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Old 01-28-2016, 07:46 PM
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I was asked recently about some vintage rockets engines: F110-6 made by Flight Systems Inc. in Dec. of 1977.

I've never heard of these. Were they legit? They also asked if there's a modern model rocket that they could be used in.

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I have never heard of a F110-6.

F100 were the go-to loud and smoky BP motor for decades.
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The WAS an FSI F100 with a 6 second delay..........

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There has been lots of discussions about the F100s, but I've never heard of an F110.

In the late 70s I was visiting California regularly, and saw lots of FSI motors, including F100s, in a hobby shop in Mountain View. I wanted to buy a bunch but reality set in -- I could not fly home with them. 🤔

I do have a number of the much cherished Estes B14 motors, both booster and upper stage. I need to contact NAR to get the paperwork to fly them at a club launch this year.
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There has been lots of discussions about the F100s, but I've never heard of an F110.

In the late 70s I was visiting California regularly, and saw lots of FSI motors, including F100s, in a hobby shop in Mountain View. I wanted to buy a bunch but reality set in -- I could not fly home with them. 🤔

I do have a number of the much cherished Estes B14 motors, both booster and upper stage. I need to contact NAR to get the paperwork to fly them at a club launch this year.



I think all you need to do is notify (in writing, via e-mail should be fine) whoever is in charge of the NAR OOP Motor Testing Program and you should be able to fly those B14's. I did that a few years ago (used some of my Centuri labelled B14's) and they worked fine, had that nice, classic kick off the pad on ignition.
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The guy asking me about the engines said it IS actually F100-6 and NOT F110-6.

Are the engines the same diameter and length as a "D"?
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The guy asking me about the engines said it IS actually F100-6 and NOT F110-6.

Are the engines the same diameter and length as a "D"?

F100's are about twice as long and I believe are 27mm.
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Here is your FSI F100 motor on the far right. It's from Neal Miller's post.
They are 27mm as Scott mentioned. FSI made motors that were 21mm and 27mm.



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F100-0, 4, 6, 8, 10 were the production motors. Occasionally they made weird motors for FX but it is unlikely any motor collector has them or even photos exist.

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F100-0, 4, 6, 8, 10 were the production motors. Occasionally they made weird motors for FX but it is unlikely any motor collector has them or even photos exist.

Jerry



One of the odd ones: An FSI F10-2. I was told that these were made for the US Team 'F' Glider (or whatever the Internat specification was) competition.

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