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Old 03-15-2010, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Doug Sams

4. I see the turd Mongoose is back along with its self-destructing, ballistic recovery booster section. I know it uses the E2X plastic fin unit which dictates the fins be placed on the aft end of the booster, but that makes it stable. They need to find another way of doing it so that the fins are farther forward making the booster unstable for tumble recovery. It's not a sin for something bad to come to market, but it's a sin for it to keep coming back with the same old warts.

Hmm. I seem to recall my Mongoose booster came back reasonably unstable. But maybe that was because the forward end was already munged during take-off.
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