Notices
Model Rockets & Rocketry Discuss all aspects of model rocketry here, including r/c rocketry.

igniters?

Old 03-27-2014, 11:49 PM
  #1  
mysteryrc
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 58
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default igniters?

I was wondering what you guys use. I've used the Estes first fire. They seam to work ok. I've used nichrome wire which works pretty well, but the wires are so small. Is there larger size nichrome. Does anyone make their own igniters? Is their a way to reuse the first fires by putting new tips on. What to use? Those igniters aren't cheap.
Old 03-28-2014, 09:16 AM
  #2  
MJD
My Feedback: (1)
 
MJD's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Orangeville, ON, CANADA
Posts: 8,658
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Default

Estes doesn't make the First Fire igniter, it's an Aerotech product.

It is impossible to answer what igniters to use without knowing what motors they are to be used for.
Old 03-28-2014, 09:51 AM
  #3  
mysteryrc
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 58
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

My bad I was going off memory. Not so good obviously. Lol. I thought Estes were first fire Jr. Anyways using Estes C,D, and E motors.
Old 03-28-2014, 10:48 AM
  #4  
Bob Jablonski
Senior Member
 
Bob Jablonski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Grovertown, IN
Posts: 170
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Default

Estes igniters work good but if You do clusters Quest makes great ones (when available). they are a bit on the scares side with the merging and moving with Aerotech.
Mr. Bob
Starlight Dude
Countyline Cycles and Hobbies
574-767-0660
Old 03-29-2014, 06:52 AM
  #5  
MJD
My Feedback: (1)
 
MJD's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Orangeville, ON, CANADA
Posts: 8,658
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Default

Are you lighting clusters or upper stages with avionics? Those would be reasons to consider using electric match based igniters.

For single C,D,E motors just use cheapo Estes igniters. Why are you short on igniters, are you burning up the igniters packed with the motors?
Old 03-29-2014, 04:01 PM
  #6  
mysteryrc
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 58
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Yeah, I burnt out a few. I have a D & E motor no ignitors. But I have a burnt ignitor, and some nicrome wire. Didn't think igniters would be a big deal.
Old 03-29-2014, 07:30 PM
  #7  
MJD
My Feedback: (1)
 
MJD's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Orangeville, ON, CANADA
Posts: 8,658
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Default

They're not - can't you just get a 6-pack of cheapy Estes igniters? They're wayyy less than First Fire - those are designed for composite motors.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.