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Initiator Rocket Kit

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

Aerotech Initiator Rocket Kit
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 Aerotech # aro89011
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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
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"Aerotech Initiator"
craig
My son received this rocket for Christmas and we found it to be a straight forward, easy build. The instructions are well written, and the new motor retainer Aerotech now provides is far better than the old motor hook. Attach the retainer with JB Weld as it will hold up under heat. We used medium CA glue for everything else (per instructions). There is no need for epoxy in putting this kit together because the fin-lock system holds everything in place so well. Craig

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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.

Specs

  • 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

Includes

One Initiator Model Rocket Kit.


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  • Adult Supervision
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  • CA Glue
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Reviews

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"My first high power rocket"
jayorr (Utah)
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.

 
"Great intro to mid-power rocketry"
duanenorris (Richmond, KY)
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.

 
"Great Rocket!"
alderuyter
I have built 3 Aerotech rockets and they all have been great! This Rocket kit has all the launch equipment you will need to start mid-power flying. Me and a friend have built LOC, Estes, and Quest rockets, of all of them Aerotech gives you the best deal. This rocket flew 3000 foot on a G-80! It is an easy rocket to build, like it says it's great for people who are starting mid-power rocketry.

Comments

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

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