Forgive my ignorance but where are larger igniters available? All I see are copperheads. Do igniters typically come with reloads? I have ordered my first reloads ever and haven't received them yet.A small igniter in a big motor may not light it.
A big igniter in a small motor may not fit or may be too large to exit the nozzle properly and cause a cato.
Nobody sells just the small BP charges alone that I know of. You have to buy a 1 pound can of BP at a sporting goods store, then make your charges with that.I don't know what BATF is. How does one go about acquiring the black powder charges for 2 stage rockets? Do you just need an L1?
You can get 12 individual premeasured 1.4 gr charges for 6.00 right here. As well as all the motor initiators you want. Pic shows 1 charge, you get 12.....Value Rockets.Nobody sells just the small BP charges alone that I know of. You have to buy a 1 pound can of BP at a sporting goods store, then make your charges with that.
THey can be used for both.Ahh so thats what an E-match is! I thought it was used to ignite black powder deployment charges.
Every CTI that I've flown has come with an igniter provided, up to and including 75mm 5 grain loads (they don't use the pellet in larger sizes though - they use a dipped e-match instead). As you said though, with AT, you need to supply your own at 54 and up.All AT reloads hobby line 18-24-29mm come with copperheads a few of the single use come with First fire Jr.
Almost all commercial reloads in 29 and 38mm come with motor starters. when you get to 54mm and up you must supply your own I do believe 54mm CTI com with e-match.
That is an interesting explanation. I never thought about it that way.You can get 12 individual premeasured 1.4 gr charges for 6.00 right here. As well as all the motor initiators you want. Pic shows 1 charge, you get 12.....Value Rockets.
If you want an igniter go to a blasting company.
Igniters are technically defined as blasting caps, a device used for electrically setting off tnt, dynamite, or ampho among others. This goes back to the days of fused blasting caps you lit with a match. Sooo ....by the definition used in the blasting industry, an igniter is used to set off an explosion and we should have never called a device to light a rocket motor the same.
This definition explanation comes from talking to a friend of mine who does blasting at a local quarry and also flies rockets. I know there are many other opinions on this and this is why it is better to just to use the PC term.
Enough has been said on this subject. If you want to be PC then order and buy initiators or motor starters.
If you want to be told no, keep asking for igniters. I will make no further comments on this topic.