The RocketReviews.com Deals Finder currently shows that Amazon currently has bulk packages of 24 Estes C6-5 motors listed for $27.31 with free shipping. That’s more than $65 off the list price. Look for Amazon’s offer under “More Buying Choices.”
The catch is that Amazon is listing them as “Not in Stock.” But, they are accepting orders at the low price and promising to ship them later. So, I’m not sure if you’ll receive the motors at the low price or not. But, it’s worth a try.
9/24 UPDATE: The Amazon offer no longer appears at Amazon.com.
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I’ve been on an organizing kick lately – trying to make storing and transporting my rocketry stuff easier.
Based on a suggestion in The Rocketry Forum (Gun case or reload case!), I ordered a Plano Gun Case from Amazon.com to use for storing and carrying my reloadable motor casings and accessories.The case has a foam insert that you can customize by creating openings for your motor cases and other parts.
The case was less than $40 and should be large enough to store my Cesaroni 54mm 6GXL and other larger motor cases. After I get it, I’ll let you know how well it works for me.
Bill Stine, of Quest Aerospace, just “spilled the beans,” revealing that Quest is working on getting the proper paperwork in place to import composite rocket motors manufactured by Klima GmbH. Kilma is a fireworks manufacturer and model rocket retailer in Germany.
The new motors are single-use, end-burning composite motors in cardboard casings. The motors will be available in 18mm, 24mm, and 29mm diameters to fit standard size motor mounts. Subject to certification, the initial motors will be:
D7 (18mm) E18 (24mm) F14 (24mm) F24 (29mm)
The motors will have delays and ejection charges though booster versions will be available. The motors will come with Quest’s Q2G2 igniters.
The best estimate is that the motors will be available in the Fall of 2012.
Chris Michielssen’s Model Rocket Building Blog reports that the Boy Scouts’ official online store is closing out their model rocketry products. Included in the sale are bulk packages of Estes motors (24 motors) for about $20 and Educator’s packages of Alpha III kits (12 kits) for the same price. Visit scoutstuff.org to order.
RocketryPlanet recently let us know about a sale on rockets at Ridge Road Station. The owners of the hobby shop are retiring and closing the store. The web site is offering many Estes kits at around 50% off their list price.