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Old 11-14-2017, 01:45 AM
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Your second link won't open, but yes, that old metal-cabinet Centuri Lectra Line controller is durable and very easy to replicate. Even the plastic Lectra-Line 1 and 2 could be replicated by 3D printing or resin casting, using RTV rubber molds. I like the original metal-cabinet one just fine, though (but if someone made the later ones, I wouldn't turn my muzzle up at them). ALSO, the flat angled blast deflector on the simpler, "block o' wood" launch pad (on the same catalog page as the original Lectra Line launch controller, in your first link above) would be *very* easy to make--just cut out a properly-sized rectangular piece of sheet steel, then bend it in the correct places and drill (or maybe punch) two holes to fit over the launch rod!


Sorry for the broken link. (*Note: EFC-66 Ignition Control Panel link in post #26 above has been corrected.) Here's a different link for the EFC-66 Ignition Control Panel: https://www.ninfinger.org/rockets/c...68/68cen66.html

Both links should work now.

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Old 11-14-2017, 08:33 PM
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Of course, some additional GSE choices, if you want to go even more retro, might be the EFC-44 Lectra Line controller (https://www.ninfinger.org/rockets/c...i65/65cen6.html) or the EFC-66 Ignition Control Panel controller (https://www.ninfinger.org/rockets/c...65/65cen54.html). *Updated the broken EFC-66 link, so it should work now.

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Jeff Jenkins
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Anybody happen to have copies of the Operating Instructions for any one of the following:
the Centuri EFC-44 Lectra Line Controller, the EFC-66 Ignition Control Panel Controller, and/or the EFC-88 Heavy Duty Ignition Control Unit? If so, could you post on YORF please to document them? Thanks!

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Old 11-15-2017, 05:41 AM
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Sorry for the broken link. (*Note: EFC-66 Ignition Control Panel link in post #26 above has been corrected.) Here's a different link for the EFC-66 Ignition Control Panel: https://www.ninfinger.org/rockets/c...68/68cen66.html

Both links should work now.

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Thank you--that one works! It also jogged my memory regarding a discrepancy with the Semroc reproduction Astrobee 350's fins, which are obviously under-sized as compared to the original Centuri kit's fins.
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