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Old 09-22-2017, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Royatl
No, this is an observation. I've seen lots of old motors that I would have thought would blow, work perfectly. And a thought experiment. If dissimilar substances bond at high pressure in seconds, could they also rebond under lower pressures over longer periods of time? Maybe a couple of years, or even five years, is not enough, but ten, thirty, or in this case, forty-five years might be perfect.
My thinking is that it could re-seal, and perhaps be tight enough to fly without catoing, but I'm doubtful of it actually rebonding.

The pressure and conditions at the time of manufacture result in bonding, but I'm skeptical it can re-bond at the much lower pressure of simply getting warmed up in a field box, for example.

That said, this is a perfect question for Ed Brown


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