Results 1 to 22 of 22
  1. #1
    Join Date
    19th January 2009
    Posts
    983

    AeroTech Information Release 10/26/09

    AeroTech Information Release

    10/26/09

    Tripoli Motor Testing Certifies 38mm RMS Reload Adapter System, Five New High-Power RMS Reload Kits


    The Tripoli Motor Testing (TMT) committee of the Tripoli Rocketry Association (TRA) has tested and approved a number of new AeroTech products.

    38mm RMS Reload Adapter System
    The previously-announced 38mm AeroTech RMS™ reload adapter system (P/N 38RAS) is now TMT-approved and allows the use of shorter (lower power) RMS reload kits within a specific motor casing, reducing the number of cases necessary to fly a wide range of AeroTech reloads. Customers will save money and expand the versatility of their existing 38mm RMS hardware at the same time. The reload adapter system includes the "floating" forward closure, a standard retaining ring and two case spacers. MSRP is $29.99.



    N3300R-PS Reload Kit For 98/15360 Hardware
    The largest of the newly-certified reload kits is the eagerly-anticipated N3300R-PS (P/N 14330P). This Redline™ propellant reload delivers a total impulse of 14,041 newton seconds during a burn time of 4.4 seconds, with a peak thrust of over 950 pounds. Propellant weight is 7,338 grams and the loaded weight is 12,054 grams. The N3300R generates Redline's signature intense laser-red exhaust plume with highly visible "mach diamonds". It fits AeroTech, Dr. Rocket™ or Rouse-Tech™ RMS-98/15360 hardware and is offered at an MSRP of $798.99.



    75/5120 and 98/7680 KEB Signature Line New Blue Thunder Reloads
    TMT also certified two core-burning Karl E. Baumann (KEB™) Signature Line™ reloads, the 75/5120 M1780NT-PS (P/N 13178P) and the 98/7680 M1845NT-PS (P/N 13184P). Both reloads use AeroTech's high-performance New Blue Thunder™ formulation which delivers a specific impulse in the 220-224 second range, and produce a beautiful lavender-blue exhaust jet with distinct mach diamonds. The M1780NT-PS generates 5,783 N-sec of total impulse over a burn time of 3.1 seconds with a peak thrust of nearly 600 pounds. The M1845NT-PS produces 8,308 newton-seconds total impulse with a burn time of 4.4 seconds and a peak thrust of about 550 pounds. Propellant weights are 2,480 grams for the M1780NT-PS and 3,718 grams for the M1845NT-PS. Loaded weights are 4,715 grams and 6,682 grams respectively. MSRPs are $239.99 for the M1780NT-PS and $428.99 for the M1845NT-PS.



    J99N-P Endburning Reload for 54/852 Hardware
    A new end-burning KEB Signature Line reload was approved, the 54/852 J99N-P (P/N 10099P). This Warp-9™ propellant motor delivers 945 newton-seconds total impulse with a burn time of 10.2 seconds. The initial (peak) thrust is 32 pounds gradually tapering to approximately 17 lbs just before burnout. Propellant weight is 480 grams and the loaded weight is 899 grams. This reload requires the use of a new 54mm aft closure that accepts the smaller 29 & 38mm molded nozzle inserts, P/N 54ACCSN, and a 54mm forward closure bulkhead plug, P/N 54FCBP. The new 54mm aft closure will also be used on a number of new and redesigned 54mm reload kits to be released in the near future. MSRP for the J99N-P is $79.99, the small nozzle aft closure is $39.99 and the bulkhead plug is $19.99.



    New 38/1320 Motor Case and J510W-L Reload
    Finally, TMT tested a totally new 38mm RMS motor configuration, a 38/1320 motor case (P/N 3813CA) loaded with a J510W-L reload kit (P/N 10510L). The 38/1320 motor is essentially an "11-grain" design and is 23.0" in length. However, the J510W-L reload actually uses six (6) longer White Lightning™ grains and produces over 1,162 newton-seconds of total impulse with a burn time of 2.2 seconds and a peak thrust of 250 pounds. Propellant weight is 640 grams and total weight is 1080 grams. The new 38/1320 motor case includes a forward seal disk and will retail for $89.99. The MSRP of the J510W-L reload kit is $79.99.



    AeroTech anticipates that shipments of the new products to its dealers will begin within 2-6 weeks.

    Motor instructions, assembly drawings and the official TRA certification documents for the five new reloads will soon be available for download in PDF format from the AeroTech Resource Library at http://www.aerotech-rocketry.com.


    AeroTech Consumer Aerospace is a division of RCS Rocket Motor Components, Inc., Cedar City, UT.

    Last edited by Garoq; 26th October 2009 at 04:58 PM.
    Gary C. Rosenfield
    AeroTech Division, RCS Rocket Motor Components, Inc.
    2113 W. 850 N. St., Cedar City, UT 84721
    Rocketry is a hobby, not a toy!
    http://www.aerotech-rocketry.com
    http://www.valuerockets.com
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/AeroTe...e/159005948954

  2. #2
    Join Date
    20th February 2009
    Location
    Cayuga, Indiana
    Posts
    12,347
    Gary, I want you to know that us HPR rocketeers (I think I can speak for most) really appreciate the continued investment and innovation by Aerotech.


  3. #3
    Join Date
    12th October 2009
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN
    Posts
    437
    I second that one. I for one love end burners. I would also appreciate some bi-propellant configurations, maybe star core 1st grain with endburners stacked above, for high initial thrust for stability and long thrust curve from the endburners. Is case heat a problem with these endburners?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    18th January 2009
    Location
    Back up in the woods
    Posts
    8,218
    "New Blue Thunder?" Brighter, more visible and more intense blue than the classic BT puts out?

    MarkII
    Mark S. Kulka NAR 86134 L1, ASTRE 471, Adirondack Mtns., NY
    Opinions Unfettered by Logic Advice Unsullied by Erudition Rocketry Without Pity
    In the forest no one can hear you order a grande caff misto.
    Warning: I brake for invisible squirrels

  5. #5
    Join Date
    18th January 2009
    Location
    Fort Myers, FL
    Posts
    3,480
    That N3300R looks like a beautiful motor. I could see myself flying one of those when I eventually cert L3.

    If anyone has a video of one, I'd love to see it.

    But I eventually plan to put one of them J99N's to use in my Stealth 54mm oddroc.
    Donald Besaw Jr.

    Total flights for 2017 - 0

  6. #6
    Join Date
    18th January 2009
    Location
    SW Michigan
    Posts
    3,720
    Quote Originally Posted by Garoq View Post
    The initial (peak) thrust is 32 pounds gradually tapering to approximately 17 lbs just before burnout.
    User beware - your rocket better not weigh more than 5 lbs for this bad-boy.

    Sounds like a good candidate for a saucer.

    -Dave
    Dave Brunsting | NAR 85879 | TRA 12369
    L1 - 11/04/07, Three Oaks, MI | L2 - 7/25/09, Muskegon, MI
    Michiana Rocketry
    Notre Dame Rocket Team Mentor

  7. #7
    Join Date
    1st February 2009
    Location
    Oceanside, CA
    Posts
    90
    Excellent, Gary! In your original press release you showed a vented, tapped forward closure. Do you think that might ship as an option later?

    You've consistently rocked the rocketry world since about 1980 when I first met you. Keep up the excellent R&D, my friend, and I hope you can make it to Plaster Blaster this year. I'm planning to fly an M750 (in a drag race) then an M1939 between 10AM-3PM on Saturday, 11/7. Thanks either way!
    Greg Smith
    TRA#8576, L3 TAP
    Rocketry Blog

  8. #8
    Join Date
    18th January 2009
    Location
    North Central Florida
    Posts
    1,121
    Quote Originally Posted by Donaldsrockets View Post
    That N3300R looks like a beautiful motor. I could see myself flying one of those when I eventually cert L3.

    If anyone has a video of one, I'd love to see it.

    But I eventually plan to put one of them J99N's to use in my Stealth 54mm oddroc.

    Good idea.
    Have fun,
    Harold

    No sparkies Donald!

  9. #9
    Join Date
    18th January 2009
    Location
    Fort Myers, FL
    Posts
    3,480
    Quote Originally Posted by harsas View Post
    Good idea.
    Oh no, you ain't getting off that easily!!!

    My enthusiasm for sparkies will never burn out.
    Donald Besaw Jr.

    Total flights for 2017 - 0

  10. #10
    Join Date
    19th January 2009
    Posts
    983
    Quote Originally Posted by gizza2 View Post
    Excellent, Gary! In your original press release you showed a vented, tapped forward closure. Do you think that might ship as an option later?

    You've consistently rocked the rocketry world since about 1980 when I first met you. Keep up the excellent R&D, my friend, and I hope you can make it to Plaster Blaster this year. I'm planning to fly an M750 (in a drag race) then an M1939 between 10AM-3PM on Saturday, 11/7. Thanks either way!
    Thanks, Greg! Yes, the anchor retaining ring will be available as an option.

    Karl and I are talking about attending Plaster Blaster.
    Gary C. Rosenfield
    AeroTech Division, RCS Rocket Motor Components, Inc.
    2113 W. 850 N. St., Cedar City, UT 84721
    Rocketry is a hobby, not a toy!
    http://www.aerotech-rocketry.com
    http://www.valuerockets.com
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/AeroTe...e/159005948954

  11. #11
    Join Date
    19th January 2009
    Posts
    983
    Quote Originally Posted by rocketsmith View Post
    I second that one. I for one love end burners. I would also appreciate some bi-propellant configurations, maybe star core 1st grain with endburners stacked above, for high initial thrust for stability and long thrust curve from the endburners. Is case heat a problem with these endburners?
    It's always a problem. The 54mm phenolic liner could probably only take another two or three seconds beyond the 10 second burn of the J99N.

    The K375NW bi-propellant boost-sustain motor should be submitted for certification soon.
    Gary C. Rosenfield
    AeroTech Division, RCS Rocket Motor Components, Inc.
    2113 W. 850 N. St., Cedar City, UT 84721
    Rocketry is a hobby, not a toy!
    http://www.aerotech-rocketry.com
    http://www.valuerockets.com
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/AeroTe...e/159005948954

  12. #12
    Join Date
    19th January 2009
    Posts
    983
    Quote Originally Posted by Donaldsrockets View Post
    That N3300R looks like a beautiful motor. I could see myself flying one of those when I eventually cert L3.

    If anyone has a video of one, I'd love to see it.

    But I eventually plan to put one of them J99N's to use in my Stealth 54mm oddroc.
    The N3300R was flown at XPRS but I haven't seen a video or photo.
    Gary C. Rosenfield
    AeroTech Division, RCS Rocket Motor Components, Inc.
    2113 W. 850 N. St., Cedar City, UT 84721
    Rocketry is a hobby, not a toy!
    http://www.aerotech-rocketry.com
    http://www.valuerockets.com
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/AeroTe...e/159005948954

  13. #13
    Join Date
    19th January 2009
    Posts
    983
    Quote Originally Posted by dixontj93060 View Post
    Gary, I want you to know that us HPR rocketeers (I think I can speak for most) really appreciate the continued investment and innovation by Aerotech.
    Thanks!
    Gary C. Rosenfield
    AeroTech Division, RCS Rocket Motor Components, Inc.
    2113 W. 850 N. St., Cedar City, UT 84721
    Rocketry is a hobby, not a toy!
    http://www.aerotech-rocketry.com
    http://www.valuerockets.com
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/AeroTe...e/159005948954

  14. #14
    Join Date
    19th January 2009
    Posts
    983
    Quote Originally Posted by MarkII View Post
    "New Blue Thunder?" Brighter, more visible and more intense blue than the classic BT puts out?

    MarkII
    Actually, no. Higher solids loading, higher performance (Isp), a lavender-blue flame with more visible mach diamonds.

    There are three versions of BT at present.
    Last edited by Garoq; 27th October 2009 at 06:29 PM.
    Gary C. Rosenfield
    AeroTech Division, RCS Rocket Motor Components, Inc.
    2113 W. 850 N. St., Cedar City, UT 84721
    Rocketry is a hobby, not a toy!
    http://www.aerotech-rocketry.com
    http://www.valuerockets.com
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/AeroTe...e/159005948954

  15. #15
    Join Date
    18th January 2009
    Location
    Fort Myers, FL
    Posts
    3,480
    I have to say that AT is really putting out some interesting products.

    I wonder if any new F and G motors are in the works. I'd like to fill my 38/120 case with a little Blue Thunder.

    While it may or may not produce a visible flame, I'd like the kick off the pad that it would provide.
    Donald Besaw Jr.

    Total flights for 2017 - 0

  16. #16
    Join Date
    18th January 2009
    Location
    Boulder
    Posts
    12,491
    Very interesting - I may need to fly my Amraam on that M1780 blue thunder motor. My only problem now is that between you and CTI, new motors are coming out faster than I can try them
    NAR #84281 L3
    TRA #11233 L3

  17. #17
    Join Date
    18th January 2009
    Location
    Boulder
    Posts
    12,491
    Quote Originally Posted by Garoq View Post
    It's always a problem. The 54mm phenolic liner could probably only take another two or three seconds beyond the 10 second burn of the J99N.

    The K375NW bi-propellant boost-sustain motor should be submitted for certification soon.
    Excellent. Are there any plans for a larger dual-thrust/boost-sustain type motor, similar to the CTI M1300 (75-5g)?
    NAR #84281 L3
    TRA #11233 L3

  18. #18
    Join Date
    23rd March 2009
    Posts
    86

    Motor File

    How about a J99N-P motor file for RockSim 9?
    Keep the pointy end up.

    Mark Saunders, KJ7BS
    Glendale, AZ
    NAR # 78825
    TRA # 09247 L3
    http://members.cox.net/bigthor/

  19. #19
    Join Date
    19th January 2009
    Posts
    983
    Quote Originally Posted by cjl View Post
    Excellent. Are there any plans for a larger dual-thrust/boost-sustain type motor, similar to the CTI M1300 (75-5g)?
    There are always plans.
    Gary C. Rosenfield
    AeroTech Division, RCS Rocket Motor Components, Inc.
    2113 W. 850 N. St., Cedar City, UT 84721
    Rocketry is a hobby, not a toy!
    http://www.aerotech-rocketry.com
    http://www.valuerockets.com
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/AeroTe...e/159005948954

  20. #20
    Join Date
    20th January 2009
    Location
    Turin, Italy
    Posts
    564
    Quote Originally Posted by Garoq View Post
    J99N-P Endburning Reload for 54/852 Hardware
    This reload requires the use of a new 54mm aft closure that accepts the smaller 29 & 38mm molded nozzle inserts, P/N 54ACCSN, and a 54mm forward closure bulkhead plug, P/N 54FCBP. [...] the small nozzle aft closure is $39.99 and the bulkhead plug is $19.99.
    Great products, keep them coming.

    Where could the specialty closures be found along with those for the I49 and I59 reloads (38 mm)?
    Giacomo 'g_boxwood' Bosso
    www.rocketemotions.it
    TRA #9986 L2

  21. #21
    Join Date
    27th January 2009
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    645
    Quote Originally Posted by g_boxwood View Post
    Great products, keep them coming.

    Where could the specialty closures be found along with those for the I49 and I59 reloads (38 mm)?
    Sorry, Gary doesn't come here anymore for anything but announcements.

    Maybe Facebook.
    NAR 87574 L1

    NASA/Houston Rocket Club, flying in the shadow of the mighty Saturn V!

    Visit our website at www.nasahoustonrocketclub.org

  22. #22
    Join Date
    20th January 2009
    Location
    Turin, Italy
    Posts
    564
    That's OK... anyone else knows?

    Thank you,

    Giacomo 'g_boxwood' Bosso
    www.rocketemotions.it
    TRA #9986 L2

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •