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Old 08-08-2018, 05:43 PM
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Well at least that's better than a big fat no with a BS excuse for not bringing back the B14.
For the last 30 years there has been one safety-weenie baloney excuse after another. I'd really like the genuine DRILLED CORE B14 back, but the B8/C5 series would suffice. Keep the B4 series, DUMP the B6 series completely and bring back the B14 in -0, 3, 5, and 7 flavors. That would cover ALL needs of a B engine if the B4-6 returns.
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Old 08-08-2018, 05:49 PM
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...there has been one safety-weenie baloney excuse after another...


Are you referring to those difficult decisions that enable companies to continue to operate safely, legally, and efficiently?

One need not be a rocket scientist to intuit that Estes considers the cored engines to present some sort of safety or liability risk, either in production or use. If not having the B14 means that that Estes will be around for another couple of generations, I'm all for it!

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Old 08-08-2018, 06:23 PM
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It was brought up during the afternoon factory tour. He was non-commital, but was obviously surprised by the amount of interest there is in bringing it back.


And I chimed in exactly what GH suggested: I'd settle for B8s and C5s. I'm sure he heard the comment - I was 15 feet away from him and kind of in the front row as we stood there outside the fenced-off area that contained the motor-making machines and the static test shack.
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Well at least that's better than a big fat no with a BS excuse for not bringing back the B14.
For the last 30 years there has been one safety-weenie baloney excuse after another. I'd really like the genuine DRILLED CORE B14 back, but the B8/C5 series would suffice. Keep the B4 series, DUMP the B6 series completely and bring back the B14 in -0, 3, 5, and 7 flavors. That would cover ALL needs of a B engine if the B4-6 returns.

But then I'd have to change the name of my field!
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