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Old 01-22-2009, 04:58 PM
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The word "cato" may have first been used as an abbreviation of "catastrophic failure" or just "catastrophe." I doubt anyone even knows who first used it and and in what context. It most likely pre-dates our usage in the context of rocketry.

But "CATO" is certainly an acronym. I'm sure it is a contrived acronym where the meaning was chosen to fit the letters. But, it is an acronym (the fact that it is in all caps is a good clue).

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Old 01-22-2009, 05:07 PM
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The word "cato" may have first been used as an abbreviation of "catastrophic failure" or just "catastrophe." I doubt anyone even knows who first used it and and in what context. It most likely pre-dates our usage in the context of rocketry.

But "CATO" is certainly an acronym. I'm sure it is a contrived acronym where the meaning was chosen to fit the letters. But, it is an acronym (the fact that it is in all caps is a good clue).

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If you search for acronym sites, you will get acronyms. The sites crawl the web and "find" alleged acronyms and harvest them and their 'definitions' even if they are contrived/false.

If you mistakenly think it is an acronym and therfore type it as all caps, that does not make it anymore correct than if I type 4 + 8 = 73.

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Old 01-22-2009, 05:19 PM
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CATO is not an acronym, it is an anagram for TACO.

I know this for a fact.
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I sometimes type it in caps because I'm yelling.



CATO!

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"CATO" is an acronym because people are using it that way. It doesn't matter if it was originally an abreviation. Language, especially informal language, isn't written in stone. It changes over time.

"CATO" is an acronym and "cato" is an abbreviation. Both are used interchangeably and each is as correct as the other.

Fred can write "cato" as an abbreviation and I won't correct him because that's okay. But, he insists on jumping on everyone who decides to write it as "CATO." And that's not okay.

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Centuri and Estes had different color motor cases in the early 1970s.

Here's some Green cases.

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Centuri and Estes had different color motor cases in the early 1970s.

Here's some Green cases.

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Those are interesting. Are they from the time period when Estes also made Centuri's motors?
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Those are interesting. Are they from the time period when Estes also made Centuri's motors?


The date code on the Estes motor (A8-3) is: 5-15-73

The date code on the Centuri motor (C6-5) is: 134 3 13 or 73 (The last two numbers are smudged).

I don't know if Estes was still producing motors for Centuri at that time. I know that Centuri did, eventually, have their own motor making machines.

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The date code on the Estes motor (A8-3) is: 5-15-73

The date code on the Centuri motor (C6-5) is: 134 3 13 or 73 (The last two numbers are smudged).

I don't know if Estes was still producing motors for Centuri at that time. I know that Centuri did, eventually, have their own motor making machines.

Bob


Thank you. That jibes with the date code on my blue Centuri B14-7 (110 1 73).
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