Author Topic: Friends of Amateur Rocketry (FAR) Mojave Desert - Testing Thread  (Read 17927 times)

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Space Enterprise at Berkeley Nov 20, 2021 rocket motor test at FAR

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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.

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Genesis hypergolic launch at FAR 2021

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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.



View from Camera 5
« Last Edit: 01/13/2022 09:53 am by catdlr »
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####  WARNING - VIEWING THIS VIDEO MAY CAUSED NAUSA ###   :o

Embry Riddle June 1 2019 at FAR-1030 Competition

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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.

Launch at 2:20 into video.

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Thanks for posting that! Having been on recovery teams at FAR site I am impressed the video survived  in that environment. Congratulations ERAU students, hope you enjoyed your experience.
« Last Edit: 01/05/2022 12:05 am by D_Dom »
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Robert Watzlavick LOX Kerosene Rocket Launch

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Successful launch and recovery of Robert Watzlavick's liquid bi-propellant rocket at the Friends of Amateur Rocketry facility in the Mojave Desert.



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Two Mount SAC static solid rocket motor tests

(Catdlr adds: Mount Sac is a Junior College located in Walnut California)

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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.

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F-100 motor 2-stage CATO at FAR

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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.

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Atlas LR 101 Vernier Thruster test

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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.

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Atlas LR 101 Vernier Thruster Test Two

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Second firing of the Atlas LR-101
Tests were conducted at the Friends of Amateur Rocketry facility, Mojave Desert.

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Kosmos Rocketry 2022 ESRA SAC competition

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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



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SEND IT! - Level 3 Rocket Launch Process

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Intro - 0:00
Recovery Testing - 0:33
Motor Retainer Error - 3:51
Rocket Motor Assembly - 6:32
Launch Day Prep - 10:07
Integration For Flight - 11:23
GPS Issues - 13:10
Launch - 14:53
Rocket Recovery - 16:36
Onshape Ad - 19:10

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Low cost K 450 KNSB sugar rocket launch

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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.


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I Landed A Model Rocket Like SpaceX

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STUCK THE LANDING! Didn't think it would take 7 years but \_(ツ)_/

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