Ye Olde Rocket Forum

Go Back   Ye Olde Rocket Forum > Weather-Cocked > Current Kit Talk
User Name
Password
Auctions Register FAQ Members List Calendar Today's Posts Search Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-26-2021, 11:38 AM
turbofireball's Avatar
turbofireball turbofireball is offline
Model Rocket Fanatic
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 185
Default 2021 Estes Startech Starters (Igniters) - available soon

According to my local hobby shop, the new Estes Startech Starters...better igniters...will be available in late May or early June. Stock # is 2303. MSRP will be $5.99.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:  est2303.jpg
Views: 59
Size:  16.2 KB  
__________________
turbofireball
NAR 25162
SAM 0278
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-26-2021, 02:33 PM
ghrocketman's Avatar
ghrocketman ghrocketman is online now
President, MAYHEM AGITATORS, Inc.
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Michigan
Posts: 11,756
Default

Any pics of actual igniters ?
Going back to REAL Solar Igniters with pyrogen would be fine with me.
__________________
When in doubt, WHACK the GAS and DITCH the brake !!!

Yes, there is such a thing as NORMAL
, if you have to ask what is "NORMAL" , you probably aren't

Failure may not be an OPTION, but it is ALWAYS a POSSIBILITY.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-26-2021, 04:54 PM
BEC's Avatar
BEC BEC is offline
Master Modeler
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Auburn, Washington
Posts: 3,144
Default

If the production ones are like the betas, they look the same except the tip has a grey-colored coating.

I have a video showing one of the current and the betas in parallel being fired at the same time, as well as one comparing to an older Solar igniter. But the files are far too big to post here.

Have posted the latter video (in slow motion and in real time) to a similar thread on the other forum.
__________________
Bernard Cawley
NAR 89040 L1 - Life Member
SAM 0061
AMA 42160
KG7AIE
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-26-2021, 06:42 PM
BRS Hobbies BRS Hobbies is offline
Intermediate Rocketeer
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 73
Default

Will these igniters replace the current Estes starters and eventually come in the engine packs? Also, are they any good for clusters?
__________________
www.BRSHobbies.com - Full line of model rocket products! Free shipping offer! No backorders or delays!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-26-2021, 06:49 PM
Chas Russell's Avatar
Chas Russell Chas Russell is offline
Retired Missile Technician
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Posts: 998
Default

In what I have gleaned, Yes and Yes.
I received a multi-pack of them and could not make any launches, but gave some to friends and they were pleased with them.
__________________
Charles Russell, MSgt,USAF (ret.)
NAR 9790, Lvl 1
SAM "Balls Three"
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-26-2021, 07:10 PM
BEC's Avatar
BEC BEC is offline
Master Modeler
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Auburn, Washington
Posts: 3,144
Default

Bill Stine said both at the NARCON manufacturer's forum and at the virtual Estes tour that they would be phased in as a "running change", so I would expect them to be in motor packs/boxes starting motors packed in the near future.
__________________
Bernard Cawley
NAR 89040 L1 - Life Member
SAM 0061
AMA 42160
KG7AIE
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-26-2021, 08:17 PM
rocket.aero rocket.aero is online now
Craftsman
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 138
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BRS Hobbies
Will these igniters replace the current Estes starters and eventually come in the engine packs? Also, are they any good for clusters?


A pack of the beta igniters made it into my glue-stained hands, so I decided to put them through the acid test of clustering using my trusty old Semroc Saturn 1B. All four motors ignited successfully, although I admit that the igniters were prepared and installed obsessively, with continuity checks taking place before and after installation. I also inspected each motor before launch with a magnifier to make sure that no errant bits of clay were blocking the nozzles.

The new igniters are an improvement, but they are not Q2G2s.

James
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-26-2021, 10:01 PM
BEC's Avatar
BEC BEC is offline
Master Modeler
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Auburn, Washington
Posts: 3,144
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rocket.aero
The new igniters are an improvement, but they are not Q2G2s.

James


I concur with that thought completely.
__________________
Bernard Cawley
NAR 89040 L1 - Life Member
SAM 0061
AMA 42160
KG7AIE
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-27-2021, 01:06 AM
ghrocketman's Avatar
ghrocketman ghrocketman is online now
President, MAYHEM AGITATORS, Inc.
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Michigan
Posts: 11,756
Default

I would like to see those Quest Q2G2 igniters back as well.
I'd take the old coated nichrome Astron Igniters or Centuri Sure Shots over the current Estes "starters".
__________________
When in doubt, WHACK the GAS and DITCH the brake !!!

Yes, there is such a thing as NORMAL
, if you have to ask what is "NORMAL" , you probably aren't

Failure may not be an OPTION, but it is ALWAYS a POSSIBILITY.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:41 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Ye Olde Rocket Shoppe 1998-2021