Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Centuri Baffle Evolution
This is the first baffle system I remember, introduced by Centuri in 1971. CLICK HERE
A coupler with two punched disks glued on either side.
Very simple and effective, far easier than the ejection system used in the Estes Bandit.
In the drawing, the engine would be down to the left of the lower flat plate. On the lower plate the holes are punched closer to the center.
To the right upper side, the plate has the holes punched to the outside edge.
Now that the JimZ site is back I was able to check the Centuri Long Tom instructions.
It looks like the lower plate evolved into a centering ring with a single larger hole in the center. The smaller holes remain and circle the outside of the upper ring.