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5.10 Will my Estes launch system work with Aerotech composite motors?




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This article is from the Model Rockets FAQ, by Wolfram von Kiparski with numerous contributions by others.

5.10 Will my Estes launch system work with Aerotech composite motors?

The classic Estes, Quest and MRC 6 volt launch systems will not reliably
ignite the Copperhead (TM) igniters that come with Aerotech motors, and
Estes Solar Igniters (TM) will not ignite a composite. These motors need
12 volt systems for reliable ignition.

 

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