- Jan 26, 2010
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Has anyone ever converted an Estes Interceptor E to a two motor cluster? Is it even possible?
I would personally go the route of the 24/40 and 24/60 reloads. However, I understand the desire to stay with black powder. It lights easier, it's cheaper, and, heck, it smells better. (Don't tell me you don't know it smells better. :rollI could make centering rings out of 1/8" ply, I have a drill press, band saw, and wood lathe. But it really depends on the inside diameter of the nonstandard body tube. The outside diameter of a 24mm motor tube is .950" or 24.13mm. The body tube is probably 2" OD. If the wall thickness is .020", that leaves a 1.96" ID. The thickness of the two motor tubes would be 1.90", which leaves only .060" or 1.5mm. It would be tight, but I think I could do it. I just don't know if it would be worth the trouble.
My idea is to be able to use two D12's or E9's, instead of having to mail order 24mm composite E's.
I never said it couldn't be done I just sai it would be hard, I love my BP motors I'v clustered 5 of them instead of using a 29mm APFinally, if you want to do it, anything is worth the trouble. Just because other people say it can't be done doesn't mean that you shouldn't try.
Would work..But extra care is needed to make sure that they all ignite..Wouldn't be pretty if the outboards lit and the central didn't or if only one of the outboards lit(asymmetric thrust)..Just a thought. What about attaching two BT-20 tubes with nose cones to the outside, and putting 18mm motors in them? Make it a 1x24mm/2x18mm cluster. Think that would work?
Not internally.Has anyone ever converted an Estes Interceptor E to a two motor cluster? Is it even possible?
How would you get the pods to drop off?Not internally.
I set up E-interceptor up to fly in D12's anyway as I really don't think the E-9's are all that much. but I have been toying with the idea of adding two external D12 "strap-on" boosters in drop pods just for fun.