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Skp

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The Corona is easily my favorite 2 stage rocket. I have about 10-12 flights on a few of the parts of this one. This was my 1st staging failure. I did prep the rocket properly and have no clue why the 2nd stage failed to fire. Being a rebuild, I had added strakes about to the midway point of the rocket. The only damage from this launch was the ring fin popped off. She will fly again.
 

jflis

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I would carefully inspect the upper stage motor (and do so before every flight). Every time I have experienced a similar failure it has been because of debris (usually clay from manufacturing) that is blocking the fuel inside the nozzle.

Fwiw :)
 
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