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Old 05-25-2019, 06:15 AM
BARGeezer BARGeezer is offline
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Funny, I was just about to paint a Semroc Sprite after shooting primer and sanding. Had one as a kid some 50 odd years ago. Might have been a free kit from Estes.
The OP may be long gone but for others who are wondering, the Sprite is a tumble recovery model. At ejection the casing moves back shifting the CG rearward. At the same time the ejection gases are ported through two holes in the forward body. This results in a tumbling, rather than a ballistic descent. And that's why the engine hook is longer than the casing. Cheers.
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