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5.6 Is it safe to use my old rocket engines from years ago?




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This article is from the Model Rockets FAQ, by Wolfram von Kiparski with numerous contributions by others.

5.6 Is it safe to use my old rocket engines from years ago?

From J.COOK@ens.prime.com (Jim Cook):
I've had properly stored engines from 1972 and 1975 work just fine.
If you suspect a motor, fire it by burying it in the ground with just
the nozzle showing, pointing up and use your launch system to ignite it
as usual. [Note: be sure and stand at least 15-20 feet away from the
motor when you fire it: Buzz]

 

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