75mm Casings

The 75mm motors are big - 3 inches in diameter, and are intended for big honking rockets. They start in the Level 2 category of high power motors (K-size), and you can graduate all the way up to a Level 3 "M" motor.

All the 75mm motors are plugged. That means there is no built-in or optional motor ejection charge. You will need to provide electronics to control the ejection of the parachute out of the rocket. You can use something as simple as a timer, but most will use altimeter deployment.

At this time, we do not sell 75mm reload propellant kits.  We apologize for this inconvenience, but you may contact your local rocketry club for more information on how to obtain these motors.

More Information About Rouse-Tech Reloadable Motor Casings
The aircraft-grade aluminum reload hardware consists of three parts: the case, the forward closure and the aft closure. Here is what each is used for:

The case holds the propellant inside. It is anodized yellow to make it easy to find if it ever should fall to the ground

 

 

75mm Parts

The forward closure screws onto the front end of the case. It serves multiple purposes. First, it holds the hot gases of the burning propellant and keeps them from shooting forward into the body of the model rocket. It also holds the special slug of propellant called the "delay grain." Finally, it has a small receptacle at the tip to hold the black-powder ejection charge.

The aft closure screws onto the base of the aluminum case. Like the forward closure, it is a bulkhead that holds the hot gases inside the case so the motor can produce thrust. In the middle of the part there is a big hole, which allows the nozzle to protrude out the back end of the assembly.

Their is another feature of the aft closure that makes it convenient for use in most rockets. The diameter is bigger than the case. When you push the motor into the engine tube of the rocket kit, it stops when it butts up against the aft closure. In effect, it acts as the engine block. This way you can leave the engine block out of the kit if you want to use it with different length reload motors

 

The longest case (RMS-75/7680) also comes with a forward seal disk. This disk is inserted into the front end of the propellant liner and prevents the forward end of the case from discoloring and blistering from the intense heat of the bigger motors. Forward Seal Disk
Rouse-Tech logo Made in the USA by Rouse-Tech, these are precision engineered cases that are designed to be used with the Aerotech propellant kits.
In fact, theses cases have the exact same specs as the one from Aerotech, because Aerotech licensed Rouse-Tech to make them for consumers. The only difference is the anodized color on the outside of the motor.

Do You Need A Different Diameter Rouse-Tech Reloadable Motor Casing?

Step 1: Pick the diameter of the engine. Clicking on the diameter will take you to more information about each diameter motor so you can select the correct casing.

Step 2: Pick the Aerotech Propellant kit that you want to fly in your rocket. To be honest, this is the most time-consuming step. Contact us if you need help. We'll direct you to the RockSim software that we use to help pick the right rocket engines for your vehicle. Technical Publication #28 gives you a step-by-step procedure for picking the motors that might work in your rocket.

Step 3: Match the propellant kit that you just selected in step 2 to the appropriate Rouse-Tech Monster Motor Case.

 

 

Rouse-Tech Monster Motors

The aluminum reloadable casing is also called the "reload hardware." Why not let Apogee Components be your hardware store?


Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. Where do I buy the propellant kits that go into the high power motor cases?

A. Here at Apogee! Give us a call at 719-535-9335 and we can help you more.

Q. Are there any special tools that are needed to assemble these motors?

A. No. You will only need a tube of grease (white lithium grease or Vaseline will work fine) to put on the threads to provide a little lubrication.

Q. Don't I need to be high-power certified to buy these motors?

A. No. You can buy the aluminum casings without being certified. However, you do need to be high-power certified to buy the propellant kits (H size and larger).
 

Q. Where do I go to get High Power Certified so I can buy the propellant kits?

A. In the United States, there are two organizations that can certify you to fly high power motors. They are the National Association of Rocketry, and Tripoli Rocketry Association. If you are outside of the USA, please click here.
 

Q. Why isn't there a "one-size-fits" all reloadable-case?

A. Great Question! It has to do with the physics of rocket motors. To make such an motor case, you would have to design it to fit the largest engine. Then smaller motors would have a lot of empty space in them. First of all, this would be inefficient because you're carrying excess weight into the air. The extra space that should be filled with propellant causes problems with the rest of the propellant burning. There are vibrations and acoustics that resonate in the empty chamber that make sustaining thrust difficult. It is a delicate balancing act to design efficient motors. That is why it is called "rocket science" after all. Fortunately, the hard part is done for us by the manufacturers, and we get to enjoy the smooth operation of each well designed motor.

Q. Why would Aerotech license Rouse-Tech to make these motors?

A. The casings are expensive to manufacture, and it ties up a company's money to make all the necessary inventory. By licensing the case production to Rouse-Tech, Aerotech frees up its cash to invest in new motors and propellant -- which is good for consumers as it offers them more choices of motors.

Q. If I leave the engine block and hook off the rocket, what keeps the rocket from sliding into the rocket?

A. The lip on the back of the motor butts against the aft edge of the engine tube. This prevents the motor from sliding forward. Cool, isn't it?

To prevent it from sliding aft, you have two options: 

1. You can put a layer of tape over the top. Click here for more information.

2. You can use an engine retainer as shown to the right. Click for information on Engine Retainers
Aft closure ring

Q. How easy is it to assemble a reloadable rocket motor?

A. It will take you about 5 minutes to put one together. If you want to see how easy it is, watch our YouTube video where we put one together (click here).
Aerotech Reloadable Motor System Assembly
Cesaroni Reloadable Rocket Motors

Cesaroni (also known as CTI) is a manufacture of reloadable rocket motors. These motors are made in the standard diameters, so they will fit into your current fleet of rockets without having to do any further modifications. Note: the cases are not compatible with Aerotech Reload Propellant.

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Product Image Model- Product Price
RMS-75/1280 Casing 60060

Case (tube) only. No closures (end caps) are included. Use the combo discount below to get the full hardware set at a discount!

$165.85
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RMS-75/2560 Casing 60061

Case (tube) only. No closures (end caps) are included. Use the combo discount below to get the full hardware set at a discount!

$235.40
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RMS-75/3840 Casing 60062

Case (tube) only. No closures (end caps) are included. Use the combo discount below to get the full hardware set at a discount!

$385.20
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RMS-75/5120 Casing w/Forward Seal Disk 60063

Case (tube) and Forward Seal Disk only. No closures (end caps) are included. Use the combo discount below to get the full hardware set at a.

$417.30
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RMS-75/6400 Casing w/Forward Seal Disk 60064

Case (tube) and Forward Seal Disk only. No closures (end caps) are included. Use the combo discount below to get the full hardware set at a...

$449.40
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RMS-75/7680 Casing w/Forward Seal Disk 60065

Case (tube) and Forward Seal Disk only. No closures (end caps) are included. Use the combo discount below to get the full hardware set at a...

$481.50
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