Snooper Kit...

Post by Lan Man8 » Mon, 15 May 1995 04:00:00


Estes is selling a re-issue of the Snooper I.  I bought it about a year
ago and built it.  Flies great, and didn't require any custome decals to a
great extant.  Get me your address and I can send a copy of the plans.

Dave

Dave Knerr

 
 
 

Looking for Mars Snooper Kit...

Post by Dave » Fri, 19 May 1995 04:00:00


I saw a Mars Snooper kit in the Collector's Series at my local Hobby Shop
in Strongsville, OH. They were asking $22.98 for it $2.00 off the original
price. I just built one myself, it's a great rocket! Estes should bring it
back as a regular kit.

Dave.

 
 
 

Looking for Mars Snooper Kit...

Post by Edmund C. Ha » Wed, 31 May 1995 04:00:00


Quote:


>: I saw a Mars Snooper kit in the Collector's Series at my local Hobby Shop
>: in Strongsville, OH. They were asking $22.98 for it $2.00 off the original
>: price. I just built one myself, it's a great rocket! Estes should bring it
>: back as a regular kit.

I agree. I was hoping that the Collector's Series would continue with the
Orbital Transport, the Ranger, a few Centuri kits (Mach 10, X-24, SST
Transport, Shuttle) and so on.
Quote:

>Too many balsa cones in that one for Estes, given their desire to go
>plastic and peel off decals, and in general, simplistic models.

Absolutely. The fact that they don't attend NARAM speaks volumes about
their support of the higher end of the hobby.

Quote:
>Hard to believe the Mercury Atlas kit ever saw the light of day. :(

As we say down here - "Even a blind pig finds an acorn now and then."
I was also amazed by this kit. The addition of the Trans-wing and the
SR-X/Aurora. The new gliding Shuttle looks nice too. Over on CIS, Mike
Dorfler (sp?) was asked if it would be available outside of the starter kit
and he said no. :-(

One cool thing in the Transwing kit - a plastic triangle that snaps onto
the launch rod to hold the pod up and hold the igniter leads out of the way.
It seems to me that the design staff would like to do more, but is held
back by the requirement to sell 10 zillion of every kit to the novice
market.

--
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Houston, TX      \  "Cards for sorrow, cards for pain." - R. O'Brien

 
 
 

Looking for Mars Snooper Kit...

Post by Lee Re » Thu, 01 Jun 1995 04:00:00


: I saw a Mars Snooper kit in the Collector's Series at my local Hobby Shop
: in Strongsville, OH. They were asking $22.98 for it $2.00 off the original
: price. I just built one myself, it's a great rocket! Estes should bring it
: back as a regular kit.

: Dave.

Too many balsa cones in that one for Estes, given their desire to go
plastic and peel off decals, and in general, simplistic models.

Hard to believe the Mercury Atlas kit ever saw the light of day. :(

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Looking for Mars Snooper Kit...

Post by Mark Johns » Thu, 01 Jun 1995 04:00:00


Quote:

>Too many balsa cones in that one for Estes, given their desire to go
>plastic and peel off decals, and in general, simplistic models.
>Hard to believe the Mercury Atlas kit ever saw the light of day. :(

That's why I bought one out of the first batch that got to the friendly local
hobby store...I figured it might not be around very long.
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