C6-7's in bulk?

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bmhiii

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Fore Check

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Wally World is $4.99 per 3 pack of 18mm Estes engines and the same price for 4 packs of 13mm Estes engines. C6-5's are much more common there than the -7's, but the -7's can be found. (At that price, it's a better deal to buy your C6-5's at Wal-mart in any quantity. Compare to AC Supply: 8 x 3 = 24 (engines, same as bulk pack); 8 x$4.99 = $39.92 <$41.54)

Of course, the cheapest way to buy engines is to wait for the 1/2 off at Hobby Lobby and find a cashier who will honor that discount on engines. Then load up!

saxophone

Well-Known Member
Wal-mart motor pricing is a little mindless. They charge the
same amount for the packs of 18mm motors whether they
are A, B, or C. Thus, you get the better deal buying Cs.
As I recall, each pack also comes with wadding and one
additional igniter (but I might be wrong about the igniter), 4 total igniters.

n3tjm

Papa Elf
Personally, I do not use C6-7's often. I am curious, what rockets do you fly them in? Multistagers? Small rockets?

Max_Power004

Well-Known Member
Originally posted by n3tjm
Personally, I do not use C6-7's often. I am curious, what rockets do you fly them in? Multistagers? Small rockets?
Nothing but C6-7's for a camera rocket (Estes Snapshot) otherwise you get clouds or horizon, horizon is cool, but you mostly get clouds on less than 7. It goes into a nerve racking nose dive with the C6-7, but it always ejects in plenty o' time. Also, I've never tried this, but I want to use them for the SR-71 Blackbird because I hear that a well built SR-71 will level out and glide at apogee. C6-7 would make for more glide time. I'm building my SR-71 right now with the utmost care.

nomopbo

Chr$Well-Known Member Originally posted by powderburner Use the 40%-off coupon from the Sunday newspaper insert, and the price of a BlastOff Pack from Michaels comes down to about$27-28
That is if you live near a Michaels that actually carries rockets.

Of the four I have ventured into in the Phoenix area, only one of them actually carries them.

We also have a local chain called craftmart. They do the same, but they never seem to have the bulk packs.

I gotta agree with the wal mart thing though, as much as I hate walmart, I do buy all my 18mm motors there, but that's about it.