AeroTech Endorses Consumer Adjustment of RMS Delays
April 13, 2005
Web posted at: 12:43 PM EDT
Cedar City, UT (ROL Newswire) -- In response to recent customer
requests and in order to acknowledge and legitimize a long-standing
consumer practice, AeroTech Consumer Aerospace is publicly endorsing the
now-common technique of drilling rocket motor pyrotechnic delay columns
to achieve specific and different motor time delays.
The practice originated nearly 30 years ago with the advent of modern
single-use composite propellant rocket motors, and was adopted by many
users as a means to tailor a motor's stock pyrotechnic time delay to a
particular rocket's expected flight characteristics. When the first
reloadable motors were introduced by AeroTech in 1990, flyers easily
applied the modification method to the separate modular delay columns
that were packaged in the motor reloading kits.
Detailed RMS delay modification instructions, as well as a
cross-reference chart listing the length of each certified time delay
for every AeroTech model rocket, Easy Access high power and Restricted
Access high power RMS reload kit may be downloaded in PDF format from
the "News" page of the AeroTech website. For more info, visit:
Source: RCS Rocket Motor Components (RCS), Inc.
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