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Old 02-14-2014, 12:02 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, 05:26 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, 05:34 PM
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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, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by BEC
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.

Refit an LED for the bulb before you try that. With continuity check at the pad instead of the remote controller, a big surprise awaits...

It is well past time to Drill, Baby, Drill!

If your June, July, August and September was like this, you might just hate summer too...

Please unload your question before you ask it unless you have a concealed harry permit.

: countdown begin cr dup . 1- ?dup 0= until cr ." Launch!" cr ;

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