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Archives for June, 2009

Beer Keg Loft

And now for something completely different… Pirate flags are the first sign… Team Numb comfortably launched a fat rocket on a P7000 motor to loft a full beer keg over a mile high straight up. • Keg: 175 lbs of beer. Roots. From Oregon. • Motor: 60 lbs of Alumaflame solid rocket propellant (looks like…

Video Rockets – Part 2

Looking Outward With a big enough airframe, the camera can be inside looking out, or bouncing off a 45° mirror, or both. For my Level 3 Certification, I buily a 7.5″ diameter GLR Sledgehammer and fiberglassed it for strength: I simulate the flights before launch, and compare the actual performance recorded by two on-board flight…

Video Rockets

Part 1 – Looking Down with a Strap-on Videocamera I fiberglassed half of a plastic Easter Egg as the nose cone for an Oregon Scientific action cam, so it can be a strap-on on various rockets: One of my goals has been to capture another rocket launching up after me as a chaser: And sometimes…