Sunday, April 9, 2017
After the last club launch I thought there were only two minor repairs. I looked a little closer at my GBU-24 Paveway III. There was a nickel sized blister in the paint!
BT-55 tubing is fairly thick, I didn't know what could have caused it.
Apparently it was still smoldering after ejection, long enough to heat up and blister the finish. Crap! The wadding is flame resistant crepe paper, it's never been a problem before.
No re-finish on this one. I'm afraid the body tube is pretty thin under the bubble.