Once again the Internet came to the rescue...
manufacturer's forum at NARAM-61; NAR has two of these, one at NARCON in late winter and at NARAM in late summer, and they are a great source of information on what the various rocket vendors are planning in the way of upcoming releases. At NARAM, Aerotech announced that they are rebranding all their mid-range motors (E, F, G impulse) under a new label, one with a very venerable and honored name - Enerjet. For those of you unfamiliar with rocketry history, the Enerjet line was Centuri's attempt to commercialize sport rocketry in the early 70's, featuring some kickass E and F motors and kits. Never successful, the line was given up for dead in 1974, with the motors and kits sold off in a catalog yard sale. Even when gone, Enerjets were a legend held in awe by rocketeers like me, and the big boys of rocketry continued to fly them throughout that decade. I only dreamed of owning Enerjet motors and a kit, as the cost was way beyond my allowance and the altitudes (thousands of feet) were way too high for any fields to which I had access. However, I now have more money and access to the club flying field, so it is time for me to realize another of my teenage aspirations.
|Enerjet 1340 Sounding Rocket ad and brochure. The prototype in the photo uses the Nike Ram nose cone, |
not the longer 6.4" ogive used in the production kits (Click to enlarge).
|Estes Eliminator kit (Click to enlarge).||Parts for my 1340 clone (Click to enlarge).|
|1340 styles and paint schemes - models and photo by Bob Sanford (Click to enlarge).|