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Old 01-17-2023, 05:37 PM
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Default New Aerotech 98mm motor

Aerotech has just released the new 98mm O5500X SU motor.
It is 55" long and has almost 10Kg of propellant.
Not sure how many will be willing to pony up the $2,999.99 for this one....

If I was to do anything even close to this big, I'd go EX as the materials most likely would be well below $500.
What is the market really for a L3 HPR hobby motor at a $3K price point ??
This costs well above the cost of a typical RC Turbine engine.
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Old 01-17-2023, 06:19 PM
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curious to know how many they will sell.
at this point i would think people would be making their own propellants and maybe even hardware to save money. assuming that's legal.
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Old 01-17-2023, 07:06 PM
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I know someone who bought one on the Wildman black Wednesday sale, far below list. They have a carbon fiber rocket and are planning for Blackrock in 2025. He also is a master motor maker but appreciates and supports the unique propellants and configurations from the pros. In addition, motor making is much more expensive than 15 years ago. He described it as a bucket list purchase/flight.
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Old 01-18-2023, 08:37 AM
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Unless the FAR below list is less than $1K, I don't understand them selling ANY.

Yes, motor making is more $$ today than 15 years ago, it isn't nearly 3 GRAND for 10Kg of propellant.
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