A super FUN Launch Set!
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I am finding that the new "starters" do not ignite very well and have had many failed launches this summer. The older ones worked much better.
After much testing I found that at least 3 out of a 6 pack barely even let off a little smoke but that was using the same battery for each test. I find that I need to use a brand new battery pretty much for each launch which can get extremely costly!
Not a fan of the new starters :/ ESTES NOTE: If you are using the controller that is powered by a 9 V battery, the battery is likely the issue. It has to be a very high quality, super alkaline battery. Like a step above the Duracell Coppertop. We have sold several hundred thousand of the new starters and once the battery issue is addressed, 99% of the time, it was the battery and not the starter.
(Posted on 9/6/2016)
these are good to have extras of but i wish either more came in a package or they were cheaper. just like hiedi said
(Posted on 8/27/2015)
It's nice to have extras of these in case one is bad. Wish they were cheaper and more in a package though.
(Posted on 5/28/2015)
never used these before hope they work as good as the old ones
(Posted on 2/2/2015)
I just want to echo what Juliet said about it being good to have an extra model rocket igniter pack on hand. Last club launch that I went to, I brought my last engine of a particular pack with me, and discovered as I was loading it that the ignitor had dropped out and been lost... the last of three in the blister pack! Fortunately, another club member had a spare pack and cut it open to hand me one. I'll be forever grateful for that act of kindness, as I got my launch off and finished off my last engine of that value! When I got home, I discovered the missing ignitor in the bottom of my temporary storage box where I had place all things Rocektry before loading for the club meeting the next day! IT PAYS TO HAVE AN EXTRA SET IN YOUR JUMP KIT!
(Posted on 2/13/2014)
This does the exact same thing as the old ones just under a different name.
(Posted on 2/4/2014)
Just to clarify what Juliet was trying to say, the new "Starters" are almost identical to the familiar "Igniters" but the coating on the tip is different. So, they are not the same, but they function the same and they will 'start' your rocket motor just as easily as the old 'igniters'.
The coating was changed to make them easier to ship or mail. I've used these new "Starters" and they work fine.
As always: remember to only use fresh ALKALINE batteries in your launch controller for instant 'starting'.
(Posted on 12/3/2013)
These are the model rocket igniters, just under a different name. The igniters normally come with rocket engines, but it is always good to have extra model rocket igniters on hand.
(Posted on 11/26/2013)
A super FUN Launch Set!
Just a fun Launch Set!
Tons of Fun