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Old 08-17-2019, 01:30 PM
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I still have many B14s... I just loathe using up motors that cant be replaced


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2) would be a nice addition to a future Estes engine lineup.

To partially borrow from Dumb and Dumber, so, there is a chance?!
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Old 08-17-2019, 04:12 PM
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Gotta jump in here...

I was the guy who moderated the Manufacturer's Forum this year, and was one side of the conversation with John Langford concerning the recent use of B14 motors at the Internats. (We used vintage B14-0 motors as the booster engine in our Bumper WAC models for Scale Altitude in 2014.)

I do not recall John stating that the B14s were coming back, only that they were 1) really cool, and 2) would be a nice addition to a future Estes engine lineup. I did not interpret any of that as a message that the motors WERE coming back.

Sorry to mess up everyone's BP buzz,
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Yup, that jives with my recollection - I should have been a little clearer with my original post.
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Fingernail polish is nitro cellulose lacquer and you can even pick colors to match your rockets. Just don't let your wife catch you. If you just want to try a few, that might be the way to go.



Firefox has a few colors, but not quite as wild of a selection as nail polish!

Lots cheaper too, unless you have to have different colors to suit your mood ...
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(We used vintage B14-0 motors as the booster engine in our Bumper WAC models for Scale Altitude in 2014.)

How were you able to do that? I thought NAR events had to use currently certified motors. Was there a rule change or do I just not remember correctly?
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James is talking about competing in international competitions. If the motors tested good there, apparently they are usable in Europe.
Need to see what B14-X motors I have in the collection.

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James is talking about competing in international competitions. If the motors tested good there, apparently they are usable in Europe.
Need to see what B14-X motors I have in the collection.

Chas

That makes sense. I was thinking NAR competition. I remember reading about Estes making small batches of special motors (full impulse or as close to it as possible for the class) for international competition during the previous golden era. I believe all they have to do to qualify motors is to run a sample or two on a test stand to make sure it falls within the class limits.
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Out of my B14 collection I have mostly B14-0s
Have a lot of B14-7s too, but few B14-5 and -6 motors.
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