ROL NEWS--AeroTech H999N-P "Warp-9" Bowling Ball Loft Motor Tripoli Certified

AeroTech H999N-P "Warp-9" Bowling Ball Loft Motor Tripoli Certified
April 5, 2006
Web posted at: 12:52 PM EDT
(ROL Newswire) -- The Tripoli Motor Testing (TMT) committee of the
Tripoli Rocketry Association has certified the first AeroTech RMS
reload kit using "Warp-9" propellant, the H999N-P.
The H999N-P reload fits RMS-38/360 AeroTech, Dr. Rocket or Rouse-Tech
reloadable motor hardware and was specifically designed for this year's
'H'-powered Bowling Ball Loft contest at LDRS. It is also useful
whenever an extremely high-thrust, relatively low impulse motor is
The motor generates a total impulse of 320 N-sec (100% H), with a burn
time of 0.33 sec and a peak thrust of over 250 pounds. Loaded motor
weight is 331 grams (0.73 lbs), propellant weight is 144.0 grams (0.32
lbs). The delivered specific impulse (propellant performance efficiency)
of the H999N-P is among the highest ever produced by an AeroTech RMS
motor (or any other hobby rocket motor for that matter), at 226.6 sec.
Warp-9 propellant (RCS propellant part no. 8223AL) was originally
formulated for Orbital's Pegasus launch vehicle fin motors. Warp-9
exhibits a yellow-white exhaust plume with a minimum of smoke. Unlike
some of our competitors, AeroTech is not afraid to use burn rate
catalysts when necessary to achieve a design goal; in this case the goal
was to produce the highest thrust 'H' class propulsion available to the
consumer. The H999N-P develops nearly double the average thrust of the
closest competing motor!
The H999N-P will initially be sold in a "plugged" configuration only.
Rockets using the H999N-P motor must employ a timer, altimeter or
radio-actuated recovery system.
AeroTech has plans to release additional Warp-9 reloads in a variety of
motor diameters and lengths and with equally outrageous time-thrust
AeroTech is now accepting orders for the H999N-P reload kit and
anticipates dealer shipments to begin in late April.
A representative time-thrust curve of the H999N-P motor and a copy of
the official TMT announcement may be downloaded in PDF format from the
AeroTech website at
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Source: RCS Rocket Motor Components (RCS), Inc.
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