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nraymondb

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Just curious if Vulcan made any 98mm motors, moonburners maybe an L.
This motor is 98mm 15.5" case length its a moon burner with a huge tracking smoke column.
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I contacted Aerotech and they said it wasn't theirs.
Thanks in advance.
 

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Thats what Aerotech said as well. The epoxy and nozzle type looked like Vulcan, but I've never heard of Vulcan 98mm motors.
Yup right up thru 98 mm O motors . Tom Binford flew a nice Smokey Sam O in one of his cloudbuster series a number of years back . Burned awesome .
 

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Yup right up thru 98 mm O motors . Tom Binford flew a nice Smokey Sam O in one of his cloudbuster series a number of years back . Burned awesome .
Thats interesting learned something new, that Vulcan made. IF this is in face a vulcan i wonder what type of propellant and a possible designation
 

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Interesting, Possible to say how you came by it? Estate sale? Private sale or someone gave it to you not knowing what it was? Kurt
 

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Interesting, Possible to say how you came by it? Estate sale? Private sale or someone gave it to you not knowing what it was? Kurt
Someone offered it to me in a bundle of three different motors. I purchased the motor without me or the seller knowing exactly what it was.
 

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Where'd you find that thing?? If it is Vulcan, I'd guess it was a custom one-time job. Please fly it and take pictures.
 

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Vulcan made a lot of motors for the US military.
 

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The Vulcan O motors that I flew (in 1990 and 1992) were 110mm (4-5/16") diameter. One was Smoky Sam and the others were Hellfire. These were custom made and I would expect any other large Vulcan motors were also made to order. The largest regularly available Vulcan motors were the L750 (52 mm diameter). I still have the case from the smoky O3000 (55" long). All 3 of the Vulcan O motors that I flew were moon burners.
 

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The Vulcan O motors that I flew (in 1990 and 1992) were 110mm (4-5/16") diameter. One was Smoky Sam and the others were Hellfire. These were custom made and I would expect any other large Vulcan motors were also made to order. The largest regularly available Vulcan motors were the L750 (52 mm diameter). I still have the case from the smoky O3000 (55" long). All 3 of the Vulcan O motors that I flew were moon burners.
Thanks Tom!
 

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Hey Nik,

Sorry I didn't get to the email...it's been busy! Looks Vulcan-ish, but the forward end looks a bit different than what I'm used to from Mr. Dixon. But if its a custom job, who knows?!? I have a 3" L/M from Vulcan from ~1987...case and rear look similar (though it has Bates grains); forward end was several inches of openness....apparently to couple directly to an airframe:cool:.

I think we should have a gathering of old Vulcan motors this fall....just sayin'!
 
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