AeroTech K455NW-17A 54mm x 635mm Single Use DMS 1-Motor Kit - 114517

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The AeroTech Disposable Motor System DMS is a single-use motor in kit form that is assembled by the user. All of the Aerotech DMS motors use all-disposable components. The nozzle and propellant are already installed. You will need to set the desired delay time using the Universal Delay Drilling Tool (UDDT), Not Included, and then pour in the ejection charge. The Universal Delay Drilling Tool (UDDT) is required to adjust to a shorter time delay on all DMS rocket motors and is available in the AeroTech Accessories section of this website.

DMS motors feature a filament-wound fiberglass casing, a glass-reinforced composite phenolic nozzle, and a molded plastic bulkhead. This “boost-sustain” motor uses a combination of AeroTech’s Warp- 9™ and White Lightning™ propellants to produce a unique thrust curve with a brilliant white flame and a moderate amount of smoke. The “boost” portion of the thrust curve generates nearly 300 pounds of thrust for about 0.5 seconds, followed by a longer “sustain” phase of about 90 pounds.

This AeroTech motor pack comes with 1 rocket motor and 1 FirstFire™ Initiator. Requires HAZMAT shipping via UPS or FEDEX. The sale of this high power motor to persons under 18 years of age is currently prohibited by federal law. This is a High-Power motor requiring Level 2 High-Power certification through NAR or Tripoli to purchase. Orders containing this item will not be shipped until proof of age (such as a copy of a driver’s license) and proof of Level 2 certification is received.

Certified by the Tripoli Rocketry Association (TRA), the National Association of Rocketry (NAR) and the Canadian Association of Rocketry (CAR).


Motor Diameter: 2.125 inches (54mm)

Casing Length: 25 inches (635mm)

Total Impulse: 2328 N-sec

Average Thrust: 455 newtons

Peak Thrust: 1308 N-sec

Thrust Duration: 5.1 seconds

Delay Time: adjustable up to 17 seconds

Propellant Weight: 1361 grams

Motor Weight: 2286 grams

Maximum Liftoff Weight: Due to the variables involved, AeroTech/Quest currently does not list or post recommended maximum lift-off weights for their mid-power and high-power rocket motors. Instead, we recommend utilizing either the RockSim software available at or OpenRocket Simulator available at