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I just ordered a bunch of ARTF two-packs from Estes, and they come with a free booster add-on. Estes say they require the D12-0, but can you use C11-0? Or does that not provide enough thrust for the combined weight?

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I have, but only on a rigged up Prospector to Booster. It flew well on a C11-0 to C6-5 combo and a C11-0 to B6-4 combo. It was SLOW off the rod though, so low wind day would be best.
 

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Looking at the thrust curves, the D12 gets up to 30 Newtons in about 0.28 seconds, whereas the C11 only gets to 22 N at about 0.3 seconds. Pretty significantly different. The D12 can take about 5.6 more ounces of total weight.
 

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My setup is VERY similar to this one.
[video=youtube;aVQQEYGWMDg]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVQQEYGWMDg[/video]

I've only got video of mine with the D12-0. But it has gone on a C11 twice. :)
[video=youtube;IB2hv-sManQ]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IB2hv-sManQ[/video]
 

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I just ordered a bunch of ARTF two-packs from Estes, and they come with a free booster add-on. Estes say they require the D12-0, but can you use C11-0? Or does that not provide enough thrust for the combined weight?

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I don't know about the C11-0, but I've successfully flown a Red Rider with the booster using a C6-0 and the plastic 24-18mm adapter.
 

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I have had quite a few good flights using C11-0 with A8-5 and B6-4. However I do recall launching a Drifter with C11-0 and A8-5 and it veered so hard off the launcher that I have no idea where it landed... LOL
 

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You will want to consider venting the booster so that it doesn't stage before the upper stage. See earlier threads on this same subject.....
 
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