Are there different generations/versions of the Q2G2

J Blatz

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 8, 2010
Messages
1,077
Reaction score
81
I had a few from 4-5 years ago and they were 100% reliable.

Some I obtained a couple years ago have been kinda sketchy in the BP clusters I use them for.

Has there been a change?
 

les

Well-Known Member
TRF Supporter
Joined
Jan 19, 2009
Messages
3,163
Reaction score
914
Unfortunately, yes - there was a change. Due to a change in regulations they had to remove the pyrogen which makes them a bit less reliable
 

aerostadt

Well-Known Member
TRF Supporter
Joined
Oct 26, 2009
Messages
3,954
Reaction score
668
Location
Brigham City, UT
They use to be sold in different lengths, which were 8" and 3.5". The ones with the longer lead wires were quite a bit more expensive. I don't think a person can find any for sale now. I just checked Apogee and they don't even list them anymore. I just checked Qwest on-line and I was unable to add them to the shopping card (They are probably out of stock.).
 

pyrobob

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 6, 2013
Messages
2,427
Reaction score
37
They use to be sold in different lengths, which were 8" and 3.5". The ones with the longer lead wires were quite a bit more expensive. I don't think a person can find any for sale now. I just checked Apogee and they don't even list them anymore. I just checked Qwest on-line and I was unable to add them to the shopping card (They are probably out of stock.).

We've had a mountain of these on order from AeroTech for quite some time now. However, but the prospects of that being fulfilled anytime soon doesn't appear likely based on past conversations with AT. Things could always change of course, so who knows....
 

terryg

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 19, 2009
Messages
2,583
Reaction score
119
Location
Tucson, Az
As I understand it, the production of Q2G2's were tied into the manufacture of Quest Black Powder motors. Since these are no longer going to be made, I suspect the fate of Q2G2's is uncertain. Perhaps their production could be outsourced to an ematch company, since they share many of the same characteristics.
 
Last edited:

samb

Lifetime Member
Joined
Jan 22, 2009
Messages
4,403
Reaction score
854
Location
Plano, TX
Last edited:

cerving

Owner, Eggtimer Rocketry
TRF Sponsor
TRF Supporter
Joined
Feb 3, 2012
Messages
5,253
Reaction score
3,111
I used to use them almost exclusively for deployments since they ran on such low current, no more. The new ones take more current and don't light up anywhere near as well as the old ones. They're still great for BP motors, but I've gone to FireWire ematches for deployments.
 
Top