What's your favorite 54/1706 motor?

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What's your favorite AT 54/1706 motor?

  1. K2050ST

  2. K456DM

  3. K540M

  4. K1103X

  5. K1100T

  6. K550W

  7. K695R

  8. K805G

  9. K185W

  10. K513FJ

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  1. Dec 17, 2017 #1

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    What's your favorite Aero-Tech 54/1706 motor?
    Which ones the loudest?




    Thanks,
     
  2. Dec 17, 2017 #2

    dhbarr

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    K456 should be pretty shouty.
     
  3. Dec 17, 2017 #3

    markkoelsch

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    For me the best is the K805 Mojave Green. I initially chose it for the total impulse and thrust curve. That the green flame is really excellent is a nice bonus.




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  4. Dec 17, 2017 #4

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    Hard call....
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    They both certainly make their mark.... I love greens, but that K1100T shot straight up....
     
  5. Dec 17, 2017 #5

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    I really like loud motors, but I like them all the more with a longer burn time.
    My brother has a K805G, and I was wondering if there's a louder motor, with a long burn time that fits a 54/1706 case?




    Thanks,
     
  6. Dec 17, 2017 #6

    DavidMcCann

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    At this size... they're all loud.

    burn times are on thrust curve ;)

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  7. Dec 17, 2017 #7

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    I threw in the K185W, never flown it, but I like that burn time.
     
  8. Dec 17, 2017 #8

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    Good contribution. I like like long burn motors too.
     
  9. Dec 17, 2017 #9

    DavidMcCann

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    Long can be nice, but far too many people stick them in rockets that are too heavy because they've heard long burns are "better"


    Gimme a sledgehammer anyday ;)
     
  10. Dec 17, 2017 #10

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    I love the K-805 in my 54mm min diameter Space Cowboy from Bad Azz. It does 14,500’ and Mach 1.4. I think i need to try a K1103 or K1100, and see how much faster it can go...
     
  11. Dec 17, 2017 #11

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    Sustainer stage MD multi I think a 185W would work. I wouldn't use it on a single stage rocket though or one with bulkheads.
     
  12. Dec 17, 2017 #12

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    Comon guy's,,
    tell the young man what he needs to know..
    If you want "loud"..
    and there's a metal storm or dark matter or Spit Fire in the choices..
    That'll be the loudest every time..

    Teddy
     
  13. Dec 18, 2017 #13

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    So far my favorite is the K456


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  14. Dec 18, 2017 #14

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    I like the K550. It just looks and sounds like a rocket motor should.
     
  15. Dec 18, 2017 #15

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    K185 is an awesome one to fly, but don't forget your forward extended closure.
     
  16. Dec 18, 2017 #16

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    My first full load for this motor will be a K2050ST. Should be pretty fun.
     
  17. Dec 18, 2017 #17

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    In my experience with this motor casing, the K695 was the loudest. I voted for the K456 as my favorite so far. It makes for great pictures.
     
  18. Dec 18, 2017 #18

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    I like sparky motors, (especially the dark matter), but the K540 Metalstorm outperforms the K456 DM, so it's my "go to" motor for that case. I also keep a couple K456's for when it doesn't matter. Both are plenty loud.
     
  19. Dec 18, 2017 #19

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    K456 is always a great motor. Can’t beat a good sparky!

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  20. Dec 18, 2017 #20

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    I've flown the K1100 and K550, but I have a K2050 coming this round from Wildman's sale... Both K1100 and K550 are equally awesome. I flew both in the Screech and the K1100 was probably the most impressive at that level of awesomeness. Can't imagine what the K2050 will bring!
     
  21. Dec 18, 2017 #21

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    I believe the answer is teleportation.


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  22. Dec 18, 2017 #22

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    Then what will the following bring?
    Loki K830 -- "Buckle up back there, we're going into hyperactive!"
    Loki L1400 -- Ludicrous?
    Then I guess the L1040 would be Plaid!!!

    And yes, a Loki 54/2800 will fit in a Screech in stock form................barely.

    Sorry for the thread derail.
     
  23. Dec 18, 2017 #23

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    There isn't an option in the poll for "Wind Chimes".
     
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  24. Dec 18, 2017 #24

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    AT K2050ST is probably the loudest of all of those, but the burn time isn't very long. It's only .7 seconds.




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  25. Dec 19, 2017 #25

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    You are KILLING me. What'd the K1100T pull? I need to get this thing in the air..... L2300GG? herm....

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