Quantcast

Congreve motors - any opinions?

The Rocketry Forum

Help Support The Rocketry Forum:

Gillard

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2009
Messages
1,970
Reaction score
1
Hi

i'm currently using aerotech motors and cases (some Dr Rocket case as well)
however, the club that i have joined is run by the owner of Congreve motors (or the UK distributer of Congreve motors- i'm not sure which)
they look to be good, and cheaper than aerotech, but i'd have to buy new reload cases, and that costs, but i'd be breaking even on the cost front after a few years.
does anyone in this forum have any opinions about them.
 

The EGE

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 11, 2009
Messages
535
Reaction score
0
I've never used them, but just looking at their website one thing stands out: they have sparkies (aka Firestarters (FS)) as small as 60Ns Fs! That I like! That's perhaps the one thing I don't like about AT - that they don't have sparkies.
 

WiK

Site Admin
Joined
Jan 18, 2009
Messages
2,636
Reaction score
0
Don't quote me on this, but I think you can use Congreve reloads in aerotech/dr rocket casings if you use the Congreve closures?
 

JDcluster

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 23, 2009
Messages
5,321
Reaction score
85
Location
New Jersey
There the same as JI US Rocket motors just under another name.
I've never fired any of the reloads, but have flown the SU G Fire Starters back about 10 years ago...


JD
 

Rocketcrab

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2009
Messages
855
Reaction score
0
Hi

i'm currently using aerotech motors and cases (some Dr Rocket case as well)
however, the club that i have joined is run by the owner of Congreve motors (or the UK distributer of Congreve motors- i'm not sure which)
they look to be good, and cheaper than aerotech, but i'd have to buy new reload cases, and that costs, but i'd be breaking even on the cost front after a few years.
does anyone in this forum have any opinions about them.
Well, those Congreve rockets didn't do too well back in 1814 when the Royal Navy shot a bunch of them at my hometown of Baltimore. Oh, wait, you're probably talking about a more modern version.....;)
 

Pantherjon

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 19, 2009
Messages
7,347
Reaction score
1
Well, those Congreve rockets didn't do too well back in 1814 when the Royal Navy shot a bunch of them at my hometown of Baltimore. Oh, wait, you're probably talking about a more modern version.....;)
Then again our 'Hale' Spin Stabilized rockets didn't fair very much better either!:eek:
 

Larry Curcio

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 5, 2009
Messages
538
Reaction score
0
Hey! Weren't those Congreve rockets they fired on Fort McHenry?

-Larry (Ex-Baltimoron) C.
 

shreadvector

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 19, 2009
Messages
9,008
Reaction score
194
Do the motors come with a T-Shirt?

What sizes are the shirts available in? Let me guess: "Big" and "Fine" ?
 
Top