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Old 05-09-2011, 12:54 AM
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Thanks for posting the pictures and information.

Hmmm, those motor cases look familiar...



So Bob, my guess is that you think that these are AeroTech cases?

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Old 05-09-2011, 01:32 AM
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I'm loving the motor retention.
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Old 05-09-2011, 01:45 AM
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I'm loving the motor retention.


It's the same system/method/part as used in the North Coast Rocketry By Estes (NCRBE) kits in the late 1990's.
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Old 05-09-2011, 03:29 AM
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Hmmm, those motor cases look familiar...

They should.
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Old 05-09-2011, 06:35 AM
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Oh my.

Gasp.

Estes. Composite. Rocket. Motors.

Breathe.

There.

I wrote it.

Wow.

I am stunned... in a great way.

I have not been this excited about new rocketry products in a while.

I'm almost giddy.

Turbofireball, you can keep posting since for a rookie you hit a "no doubter" out of the park!

Greg


I think for me to get all the way to giddy, it would take at least one offering that's got something different to offer on the old thrust curve than what's already readily available on the market, or a substantial volume-based reduction in pricing.

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Old 05-09-2011, 08:01 AM
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I think for me to get all the way to giddy, it would take at least one offering that's got something different to offer on the old thrust curve than what's already readily available on the market, or a substantial volume-based reduction in pricing.

--Chan Stevens


One nice thing about this development is that Estes has written a word above the MPR/composite motor market:

LEGIT

From a business standpoint, Estes has looked at this market with all of the risk/reward factors and said "let's do this."

You and I know about this market but I would think that there are a lot of "park flyers" that have no idea about "life beyond BP motors". If nothing else, there will be an increased awareness, will potentially breed interest and further expansion of the hobby, which of course is a good thing.

Another nice thing is that Estes is "mainstream" and has conduits to WalMart, Hobby Lobby, etc. I hope that in the future that I would be able to get a SU composite motor with a HL 40% off coupon or motors from WalMart where I don't have to worry about HazMat pricing issues, etc.

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Old 05-09-2011, 08:22 AM
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I hope their "Sonic Igniters" aren't Copperheads.
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Old 05-09-2011, 08:32 AM
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It's the same system/method/part as used in the North Coast Rocketry By Estes (NCRBE) kits in the late 1990's.


Any word on revising the CA Health and Safety Code to get rid of the antiquated weight limits?
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Thanks for posting the pictures and information.

Hmmm, those motor cases look familiar...

So do the W, J, and T formula designations.
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Old 05-09-2011, 09:26 AM
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I hope their "Sonic Igniters" aren't Copperheads.


Looks like dipped wire to me, AKA First Fire Jr.. I think you're safe.
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