Tonight, we recorded another episode of The Rocketry Show podcast with AeroTech General Manager Charles Savoie.
There's some fascinating news coming forward from Quest Aerospace.
As some long time rocketeers know, it has been hard the last couple years to get hold of Quest model rocket motors, the only other black powder motor comparable to Estes engines available in North America.
I have an update.
Quest will no longer be making black powder motors. This is unfortunate, especially for rocketeers who liked the slightly lower thrust but longer burn as compared to Estes motors, but things became complicated as Quest is shifting motor manufacture back to the United States from China.
However... There will be a brand new line of Quest model rocket motors - composite motors.
I promised not to give too many details, other than that Quest, now owned by AeroTech, will make motors for model rockets using ammonium perchlorate composite propellant, the same propellant used in high power rockets (and the Space Shuttle solid rocket boosters), but in smaller form.
More info will be released by AeroTech at NARCON 2017. I hope to be there to do some Rocketry Show coverage.
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