Here’s another deal I found with the Rocketry Deal Finder. Amazon has the Quest Shuttle Intrepid kit at 45% off list price. It is eligible for free “Super Saver Shipping” (on orders over $25) and for free two-day Amazon Prime shipping.
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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.