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Old 08-08-2018, 06:43 PM
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Well at least that's better than a big fat no with a BS excuse for not bringing back the B14.
For the last 30 years there has been one safety-weenie baloney excuse after another. I'd really like the genuine DRILLED CORE B14 back, but the B8/C5 series would suffice. Keep the B4 series, DUMP the B6 series completely and bring back the B14 in -0, 3, 5, and 7 flavors. That would cover ALL needs of a B engine if the B4-6 returns.
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Old 08-08-2018, 06:49 PM
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...there has been one safety-weenie baloney excuse after another...


Are you referring to those difficult decisions that enable companies to continue to operate safely, legally, and efficiently?

One need not be a rocket scientist to intuit that Estes considers the cored engines to present some sort of safety or liability risk, either in production or use. If not having the B14 means that that Estes will be around for another couple of generations, I'm all for it!

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Old 08-08-2018, 07:23 PM
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It was brought up during the afternoon factory tour. He was non-commital, but was obviously surprised by the amount of interest there is in bringing it back.


And I chimed in exactly what GH suggested: I'd settle for B8s and C5s. I'm sure he heard the comment - I was 15 feet away from him and kind of in the front row as we stood there outside the fenced-off area that contained the motor-making machines and the static test shack.
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Well at least that's better than a big fat no with a BS excuse for not bringing back the B14.
For the last 30 years there has been one safety-weenie baloney excuse after another. I'd really like the genuine DRILLED CORE B14 back, but the B8/C5 series would suffice. Keep the B4 series, DUMP the B6 series completely and bring back the B14 in -0, 3, 5, and 7 flavors. That would cover ALL needs of a B engine if the B4-6 returns.

But then I'd have to change the name of my field!
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Old 09-21-2018, 03:46 PM
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I am putting together a DVD of interviews with the model rocket illuminati. Look for it. NARAM-60.

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Old 09-22-2018, 03:53 AM
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Originally Posted by ghrocketman

"Well at least that's better than a big fat no with a BS excuse for not bringing back the B14.
For the last 30 years there has been one safety-weenie baloney excuse after another. I'd really like the genuine DRILLED CORE B14 back, but the B8/C5 series would suffice. Keep the B4 series, DUMP the B6 series completely and bring back the B14 in -0, 3, 5, and 7 flavors. That would cover ALL needs of a B engine if the B4-6 returns."

Carl was really working on the B14 during his last months. He and Bruce were finishing up the Engine building a week before he died. Still have his engine machine and really don't know what to do with it and all the programming he did for it to put the right amount of powder and "clay" for each type engine. Not sure how far he got because he had to stop so many times over the years to bring back more kits.
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Old 09-22-2018, 08:45 PM
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I knew if anyone was to get the B14 back going it would have been Carl first.
He really listened to what people in the hobby wanted.
Carl and the entire original Semroc team truly were the gold standard of the entire hobby industry.
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Old 09-23-2018, 11:32 AM
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Carl was really working on the B14 during his last months. He and Bruce were finishing up the Engine building a week before he died. Still have his engine machine and really don't know what to do with it and all the programming he did for it to put the right amount of powder and "clay" for each type engine. Not sure how far he got because he had to stop so many times over the years to bring back more kits.
Maybe Bruce could work with someone already in the motor business?
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