AeroTech to Re-release Long-Burn 54mm Reload Kits
June 29, 2004
Web posted at: 7:07 PM EDT
Cedar City, UT (ROL Newswire) -- The AeroTech division of RCS Rocket
Motor Components (RCS), Inc. is pleased to announce that it will soon be
re-releasing its 54mm long-burn Reloadable Motor System (RMS) reload
kits, which have not been manufactured since October 2001. These kits
were extremely popular with high-power fliers due to their long burn
times and their ability to be used in rockets of light weight
construction and as upper stages. AeroTech expects that production and
shipment of these reloads to its dealers will begin by the end of July.
Time-thrust curves for these reloads can be viewed on the Tripoli
Association website at:
These motors use a variation of the "Moonburning" offset-core grain
geometry invented by Bill Wood in the early '80's. AeroTech's version
employs a rectangular slot offset to one side of the propellant grain to
achieve the extended burn time characteristic of the Moonburner design.
While the J180T uses the conventional 54mm RMS propellant grain
diameter and phenolic liner, the J90W, J135W and K185W reloads utilize a
slightly smaller propellant grain, outer phenolic liner and an inner
paper liner to protect the casing from the extended exposure to hot
Suggested retail prices for these reload kits will be comparable to the
prices of other AeroTech reloads that fit the same RMS hardware
specifications. Extended length 54mm forward closures must be used with
the White Lightning reloads to accommodate the longer delay columns
that are necessary for these motors.
Source: RCS Rocket Motor Components (RCS), Inc.
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