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Whats the Best way of igniting 5 C6-7 model rocket engines at once? Answered

I'm hoping to launch a rocket with 5, C motors.
I do not have a gun powder licence so I cannot purchase D + motors.
Can anyone tell me what is the best way of igniting 5 model rocket engines. I Have an ignitor and I was thinking of wiring it all in parralel.
What do you think?


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jimmy dean (author)2011-06-08

I've never done that before, but I think it would make more sense to wire it in series. That way, if one of the igniters fails, the whole thing doesn't go instead of four engines firing and causing the rocket not to fly straight.

I would also make sure to have a rather long launching rod because sometimes theres a different time delay between each engine from when the igniter goes off and when the rocket fires. This will keep it going straight long enough for all of the rockets to provide even thrust.

Good luck, let us know how it goes!

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