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I have a small Moon Mutt rocket I bought for my kids. It takes Estes fuels, 1/23-t something and I am certain I put it together properly but the fuels would not ignite. The detonator showed ready and light goes out when you press launch but no action at rocket. Am I doing something wrong ???

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Hi There,

This is essentially a solid fuel rocket.

The launch system consists of continuity check to insure the circuit exists once the the safety key is inserted, the the fire button which releases the full voltage/amperage.

If the light is coming on, that leaves power. If you aren't using a cart battery you need phototflash or similar type batteries that are capable of sending a quick burst of energy.

You need to test the igniters on their own away from the rocket until this is resolved. The igniters should be made to work consistently before trying with a live engine.

Power is where you need to focus.

Posted on Nov 08, 2010

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