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Old 02-14-2014, 01:02 AM
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That is the first Servo Launcher I've seen a good picture of. Very nice collection of stuff!

I had a couple of the "other" Centuri launch panels. The boxy plastic ones that connected to a lantern battery. (A variant model connected to a car battery, "Sports Car Not Included!") I sold these to a collector about ten years ago.

I was so broke as a kid! I used fuses scrounged from firecrackers because I couldn't get together the "scratch" for both motors and lantern batteries. >>>FUME<<<< My dad spent as much on booze every week as a good starter set with batteries. I guess I learned important lessons in self-reliance and frustration.
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Old 02-14-2014, 06:26 AM
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That is the launcher that came in the starter kit my dad bought me when I started in the hobby. It was very reliable.
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Old 02-14-2014, 06:34 PM
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Stefan:
We didn't have much growing up, either. I can still see my neighbors, with frayed launch wires, rubbing them across the terminals of their car battery, looking back over their shoulder to see the lift off.
I don't remember reading about that technique in any of the Estes catalogs.
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Old 02-14-2014, 09:25 PM
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Ah - I wondered what igniter worked on 3V in that time frame.

That said, I wouldn't be too surprised if one could fire at least Q2G2s. That would make an interesting experiment anyway.



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