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lamart72

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I was looking thru my box o'crap for an E engine hook and realized that this one was not quite long enough! It measures 3.5 inches between ends instead of 3.75. I have 3 of these along with several correct length E hooks. I bought a few engine mount kits on sale for $.50 each at Michaels a while back and just threw them all in my junk box.
Has anyone else found odd length hooks like this?
The pic shows a regular ABC size, the "short" E and the regular E.

Lamar
 

powderburner

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If you are certain that they came from an Estes motor mount kit, I'll bet Estes would replace them just as fast as they could.

Otherwise, trim them a bit, re-bend, and convert them to regular 2.75 inch retaining clips?
 

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The 3 1/2" motor hooks were for the old Estes E15 motors.
 

lamart72

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I am not sure that these came from the engine mounts kits I got at Michaels. It's possible that they have been in my junk box for a very long time. I do remember buying E15 engine mounts kits for my Phoenix back in the 80s(?). The first flight with an E15 cato-ed, blowing the burning propellant slug out the top like a roman candle. I still have a few E15s that I won't risk flying.

Lamar
 

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Yeh , they would of been from the old Estes E15's ! And i WOULDNT try igniting one of the E15's you have , you never know what keeping it for that amount of time could of done to the propellant / casing!
-Karl
 
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