Igniter Poll

The Rocketry Forum

Help Support The Rocketry Forum:

Cajunman06

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 4, 2002
Messages
124
Reaction score
0
Informal poll: Needing opinions on what is your personal favorite/most reliable ignitor for AT reloads in the D thru G range. At this time, I'm not looking for info on the larger motors. Thanks.

C
 

BlueNinja

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2009
Messages
2,700
Reaction score
1
I've actually had good luck with the copperheads, not dipped or anything.
 

hokkyokusei

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 16, 2012
Messages
2,908
Reaction score
3
I use igniterman, with wire to suit the nozzle size.
 

rocketsonly

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 7, 2004
Messages
881
Reaction score
0
Hey, will Ignitor Man ignitors also work for Estes black powder motors? I friend of mine donated around 80+ motors that he wanted to get rid off (he says it was more of a hassle to keep them than give them, so I said SURE!) for my science fair project. Only problem is he only gave me about 20 ignitors. I sure don't want to buy Estes ignitors which cost 6 for $3 (rip off!).
Thanks
 

joepolicy

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 23, 2004
Messages
140
Reaction score
0
I have used Quickburst Twiggy's for F & G, they burn hot and I have yet to see one fail.
 

BlueNinja

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2009
Messages
2,700
Reaction score
1
Originally posted by rocketsonly
Hey, will Ignitor Man ignitors also work for Estes black powder motors? I friend of mine donated around 80+ motors that he wanted to get rid off (he says it was more of a hassle to keep them than give them, so I said SURE!) for my science fair project. Only problem is he only gave me about 20 ignitors. I sure don't want to buy Estes ignitors which cost 6 for $3 (rip off!).
Thanks
They will work without any pyrogen, just the conductive primer (i think thats it). You could make your own ignitors with conductive primer easier, use graphite dust and mix it with nail polish then dip category 5 network wire in it. No need to wrap the wire either.
 

RocketboyG80

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 2, 2003
Messages
462
Reaction score
0
I agree with Joe, that one of the best pre-made igniters is definitely the Quickburst line. As far as igniter kits I'm rather partial to the Magnalite kit; very simple and easy.
 

RevKeith

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 19, 2009
Messages
418
Reaction score
0
Quickburst all the way. Never had a failure. I've used them for AT motors E - I.

Keith
 

rstaff3

Oddroc-eteer
Joined
Jan 18, 2009
Messages
11,763
Reaction score
21
Ignitorman works great. I am currently dipping 30ga twisted pair wirewrap wire. I use these for E9 clusters thru G. Rather than dip primer only igniters for the BP motors, I just dip them all for general use.

Magelite works great too.
 
Top