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David Schwantz

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Got to fly last weekend. 4 flights in total, I used 11 igniters to get 4 fliights. From A103T's with that new white compound, G74-6W's that have the worst igniters I have everr seen. Frooom broken wires the justt no comound on ttthem right out of the package. K550W that had 3 bare spots in wires whiile it was still in that little cardboard tube. I cannot believe the horrible QC ffffor Aerotech igniters. What can be used that is better? Thanks.
 

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Nope, I hve the MJG ones for BP charges. He said, point blank will NOT light aerotechs. And my tablet has sticky keys. Comes from bouncinggg a million mmiles in the truck. But thanks.
 

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Hi David,
I would suggest calling Chris Short at CSRocketry.com or Tim Lehr at Wildman Rocketry and ask what they have for igniters for those motors.
Good luck!
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I picked up a couple of these as spares. I used a "Tiny" lighter to replace a G74 lighter (yeah, one of mine came broken as well). It worked well, and Tim's lighters appear to be of good quality and well made.

 

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Yup, looked at Tim's and Chris's stuff. I did just order kits from Quick burst. Think I will also order from Tim.
 

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They have a line of initiators that if you do not mind paying hazmat shipping on look like a good deal. The MBG caught my attention with this saying "This will sure set fire to a fence post in a hurricane."

Or talk with Gary at the next launch, I see 4 options on his website for different initiators for composite motors.

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What are “A103Ts with the new white compound”? Anyone else having this problem? How old are the motors?

Pictures would be helpful. I am pretty sure they don’t leave our facility broken or with missing pyrogen. But we need more information.
 

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I thought I read quantity of one - guess that's one pack - sorry
 

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Those igniters (these Estes ones) are hit and miss, I get a fair number of failures. I've used QuickDip pyrogen to improve them, but I'd suggest only using a small amount. I've found that trying to add a big fat blob of it does not work as well as a small coating.
 

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Also, if you're trying to launch BP motors, the MJG ones work well. They have "mini" sizes now which should git in the smaller motors. I just ordered 48 for $41.90 shipped, so at under a dollar each it's a decent price.

At some point I'll look into the DIY kits that vendors offer for making your own.
 

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the A103t's were brand new. Gave several of the to Gary from Off we go rocketry. DDid not take any pic. I will pull some out and do so.
 

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I did order kitssss from Quickburst and the dip. Also placed an order with Tim for some of his. I aaalso thought that frank's were 30 bucks each.
 

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and as far as 3 bucks each, agreed, not bad. But should not have to buy igniters to replace faulty ones.
 

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I had a good number of problems with the Q-Jet motor lighters.
 

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I just got a mess of those on Saturday wwwith the A10-3T motors. What problems did you have and can I dddo anythong to make them better? thanks.
 
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