Engine Testing Notices
The following motors will lose their approval for use in NAR contests effective January 1, 2003 due to an extended production hiatus. They remain certified for general sport flying. Should production of one of these motors be (re)started, contest certification will be restored after a 60 day delay.
NAR Standards and Testing understands that Aerotech anticipates the activation of their new manufacturing facility will be soon. In support, NAR S&T will be contacting Aerotech every two weeks for a production update.
While the above represents the majority of Aerotech's model rocket motor line, a few NAR contest-certified motors remain in limited production: F20, F50, G35, G80. The F21 also remains in limited production, but is not certified for use in NAR contests. In a telephone conversation today, Gary Rosenfield, President of Aerotech, confirmed that Aerotech is producing a couple thousand motors per month through an arrangement with Ellis Mountain Rocket Works. Contestants desiring these motors are advised to order these motors through major distribution channels (not Aerotech), such as Hobby Lobby or Magnum (to name a random couple outlets). Ordering motors well in advance of a contest would also be a prudent competition strategy.