B6-4

CATO's of engines D power or less
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Please post information in the appropriate engine Sub-Forum. Look for A previous thread for your particular engine type and post in that thread instead of creating a new one.
Helpful Information to post would be:
Date of incident; Engine Type; Batch Code; Weather information; Extent of Damage
Any additional information and photos are appreciated
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#1 B6-4

Post by Rocket Babe » Sun, 19 Aug 18, 21:41 pm

We've only had 1 cato in over 3,000 flights and it was a B6-4 back in about 1996. A-C are pretty rare.

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#2 notice of topic split

Post by bernomatic » Mon, 20 Aug 18, 03:08 am

Had to bump to a new topic. Each engine type is supposed to have their own thread to help track any issues with that particular brand and or type. If you could give some more information it would be helpful to the project.

The minimum information we would like to see is manufacturer and type. Beyond that would be the date of incident; batch code, any available weather information and/or extent of damage. :photos: would be great also.

A B6-4 would be a rare event indeed, especially considering the amount manufactured. However, as consumers we can never be sure with the information not being made readily available by the NAR, hence the purpose of this particular forum.

Thanks for the input.
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#3 Re: B6-4

Post by Rocket Babe » Mon, 20 Aug 18, 23:42 pm

:jack:

Curly: Ohhhhh... a hair splitter! :x

Ok Moe, this is the best I can do under the circumstances...

November 1996
Clear 60^F
Estes B6-4

Photos attached are VHS screen caps a week later.

:|

I might also add the model was a Centuri Columbia Shuttle and the only damage was that the motor mount glue joint was broken all the way around but it was easily fixed and has flown again many times.
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