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Sugar Shot To Space new direction
« on: 01/05/2015 04:18 AM »
The Sugar Shot to Space project (launching a sugar fueled rocket into sub-orbital flight) has taken a new direction after problems with up scaling their 'dual-pulse' single stage motor concept. The new direction will be to focus on a more conventional 2-stage rocket to reach space (100km).

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Re: Sugar Shot To Space new direction
« Reply #1 on: 02/23/2015 07:32 PM »
Sugar Rockets and Motors at FAR February 21, 2015

Published on Feb 23, 2015
Two 75mm sugar motor flights, two PVC sugar motor CATOs, one Sugar Shot to Space 100mm static test, and a Nitrous Oxide/Kerosene system check by USC. A sugar propellant class was also given at the Friends of Amateur Rocketry site in the Mojave Desert.

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Re: Sugar Shot To Space new direction
« Reply #2 on: 02/20/2016 09:59 PM »
FAR 2-6-2016 sugar propellant burn test

Published on Feb 20, 2016
Sorbitol fuel with AP, AN, and KN combination as the oxidizer.
First burn is an open air 98mm burn test at night.
Second is a single grain 98mm 'J'-impulse static motor test.
AP and AN added to increase Isp of the sugar propellant.

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Re: Sugar Shot To Space new direction
« Reply #3 on: 04/26/2016 07:18 PM »
100mm (4") LOX / WAX hybrid rocket motor test 06-24-2015

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Published on Apr 26, 2016
Too much LOX on board, motor ran out of fuel but LOX kept flowing burning up the liner, other wise nice burn. In a perfect world, the oxidizer and fuel run out at exactly the same time, in less than perfect burning, you hope to run out of oxidizer (LOX) first. At 0:54 seconds into the video you can see the paraffin fuel being extruded out the nozzle.

YourTube Video Location: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=nfftc3yNfbI

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Re: Sugar Shot To Space new direction
« Reply #4 on: 04/26/2016 07:20 PM »
LOX Paraffin hybrid rocket motor test

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Published on Apr 26, 2016
Description First test of a liquid oxygen paraffin hybrid motor design at the Friends of Amateur Rocketry facility in the Mojave Desert of California on May 2, 2015
Successful test was followed up by 100mm and 150mm motors.

YourTube Video Location: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=EuuQnhZYRE8

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Re: Sugar Shot To Space new direction
« Reply #5 on: 09/07/2016 10:42 AM »
89mm Sugar Shot to Space rocket motor test at FAR

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Published on Sep 7, 2016
An 89mm 'M' impulse 4 grain KNSB sugar rocket motor test at the Friends of Amateur Rocketry facility in the Mojave Desert, California on September 3, 2016.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Yd9Tr-Yfzk?t=001

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Re: Sugar Shot To Space new direction
« Reply #6 on: 09/20/2016 02:00 PM »
89mm 'M' impulse sugar motor test two

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Published on Sep 20, 2016
The second static test of an 89mm 'M' impulse KNSB sugar motor at theFAR site in the Mojave Desert of California for the Sugar Shot to Space project.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62gVUmncg6I?t=001

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Re: Sugar Shot To Space new direction
« Reply #7 on: 11/11/2016 11:17 PM »
Launch of Phoenix 3 Sugar Rocket at FAR

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Published on Nov 11, 2016
A 4" (100mm) 'K' impulse 2-grain sugar motor. The airframe was made from salvaged and scrounged materials from other rockets. The propellant was KNSB with a 1" (25mm) core. Launched November 5, 2016 from the FAR site, Mojave Desert.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeZ51Mk4zYw?t=001

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Re: Sugar Shot To Space new direction
« Reply #8 on: 12/06/2016 03:19 AM »
World's largest sugar propellant grains and 3rd flight of the phoenix rocket

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Published on Dec 5, 2016
Casting the second 12" x 20" (300mm x 500mm) sugar propellant grain at the FAR site. Each grain will have a 3" (75mm) core and approximately 130 pounds (55 kg) of propellant with an expected motor burn time of 16.7 seconds. The Phoenix launch was a small 100mm 2-grain sugar motor with 1" (25mm) cores used for inexpensively flight testing propellant, electronics and other components. Each Phoenix flight cost three dollars...what a bargain!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSHOonYz_-Q?t=001

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Re: Sugar Shot To Space new direction
« Reply #9 on: 10/23/2017 12:34 AM »
bump....

FAR Oct 21, 2017 sugar launch

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Published on Oct 22, 2017

On Saturday, Oct 21, 2017, students from Western Center Academy attended a free sugar propellant class held at the Friends of Amateur Rocketry facility in the Mojave Desert. After making 4" (100 mm) grains, a static motor test followed by a successful launch and recovery of the rocket was completed. The rocket reached an altitude of 5,915' ( 1,803 m) on $5 of KNSB solid propellant.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tjg3bLPJcvY?t=001

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Re: Sugar Shot To Space new direction
« Reply #10 on: 10/23/2017 04:35 AM »
One of these days someone will start up an additive manufacturing rig for KNSB motors, and will start getting great repeatable flights for cheap
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Re: Sugar Shot To Space new direction
« Reply #11 on: 10/23/2017 09:16 PM »
October 21, 2017 FAR Richard Dierking

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Published on Oct 22, 2017


Richard Dierking launching on an Aerotech J-350 at the FAR site.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q27Ct7oM-9A?t=001



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Re: Sugar Shot To Space new direction
« Reply #12 on: 11/03/2017 08:40 AM »
Mad Cow Super dx3 launch at FAR

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Published on Nov 3, 2017


Frank Pitoniak successful launch and recovery of a 4" Mad Cow Super dx3 rocket on a Cesaroni 38mm motor at the FAR facility October 7, 2017.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HF_XvOCXiQo?t=001

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Re: Sugar Shot To Space new direction
« Reply #13 on: 11/21/2017 02:50 AM »
FAR LOX Alcohol motor tests Nov 18, 2017


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Published on Nov 20, 2017

Two firings of the liquid bi-propellant motor being developed by the Friends of Amateur Rocketry.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtaLpD2Bbfo?tg=001

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