Has anyone used the new Estes Star Tech Igniters

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There was a discussion about them here:

I don't think anybody's gotten their hands on the production version yet.
 

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There was a discussion about them here:

I don't think anybody's gotten their hands on the production version yet.
Thanks interesting. I did a forum search and came up empty. That's why the new thread.
Think I will order a pack and see how they do.
 

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I heard they're slower so could be an issue with clustering.
I'm definitely interested to see more on that when testing is done. Slow is fine as long as it's consistent. But that might be too much toa sk.
 

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I heard they're slower so could be an issue with clustering.
Too early to speculate, let's wait for some testing. I would hope that the new ones would be better for clustering, but we have to wait and see.
 

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Interesting in their announcement Estes stated numerous times...it is a non pyrogen, non explosive.
 

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But about half a second slower...
Remember those videos are in 240 fps slow motion.

Interesting in their announcement Estes stated numerous times...it is a non pyrogen, non explosive.
Of course! Otherwise they'd be in the same regulatory pickle that gave us the current yellowish tipped "starters." I'm sure that was a fun tightrope to walk—coming up with something that worked noticeably better but doesn't draw the attention of those who want to restrict such things.

Just got a notice that Estes has upgraded it's igniters.
Has anyone had the opportunity to use them yet?
They go for $1.00 a piece so not cheap.

https://estesrockets.com/product/002303-startech-starters/
That's 50 cents more a package than the MSRP of the prior version. So a little over 8 cents more a piece. And, of course, we should start seeing them in recently produced motor packs/boxes as well.

I hope they bring a bunch to NSL....

I still have a few of those betas. Maybe I should grab an older Solar Igniter that isn't obviously damaged and do another comparison video.
 

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Remember those videos are in 240 fps slow motion.


Of course! Otherwise they'd be in the same regulatory pickle that gave us the current yellowish tipped "starters." I'm sure that was a fun tightrope to walk—coming up with something that worked noticeably better but doesn't draw the attention of those who want to restrict such things.


That's 50 cents more a package than the MSRP of the prior version. So a little over 8 cents more a piece. And, of course, we should start seeing them in recently produced motor packs/boxes as well.

I hope they bring a bunch to NSL....

I still have a few of those betas. Maybe I should grab an older Solar Igniter that isn't obviously damaged and do another comparison video.
So maybe a quarter of a second...

 
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