AEROTECH NEWS ARCHIVE

New "Mach Busting" 29/360 Easy Access /RMS™ Rocket Motor & I200W Reload Kit Debuts At LDRS-18!

July 22, 1999--AeroTech is pleased to announce the LDRS-18 debut and immediate availability of its most powerful 29mm RMS™ reload kit to date, the I200W! Already Tripoli certified, this six grain White Lightning reload has the GRUNT™ to boost Cert' Level 1 rockets weighing up to 12 pounds! AeroTech can ship the I200W via UPS ground, directly to your door. Utilizing the same high performance nozzle designed for AeroTech's legendary J350W, the I200W generates more than 110 pounds of peak thrust while burning for approximately 1.6 seconds.

BETA-TESTING COMPLETED! The 98mm RMS/Hybrid™ M845HW Turbo Hardware And Reload Kit Is Ready To Ship!

August 1, 1999--With beta-testing completed, AeroTech is pleased to announce the August 1, 1999 availability of its latest and greatest RMS/Hybrid Turbo motor and reloading kit, the M845HW! Already Tripoli certified and ready to ship by UPS (ground only) to your door, the M845HW Turbo represents one of the lowest cost Level 3 reload kits currently on the market at its retail price of only $299.95.

Utilizing AeroTech's 2-grain (L952) 98mm motor case and 1.75 lb of nitrous oxide (N2O), this awesome Restricted Access™ GRUNT™ "meister" produces over 300 pounds of initial thrust while yielding approximately 7.4 seconds of "M" class power.

Prior to beta-testing, the M845HW reload was factory demonstrated at numerous launches which included the spectacular boost of Robin Meredith's 7.5" diameter, 35 pound Alpha Ultrascale rocket to 8400' AGL at Springfest in March of 1996.

RMS/Hybrid™ Turbo 98/5120 - M845-HW SPECIFICATIONS:

Hardware Requirements: New 98/5120 RMS/Hybrid™ motor hardware.
Diameter: 98mm (3.875 inches)
Length: 795mm (31.3 inches)
Hardware Weight: 2,545 gms (5.61 lb)
Loaded Motor Weight: 6,833 g (15.05 lb)
Total Impulse (Max.): 6,500 N-sec (1461 lb-sec.)
LEUP Requirement: YES

New "Mach Busting" 29/360 Easy Access /RMS™ Rocket Motor
& I200W Reload Kit Debuts At LDRS-18!

July 22, 1999--AeroTech is pleased to announce the LDRS-18 debut and immediate availability of its most powerful 29mm RMS™ reload kit to date, the I200W! Already Tripoli certified, this six grain White Lightning reload has the GRUNT™ to boost Cert' Level 1 rockets weighing up to 12 pounds! AeroTech can ship the I200W via UPS ground, directly to your door. Utilizing the same high performance nozzle designed for AeroTech's legendary J350W, the I200W generates more than 110 pounds of peak thrust while burning for approximately 1.6 seconds.

RMS™ manufacturing licensee Dr. Rocket, will be the exclusive manufacturer of the first sets of 29/360 RMS motors ($89.95 retail). AeroTech will have hardware available in October, 1999. The I200W-L reload kit may be ordered immediately following LDRS-18 and retails for only $29.95. AeroTech will be submitting the I200W-S (6 sec. delay) and I200W-M (10 sec. delay) reload kits to Tripoli for certification in the very near future.

RMS™ 29/360 - I200W SPECIFICATIONS:

Hardware Requirements: New! Dr. Rocket RMS™ 29/360 motor hardware which includes the 29mm forward seal disk and the all new 29mm aft closure.

Diameter: 29mm (1.125 inches)
Length: 333mm (13.125 inches)
Hardware Weight: 138 gms/.304 lbs
Loaded Motor Weight: 364 gms./.802 lbs
Propellant Weight: 175 gms/.390 lbs
Total Impulse (Max.): 330 N-sec (74.2 lb-sec)
LEUP Requirement: None

98mm RMS™ Blue Thunder Reload Kits Available April 1, 1999 (No Foolin'!)

March 5, 1999--AeroTech, the industry leader in reloadable motor technology, is pleased to announce the availability of four new Restricted AccessTM 98mm RMSTM Blue Thunder reload kits! Since the first demonstration flight some five years ago at an Argonia LDRS, the (single grain) K650T, (two grain) L1500T, (three grain) M2400T, and (four grain) M2500T have been highly anticipated. Well, wait no longer! With a final pre-release demonstration flight by Ken Finwall at last fall's Turkey Shoot '98 of an M2400T, AeroTech successfully completed TMT testing of these rockin' reloads and is now poised to let all of high power enjoy an all out GRUNT-o-thon!

Both AeroTech and RMSTM manufacturing licensee Dr. Rocket, have stock of the necessary 98/2560 (full 'K'), 98/5120 (full 'L'), 98/7560 (baby 'M') and 98/10240 (full 'M') RMS hardware. Current and future owners of AeroTech RMSTM high power 98mm products can enjoy our established nationwide network of high power dealers providing 98mm hardware and the new Blue Thunder reloading kits when and where they are needed! Check out the 98mm RMSTM Blue Thunder reload kit performance specifications below!

AeroTechnical Specifications for Restricted Access RMSTM 98mm (3.875" dia.) Blue Thunder Products:

98/2560 - K650T-P (1-grain full 'K') * Overall Motor Length: 11.38 inches * Hardware Weight: 1,140 gm (2.51 lb) * Propellant Weight: 1,176 gm (2.59 lb) * Loaded Motor Weight: 2,957 gm (6.51 lb) * Peak Thrust: 140 lbs * Burn Time: 3.7 sec. * Complete Motor MSRP: $399.95 * Reload Kit MSRP: $155.95.

98/5120 - L1500T-P (2-grain full 'L') * Overall Motor Length: 17.45 inches * Hardware Weight: 1,530 gm (3.37 lb) * Propellant Weight: 2,351 gm (5.18 lb) * Loaded Motor Weight: 4,728 gm (10.41 lb) * Peak Thrust: 385 lbs * Burn Time: 3.5 sec. * Complete Motor MSRP: $419.95 * Reload Kit MSRP: $299.95.

98/7560 - M2400T-P (3-grain baby 'M') * Overall Motor Length: 23.51 inches * Hardware Weight: 1,926 gm (4.24 lb) * Propellant Weight: 3,527 gm (7.77 lb) * Loaded Motor Weight: 6,483 gm (14.28 lb) * Peak Thrust: 740 lbs * Burn Time: 3.3 sec. * Complete Motor MSRP: $449.95 * Reload Kit MSRP: $446.95

98/10240 - M2500T-P (4-grain full 'M') * Overall Motor Length: 29.57 inches * Hardware Weight: 2,367 gm (5.21 lb) * Propellant Weight: 4,572 gm (10.07 lb) Loaded Motor Weight: 8,117 gm (17.88 lb) * Peak Thrust: 970 lbs * Burn Time: 4.2 sec. * Complete Motor MSRP: $499.95 * Reload Kit MSRP: $599.95

*ALL* 98mm RMSTM reload kits utilize a typical "delay column" as a smoke generator to assist in tracking the rocket; *these are plugged motors only and provide no ejection charge*. In accordance with the requirements of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (BATF) and Low Explosives Users Permit (LEUP) or Low Explosives Dealer's License (LEDL) is required for the purchase of RMSTM 98mm reload kits. To view the certified thrust curves of the K650T-P, L1500T-P, M2400T-P, and M2500T-P, please visit the "Resource Library" here at the AeroTech website.

HOT, New 75mm M1315W Restricted Access Hardware and Reload Kit Is Ready To Ship!

AeroTech is pleased to announce the December 15, 1998 availability of its highly anticipated 75/6400 RMS 5-grain 'M' hardware and reload kit. The M1315W reload ($319.95) is Tripoli certified (as of 11/21/98) and delivers its 550 lbs of peak GRUNT over a 4.7 second burn time. Enough juice to boost high power projects weighing upwards of 100 pounds!

The M1315W has already seen use in a Level 3 certification vehicle when Tripoli Las Vegas member Brent McNeely successfully booted his 34 lb. "Stinger 98" rocket to 7,913 feet during "Turkey Shoot" at El Dorado dry lake near Las Vegas on November 29th, 1998.

What makes the M1315 such a standout performer is that it combines LOW cost Level 3 power with the an extremely simple motor assembly process. And the frosting on the perchlorate cake is that it can be shipped by UPS to your door! Look for a full-color ad supporting this hot, new reload on the back of the December 1998 issue of High Power Rocketry magazine.

RMS 75/6400 casings ($259.95) and motors ($369.95) are in stock at AeroTech and will also be available from AeroTech's licensed RMS manufacturer, Dr. Rocket.

All out of state sales of Restricted Access products must be to appropriately certified NAR or Tripoli members who possess a valid low explosive user permit (LEUP).

AeroTechnical Specifications of the RMS 75/6400 High Power Products:
Hardware Requirements: New 75/6400 RMS motor or casing.
Diameter: 75mm (2.965")
Overall Length: 31.6 inches.
Hardware Weight: 1,684 gm (3.71 lb)
Loaded Motor Weight: 5,675 gm (12.50 lb)
Propellant Weight: 3,351 gm (7.39 lb)
Total Impulse (Max.): 6400 N-sec
LEUP Requirement: Yes

 

75mm RMS™ Hardware and Reload Kits Available October 1, 1998!

September 30 ,1998: AeroTech, the industry leader in reloadable motor technology, is pleased to announce the availability of the first three (off our) of its highly anticipated Restricted Access 75mm RMS. propulsion systems. Utilizing the fewest internal parts of any previous RMS™ motor design., the already Tripoli certified 3" diameter K560W, L850W, and L1120W, represent a new level of assembly speed and simplicity. And in conjunction with LDRS-17, all three motors made thunderously successful public debuts thanks to high power rocketeers Wayne Anthony, Mark Ketchum, Kurt Gugisberg, and Wayne Cummings.

Both AeroTech and RMS™ manufacturing licensee Dr. Rocket, will have stock of the 75/2560 (full 'K'), 75/3840 (baby 'L') and 75/5120 (full 'L') RMS hardware by October 1, 1998. Current and future owners of AeroTech RMS. high power products can look forward to our nationwide network of high power dealers providing 75mm hardware and reloading kits when and where they need it! Check out the 75mm RMS. specifications below!

AeroTechnical Specifications of RMS™ 75mm (2.965" diameter) High Power Products.

75/2560 - K560W-P (2-grain full 'K') ? Overall Motor Length: 15.6 inches ? Hardware Weight: 956 gm (2.11 lb)? Propellant Weight: 1,341 gm (2.96 lb) ? Loaded Motor Weight: 2,774 gm (6.11 lb) ? Peak Thrust: 145 lbs ? Burn Time: 4.6 sec. ? Complete Motor MSRP: $279.95 ? Reload Kit MSRP: $139.95.

75/3840 - L850W-P (3-grain baby 'L') ? Overall Motor Length: 20.9 inches ? Hardware Weight: 1,182 gm (2.60 lb)? Propellant Weight: 2,011 gm (4.43 lb) ? Loaded Motor Weight: 3,741 gm (8.24 lb) ? Peak Thrust: 300 lbs ? Burn Time: 4.6 sec. ? Complete Motor MSRP: $299.95 ? Reload Kit MSRP: $199.95.

75/5120 - L1120W-P (4-grain full 'L') ? Overall Motor Length: 26.2 inches ? Hardware Weight: 1,408 gm (3.10 lb)? Propellant Weight: 2,681 gm (5.91 lb) ? Loaded Motor Weight: 4,708 gm (10.37 lb) ? Peak Thrust: 400 lbs ? Burn Time: 5 sec. ? Complete Motor MSRP: $319.95 ? Reload Kit MSRP: $259.95

75/6400 - M1360W-P (5-grain baby 'M') *NOT YET AVAILABLE*? Overall Length: 31.6 inches ? Hardware Weight: 1,684 gm(3.71 lb) ? Propellant Weight: 75/6400: 3,351 gm (7.39 lb) Loaded Motor Weight: 75/6400: 5,675 gm (12.50 lb) ? Peak Thrust: 500 lbs ? Burn Time: 5 sec.. (AeroTech M1360 hardware and reload kits are expected to be Tripoli certified and available by mid-March, 1999 at the latest.)

*ALL* 75mm RMS™ reload kits utilize a typical" delay column" as a smoke generator to assist in tracking the rocket;* these are plugged motors only and provide no ejection charge*. In accordance with the requirements of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (BATF) and Low Explosives Users Permit (LEUP) or Low Explosives Dealer's License (LEDL) will be required for the purchase of RMS™ 75mm reload kits. To view the certified thrust curves of the K560W-P, L850W-P, and L1120W-P, please visit the AeroTech website at www.aerotech-rocketry.com!

ARACUS R/C ROCKET BOOSTED GLIDER KIT
Cancellation Announcement

September 14, 1998: AeroTech is withdrawing its offering of the Aracus R/C Rocket Boosted Glider, (P/N 91020) from the AeroTech Consumer Aerospace product line. Therefore effective immediately, AeroTech is canceling all individual, dealer, and distributor back-orders in its system for the ARACUS. Dealers and distributors should check their order systems and make the appropriate deletions to any P.O.'s where the ARACUS R/C glider may appear.

Consumers and dealers that had an interest in the ARACUS R/C glider should consider calling Vectoraero, Inc. at (630) 717-5830 for purchasing information of a currently available and very similar R/C rocket glider called the 'CUDA. Vectoraero is also an AeroTech dealer specializing in AeroTech's exclusive line of 24mm and 32mm RMS/R/C™ rocket glider motors and reloading kits.

AeroTech Resource Library now online
7-14-98: AeroTech has expanded its web site with over 15 mgs. of resource documentation. The new area includes motor instructions, order forms, catalogs, data sheets, and regulatory documents. All files are Adobe Acrobat PDF (portable document format) files. Acrobat PDFs may be downloaded for viewing and printing off-line on most computer platforms, or may be viewed directly online in Netscape Navigator 4 (currently Microsoft's Internet Explorer does not support online viewing). A download of Adobe's Acrobat Reader is required in order to view the documents (a link is provided in the resource library area).

AeroTech Web Site to be Revamped
Very shortly the AeroTech site will receive a complete revamp in interface and features. Look for current news stories to be updated every couple of days, interviews with rocket flyers, more photos, complete launch calendar listings, help areas, frequently asked questions (FAQs) area, and much, much more.

June 19, 1998: Newly Certified Rocket Motor Data
On July 1, 1998 AeroTech will be releasing three new rocket motors: the 38mm J570, 54mm K700, and 98mm N2000. A technical motor performance sheet has been prepared in Adobe Acrobat PDF format which can be viewed here directly in Netscape, or downloaded for off line viewing for those using Explorer.

January 7, 1998: New Virtual Tour
Visitors have been asking to see the inside of AeroTech for a long time, so we've decided to create a ?virtual tour? of the facility! The tour will take you through three buildings, showing you the entire facility. You'll tour rooms never seen by the average AeroTech customer!

December 2, 1997: New Launch Report
Every couple of months we plan to add a new launch report to the website. This month we provide information about the Neon rocket launched at the Turkey Shoot launch in Las Vegas over Thanksgiving weekend.

December 2, 1997: New Splash Photos
We are attempting to keep the AeroTech website visually interesting with a variety of rocket photos. Look for changes to the Splash Photo pages every couple of months. Also look for new photos throughout various pages in the website.

December 1, 1997: New Delay Chart
Many people have been requestion information about AeroTech delay elements and specific motors. We have provided a chart of each reloadable high-power rocket motor and its corresponding delays.

October 14, 1997: New Launch Calendar Area
The AeroTech website continues to grow every day. This week we have added a launch calendar to the Rocket Hobby area which lists upcoming launches we are aware of. If your club launches are not listed, please submit your launches to us and we'll add them to the calendar.

October 17, 1997: New Industry News Area
We have added a new section to our news area. We hope to include all the latest developments which might affect the rocket industry. Today's note is from the president of the National Association of Rocketry.

Oct. 4, 1997 - The AeroTech Website
It is rather obvious, but the latest news is about our website. AeroTech has finally made the move to the internet. For the consumer this means more direct access to technical information, dealer lists, product information and technical support. Our website was designed by McNeely & Associates who also design our latest ads and packaging.

July, 1997 ? New Rocket Motors
AeroTech has recently certified a number of new motors. These include the massive 98mm N2000W, the 98mm Turbo-M Hybrid (M845HW) and the J390HW RMS/Turbo reload for the 54mm RMS/Hybrid system.