Estes Mars Snooper and Trident

Estes Mars Snooper and Trident

Post by Craig Frase » Sat, 04 Oct 1997 04:00:00



A small local shop has a special edition of the Mars Snooper, boxed,
shrink-wrapped, intact and ***, for $27. Is this a good price? It
looks neat from the picture, but the box says nothing at all. What
engine sizes does this use? How does it fly? The shop also has a
cool-looking Estes Trident for $14. Does this thing fly at all well? I'm
always on the lookout for smaller different-looking rockets just for
fun, but these look time-consuming to build and if they don't fly well
I'd rather skip them. Thanks.

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Estes Mars Snooper and Trident

Post by Ed » Sat, 04 Oct 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> A small local shop has a special edition of the Mars Snooper, boxed,
> shrink-wrapped, intact and ***, for $27. Is this a good price? It
> looks neat from the picture, but the box says nothing at all. What
> engine sizes does this use? How does it fly? The shop also has a
> cool-looking Estes Trident for $14. Does this thing fly at all well? I'm
> always on the lookout for smaller different-looking rockets just for
> fun, but these look time-consuming to build and if they don't fly well
> I'd rather skip them. Thanks.

> --

The Trident is a cool rocket. I built one years ago and it flew great. I
plan on building an upscaled version in the future. Go for it.
....Ed

 
 
 

Estes Mars Snooper and Trident

Post by The Silent Observe » Sun, 05 Oct 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> A small local shop has a special edition of the Mars Snooper, boxed,
> shrink-wrapped, intact and ***, for $27. Is this a good price? It
> looks neat from the picture, but the box says nothing at all. What
> engine sizes does this use? How does it fly? The shop also has a
> cool-looking Estes Trident for $14. Does this thing fly at all well? I'm
> always on the lookout for smaller different-looking rockets just for
> fun, but these look time-consuming to build and if they don't fly well
> I'd rather skip them. Thanks.

Both of those prices are very good, IMO, and if you don't want the
rockets, I'd be interested in making arrangements for you to get them
for me and ship them...  B)

    ...but yes, both are cool fliers, if somewhat challenging to build.

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Estes Mars Snooper and Trident

Post by J. Steven Yo » Mon, 06 Oct 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

>A small local shop has a special edition of the Mars Snooper, boxed,
>shrink-wrapped, intact and ***, for $27. Is this a good price? It
>looks neat from the picture, but the box says nothing at all. What
>engine sizes does this use? How does it fly? The shop also has a
>cool-looking Estes Trident for $14. Does this thing fly at all well? I'm
>always on the lookout for smaller different-looking rockets just for
>fun, but these look time-consuming to build and if they don't fly well
>I'd rather skip them. Thanks.

>--

The Trident is one of the "most requested" classic models around here.
GET IT!  If you don't want it, someone else around here is certain to
take it off your hands.  By all reports it's a great flyer, though
I've heard some reports of erosion of tube walls near the vents that
pass ejection gasses through the side tubes.  Ask around before
building it.  People may be able to suggest some modifications that
will make it more durable.

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Estes Mars Snooper and Trident

Post by Bill Sinki » Tue, 07 Oct 1997 04:00:00


On Fri, 03 Oct 1997 21:59:45 -0400, Craig Fraser

Quote:

>looks neat from the picture, but the box says nothing at all. What
>engine sizes does this use? How does it fly? The shop also has a
>cool-looking Estes Trident for $14. Does this thing fly at all well?

Definitely grab the Trident!  It flies beautifully, and always
a lot of attention at launches.  I scratch-built one, and I love it.
If you build it, I recommend reinforcing the ejection "ductwork"
at the aft end.

Bill

 
 
 

Estes Mars Snooper and Trident

Post by Mike Vande Bu » Tue, 07 Oct 1997 04:00:00


: On Fri, 03 Oct 1997 21:59:45 -0400, Craig Fraser

: >looks neat from the picture, but the box says nothing at all. What
: >engine sizes does this use? How does it fly? The shop also has a
: >cool-looking Estes Trident for $14. Does this thing fly at all well?

: Definitely grab the Trident!  It flies beautifully, and always
: a lot of attention at launches.  I scratch-built one, and I love it.
: If you build it, I recommend reinforcing the ejection "ductwork"
: at the aft end.

: Bill

There's a good chance that is a Trident II, also known as the "bident."  The
original Trident had 3 tubes while the Trident II had only 2.  They are both
cool rockets to fly, but the bident was in production more recently and is
more available.

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