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Old 07-04-2013, 07:53 PM
UCBadger UCBadger is offline
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Location: Utica, NY
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I had one about 1970. Had a pretty impressive failure of engine #2--it did not ignite at launch but did burn backwards upon firing of ejection charge of engine #1. (Back in those days, the top of the ejection was "caped" with a paper cap which was just slid into the top end of the tube--no solid plug like now.) Very interesting---lots of smoke coming out of the body tube then a loud "swoosh" sound as the propellent ignited. I learned a lot on that launch!
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