F32-15 history

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n27sb

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Does anyone know the history and present status of the old F32-15 motor?
 

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The AeroTech F32 motor was the result of a project by Scott Pearce to make a full impulse 'F' motor in 24mm diameter.
Scott was working on this around 1987-1988.
The first motors tested out as F34 and Scott sent me two of those when I had moved from AeroTech in Las Vegas to Enertek in Phoenix.
I still have those motors.
At some point the motor casing size was used for two different motors.
One was the F32 using White Lightning propellant.
The other was a F72 using Blue Thunder propellant.
These were single-use motors.

I flew a cluster of F72s in a LOC Viper III. Man, did that rocket get up and go!

I believe the F32 and F72 were discontinued in the 1990s.

I don't know anything about the history of the current F32.
 

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I think the first 24mm nearly full F motor was the original AeroTech F44 classic, around 1984.
 

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Scott Pierce 32nd birthday rocket was a cluster of 32 f32's. Flown at Black Rock II in July, 1990. Got video somewhere:)
 
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