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Old 03-10-2018, 10:29 AM
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Default Estes C11-3 discontinued?

Looks like it. I guess I missed that. I am going to stock up on a few before they are completely gone.
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Old 03-10-2018, 12:06 PM
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I think it may be more than C11-3s. The entire C11 series may have been discontinued. And the entire E9 series too.

The C11-3, E9-6, and E9-8 have all vanished off the Estes site. AC Supply already has the C11-3 and E9-6 listed as "Discontinued." Hobbylinc doesn't have any C11-3, E9-6, or E9-8 in stock.
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Old 03-10-2018, 12:45 PM
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Yes the C11-3 is not on the Estes website, but all the other C11 motors are on the website and in stock, so it doesn't look like they are discontinued for now.
https://www.estesrockets.com/rockets/engines/c11-and-d
The only E9 on their website is the E9-4, and is in stock. All other E9s do not show up.
https://www.estesrockets.com/rockets/engines/e-engines
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Old 03-10-2018, 12:53 PM
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Yes the C11-3 is not on the Estes website, but all the other C11 motors are on the website and in stock, so it doesn't look like they are discontinued for now.


They do that while they still have stock to sell, but manufacturing is likely over. This is why they're still selling some of the composite motors they rebranded from Aerotech even though they will be discontinued once the current stock is finally gone.
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Old 03-10-2018, 01:40 PM
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Yes, the C11 and E9 motor series are being/have been discontinued.

For that reason I have purchased a bunch of C11-3 motor packs.

Get'em while you still can.
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Old 03-10-2018, 03:00 PM
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Ok, now we have an informed source of the status of these motors.
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Old 03-10-2018, 03:08 PM
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The E9 was a great motor for their mid-size V-2 (don't recall the kit #). All that was needed was to build the engine mount for a 3.75" engine rather than 2.75". Realistic liftoffs and high flights. I'm really gonna miss that engine!
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Old 03-10-2018, 03:49 PM
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The E12 is better than the E9 for everything but an upper stage sustainer.
Sad to see the C11-3 go due to it being the closest available motor to the old 18mm C5-3 that Estes refuses to produce any longer.
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Bummer, bummer, bummer on the C11-3 being discontinued.
Perfect motor for custom, personalized rockets I made for my grandkids.

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Old 03-10-2018, 07:11 PM
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Bummer, bummer, bummer on the C11-3 being discontinued.
Perfect motor for custom, personalized rockets I made for my grandkids.

Ditto. I'm hoping the new Quest C motors can reasonably take their place.
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