# Apogee Components production announcement.

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#### PGerringer

##### Ruler of Heck
I received the following from Apogee as a press release so I'm reproducing it here which I believe was the intent.

Apogee Components is announcing that the long-burn E6 and F10 composite
propellant motors are now back in production, and are available for
immediate shipment.

Both the E6 and the F10 are unique in that they have tremendously long burn
times compared to other rocket motors. The 24mm diameter E6 has a burn time
of 7.2 seconds, while the 29mm diameter F10 burns nearly 8 seconds
(measured: 7.8 seconds). The advantage of this is that a lightweight rocket
can literally travel out of sight. The F10 engine, in the Apogee Aspire
rocket kit can easily travel over 1 mile high!

These are the only end-burning composite propellant motors available. Like a
black powder end-burning motor, they produce an initial high-thrust spike to
get the rocket off the launch rod, and then they have a long sustainer phase
to push the rocket to high altitudes. Both motors are available in delays of
4, 6, or 8 seconds.

web site at: http://www.ApogeeRockets.com/composite_motors.asp

#### eugenefl

##### Well-Known Member
TRF Supporter
Oh drool! How awesome is this!? E6 and F10 baby! Time to say bye bye to a few old rockets! LOL! GO APOGEE!

Can someone say "24mm upscale Deuce on E6s?" OH YEAH!

#### cls

##### Well-Known Member
immediately I can think of a half dozen rockets to fly with E6 & F10 motors!!

but egads, did you look at the prices? $13.50 for E6,$18 for F10!!! Estes E9s are $5 each, and you can find RMS F12s for about$7 each. bleah!

#### billeblurzz

##### Well-Known Member
TRF Supporter
Just what I have been waiting for!!!! Long Burn E6.....7.2 sec. burn....My 24mm mod Blurzz Rocket Car was MADE for this!!!! LAND SPEED RECORDS.....here we come!

#### wyldbill

##### Well-Known Member
Originally posted by cls
$13.50 for E6 ... you can find RMS F12s for about$7 each. bleah!
This is very true, if you have the hardware already (and can avoid losing it for 5-6+ flights). Interesting thing about the F12 (cool motor) is that it's only 3.2N more total impulse than the E6, but (of course) burns about half as long.
E6 = 100%E
F12 = 8%F
and for Comparision Estes E9 = 47.5%E

OT: I think the E6 is MADE for a 24mm Outlander...

-bill

#### cls

##### Well-Known Member
and for Comparision Estes E9 = 47.5%E
so burn 2x E9s for $10 instead of 1x E6 for$13.50.

OT: I think the E6 is MADE for a 24mm Outlander...
not OT at all! I agree. can't wait to try it!

#### rbeckey

##### Well-Known Member
What do you think an Applewhite 10 inch 29mm saucer would do on an F10 long burn?

#### jetra2

##### Well-Known Member
Well, I don't know what *it* would do, but I sure as heck know what I would be doing!

(see attached)

Jason

#### wyldbill

##### Well-Known Member
Originally posted by cls
so burn 2x E9s for $10 instead of 1x E6 for$13.50.

#### MarkABrown

##### Well-Known Member
Well said Eugene! If you're not a fan of long burn motors, then you really can't appreciate the uniqueness of these motors.

#### shockwaveriderz

##### Well-Known Member
these motors were originally designed to be used in boost and rocket gliders.....especially FAI S8E RC RG......

#### rstaff3

##### Oddroc-eteer
Originally posted by eugenefl
I don't know if it's just me, but there's something special about being able to hear the motor continue to burn long after the rocket has vanished.
Amen, Bro!