So I posted a thread recently
and one of the topics that came up is how long LPRs (or certain components inside an LPR) can last. It seems like no one really knows, and there's any number of reasons: people don't keep count of their flights for a rocket, rockets gets lost, destroyed or eaten by trees, rockets that last a while eventually get retired and sit on a shelf, etc.
So here's my question: if I (or anyone else so inclined) were to take a generic BT-50 or BT-60 3FNC or 4FNC type of rocket and run a bunch of engines through it, how many people here would care about the results? For example, I might take an Estes Alpha and build it 100% stock (or with a few mods, like adding a baffle and using a Kevlar shock cord), then run 13mm and 18mm engines through it and see how long the rocket (or one of its components, like a shock cord) lasts until it can no longer fly without major repairs. And if the rocket survives the several dozen engines run through it (and I can no longer afford to buy more engines), I'll do an autopsy of what I find inside the rocket.
So if you'd be interested in such a "study," let me know. And if you have any suggestions or other thoughts, I'm all ears.