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Old 07-03-2021, 11:21 PM
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I just received my July/August 2021 issue of Sport Rocketry magazine.

The inside cover has a new Estes ad featuring the Super Mars Snooper, DARC-1 and a new kit named Vesta Intruder (#7312).

It uses 24mm motors and stands over two feet tall.

Hopefully more details will be available soon.
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Old 07-04-2021, 09:36 AM
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I can add some extra info. It will be an "Advanced" skill level kit (formerly SL3), and suggested retail price will be $34.99
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Old 07-10-2021, 07:34 AM
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Coming Soon: https://estesrockets.com/product/00...r-mars-snooper/

The package lists just C11-3 and D12-5, I wonder why not an E12? Hopefully we can just move the motor block location. It would be nice to at least have the option.
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Old 07-10-2021, 09:31 AM
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Wouldn't it be easier to use a Quest 24mm D22 or E26? Or the AeroTech/Enerjet 24mm E20 or E30? They are the same dimensions as the Estes D12 and would require little to no mods to the rocket.
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I can add some extra info. It will be an "Advanced" skill level kit (formerly SL3), and suggested retail price will be $34.99


Will put it right around $20.99 at AC Supply.
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Old 07-10-2021, 03:53 PM
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I saw the Vesta Intruder prototype test flights in December at a SCORE (Pueblo, CO) launch. Very cool! Iíve been anxious to see the official word about it. Gotta have one! (Or 2-3 ...)

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I saw the Vesta Intruder prototype test flights in December at a SCORE (Pueblo, CO) launch. Very cool! Iíve been anxious to see the official word about it. Gotta have one! (Or 2-3 ...)



Lee, are the fins wood or a plastic fin can?
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Old 07-10-2021, 07:59 PM
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Dan, not sure, but maybe John Boren will chime in. Prototypes often include mixtures of wood and 3D printed parts, and no telling what the final material might be.
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Fins are wood with a decorative laser cut thin card stock over them.
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Old 08-31-2021, 02:48 PM
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Cool Estes Vesta Intruder

Listed on the Estes website as Coming Soon,
https://estesrockets.com/product/00...vesta-intruder/
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