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Old 01-24-2008, 07:35 AM
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I started this new thread to discuss new motors, proposed motors and any other ideas and thoughts about motors, either available now, or proposed .

What motors would you like to see and from whom ?

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Old 01-24-2008, 07:39 AM
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BP 18mm A8-0 or A6-0's. B6-0's I can buy in three-packs. I have a small field and a Custom SAM-X crying out for them.

An 18mm D engine of some sort.

A10-0T's. Heck, A3-0T's would be cool for some applications.
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Old 01-24-2008, 07:51 AM
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This will be a great thread RD!

To start with I'd like to see the following BP items:

-Higher impulse Estes type E motors. (E-9 just doesn't cut it for larger rockets)

-Bulk packs of Estes type D and E motors
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BP 18mm A8-0 or A6-0's. B6-0's I can buy in three-packs. I have a small field and a Custom SAM-X crying out for them.

An 18mm D engine of some sort.

A10-0T's. Heck, A3-0T's would be cool for some applications.


In addition to the above, I'd like to see the B8 (knowing the B14 won't be back), the C5, and a load lifting 24mm BP "E" motor from one of the BP motor manufacturers to go along with the E9...maybe an E20 or something.

I'd love to see Rocketflite's BP line come back, both Silver Streak and regular motors. I'm not really interested in going back to HPR, so I would be happy with the F50. It might be interesting if they could develop a 24mm E class motor too, but it would have to be pretty long to get enough Silver Streak propellant in it to be useful.
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Old 01-24-2008, 07:58 AM
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I started this new thread to discuss new motors, proposed motors and any other ideas and thoughts about motors, either available now, or proposed .

What motors would you like to see and from who?


10.5mm motors for FAI competition, anyone.
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Old 01-24-2008, 08:29 AM
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This will be a great thread RD!

To start with I'd like to see the following BP items:

-Higher impulse Estes type E motors. (E-9 just doesn't cut it for larger rockets)

-Bulk packs of Estes type D and E motors


I brought up the subject of putting "D" motors in bulk packs, the answer from the top was NO.

WM would sell a boat load of these if they were available.

I would like to see the B14's return and the C5-3 's as well, but, I know for a fact the B14 's from Estes isn't going to happen.

The B6-0's are available in the educator bulk pack, I also suggested, that since the motors are being made, why not put them in a three pack, nothing yet.

I tried to convince them to offer lower power boosters and mini boosters, I also made a prototype of a mini power two stage rocket called Hot Shot, got turned down, and, that's after they requested it??????

Looking for a motor manufactuere to provide the needs of all us rocketeers, anyone out there want to meet the challenge ????????
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Old 01-24-2008, 09:16 AM
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I vote for the following:
B14-everything; I don't care if they have to drill the core in some automated manner
Hi-thrust BP "E" something on the order of an E20 or E24
C5-3 and C5-0
13mm booster 1/2A's
Return of the standard length 13n-sec 18mm "Cox" D8-3 and D8-0
A8-0 and 1/2A6-0 18mm boosters
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Yeah, I forgot 1/2A6-0's. Add that to my vote.
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Default D11-9

Let's not forget the D11-9, a must for lightweight D powered rockets and 2-stagers. I'd like to see the A10-0T come back, still have a Beta that needs to multi-stage. But the one we really need is the B6-0, a must for multi-staging without losing the rocket.
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Old 01-24-2008, 11:03 AM
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I had the 1/2A6-0 on my list as the last item.
I'd like to also add in the following:

ANY 18mm BP D engines of any length

A REASONABLY priced (street price no more than 25% above the street price of an Estes SU D) 18mm composite D that actually makes it to production and is NOT vaporware like the Enerjet D21 or Quest "coming soon for 3 freakin years" D.
Some reasonably (under $8/E, under $10/F) priced SU BP or APCP 40n-sec E's and 70-80 n-sec F's.

Some 13mm B SU BP engines like the old Centuri B4-xM
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