This was the second of two successful LOX-Propane propellant tests at the Friends of Amateur Rocketry test/launch facility in the Mojave Desert.Motor specs: 2.69 kN, was designed for 2.75 kN, a 5-second burn in the morning and 7-second in the afternoon (seen in this video) - full duration will be in the realm of 15-18 seconds. Propane and LOx, chamber pressure designed to be about 375, and was around 350 psi in the tests.
Genesis project at the Friends of Amateur Rocketry facility in the Mojave Desert. This was the first time we used our new control center for launching.
Less than 3 seconds into the flight, Embry-Riddle lost their video cam on their launch for the 2019 FAR-1030 competition. The Video Cam was found on January 1st while people out on recovery for their rocket found the video cam...if you find rocketry things please notify us so we can return them to the owners. I was able to identify the team from my announcement of the launch. This is the recording from that launch.
Successful launch and recovery of Robert Watzlavick's liquid bi-propellant rocket at the Friends of Amateur Rocketry facility in the Mojave Desert.
First two rocket motor propellant static tests with a new team of students.One eventually worked as planned and the other popped the nozzle when it overpressurized and blew the snap ring...a great unintended demonstration of how not to blow a motor case to pieces. Something is learned from every test or flight.
Last flight of the day, a 2-stage scratch-built rocket after a day of really successful and some not so successful flights and static motor tests. The 'old' 'FSI (?) F-100 motor in the sustainer CATOed but came down on chute.
LOX-Kero liquid bi-propellant test at the FAR facility. I was going through some external hard drives looking for a video and saw this from some time ago. Don't remember who's test it was but shows that things don't always go as planned.
Second firing of the Atlas LR-101Tests were conducted at the Friends of Amateur Rocketry facility, Mojave Desert.
Students from the Federal University of Santa Catarina first time entry in the ESRA 2022 Spaceport America Cup competition. Forty dollars KNSB 'sugar' propellant N-impulse student-developed motor. Rocket shred from possible fin delamination near the time of motor burnout from evidence found during recovery
Intro - 0:00Recovery Testing - 0:33Motor Retainer Error - 3:51Rocket Motor Assembly - 6:32Launch Day Prep - 10:07Integration For Flight - 11:23GPS Issues - 13:10Launch - 14:53Rocket Recovery - 16:36Onshape Ad - 19:10
4-inch minimum diameter two grain K-450 KNSB sugar propellant launch.Rocket airframe was made from a discarded 12-foot-long cardboard tube from a home improvement store, cut into 12 pieces to make the airframe, dual deployment av-bay, and fin can using Elmer's School Glue...no epoxy touched this rocket. A low-cost demonstrator rocket to show high-power rocketry doesn't have to be expensive, the goal was under $50 for the rocket. The entire project including the rocket, K-450 propellant reload and Eggtimer Apogee flight computer cost $24 minus the parachute and motor case. Those were also made at the cost of $8 for the parachute and $14 for the metal (both made for a previous project). The nose cone was the top of a Shasta soda bottle.This was the last rocket flown on this 110 F July day, thanks to those at FAR that helped.
STUCK THE LANDING! Didn't think it would take 7 years but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯