This is the first Aerotech rocket I built. I bought the Initiator starter kit at the same time, but I like this better so I built it first. These are nice kits! Like all Aerotech kits it comes in a box, and has molded plastic fins with through-the-wall (and to the motor mount) fin mounting. There were no factory problems with the kit. I used CA throughout as per the instructions, and it works fine(I'm used to using epoxy). This is the only Aerotech kit that comes stock with a payload section. I highly recommend this rocket. It uses cooling mesh so you don't need recovery wadding; however, the mesh tends to get plugged up after awhile (see below), so clean the mesh periodically with a long thin wire (sharpened hanger or pin glued on a dowel).
Dia: 1.9"; Length: 43"; Wt.: 12 oz.; Motor (1): 29mm (or 24mm with included adaptor)
|1)||6/02/97||E18-7W||Very nice flight. I love the noise and flame! The delay seems long.|
|2)||6/02/97||E11-5J||Underpowered, slow and wobbly off the rod.|
|3)||6/08/97||E18-7W||Very nice flight, but a very LONG delay. It was about half way back down at ejection.|
|4)||6/08/97||F39-6T||Excellent flight. Perfect delay.|
|5)||6/08/97||F39-6T||Another wonderful flight and perfect delay. A nice motor (24mm RMS) for this rocket.|
|6)||6/17/97||F37-6W||Good delay. Weathercocked.|
|7)||7/12/97||E18-4W||IA-X96 accelerometer payload. Nose cone came off at ejection, recovered the next day. IA-X96 came out, recovered unharmed. Garbage data.|
|8)||7/13/97||F37-6W||CATO. Nozzle blew out at about 50 feet. No damage.|
|9)||7/13/97||F37-6W||Nice flight. Nose cone came off at ejection (again), recovered.|
|10)||7/17/97||G54-10W||My first G motor flight. Flew out of sight. Ejected RMS 29/100 casing, not recovered :(|
|11)||7/28/97||F40-7W||Blew the baffle out with 1" of motor mount tube out at ejection (plugged mesh), only minor damage to body on landing.|
|13)||8/11/97||F40-7W||Another nice flight.|
|14)||8/30/97||F22-5J||Nice straight up flight.|
|16)||1/31/98||F40-7W||Corkscrewed. Late ejection, and nose cone came off. I couldn't find it, so I bought a new one.|
|20)||5/13/98||F39-6T||Another nice flight.|
|21)||5/25/98||F40-7W||A nice flight, but a long delay.|
|23)||8/14/99||G33-7J||Nice flight and delay.|
|26)||9/26/99||G64-10W||Nice flight. Nose cone came off, but I found it.|
|29)||4/19/00||F22-7J||Launch for Lewistown 8th grade science class.|
Grant holding the Arreaux.
The Arreaux lifts off on an E18-7W. 6/02/97.
The Arreaux lifts off on an E11-5J. 6/02/97.
The Arreaux lifts off on an F39-6T. 6/08/97.
MPEG movie of Arreaux launch on a F39-6T. 6/08/97. (605K)
The Arreaux blows out the baffle. 7/28/97.
The Arreaux on a G64-10W at HellFire 5. 9/26/99.