They had used the "D20" designation in early discussion, but that is
not a final designation.
it would be safe to assume it will be somewhere between a 12 and 21
Newton average thrust.
It is composite.
I've seen and touched a prototype casing which was on display at the
iHobby show (dangling on a tether around the neck of a Quest person).
They had a brochure showing silouettes of the motor and some larger
kits and the brochures said something like "Top Secret coming in Spring
I would like to see this D in an "LUR" version, if that is possible,
but I did not ask if that was in the plans. I would personally assume
that it will be marketed to normal Model Rocket folks who need a simple
"plug and play" motor.
Speaking of simple - the Q2 igniter is now better. Probably better than
the Estes igniter now. They made the lead wires thicker so they do not
bend together and short out when you install the Q2 with an igniter
plug or "tac". They are packed on a protective card inside a retail
bag. Word is that some 3 packs of motors will still have TigerTail
igniters until the supply runs out, but the bulk packs are all being
loaded with Q2 igniters. If you really like TigerTails, you can
probably phone in an order for bulk packs of motors and request only
TigerTails. Our club bought 600 A6-4 motors (for use in class programs)
and 100 C motors in bulk packs and we requested Q2 igniters when we
were asked what we preferred. We had no idea we would get the new
version (or that the new version existed). Cool!
Quest also now has a real catalog.
-Fred Shecter NAR 20117