- Dec 27, 2014
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While I mostly fly F-I, I've flown K and L. I don't think I've ever complained about the price of anything in this hobby*. I would love to have another HPR motor manufacturer in the market.Again.. I ask..
why are we not welcoming a new motor vendor with open arms?
The people batching about the ignightor and NFPA are the same people who will never buy any motor more powerful than a C. These are the same people that complain that Estes doesn't have a replacement nose cone for a 35 year old rocket and if Estes DID have the nose cone for 5 dollars they would complain about the price. A huge majority of the people whom are in rocketry are cheap to the point of pathetic baby whining. Dont even respond to them, tell them to purchase a motor FIRST before they cry about the "ignightor installation before the rocket is on the rail.. oooops.. the baby's are the one who don't use the rails.. ask them if they use the 1010 rail..
I EAGERLY await the power plant options. Ive spent my fair share of money on motors, and yes I use rails...
Keep up the great work !!
The igniter issue isn't important to me for NFPA rules. It's important to me because before I buy** I need to know that I can fly the motor. My local club has a rule that igniters for G power and above are inserted at the pad except by special permission by the RSO for motors where you can't do that. Will I need to ask the RSO every time I want to fly this motor? That's kind of a pain and takes away time that I could be prepping and flying another rocket. My time at a launch is precious--I don't get to go to many HPR launches.
The negativity issue is important to me because I already have a motor vendor who stands behind their product. If asking reasonable questions about how this new whiz-bang (whiz-whoosh?) product works results in a lot of namecalling plus Godwin, I don't have confidence that the vendor will stand behind their product if I need to make a warranty claim. Plus this is supposed to be fun. I choose to do business with people who are good to do business with. I have enough difficult working relationships with vendors at work.
Maybe this is a series of motors ideally suited for BALLS and other high altitude flying. Cool, no problem, not for me, and a reasonable*** business plan. If it's intended to go to the vast majority of clubs out there, though, sometime we'll need a clear description of how this all works. Maybe you load the motor, go through RSO, put the rocket on the rail, slide the motor out, patch an igniter on the top, and slide it all back together again. That's a little hassle, but totally reasonable for most people who are flying K-O motors.
Now I'll just stand back and watch the fur fly. If this puts me on a do not sell list, then so be it.
* It's for fun. If I can't afford the cost of the fun, I should be doing different fun.
** Yes I know we're a long way from buying.
*** Though I would wonder why they were giving up the sales of all of the local clubs...