AeroTech 2012-2013 Certification Special
In cooperation with Rouse-Tech Monster Motors, AeroTech Consumer Aerospace is announcing a “2012-2013 Certification Special” for its NAR and Tripoli Level 1 & 2 certification customers, available only through its authorized high power RMS dealers.
This promotion is intended to allow those pursuing their Level 1 and/or Level 2 certifications the opportunity to acquire the necessary RMS hardware and reload kits for FREE!
The 2012/2013 Certification Special consists of either a Rouse-Tech RMS-29/180 N-sec motor and an AeroTech RMS-29/180 ‘H’ class reload of their choice, or a Rouse-Tech RMS-38/720 N-sec motor (including the forward seal disc) and one AeroTech RMS-38/720 ‘J’ reload kit of their choice.
Participating dealers will provide the appropriate hardware and reload kit to the customer at the time of certification. Limit one of each certification level special per certifying flier.
This offer expires Friday, May 31, 2013 midnight MST. However, depending on the success of the program, AeroTech may choose to expand availability or extend the length of this offer.
As always, RCS welcomes any questions or comments you may have. Please contact our customer support staff weekdays between 8am-5pm MST at 435-865-7100 Ext. 104 for assistance.
AeroTech Receives Eight New California State Fire Marshal RMS™ Reload Kit Approvals
The California Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) has issued classification approvals for eight AeroTech high power RMS rocket motor reload kits, including six Metalstorm DM™ sparky propellant reloads.
The specific products approved are:
38mm High-Power RMS
H178DM-14A (#08178L) 38/360 Metalstorm DM
I327DM-14A (#09327L) 38/720 Metalstorm DM
54mm High-Power RMS
K456DM-14A (#11456L) 54/1706 Metalstorm DM
K1103X-14A (#11103L) 54/1706 Propellant X™
75mm High-Power RMS
L900DM-PS (#12900P) 75/5120 Metalstorm DM
L1040DM-PS (#12104P) 75/5120 Metalstorm DM
98mm High-Power RMS
M1075DM-PS (#13107P) 98/7680 Metalstorm DM
M1305M-PS (#13130P) 98/7680 Metalstorm™
The approvals allow the purchase and use of these rocket motor reload kits by California consumers. A copy of the new California OSFM approvals is now available for download in PDF format from the Resource Library on the AeroTech website.
High Power Rocket Altitude Record Set With AeroTech Motors at Black Rock Desert Launch
The team of Ken Biba, Casey Barker, Erik Ebert, Becky Green, Jim Green, David Raimondi, Tom Rouse and Steve Wigfield made a successful attempt to claim the Carmack Prize for an amateur flight above 100K`. Their flight on Tuesday 9/11/2012 reached 104,659` AGL as verified by both the onboard Beeline GPS as well as APRS telemetry from the airframe that was streamed in real-time to the APRS database. The flight track for the sustainer is at KG6DLV-4 and the booster is KG6DLV-5 at aprs.net
The airframe is a two-stage, minimum-diameter design. Construction is primarily of commercially-available fiberglass components with carbon-laminated fins.
Architecture: Two stage minimum diameter - 4" booster to 3" sustainer
Motors: Commercial motors. An AeroTech N1000W in the booster staging to the new AeroTech M685W in the sustainer. 25 seconds total burn time.
Total impulse: 21,650 N-sec
Pad weight: 61 lbs
Avionics: (Raven+RDAS, Beeline GPS (70cm APRS), GoPro2 + WiFi BacPac) replicated in booster and sustainer
Payload: Smartphone+sensors with 2m APRS telemetry
Launcher: 12` rail
They flew at Black Rock, NV, during the AeroPac ARLISS and XPRS events, on September 11, 2012. They achieved full recovery of the airframe within 6 hours - both booster and sustainer.
The video of the launch both from the ground camera of the launch as well as from the onboard booster and sustainer HD cameras can be seen at http://youtu.be/1MVmH0bkMqE.
Congratulations to Ken and team for their record-setting flight!
Von Delius flies to 23,735’ Shattering Previous J Record Using AeroTech J510W Motor
WORLD WIDE WEB – Curt von Delius flying his state of the art JMAX has again set the new TRA certified single stage J class altitude record of 23,735’ AGL, eclipsing his previous record of 19,758’ by a full 20% or 3977’. The flight was made at AeroPac`s Aeronaut launch on August 3rd in the Black Rock Desert, NV.
This is his third attempt with the new design powered by an Aerotech J510W. “It all came together for this flight, perfect surface and winds aloft and a very straight boost”. “It’s great to have finally broken 20,000 feet with a J Class rocket, heck, nearly 24,000 feet!” von Delius said. “Amazingly, the actual altitude flight data was within 14’ feet of the simulations.”
The J510W burns for 2.37 seconds accelerating the JMAX to Mach 2.7 or just over 2000 miles per hour and pulling a max 80 gees. One veteran spectator commented “That rocket was honking out of the pad.”
The JMAX design is the culmination of Curt’s experience flying high impulse J class rockets, utilizing CAD designed carbon fiber, quartz fiber and lightweight CNC aluminum structures.
AeroTech Reload Kit Components Used in Space Shuttle Satellite
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Metalstorm DM™ & Propellant X™ Reloads Now Shipping
The new 38/360, 38/720, 54/1706 & 75/5120 Metalstorm DM™ and 54/1706 Propellant X™ reloads are now shipping! Contact your favorite AeroTech dealer for availability!