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Old 09-27-2007, 11:58 PM
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Sorry, yes, it is a Trident II. I don't know what a real/original Trident looks like. This one has 3 "pods", so that's how I figured it got its name. Lots of balsa cones, that's why I figured it must be 10 years old, but I don't know... It wasn't dirt cheap either ($20), but I like the look of it. Doesn't have those IMO awful blue cardboard uncoated BTs Estes used for a while. A braver person would cluster it...


If it has three 1/2" outboard tubes (i assume what you called "pods"), vs two 3/4" outboard tubes, then it IS a Trident! (or at least a clone! I have some friends who were distributing a clone Trident a few years ago, even going so far as to use recycled Estes bags!)

The Bident is not a bad design, mind you. We just felt cheated a little back in 1990 when Mary Roberts told us it was coming and we were expecting the old Trident.
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Old 09-28-2007, 12:17 AM
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Nah, just the two outboard pods, I was counting the central section as one. I'm looking for a Trident pic to see what I'm missing...
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Old 09-28-2007, 12:19 AM
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Nah, just the two outboard pods, I was counting the central section as one. I'm looking for a Trident pic to see what I'm missing...


From one Craig to another...

Take a look at this image, tiny as it is...

Ahem...

Scott, can you do something about the size limit for GIFs? The vBulletin software won't allow anything over 19 KB, and the Trident image I have is 20.3. It kicks back that it can't allow it.

I reduced it slightly, but I think it's otherwise recognizable...
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Old 09-28-2007, 12:45 AM
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Nah, just the two outboard pods, I was counting the central section as one. I'm looking for a Trident pic to see what I'm missing...


go to the canonical site: www.ninfinger.org.

http://www.ninfinger.org/~sven/rock...a/68estp20.html

http://www.ninfinger.org/~sven/rock...1/711est48.html

http://www.ninfinger.org/~sven/rock...a/72est024.html
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That was one of the half-finished kits that was in one of the two boxes of my old childhood rockets my parents shipped back to me! Maybe this picture will show it a little better- doesn't have the decals(have to order a set from Tango Papa one of these days..lol) I finished it a couple months ago, did a 'rebuild' thread on it over at TRF..

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Thanks! Hmm, lots of NCs on that one, and looks like a fair little job to build. Now that I see it I do remember it.
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Yeah it is quite a challenging build..Was way over my head when I first tried to build it at age 12...lol..It uses ported exhaust for the ejection-that's the tricky part, getting the ports lined up properly..Nice thing with it- no wadding needed!
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I was just thinking, after looking at the old cats, that we got screwed on the Outlander (vs the Mars Lander) in sort of the same way we did with the Trident II (vs Trident)...cost-cutting, one less appendage. Interesting that the Trident actually slightly decreased in price betwee 68 and 72, those were the days...(i.e. when the parents paid for everything )
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Scott, can you do something about the size limit for GIFs? The vBulletin software won't allow anything over 19 KB, and the Trident image I have is 20.3. It kicks back that it can't allow it.

Fixed.
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