AeroTech/Quest is pleased to announce the NAR certification and immediate availability of the largest high-power rocket motor ever produced by AeroTech, the new single-use DMS Disposable Motor System O6000W-P.
The O6000W-P measures 152mm diameter x 1,120mm long (5.98 in. x 44.1 in.), making this AeroTech's first 6" diameter high-power rocket motor. The larger diameter was required to contain the nearly full "O" power rating. The static tests for this motor were so spectacular that we've decided to attach videos to this New Product Information Release, plus photos. The new DMS O6000W-P (P/N 15600P) produces a total impulse of 39,620 N-Sec (8,907.37 lb.-Sec.) and delivers a peak thrust of 9,564 N (2,150.18 lbs.) with an impressive burn time of 6.77 seconds. Its delivered total impulse is extremely close to the maximum limit allowed for a Class 2 rocket. Loaded with 22,000 g ( 48.5 lb.) of White Lightning propellant, AeroTech's most popular propellant formulation, this motor delivers unbelievably spectacular lift-offs and awesome flights.
Designed to lift large single or multi-stage rockets and heavy payloads, and with an all-up motor weight of 31,520 g (69.5 lb.) it's perfect for mega-size rockets or 30,000 to 40,000 ft. (9,144 m to 12,192 m) college and university payload/altitude competition. It is also potentially capable of reaching 100,000 ft. (30,480 m) altitudes or more with a sleek, high performance airframe and optimized payload. This is a "plugged" rocket motor that does not produce delay smoke or contain an ejection charge and requires the use of an electronically-activated recovery system.
Because the O6000W-P is shipped fully-assembled with a propellant weight of 48.5 lbs., it is considered a "1.3C" rocket motor and requires shipping by a 1.3C-capable carrier, which is extremely expensive. End users, however, may pick-up the O6000W-P rocket motor at our plant in Cedar City, UT. We suggest that you consider this a "Road Trip" rocket motor and when you pick it up, also plan to tour our new AeroTech/lSP facility, Museum of Composite Propellant Hobby Rocketry and museum store in Cedar City, UT. We are located just off Interstate 15, 2 1/2 hours north of Las Vegas, NV. Our plant is located in the middle of Southern Utah's tourist country with famous national parks, monuments and ski areas including Zion, Bryce, Cedar Breaks, Kolob Canyon, Arches, Brian Head and even the Grand Canyon just minutes or a few hours away. If you do plan to pick-up your 06000W-P rocket motor at our facility in Cedar City, please advise our Customer Service Staff of this when you place your order so they can confirm our hours of operation for picking-up your motor.
This motor exceeds the total impulse limit for consumer sales in California. The O6000W-P DMS rocket motor has a suggested retail price of $9,999.99 each and may be purchased by consumers 18 years of age or older with a Level 3 TRA or NAR Certification, or by educational institutions, US government agencies and licensed commercial entities.
Here are links to the static test videos:
The AeroTech Disposable Motor System DMS is a single-use motor in kit form that is assembled by the user. All of the Aerotech DMS motors use all-disposable components. The nozzle is already installed. Propellant needs to be installed. You will need to set the desired delay time using the Universal Delay Drilling Tool (UDDT), Not Included, and then pour in the ejection charge. The Universal Delay Drilling Tool (UDDT) is required to adjust to a shorter time delay on all DMS rocket motors and is available in the AeroTech Accessories section of this website.
The O6000W-P is a Plugged/Smoke motor. Plugged reload kits do not utilize a motor-actuated ejection charge. Plugged motors must be used in conjunction with a timer, altimeter or radio-activated recovery system.
This DMS motor features a filament-wound fiberglass casing, a glass-reinforced composite phenolic nozzle, a machined aluminum bulkhead with a built-in 3/8-16 thread for a matching eye bolt and RCSs exclusive Propellant X™ aerospace grade composite propellant formulation, which is a high ISP propellant, and produces a bright white flame with a moderate amount of smoke.
This AeroTech motor pack comes with 1 rocket motor and 1 FirstFire™ Initiator. Requires shipping by a 1.3C-capable carrier. The sale of this high power motor to persons under 18 years of age is currently prohibited by federal law. This is a High-Power motor requiring Level 3 High-Power certification through NAR or Tripoli to purchase. Orders containing this item will not be shipped until proof of age (such as a copy of a driver’s license) and proof of Level 3 certification is received. Also, this motor requires U.S. State Department Licensing (SDL) for export (international shipments). Not available for sale in California.
Diameter: 152 mm (5.98 in.)
Length: 1,120 mm (44.1 in.)
Propellant: White Lightning
Burn Time: 6.77 seconds
Peak Thrust: 9,564 N / 2,150.18 lbs.
Delay Time: Plugged Motor
Propellant Weight: 22,000g(48.5lb)
Loaded Weight: 31,520 g (69.5 lb)
Maximum Liftoff Weight: Due to the variables involved, AeroTech/Quest currently does not list or post recommended maximum lift-off weights for their mid-power and high-power rocket motors. Instead, we recommend utilizing either the RockSim software available at www.apogeerockets.com or OpenRocket Simulator available at www.openrocket.info.