Dr. Rockets 29/180 Complete Motor or 29/180-240 System

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DRAGON64

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My daughter is turning 18 in December and has asked if I would help her certify TRA Level One We have a kit already selected, now we need a motor. Let me know if you have one.

Looking for 29/180 complete, but will consider the 180-240 system for the price.

Pics and complete pricing needed, pricing should should include shipping.

Will also consider Rousetech and Aerotech motors.

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DRAGON64

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How about a bump, still looking for level 1 capable reloadable hardware.

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DRAGON64

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Thank you for that, I placed the order, and should have it on or before the 15th!! I told my daughter, and she is quite excited... enough so, that she is pulling the stuff together to start the build.

Banzai88

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You're welcome. It was a good deal. Good luck on the L1 assembly and flight!

DRAGON64

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Thanks, she is very happy at the moment. She called me to tell me she was reading the build instructions on her rocket, and can't wait till we start the build this weekend.

Banzai88

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Cool. What is she building? What load are you planning for the cert flight?

DRAGON64

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She picked out an Aerotech Mirage. She still want to look at loads for the two cases, so no selection right away... I'm partial to the H128, as that is what I certified on in 1997.

cavecentral

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She picked out an Aerotech Mirage. She still want to look at loads for the two cases, so no selection right away... I'm partial to the H128, as that is what I certified on in 1997.
Same l1 motor for me in a loc caliber isp.

markjos

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She picked out an Aerotech Mirage. She still want to look at loads for the two cases, so no selection right away... I'm partial to the H128, as that is what I certified on in 1997.
Great rocket and motor, but not necessarily together. You may know this, as you mention certifying on one a while back (or maybe just the motor), but my recollection is that the 29/180 and certainly 240 are too long for the stock build of the Aerotech mid-power kits. You'll need to have an alternative to the baffle/shock cord mount that's at the top of the motor mount, as that restricts motor length.

Mark

DRAGON64

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Great rocket and motor, but not necessarily together. You may know this, as you mention certifying on one a while back (or maybe just the motor), but my recollection is that the 29/180 and certainly 240 are too long for the stock build of the Aerotech mid-power kits. You'll need to have an alternative to the baffle/shock cord mount that's at the top of the motor mount, as that restricts motor length.

Mark
The kit we received came with 11 or 12 inch long motor tube. If we keep the baffle as designed, the 240 will fit nicely. If we leave it out, I could school her on electronics and fly 29mm hybrids in the rocket. Very versatile design. I also like that it came with a two-piece screw on motor retainer, much like the Aero Pac design. When we start, I will post a build thread with lots of pics!

markjos

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The kit we received came with 11 or 12 inch long motor tube. If we keep the baffle as designed, the 240 will fit nicely. If we leave it out, I could school her on electronics and fly 29mm hybrids in the rocket. Very versatile design. I also like that it came with a two-piece screw on motor retainer, much like the Aero Pac design. When we start, I will post a build thread with lots of pics!
That sounds great - I'm glad to hear that they seem to have changed the design for the better. Have fun!

Mark

DRAGON64

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Same l1 motor for me in a loc caliber isp.
Love the H128! It is nice and loud, with lots'o smoke and fire. I certified on a Vaughn Brothers 2.6" Javelin way back when... the load cost me $8 or$9 I believe.

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Forever_Metal

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Love the H128! It is nice and loud, with lots'o smoke and fire. I certified on a Vaughn Brothers 2.6" Javelin way back when... the cost me $8 or$9 I believe.
those days are looooong gone... :sad:

fm

DRAGON64

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those days are looooong gone... :sad:

fm
Yeah, back in the day I remember thinking how an Aerotech J350 costing \$34.95 was insane pricing for 1.8 seconds of "WOOHOO!!!"

DRAGON64

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Thanks again, the motors arrived yesterday, and other than being a little dirty, they are in excellent shape!

Banzai88

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Good deal, enjoy the build and flight!