Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Estes "Pro Series II" - New rockets and motors


Estes is coming out with some composite motors that look quite a bit like motors from Road Runner Rocketry. But they are being made by Aerotech. Basically, Aerotech has a slightly modified line of motors that are being distributed by Estes. That can potentially be a huge deal for expanding the mid-power part of the hobby. I personally would prefer to see more large BP motors come out, an E-15 for example. That may not be profitable, so it probably will not happen any time soon.

Also, some new rocket kits are coming out:




Leviathon™ PRO SERIES II Rocket Kit - Model #9700
Over 41 inches tall
3.0 inch diameter booster airframe and nose cone

Ventris™ PRO SERIES II Rocket Kit - Model #9701
Over 45 inches tall
2.0 inch diameter booster airframe
2.5 inch diameter payload section and nose cone
2.0 inch-to-2.5 inch transition

Partizon™ PRO SERIES II Rocket Kit - Model #9702
Over 46 inches tall
2.5 inch diameter booster airframe and nose cone

Argent™ PRO SERIES II Rocket Kit - Model #9703
Over 56 inches tall
2.5 inch diameter booster airframe
2.0 inch diameter payload section and nose cone
2.5 inch-to-2.0 inch transition

Check out the new retainer system for these rockets:



I would personally consider getting these kits as long as the prices are reasonable and the parts are of good enough quality. Including a retainer is a nice touch, since most mid power kits do not come with a retainer. Sure that is to "let the user decide on what kind to use." But they always include a parachute with the kit, and now I have about 30.

The Rocketry Planet

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