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Do Estes igniters work on Klima motors?

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I have been using Klima motors here in Slovakia with the supplied fuse, but I'd like to try electrical ignition. I have some Klima electric igniters on order but am wondering if Estes igniters would work. Anyone tried this?
 

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I don't know the exact composite mix in Klima, but I'd lean toward this not working very well with the new white-tip Estes.
 

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From what I have heard, they don't even work on Estes motors!
They work pretty well if you have a good 12v source and keep pouring in the juice. Wouldn't trust 'em with a cluster though.
 

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Try some of those cheap Chinese ematches, they spit fire so you probably don't even need to touch the grain.
 

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Estes igniters will work with Klima motors.
I use cheap Chines ematches and haven't had a single failure using them.
 

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They work pretty well if you have a good 12v source and keep pouring in the juice. Wouldn't trust 'em with a cluster though.
That's been my experience. I've had no failures on a good 12v system.
 

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Are we talking about the same kind of Estes igniters? I have the small igniters for C motors and the launch controller that uses 4 AA batteries. These igniters don't usually require a 12v system.

Found some Klima igniters so guess I'll just use those. The fuses do not seem particularly reliable, have had 2 failures with them.
 

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Are we talking about the same kind of Estes igniters? I have the small igniters for C motors and the launch controller that uses 4 AA batteries. These igniters don't usually require a 12v system.

Found some Klima igniters so guess I'll just use those. The fuses do not seem particularly reliable, have had 2 failures with them.
They dont require 12V but they work better with it, especially the new style with no pyrogen on them.
 
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