Aerotech G8ST Motors at Research Launches

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  1. Sep 10, 2019 #1

    Steve Shannon

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    Although Aerotech G8 motors are not certified and may not be sold under NFPA 1125, those which were sold to consumers before the certification was revoked may still be used at Tripoli Research Launches in heat resistant motor mounts. Because of the high case temperature, users are advised to use caution.
     
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    The fate of the G8 was a real bummer for me this year. I was looking forward to loading it in my turbo vortico and watching it fly for ~18 seconds. But I’m not TRA (or level 2) and there are no research launches I’m willing to drive to anyway. Ah, well. T:W was pretty marginal, so probably for the best.:(

    Maybe someone will video a launch on the motor and post it.
     
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    Jacob Ritzke

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    I flew one in an apogee aspire with a custom deployment system. Never found the rocket but the long burn was awesome to hear!
     
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    I use PML phenolic motor tubes where they may be exposed to high temperatures. An example is my Motoreater that has a central 54mm and 8 28mm outboards. A large White Lightning central motor and no outboards leaves the empty motor tubes exposed to the heat from the exhaust plume during the burn.
     
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    A moon burner that actually went to them moon?
     
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    A fast propellant (Super Thunder) end burner.
     

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