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Old 09-04-2010, 01:48 AM
stefanj stefanj is offline
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Hey, could you photo-document these launchers? Scan in the directions, trace the legs, make measurements of the metal parts, etc. ?

I'd love to try re-creating them.

The wooden Centuri launchers were still around when I was getting into the hobby, and my grade school had one of the small ones, but they quickly disappeared. I think the pneumatic servo-launcher made its first appearance in the 1971 catalog which was the first Centuri edition I got my hands on.

The 1971 catalog still listed the fancy metal launch panel, but had introduced a black plastic hand-held model. I had two of these at one point. They were very, very sturdy and futuristic compared to the oval "Astron" launch controller. I sold them to a collector many years back.
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