Originally posted by wyldbill
Looks as if Estes has discontinued the C11-0. Can't find it on their site or Hobbylinc and have seen them on closeout.
If this is old news, um... sorry
Nope. That's why I said "Looks as if". If you (or anyone) has info to the contrary, please share it.Originally posted by shreadvector
1) have you called them to confirm that they are actually "discontinued"?
I haven't either. I was just suggesting a possible cause for those who have had repeated problems. Perhaps their tape joints aren't as sound as yours.Originally posted by shreadvector
2) I've had zero failures. i just tape the motors together with regular cellophane tape - the way we multi-stages for millions of years. It worked for those air-filled 1/2A6-0 and A8-0 motors and it still works with B6-0 motors.
Yep - I use C11-0's in my gap staged <a href="https://www.fliskits.com/services/dom/2004/02feb/cebollero_terrier.htm">Terrier/Sandhawk</a> all the time. I've probably flown it about 8 times now with never once a problem staging. I personally like the C11-0. It gives the rocket a quick punch off the pad just to get the rocket moving.Originally posted by wyldbill
I'd imagine that they're more prone to premature separation as they've got a big air space, which acts as an air ram. Anyone try them in a gap-staged (and vented) scenario?
Originally posted by Turbo Mojo
Yes but think about it, a slow lift off, just to get it off the pad, then the second stage just blows away...i think it would create some sweet looking flights...