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Re: Sugar Shot to Space
« Reply #20 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
« Reply #21 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
« Reply #22 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
« Reply #23 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
« Reply #24 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
« Reply #25 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
« Reply #26 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
« Reply #27 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
« Reply #28 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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Re: Sugar Shot to Space
« Reply #29 on: 01/13/2018 10:03 AM »
Tony, you missed the first of our two successful 12" sugar motor static tests



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Re: Sugar Shot to Space
« Reply #30 on: 01/13/2018 10:13 AM »
Since this last post, we have successfully flown several 3", several 4", a 2-stage 4" to 3", a 6" and successfully static tested two 12" sugar motors with 18 second burn times at nearly 2,000 pound average thrust without a single failed motor.







We have a 2-stage 6" to 3" planned for next week.

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Re: Sugar Shot to Space
« Reply #31 on: 01/13/2018 01:57 PM »
Tony, you missed the first of our two successful 12" sugar motor static tests

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Sorry, Rick.  I've noticed recently that YouTube email notifications are not all arriving.  After searching thru subscriptions on YouTube directly I noticed that many new postings are there that I didn't get notified by email.  I'm now double-checking manually the YouTube subscription link in addition to email notifications.  Thanks for pointing the missing video out.  Tony.
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Re: Sugar Shot to Space
« Reply #33 on: 01/13/2018 02:27 PM »
Why are there two threads for this??
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=32295.0
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=36487.0

Rick (from SS) started this second thread (https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=36487.0) under a different handle.  I think that this should be folded into the initial thread that ClaytonBirchenough started in 2013 to maintain complete history.  But I'm open to the other way since Rick is from SS. I also noticed that Rick has posted duplicates into the following threads as well (https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=42548.msg1771855#msg1771855) and (https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=33794.msg1771864#msg1771864).
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Re: Sugar Shot to Space
« Reply #34 on: 01/13/2018 07:53 PM »
Sugar propellant KNSB 100 mm launch Jan 6 2018 at FAR


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Published on Jan 13, 2018

The launch of a 'ride-a-long' payload on my 100 mm 4 grain L-1200 sugar powered rocket.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0pH6Ea2Ig8?t=001

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Re: Sugar Shot to Space
« Reply #35 on: 01/14/2018 05:00 AM »
Why are there two threads for this??
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=32295.0
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=36487.0

Rick (from SS) started this second thread (https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=36487.0) under a different handle.  I think that this should be folded into the initial thread that ClaytonBirchenough started in 2013 to maintain complete history.  But I'm open to the other way since Rick is from SS. I also noticed that Rick has posted duplicates into the following threads as well (https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=42548.msg1771855#msg1771855) and (https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=33794.msg1771864#msg1771864).

Sorry, I guess I didn't see the one started by Clayton in 2013 when I started one in 2015 until yesterday. As for the posting on the 'easiest way to suborbital' and 'cheapest way' threads, I thought inclusion in those of what we are doing in Sugar Shot would be appropriate.
I am fine if you would like to 'fold' this in with the original thread that Clayton started.

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Re: Sugar Shot to Space
« Reply #36 on: 01/14/2018 06:07 PM »
Merged. Advise (via "report to mod") of any issues.
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Re: Sugar Shot to Space
« Reply #37 on: 02/01/2018 08:12 AM »
Instant on sugar PVC rocket motor


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Published on Jan 31, 2018


3" ( 75  mm ) sugar propellant PVC motor case rocket. Chris has been working on 3 and 4" ( 75 & 100 mm  ) sugar motors as a possible strap-on booster for the Sugar Shot to Space project with the goal of reaching space on a rocket powered by sugar propellant. Since the rocket is unguided, the strap-on boosters in development will have to have instant ignition and uniform thrust & burn times.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRXN401-9Zc?t=001

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Re: Sugar Shot to Space
« Reply #38 on: 02/19/2018 11:40 PM »
Instant on sugar PVC rocket motor


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Published on Jan 31, 2018


3" ( 75  mm ) sugar propellant PVC motor case rocket. Chris has been working on 3 and 4" ( 75 & 100 mm  ) sugar motors as a possible strap-on booster for the Sugar Shot to Space project with the goal of reaching space on a rocket powered by sugar propellant. Since the rocket is unguided, the strap-on boosters in development will have to have instant ignition and uniform thrust & burn times.



What was the date of the firing in the video?

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Re: Sugar Shot to Space
« Reply #39 on: 02/20/2018 12:14 AM »
For those that are unaware - some background.
http://www.nakka-rocketry.net/
This most excellent site goes into various tests, has computations of rocket designs, comparisons of propellants - KN/sucrose/dextrose/whatever - designs, and some theory.


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