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  1. #17851
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    That’s a real nice setup! Good luck on your Octagonal project.

    All the best,
    Bob


  2. #17852
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    Today I assembled the CTI M1810 Red Lightning motor for my L3 cert flight later this month.

    NAR Level 2 #96210

  3. #17853
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    Prepped for a Boy Scout build night tomorrow night, cut a bunch of BT20 based 3FNC chipboard fin guides on my wifes CriCut (the 1/16" Chipboard cuts a bit over half way through), refilled all the TBII glue bottles, and finished assembly on a Phantom BT60 Upscale of the 5 fin variant of the Viking, the airframe is a piece of fluorescent tube protector.
    Rich

    NAR# 99154

    L3-4x upscale Estes Cherokee-D- AT M1297W 5/28/2016 http://www.rocketryforum.com/showthr...r-rharshberger

    TriCities Rocketeers NAR section# 736 http://www.tricitiesrocketeers.org/

  4. #17854
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    Today I assembled the CTI M1810 Red Lightning motor for my L3 cert flight later this month.
    The red motors are my favourite. Big reds are even better
    TRA 13430, Level 3

    "Everybody's simulation model is guilty until proven innocent" (Thomas H. Lawrence 1994)

  5. #17855
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    Hi Nathan,

    I used a CTI M1810 two weeks ago for my Level 3 Certification. It worked perfectly. The red flame was almost as long as the 9 1/2 foot long rocket.
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  6. #17856
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    Good luck Nathan!

    All the best,
    Bob

  7. #17857
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    Well the kids (mostly) built them and got them through their first flights, but it looks like I'm stuck doing the paint prep work. I primed my son's Formula 38 today. This one will be black with red & yellow flames.

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    TRA L2. I-class record: "Vanish 29" with an I224, 14,596ft, Mach 1.92. Video here.

  8. #17858
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    3D printed a really slick 54 to 29mm motor adapter. 15 hours print time, hexagonal fill. Came out perfect. 1.65 Oz.

  9. #17859
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobfly View Post
    Hi Nathan,

    I used a CTI M1810 two weeks ago for my Level 3 Certification. It worked perfectly. The red flame was almost as long as the 9 1/2 foot long rocket.
    I saw that! Ted Chernok sent me a copy of that photo after your L3 flight at Potter because he knew I was planning to use the same motor for my L3 cert. Congratulations.
    NAR Level 2 #96210

  10. #17860
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    29th May 2009
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    WA State
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    Picked up a CTI 54mm 4grain case from a local club member today. I hope to put it to use next year!
    Kris Hull
    www.hullaeroimages.com
    L1 - 05/26/2017 Mansfield WA. RIP Binder Design Excel Back in the Saddle - I245G; 1,281ft
    L2 - 11/11/2017 Pasco, WA.MAC 4" ARCAS - J400SS; 1,888ft

  11. #17861
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    18th November 2014
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    Finished the "Minuteman" 29mm MD rocket today!
    Dang photos won't upload to TRF.
    Sorry for the inconvenience, but here's the pics:
    https://andrewsrocketryshop.blogspot...md-rocket.html


    Thanks,
    Andrew - 14 year old rocketeer who loves to watch and fly model rockets all year long!!!
    2017 - 218.4 Ns _ Biggest motor, AT G125T, highest flight around 3,500'
    TRA Member #17056
    Owner, Andrew's Rocketry Shop - andrewsrocketryshop.blogspot.com

  12. #17862
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockets View Post
    Finished the "Minuteman" 29mm MD rocket today!
    Congrats, Andrew. I'm looking forward to hearing how your maiden flight goes!

    I painted base coats on a few rockets today. Metallic black for my son's Formula 38 and white for my Mouse 38.

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    I also got a 24" and 42" Spherachute in the mail. It's really awesome that you can pick the colors. The chutes look great! Here's the 42" for my Broken Arrow 54:

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    AND...I got my shiny new 38-1200 Loki case in. This is going to be FUN! Thanks Chris!
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    TRA L2. I-class record: "Vanish 29" with an I224, 14,596ft, Mach 1.92. Video here.

  13. #17863
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    I checked in a Loki order...5 boxes worth, 3 of them being 50+lb each of reloads.

    Sent from my Pixel XL using Rocketry Forum mobile app
    Christopher Short
    TRA #10247 L3 TAP
    NAR #83000 L3CC
    Prefect #38
    Chris' Rocket Supplies, LLC
    www.csrocketry.com
    sales@csrocketry.com
    850-554-6531

  14. #17864
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbonerocketeer View Post
    I checked in a Loki order...5 boxes worth, 3 of them being 50+lb each of reloads.

    Sent from my Pixel XL using Rocketry Forum mobile app
    Iíll take some of those off your hands this weekend!
    Tim
    L3 NAR 98225

  15. #17865
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    Quote Originally Posted by timbucktoo View Post
    Iíll take some of those off your hands this weekend!
    I sure hope so...it's already in a box for you.

    Sent from my Pixel XL using Rocketry Forum mobile app
    Christopher Short
    TRA #10247 L3 TAP
    NAR #83000 L3CC
    Prefect #38
    Chris' Rocket Supplies, LLC
    www.csrocketry.com
    sales@csrocketry.com
    850-554-6531

  16. #17866
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    Quote Originally Posted by B787_300 View Post
    Well i finished off my electronics sled. 3D printers are wonderful. Left is a Eggtimer TRS, Right is a custom Altimetry/datalogging board (Barometer, accelerometer (1 is a 16 G IMU which has some other things in it, the other is is a 256 G 1 axis), and GPS with a 3dr compliant radio header and possible servo pins) and at the bottom is a SLCF. I plan of using the Eggtimer and SLCF going into the same charge well with different matches as a back up for the the untested custom board.

    Helps if I put in the picture of it...
    I believe I see Deans plug on that! Geez what size battery are you going to use there?



    Sent from my iPhone using Rocketry Forum
    L1 - Ash Grove RIP L2 - OAMC - Tripoli OH - L3 - Mid West Power
    NAR - 96297 TRA-15713
    2016 burned - 24824 Ns
    2017 burned to date - 25082.0 Ns

  17. #17867
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    Just finished loading my car to head east at an unholy hour first thing in the morning! Fingers crossed that my L2 goes off with out a hitch tomorrow!
    Kris Hull
    www.hullaeroimages.com
    L1 - 05/26/2017 Mansfield WA. RIP Binder Design Excel Back in the Saddle - I245G; 1,281ft
    L2 - 11/11/2017 Pasco, WA.MAC 4" ARCAS - J400SS; 1,888ft

  18. #17868
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    Finished up the 4" Drago for this weekends drag race at ROCstock. Loaded our old truck "Grosser" for a solo trip to Lucerne dry lake. 5 hour drive starting around 4 am tomorrow.
    NAR 92675 L-3 TRA 14800 KG7IUN
    I may be getting older, but I refuse to grow up.

  19. #17869
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick@JET View Post
    I believe I see Deans plug on that! Geez what size battery are you going to use there?



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    Left and right will both use a venom 30c 1300. Slcf will be a 9v. Yes it is a bit overkill
    NAR Lvl 1 Cert w/ PML Callisto
    NAR Lvl 2 Cert w/ Binder Design Excel 4", DD

    Current Project,
    Custom Scratch Built Octagonal

    Total Impulse this year
    0.00 Ns

  20. #17870
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    Flew with Radical Rocketeers in NJ today, and low and behold someone found my long lost Chute Release out in the field. I had lost it months ago on a wayward flight. Brought it home, opened it up, cleaned away some minor oxidation and it looks like it might be alive! Great product Jolly Logic!
    NAR 91938
    Level 1 - 11/2011
    Level 2 - 4/2012

  21. #17871
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    Lost my Formula 38 on an H115-DM flight, with a working GPS tracker on board!

    Rocket took off picture perfectly, H115 dark-matter fire-sparks storm was awesome and attracted attention of everyone on site.
    The bright orange rocket quickly went out of sight, never to be seen again.

    Eggfinder was working, LCD receiver was beeping, displaying GPS coordinates transmissions that finally settled down after ~2 minutes at a nearby soy-bean field.
    Walked to the indicated coordinates - nothing.

    They changed a few times at the 3rd digit, all within ~20 foot radius. Walked and combed the area for better part of an hour with my entire family - nothing!
    Stood over the exact spots looking for a hole in the ground - nothing!
    Maybe at least a nose cone with EF mini - nothing!

    @#$%.

    a
    __
    Radrocketeers.org NAR L2

  22. #17872
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    Took a belt sander, then 60 grit, then, 160 grit to depaint the nosecone of Big Sam then cleaned with alcohol.

    If paint doesn't stick to That surface, nothing will lol

  23. #17873
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    Made 6 flights today on 5 different rockets:

    Successfully flew my L2 cert flight on a J400SS, flew my first sparky motor (a H115DM), then flew a second sparky (a H178DM), put my L2 bird up again on a I600R, and then flew two other mid power flights. All in all a good day!
    Kris Hull
    www.hullaeroimages.com
    L1 - 05/26/2017 Mansfield WA. RIP Binder Design Excel Back in the Saddle - I245G; 1,281ft
    L2 - 11/11/2017 Pasco, WA.MAC 4" ARCAS - J400SS; 1,888ft

  24. #17874
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    Congratulations Kris on passing your Level 2!

    All the best,
    Bob

  25. #17875
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    Ordered some custom Spherachutes. (Julie is the best, BTW.)
    TRA L2. I-class record: "Vanish 29" with an I224, 14,596ft, Mach 1.92. Video here.

  26. #17876
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    Quote Originally Posted by krislhull View Post
    Made 6 flights today on 5 different rockets:

    Successfully flew my L2 cert flight on a J400SS, flew my first sparky motor (a H115DM), then flew a second sparky (a H178DM), put my L2 bird up again on a I600R, and then flew two other mid power flights. All in all a good day!
    Congratulations, Chris! Looks like next year will be the year of 54mm flying for both of us!
    Ryan Winslow
    Level 1 5/28/16 3" kitbash Patriot H128W
    Level 2 5/13/17 Polecat 4" BBIII J270W

  27. #17877
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    Congratulations, Chris! Looks like next year will be the year of 54mm flying for both of us!
    I love the CTI L motors in 54mm
    TRA 13430, Level 3

    "Everybody's simulation model is guilty until proven innocent" (Thomas H. Lawrence 1994)

  28. #17878
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    Quote Originally Posted by krislhull View Post
    Successfully flew my L2 cert flight on a J400SS...!
    Congratulations.

    I did some more rocket surgery. A few months ago, I launched this on a G77R single-use. The parachute did not deploy and I lost it. It spent a night out in the desert, before another flier found it and brought it back West. It was a couple of weeks before I could pick it up. When I got it home, I found that the ejection charge had popped with just enough force to get the red cap up into the dog barf, but did not otherwise move anything (the chute was packed properly).

    I was pleased to have the rocket back with only minor cosmetic damage, until I tied to pull the motor. It is welded solidly into the motor tube.

    I pushed a dowel in from the forward end of the motor tube and tried hammering it out. I used a Dremel to cut away the nozzle and as as much of the motor casing as I could reach from the aft end and tried hammering it out from that end... no movement at all.

    Today I dissected the rocket, cutting through the airframe and motor tube just forward of the remains of the motor. After drilling out the ejection well, and sawing, and chiseling, I got a few more chunks out -- but is is still fused to the motor tube at some point that I cannot reach or release.

    I did, however, manage to rip the motor tube. So now I am going to try to get get the ruined motor tube out, without destroying the centering rings or fin tabs. I don't guess it'll be easy. There is a LOT of epoxy in there.

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    NAR Level 1, Sheridan Oregon, 09/16/17 -- scratch built 7.6cm x 120cm rocket on an AT H182R.

  29. #17879
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    Quote Originally Posted by afadeev View Post
    Lost my Formula 38 on an H115-DM flight, with a working GPS tracker on board!

    Rocket took off picture perfectly, H115 dark-matter fire-sparks storm was awesome and attracted attention of everyone on site.
    The bright orange rocket quickly went out of sight, never to be seen again.

    Eggfinder was working, LCD receiver was beeping, displaying GPS coordinates transmissions that finally settled down after ~2 minutes at a nearby soy-bean field.
    Walked to the indicated coordinates - nothing.

    They changed a few times at the 3rd digit, all within ~20 foot radius. Walked and combed the area for better part of an hour with my entire family - nothing!
    Stood over the exact spots looking for a hole in the ground - nothing!
    Maybe at least a nose cone with EF mini - nothing!

    @#$%.

    a
    Yep, have had that happen on 900MHz com links. Watched my rocket come down at Airfest just in front the away cells and GPS display said it was 3 miles to the South.

    From the Ether...
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    Tripoli Indiana #132
    Tripoli Central Illinois #59
    Central Illinois Aerospace (NAR) #527
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  30. #17880
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    Cleanup day!
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    Recently completed: APRO Lander II and Starship Avalon; next up: Accur8-skinned Trajector and Ragnarok Orbital Interceptor
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