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Old 08-11-2022, 12:10 PM
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A report of a weak ejection charge on YORF is not like Estes "careening from one guard rail to the other." How you exaggerate...

This weekend we're hosting a Cub Scout pack. I will witness ~60-80 A8-3 powered flights. I'll let you all know what the outcome was.
Having had a few rockets partly RUD-ed (and ruined, by split BT-5 seams) by the overly-powerful mini motor ejection charges (even a Quest Starhawk--designed for 18 mm A6-4 motors, which I flew with a 13 mm motor adapter mount--had its interior quickly well-"toasted"), I wouldn't say it was "exaggeration." Even 13 mm boost-glider competition flyers reported split-open BT-5 motor pod body tubes back then.
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Old 08-11-2022, 02:32 PM
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Having had a few rockets partly RUD-ed (and ruined, by split BT-5 seams) by the overly-powerful mini motor ejection charges (even a Quest Starhawk--designed for 18 mm A6-4 motors, which I flew with a 13 mm motor adapter mount--had its interior quickly well-"toasted"), I wouldn't say it was "exaggeration." Even 13 mm boost-glider competition flyers reported split-open BT-5 motor pod body tubes back then.


You toasted a rocket 25 years ago? And are now comparing it to a report of a bad ejection charge a few months ago?
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Old 08-11-2022, 02:34 PM
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A report of a weak ejection charge on YORF is not like Estes "careening from one guard rail to the other." How you exaggerate...

This weekend we're hosting a Cub Scout pack. I will witness ~60-80 A8-3 powered flights. I'll let you all know what the outcome was.


And the engine production lot numbers too, please
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