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Old 10-25-2017, 09:49 AM
stefanj stefanj is offline
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Early on, I used fuses from "Fake Firecrackers."

These were novelty non-fireworks, sold at a tiny grocery store in the next neighborhood. Six fuses -- nice and chunky, not a narrow actual firecracker fuse -- plus an empty red cardboard cylinder. You were supposed to stick the fuse in a hole in the cylinder, light it, and . . . I dunno, throw it into a crowd of girls to frighten them.

I got an electrical ignition circuit (Centuri and Estes) at some point, but there was always the problem of batteries! Not all adults were cool with hooking a launch panel to their battery.

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G. Harry Stine built the electrical panel that the North Shore Section used. It was a big chunky unit similar to the one shown above, but I recall it being metallic gray.
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