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Old 05-01-2018, 11:13 PM
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Old 05-02-2018, 12:21 AM
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Wow !
That's a lot of flights in one day.
Not a single E9 explosion either.
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Old 05-02-2018, 01:16 AM
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Wow !
That's a lot of flights in one day.
Not a single E9 explosion either.

C'mon, man. I tried.
Everyone was disappointed. It's kind of a tradition at this point.
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Old 05-02-2018, 08:46 AM
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Maybe I'm just lucky, and it's been about 4 years since flying one, but out of several dozen E9's I have never had a single cato.
I never even had a cato with the OLD mid-90's Estes E15's and those were notorious for that.
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Old 05-06-2018, 05:51 PM
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Here's my best E-9 cato.
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Man, what an amazing photo of what looked to be a very nice rocket at one time.

Personally, I'd never had a single cato, ever, until a couple of years ago an E9 blew the fins off of and the internals out of my D-Region Tomahawk. Estes went their typical beyond A plus service when I notified them. That's why I often buy rockets directly from them when I could get them cheaper elsewhere.
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Old 05-07-2018, 09:49 AM
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Here's my best E-9 cato.

I've managed a few of them over the years.
The RDC Starflite, FSI Viking V and FSI Dart. All clones. All except the Dart eventually flew again.
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Even without FSI motors, the FSI rockets wanted to fly apart!
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Even without FSI motors, the FSI rockets wanted to fly apart!

Or make the motors inside them blow up...
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Old 05-07-2018, 11:33 PM
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Bill-
Those are some incredible E9 cato pics.
If you told me those were from FSI E-kaboom-60's, I would DEFINITELY believe it !
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