Aerotech insulator burn-through?

brewster_rockit

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Hello,

New to Aerotech RMS here. Flew a G76-7G this weekend and finally got the rocket back. I noticed that the insulator tube inside the casing burned through; there's a burned line going about a third of the way up the insulator tube, presumably corresponding to the slot in the motor. Is this normal? If not, should I be concerned about any damage to the case?
 

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That's pretty much normal for me. I started putting a thin coating of grease on the outside of the liner to make it easier to clean.
 

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Some of the cooler motors shred that liner a bit less, but the g76 does it every single time.

As long as the motor tube is smooth and not bleached out you should be in pretty good shape.
 
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Every G76G I flew had the liner burn through at the bottom. I've never had any casing damage from it though.

The green propellant burns really hot. That's just the way it is.
 

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Exact same thing happened to me with the G76. I'll be scrubbing out the case and inspecting, and greasing it better next time. (There will be a next time)
 

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I bought my first 29/40-120 motor in 2003 and have been flying it since. I usually fly G64Ws but have tried all of the other available loads over the years. I get burn through or split liners every few flight and have been getting that since '03. I stopped greasing liners in 2004 because I used Vasoline the whole time and it seemed to make liner removal worse when using it on anything more than the threads and o-rings.

The burnt or split liners in the 29/40-120 case are pretty normal and nothing to worry about.
 
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