Almost all motors on backorder

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Almost all motors on backorder

Postby Raaahbin » Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:48 pm

Hi there,

I've just been putting together a shopping cart of motors for Thunda2, and almost every motor I'm looking to buy is listed as "Out of stock - available for backorder". Is there going to be a shipment before Thunda2, or will I need to make do with the motors I've already got? I'm certainly happy to order things for collection at Thunda like I did last time... but not much point in ordering motors to burn at Thunda if they won't be in the country before then!

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Re: Almost all motors on backorder

Postby drew » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:12 pm

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Re: Almost all motors on backorder

Postby Raaahbin » Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:00 pm

Makes sense - I can certainly get every rocket flown with the motors I've already got, but for a special event like Thunda I'd prefer to be able to do a few flights per day if I can. Hopefully the container will arrive soon and we'll see what we've got!
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Total Impulse (Ns):
2019: 2189 (86% K) :)
2018: 736 (58% J) :cry:
2017: 2826 (55% L) :D
2016: 2006 (78% K) :|
2015: 2809 (55% L) :)
2014: 1565 (61% K) :|

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Re: Almost all motors on backorder

Postby Wozos » Fri May 10, 2019 7:32 am

So, now that Thunda has occurred are the stock levels for any remaining motors going to be updated in the Ausrocketry store? It still seems pretty sparse in there. Did the container also have other stuff in it, like altimeters, trackers, etc?

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Re: Almost all motors on backorder

Postby Ace Rimmer » Fri May 10, 2019 8:09 am

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Re: Almost all motors on backorder

Postby drew » Fri May 10, 2019 2:56 pm

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Max Alt AGL - 26,850ft - L935 - THUNDA 2019
Max V - 3,004 ft/s, ~Mach 2.67 - L935 - THUNDA 2019

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Re: Almost all motors on backorder

Postby Ace Rimmer » Fri May 10, 2019 3:20 pm

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Re: Almost all motors on backorder

Postby Wozos » Fri May 10, 2019 4:28 pm

If the thread is going to be closed, I'd prefer for it to be after my two questions were answered.

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Re: RE: Re: Almost all motors on backorder

Postby drew » Fri May 10, 2019 5:00 pm

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Max Alt AGL - 26,850ft - L935 - THUNDA 2019
Max V - 3,004 ft/s, ~Mach 2.67 - L935 - THUNDA 2019

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Re: Almost all motors on backorder

Postby Ace Rimmer » Sat May 11, 2019 8:35 am

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Re: Almost all motors on backorder

Postby drew » Thu May 16, 2019 11:07 am

Alright folks, I think we need to confirm we're all looking at the same website! I just had a browse through the store, currently in 29mm and 38mm formats AusRocketry has OVER 300 reloads available in CTI and AeroTech 29mm and 38mm reload form factors. Below is a more detailed breakdown.

AeroTech 29mm
29/180 - 6 reloads available.
29/240 - 12 reloads available.
29/360 - 2 reloads available.

AeroTech 38mm
38/240 - 22 reloads available.
38/360 - 15 reloads available.
38/480 - 8 reloads available.
38/600 - 1 reload available.
38/720 - 5 reloads available.
38/1080 - 19 reloads available.
38/1320 - 1 reload available.

CTI 29mm
1 grain - 5 reloads available.
4 grain - 14 reloads available.
5 grain - 11 reloads available.
6 grain - 30 reloads available.
6GXL - 12 reloads available.

CTI 38mm
1 grain - 116 reloads available.
2 grain - 21 reloads available.
5 grain - 1 reload available.

So given that I don't think you can realistically claim it's sparse in there considering the quantity and range of reloads available for purchase in the store.

If you're looking for big motors, have a look at the AeroTech DMS offerings. There are 12 DMS motors available in the K and L impulse class range in 54mm form factors.

If those offerings aren't what you're after then my recommendation is to buy exactly what you want when Blake announces that he's putting together a new motor order. This is effectively the best way to ensure you get EXACTLY what you're after. You can't reasonably expect a small business like AusRocketry to stock multiples of every reload under the sun when individual reloads in 54mm and higher form factors can easily reach the mid 3 figures and even higher.

In my specific case I often order motors I want YEARS in advance. The L935 and M2245 I flew at THUNDA were purchased in June of 2015.

TLDR; if you want something specific order it well in advance when AusRocketry announces a new motor order!
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Re: Almost all motors on backorder

Postby Flying High » Thu May 16, 2019 6:02 pm

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Re: Almost all motors on backorder

Postby drew » Thu May 16, 2019 6:21 pm

Andrew Hamilton
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Max Alt AGL - 26,850ft - L935 - THUNDA 2019
Max V - 3,004 ft/s, ~Mach 2.67 - L935 - THUNDA 2019

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Re: Almost all motors on backorder

Postby Ace Rimmer » Fri May 17, 2019 8:41 am

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Re: Almost all motors on backorder

Postby str8up » Fri May 17, 2019 9:24 am

I see an enormous business opportunity here for you "Ace". Start your own company and start importing rocket motors.
Can't be that hard can it?


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