Charge wells, or not?

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Charge wells, or not?

Postby matthew » Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:20 pm

There seems to be a couple of ways for deployment charge containment. I see some folks use charge wells, and others use pre-made charges in centrifuge vials and the like. I guess both must work fine. I'm not sure which way to go for my own charges. What are the pros and cons of each?
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Re: Charge wells, or not?

Postby Scoop1261 » Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:14 pm

Meh! ... Both work.

Although .... I find that the "charge well" directs the energy in the desired fashion.
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Re: Charge wells, or not?

Postby OverTheTop » Sun Dec 08, 2013 4:30 pm

I use both. A charge in a centrifuge vial is shoved into the charge well in the rocket. Charge well I use is like the "cryoscum cannon" style. This means I can pre-make the charge (including ematch) before I go to the launch and just shove it in the barrel, then connect it up. No measuring in the wind :)

This idea might get impractical with larger charges.
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Re: Charge wells, or not?

Postby matthew » Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:22 pm

I kind of figured it was an either or thing. I've ordered some charge wells from Doghouse Rocketry, so I'll see for myself.
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