Initiator Rocket Kit

Aerotech Initiator Rocket Kit
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Product Number:ARO89011
Product Description

This is the Initiator Model Rocket Kit from Aerotech. Recommended for Ages 16 and Over with Adult Supervision.

Product Features
  • Designed for "E" through "G" composite hobby rocket motors.
  • Capable of flights over 2000 feet.
  • Precision crafted fins.
  • Fin-Lok fin mounting system.
  • Integrated load distribution structure.
  • Sturdy pre-slotted body tube.
  • Adapters permit use of various size and type Aerotech motors.
  • Motor retention system for quick and easy motor change.
  • Labyrinth ejection gas cooling system.
  • Tangle free shock cord mounting structure.
  • High strength elastic shock cord.
  • Molded nose cone.
  • Large colorful adhesive decals.
  • Box converts to a rocket assembly and display cradle.
  • Complete illustrated instructions.
Product Specifications
  • Length: 39" (99cm)
  • Diameter: 2.6" (6.7cm)
  • Nose Cone: 5:1 Ogive
  • Weight: 14 oz. (400g)
  • Fins: 3 swept with cranked leading edges
  • Stages: 1
  • Motor Mount: 29mm
  • Recovery System: Parachute
  • Aerotech Product Number: 89011
What's Included

One Initiator Model Rocket Kit.

Requirements & Suggestions
  • Assembly
  • Adult Supervision
  • Motor
  • Launch System
  • CA Glue
  • Paint
  • Sandpaper (tes8802)
  • Hobby Knife (tes50627c)
Suggested Supplies view all
MAXI-CURE Extra Thick Cyanoacrylate 1/2oz -- Hobby CA Super Glue -- #111
MAXI-CURE Extra Thick Cyanoacrylate 1/2oz -- Hobby CA Super Glue -- #111
INSTA-CURE Gap Filling Cyanoacrylate 1oz -- Hobby CA Super Glue -- #107
INSTA-CURE Gap Filling Cyanoacrylate 1oz -- Hobby CA Super Glue -- #107
Deluxe Hobby Kit -- Miscellaneous Hand Tool Assortment -- #kit-03
Deluxe Hobby Kit -- Miscellaneous Hand Tool Assortment -- #kit-03
Zap-A-Gap CA+ 1 oz
Zap-A-Gap CA+ 1 oz
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Aerotech Initiator build
By jmtolliver November 29, 2012
I've built quite a few kits in the last couple years, including the Aerotech Astrobee D. This Initiator kit has to rank in my top 5 favorite builds. Superb quality of materials, logical instructions and the kit went together flawlessly with very little in the way of sanding. In the instruction sheet it clearly says to use CA glue to build this kit and I would NOT deviate from this! Aerotech designed the kit with CA glue as the adhesive. Definitely do not use epoxy or anything else. This kit is easy enough for a novice builder to put together but yet it can be flown on a G motor. 5 stars all the way for this kit!
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My first high power rocket
By jayorr December 8, 2012
I bought my first initiator 25 years ago. I now have my third, although Aerotech fins last forever and I reused my first 2 sets many times. I remember my first composite motor flight. It was only an E but what a difference! I went to my first high power launch shortly after that and the first flight I saw was a glorious low altitude detonation that totally destroyed the rocket. I WAS HOOKED! Since then I have flown Many hundreds of rockets up to M power. If you see my comments, know that I am coming from a high power perspective. I have flown prior Initiators on H and I power. I also drop staged a G motor on mine once. That is why I recommend epoxy. It is heavy, but it is a superior adhesive. Another note on all rockets like this one. Throw motor blocks and motor retention systems in the trash. If you use them, you can't go with a bigger motor. All Aerotech hits are GREAT! Easy to build, logical good instructions. High Quality materials. Love those fins! And don't forget the ejection gas cooling system that is built in. This is the best $40 you can spend on hobbies. Fly it with G power. You will never be the same.
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Great intro to mid-power rocketry
By duanenorris July 30, 2013
I really like this rocket. It was my first rocket flying on F and G motors. It is a great way to start for several reasons. First, it is first rate kit with great instructions and materials. You can see the difference between smaller kits and what makes a kit ready for higher power. Second, this is a heavier rocket which helps to keep things form getting way out of hand when flying on those big motors. It gives the experience of higher power without needing a much larger field to keep from losing the rocket. Of course, you still need to follow the NAR guidelines... Oh, it also allows for a large motor selection which is always a plus.
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This one started it all!
By jwjohnwaller0406 September 15, 2014
This was the first Aerotech kit I ever got my hands on and it haven't looked back since! This kit assembles easily and looks amazing when completed. It's not big and flashy but it doesn't have to be! It's that good of a kit! This thing is so reliable and stable that if you build it right, it will virtually last forever. It's light enough for the smaller F motors if your flying field isn't ideal and stout enough for some killer G flights!!!! This thing will handle anything you can fit in the 29mm motor mount. It just depends on how far you wanna chase it. HAHA. I will never regret buying this kit because it opened up a whole new world to me. If all you are used to is Estes or Quest rockets, this rocket will blow your mind! I think it's important to start with this rocket if you are looking to make the leap into mid-power. The instructions are very clear and you won't get lost. And come on, for the price Hobbylinc offers this kit you stand to lose nothing at all. I highly recommend this to builders of all levels because of it's reliability, simplicity to construct, and it's appearance.
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Product Tags
Fin Type : Plastic Fins (70)
Engine Mount : 29mm (ARO F, G) (27)
Rocket Height : Over 36'' (48)
Recovery : Parachute (197)
Max Altitude : 1500-2000 ft (18)
Stages : Single Stage (186)
Manufacturer Comments

Read enclosed instructions before use. Adult supervision recommended for those under 16 years of age.

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