MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2008
Posted by: Administrator on Monday, December 15, 2008
Category: PRESS RELEASE
AeroTech has created ValueRockets.com™, a webstore dedicated to the sale of low and mid-power composite propellant rocket motors, kits and parts at wholesale prices.
"The goal of ValueRockets.com is to bring entry-level composite propellant rocketry to consumers at the lowest possible cost and with minimal impact to our traditional distribution channels," stated AeroTech/RCS President Gary Rosenfield. "After soliciting our customers` advice and opinions, we carefully selected those AeroTech products for the webstore that we felt would benefit most from rock- bottom low prices and national exposure through a targeted advertising campaign."
And the prices are rock-bottom indeed. 18mm D10W and D21T single- use motors will be sold in 3-packs for $15.90, and 24mm E15W and E30T motors will be sold for $18.90 per 3-pack. This compares with the significantly lower-performance 24mm black powder `D` and `E` motors that currently retail for $14.49 and $19.99 per 3-pack respectively. In addition, each single-use motor will ship with a FirstFire Jr.TM 2-lead igniter.
18mm reloadable motor pricing is equally aggressive. RMS-18/20 motor hardware sets will be sold for $29.90 each along with D13W and D24T reload kit 3-packs priced at $7.90 each.
Other initial offerings for the webstore will include a complete ValueRocket mid-power starter set for $99.90 and a ready-to-fly ValueRocket 1.9TM mid-power rocket for $39.90.
A prototype of the website is now up and running at www.valuerockets.com, and customers can download an order form in Excel or PDF format and email, fax or mail it to AeroTech. The webstore is expected to be complete with full online ordering and payment capability within 60 days.
No products requiring "hazmat" shipping are included on the site. Motors and reload kits will be shipped via U.S. Mail Parcel PostTM. There is no minimum order but an $8.00 shipping and handling charge will apply to all orders under $100, with free shipping for orders exceeding $100.
AeroTech believes that exposing more entry-level rocket customers to the benefits and high performance of composite propellant rocketry at dramatically lower cost and with easier availability will result in increased sales by dealers and distributors of the larger AeroTech products, including high-power rocket motors, and will expand participation in the hobby as a whole. Ads for ValueRockets.com will soon appear in major rocketry publications including LAUNCH, Sport Rocketry and Extreme Rocketry magazines.
In difficult economic times, AeroTech is working to make affordable composite propellant rocketry a reality.
AeroTech Consumer Aerospace is a division of RCS Rocket Motor Components (RCS), Inc., Cedar City, UT. ValueRockets.com is a trademark of RCS.
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