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  • AeroTech RMS K1800ST-PS Rocket Motor Reload Kit New Product Information Release 11/23/22
AeroTech/Quest is pleased to announce the Tripoli certification and immediate availability of our new RMS Reloadable Motor SystemTM K1800ST-PS rocket motor reload kit, designed to use our two-grain RMS-75/2560 hardware.

    Perfect for heavy rockets launched from small fields, the K1800ST-PS delivers 2,440 N-Sec (548.6 lb.- Sec.) of total impulse with a 1.4 second burn time and an all-up weight in motor hardware of 6.1 lb. (2,766.9 g). It’s also a great booster for two-stage rockets, and features 2.45 lb. (1,113 g) of AeroTech’s aerospace-grade Super ThunderTM (ST) propellant formulation with a burn rate midway between Blue ThunderTM and Warp-9TM propellant types. The K1800ST-PS generates a peak thrust of 2,082.4 N (468.1 lb.) with an average thrust of 1,776.5 N (399.4 lb.). Super Thunder propellant displays a bright blue flame with prominent Mach diamonds and little smoke. Although the K1800ST-PS produces tracking smoke, it is a “plugged” motor that does not include an ejection charge and requires the utilization of an electronically-activated recovery system.

    K1800ST-PS Specifications

    Diameter: 75mm (2.95”)
    Length: 402.0mm (15.8”)
    Propellant: Super Thunder
    Total Impulse: 2,440 N-Sec. (548.6 lb.-Sec.)

    Burn Time: 1.4 Seconds

    Peak Thrust: 2,082.4 N (468.1 lb.

    Delay Time: Plugged with Smoke

    Propellant Weight: 1,113 g (2.45 lb.)

    Loaded Weight: 2,766.9 g (6.1 lb.)

    Product No. 11180P

    California State Fire Marshal classification and approval has been granted for the K1800ST-PS RMS Reload Kit. It ships with a standard FirstFireTM Initiator, has a suggested retail price of $249.99 each and may be purchased by consumers 18 years of age or older with a minimum Level 2 NAR or TRA Certification, or by educational institutions, government agencies and licensed commercial entities.

    AeroTech invented the reloadable high-power rocket motor in 1990 and continues to lead the hobby & sport rocket industry in single-use and reloadable rocket motor technology. All RMS motor hardware features aircraft-grade machined aluminum casings and forward and aft closures with integral thrust rings. Thrust rings on RMS motors are designed to fit standard motor retainers.

    TRA certification documents, RMS motor instructions and assembly drawings for the entire RMS line

    will be available for download in PDF format from the Resource Library on the AeroTech-Quest website at http://www.aerotech-quest.com

    For more information or to order contact: customerservice@aerotech-rocketry.com

     PDF version of this Information Release is available here

     

    • Q-Jet E35W Single-Use Rocket Motor New Product Information Release 11/18/2022

    AeroTech/Quest is pleased to announce the Tripoli certification and immediate availability of our new Q-Jet 24mm x 95mm E35W single-use White LightningTM model rocket rocket motor, available in 3 delay times.

    The new E35W model rocket motor is nearly a full “E” producing 39.4 N-Sec (8.9 lb.-Sec) of total impulse with a 1.1 second burn time. Using 0.9 oz. (26.5 g) of White Lightning propellant, Aero- Tech’s most popular solid composite propellant formulation, this new motor has a total weight of 2.1 oz. (58.5 g). AeroTech’s White Lightning propellant produces a brilliant white exhaust plume, bright white smoke and a throaty roar at lift-off. This new Q-Jet rocket motor uses the same family of aerospace grade solid composite propellant as NASA’s Space Shuttle boosters, military missiles, sounding rockets and NASA’s SLS moon rocket boosters. The E35W generates a peak thrust of 43.7 N (9.8 lb.) with an average thrust of 33.8 N (7.8 lb.).

    The E35W is available in 5 (No. 6150), 8 (No. 6152) and 11 (No. 6154) second delay times and features a built-in thrust ring eliminating the need for an internal motor block. This 24mm x 95mm Q- Jet rocket motor is smaller and 30% lighter than its 29mm x 114mm E16 black powder (BP) com- petitor and is designed to fit a much broader range of rocket kits. The new smaller and lighter E35W model rocket motor delivers a significantly higher total impulse than the E16 BP model rocket motor. Packaged in a full-color clamshell with FirstFireTM Micro Initiators, the E35W has a 2-pack SRP of $24.99 and is USPS shippable with no HazMat fee, unlike the E16 BP rocket motor.

    E35W Specifications

    Diameter: 24mm (0.94”)
    Length: 95mm (3.7”)
    Propellant: White Lightning
    Total Impulse: 39.4 N-Sec. (8.9 lb.-Sec.) Burn Time: 1.1 Seconds

    Peak Thrust: 43.7 N (9.8 lb.)

    Delay Time: 5, 8 and 11 seconds

    Propellant Weight: 26.5 g (0.9 oz.)

    Loaded Weight: 58.5 g (2.1 oz.)

    California State Fire Marshal classification and approval has been granted for the E35W model rocket motor.

    TRA certification documents for the E35W will be available for download in PDF format from the Resource Library on the AeroTech-Quest website at http://www.aerotech-quest.com

      PDF version of this Information Release is available here

     

    • AeroTech I40N-P Long Burn DMS™ Rocket Motor New Product Information Release 10/24/22

    AeroTech/Quest is pleased to announce the Tripoli certification and immediate availability of our new DMS™ Disposable Motor System™ I40N-P long-burn rocket motor (No. 094000).

    The I40N-P is a long-burn, high-performance rocket motor intended for large gliders and lightweight vertical trajectory rockets for flights to high altitudes.  It delivers 374.9 N-Sec (84.3 lb.-Sec.) of total impulse with an impressive 10.0 second burn time and a total weight of 12.7 oz. (359.9 g).  This new rocket motor utilizes 7.0 oz. (197.0 g) of AeroTech’s aerospace-grade Warp-9™ (N) propellant formulation with a core-modified end-burner design.  Displaying a yellow-orange flame studded with "mach diamonds", Warp-9 is AeroTech's fastest-burning propellant.  Warp-9 is perfect when you need the highest thrust possible or when you have an end-burner requiring a high initial thrust with a steady and strong sustained thrust.  The I40N-P generates a peak thrust of 101.9 N (22.9 lb.) with an average thrust of 37.8 N (8.5 lb.).  The I40N-P is a plugged motor that does not produce delay smoke or an ejection charge, requiring the use of an electronically-activated recovery system. 

    I40N-P Specifications

    Diameter: 38mm (1.5)

    Length: 203mm (8.0”)

    Propellant: Warp-9™

    Total Impulse: 374.9 N-Sec. (84.3 lb.-Sec.)

    Burn Time: 10.0 Seconds

    Peak Thrust: 101.9 N (22.9 lb.)

    Delay Time: Plugged - Requires electronic recovery system deployment.Propellant Weight: 197.0 g (7.0 oz.)

    Loaded Weight: 359.9 g (12.7 oz.)

    California State Fire Marshal classification and approval has been granted for the
    I40N-P DMS rocket motor.  It ships with a standard FirstFire™ Initiator, has a suggested retail price of $69.99 each and may be purchased by consumers 18 years of age or older with a minimum Level 1 NAR or TRA Certification, or by educational institutions, government agencies and licensed commercial entities.

     

    TRA certification documents and DMS motor instructions for the I40N-P will be available for download in PDF format from the Resource Library on the AeroTech-Quest website at http://www.aerotech-quest.com

    PDF version of this Information Release is available here 

    • AeroTech RMS J615ST-20A Aerospike Rocket Motor Reload Kit New Product Information Release 8/12/22

    AeroTech/Quest is pleased to announce the Tripoli certification and immediate availability of our new RMS Reloadable Motor System J615ST-20A rocket motor reload kit (No. 106120), the first high-power hobby rocket motor featuring an “Aerospike” nozzle and designed to use the two-grain RMS-54/852 hardware.

    Our Aerospike nozzle provides an especially cool "I flew one” experience for our high-power flyers. Theoretically, an Aerospike nozzle expands the rocket motor exhaust gases around a center body rather than internally in the exit cone of a conventional nozzle. Aerospike nozzles have the advantage of being self-adjusting to the rocket’s ambient pressure in flight and therefore can be more efficient than a traditional fixed-expansion ratio nozzle when used at a wide range of altitudes. In consumer applications, however, the Aerospike nozzle is utilized more for its unique appearance and novelty rather than for performance reasons. Our Aerospike nozzle does produce a rather novel exhaust plume.

    The J615ST-20A has a high-thrust profile for heavy rockets delivering 745.5 N-Sec (167.6 lb.-Sec.) of total impulse with a 1.2 second burn time and an all-up weight in motor hardware of 1.8 lb. (801.7 g). This new rocket motor utilizes AeroTech’s aerospace-grade Super Thunder (ST) propellant formulation with a burn rate midway between Blue ThunderTM and Warp-9TM propellant types. The J615ST-20A generates a peak thrust of 933.9 N (209.7 lb.) with an average thrust of 615.1 N (138.3 lb.). The J615ST-20A includes an ejection charge and produces tracking smoke via a 20 second time delay adjustable to increments of 18, 16, 14 and 12 seconds.

     

    J615ST-20A Specifications

    Diameter: 54mm (2.13”)
    Length: 240.4mm (9.5”)
    Propellant: Super Thunder
    Total Impulse: 745.5 N-Sec. (167.6 lb.-Sec.)
    Burn Time: 1.2 Seconds

    Peak Thrust: 933.9 N (209.7 lb.)

    Delay Time: 20 Seconds - Adjustable to 18, 16, 14 and 12 second
    Propellant Weight: 370.5 g (0.82 lb.)
    Loaded Weight: 801.7 g (1.8 lb.)

     

    California State Fire Marshal classification and approval has been granted for the J615ST-20A RMS Reload Kit. It ships with a standard FirstFireTM Initiator, has a suggested retail price of $99.99 each and may be purchased by consumers 18 years of age or older with a minimum Level 2 NAR or TRA Certification, or by educational institutions, government agencies and licensed commercial entities.

    AeroTech invented the reloadable high-power rocket motor in 1990 and continues to lead the sport rocket industry in single-use and reloadable rocket motor technology. All RMS motor hardware features aircraft-grade machined aluminum casings and forward and aft closures with integral thrust rings. Thrust rings on RMS motors are designed to fit standard motor retainers.

    TRA certification documents, RMS motor instructions and assembly drawings for the J615ST-20A will be available for download in PDF format from the Resource Library on the AeroTech website at http://www.aerotech-quest.com

     PDF version of this Information Release is available here 

     

    • AeroTech RMS K750ST-PS Rocket Motor Reload Kit New Product Information Release 7/11/22

    AeroTech/Quest is pleased to announce the Tripoli certification and immediate availability of our new RMS Reloadable Motor System K750ST-PS rocket motor reload kit, AeroTech’s 2nd rocket motor reload kit designed to use the single-grain RMS-75/1280 hardware.

    Perfect for heavy rockets launched from small fields, the K750ST-PS delivers 1,298.7 N-Sec (292.0 lb.- Sec.) of total impulse with a 1.74 burn time and an all-up weight in motor hardware of 4.29 lb. (1,945.9 g). It’s also a great booster for two-stage rockets, and features AeroTech’s aerospace-grade Super Thunder (ST) propellant formulation with a burn rate midway between Blue Thunder and Warp-9 propellant types. The K750ST-PS generates a peak thrust of 835.7 N (187.9 lb.) with an average thrust of 746.6 N (167.9 lb.). Super Thunder propellant displays a bright blue flame with prominent Mach diamonds and little smoke. Although the K750ST-PS produces tracking smoke, it is a “plugged” motor that does not include an ejection charge and requires the utilization of an electronically-activated recovery system.

    • Diameter: 75mm (2.95”)
    • Length: 266.7mm (10.5”)
    • Propellant: Super Thunder
    • Total Impulse: 1,298.7 N-Sec. (292.4 lb.-Sec.) Burn Time: 1.7 Seconds
    • Peak Thrust: 835.7 N (187.9 lb.) Delay Time: Plugged
    • Propellant Weight: 595 g (1.3 lb.) Loaded Weight: 1,947.5 g (4.3 lb.)

    California State Fire Marshal classification and approval has been granted for the K750ST-PS RMS Reload Kit. It ships with a standard FirstFire Initiator, has a suggested retail price of $157.99 each and may be purchased by consumers 18 years of age or older with a minimum Level 2 NAR or TRA Certification, or by educational institutions, government agencies and licensed commercial entities.

    AeroTech invented the reloadable high-power rocket motor in 1990 and continues to lead the sport rocket industry in single-use and reloadable rocket motor technology. All RMS motor hardware features aircraft-grade machined aluminum casings and forward and aft closures with integral thrust rings. Thrust rings on RMS motors are designed to fit standard motor retainers.

    TRA certification documents, RMS motor instructions and assembly drawings for the entire RMS line will be available for download in PDF format from the Resource Library on the AeroTech website at http://www.aerotech-quest.com

    PDF version of this Information Release is available here