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Old 11-12-2012, 03:36 PM
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Default Centuri "Super C" C5-0S

What is "Super C" I found some C5-0S at a Hobby Shop and the owner could not tell me what the "Super" was for..
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:44 PM
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It was a sales gimmick, like "Super Heavy Duty" for crappy carbon zinc batteries.

They have a higher initial thrust than normal C6 motors and then they have a very low and long sustaining thrust. Total impulse was about .5 Newton-seconds more than a C6 motor.

http://nar.org/SandT/pdf/Estes/C5.pdf

Estes and Centuri motors were identical and made on the same machines in Penrose CO.
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:10 PM
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What is "Super C" I found some C5-0S at a Hobby Shop and the owner could not tell me what the "Super" was for..


What hobby shop would that be and what other OOP motors do they stock?
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:21 PM
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In Kenosha, WI. He is closing and selling Super C5-0S 3 packs for $1. I bought all of them, and all his Centuri A8-0. All Estes are $3 a pack. All rocket kits %40 off... l'll be going back soon...
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:30 PM
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In Kenosha, WI. He is closing and selling Super C5-0S 3 packs for $1. I bought all of them, and all his Centuri A8-0. All Estes are $3 a pack. All rocket kits %40 off... l'll be going back soon...
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Care to divulge which shop?
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:46 PM
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That's a great "score."

You won't be able to use the C5-0S at most NAR-insured launches, because they're long out of certification, but if you have your own field you can use them to get models like a Farside clone off the pad.
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:55 PM
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That's a great "score."

You won't be able to use the C5-0S at most NAR-insured launches, because they're long out of certification, but if you have your own field you can use them to get models like a Farside clone off the pad.

They will also lift a 1/100 scale Estes/Centuri Saturn 1B for small field applications where a D12 is too much.
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INCORRECT.

You can easily use them at an NAR launch by following the simple steps to get approval to test them under the expired motor test program.

http://www.nar.org/pdf/Expired%20Mo...rocedures.p df

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That's a great "score."

You won't be able to use the C5-0S at most NAR-insured launches, because they're long out of certification, but if you have your own field you can use them to get models like a Farside clone off the pad.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:44 PM
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Thanks for the info.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:37 PM
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Care to divulge which shop?

Sure...Don's Hobbies on 63rd street
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