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  1. Buddy Michaelson

    Rocketman Black Friday Sale!

    We are excited to announce the release of our Black Friday sale, with 20% off our entire website with Free Shipping in the USA! This includes our GoFast Rocket kit, Showtime Rocket Kit and hundreds of other products with all of our parachutes, deployment bags and hardware also on sale. We cannot...
  2. Buddy Michaelson

    Need some recovery system advice!

    Hello there, please send me a message or call us here at 952-881-6260 and I would love to help you out on this beautiful project! We have many different styles of parachutes to fit your need. Thanks, Buddy Michaelson
  3. Buddy Michaelson

    Go Fast Rocket Kit

    Hello there yes these are still available, in stock and ready to ship including the kit, recovery pacage and altimeter bays. Thanks so much!
  4. Buddy Michaelson

    Triple chutes

    Message me, they are custom lengths depending on the size of chutes used, I include it for free when 3-Apollo Chutes are purchased on my website, free shipping included and no tax as well.
  5. Buddy Michaelson

    Triple chutes

    I make a custom 3:1 harness for using 3 chutes at once, they look really good for the Apollo rockets. Many of my customers have used it without any problem, you’ll want to pack them separately in their own flame shields so they don’t tangle together. Zig zag the lines inside of the chute back...
  6. Buddy Michaelson

    2.2" Main Chute Size

    If you are looking for a parachute like this, I can get any design printed on 1.1 and 1.9oz ripstop on any of my 24 designs. They work great for promotions for your company or just neat designs that can’t be sewn on. Here’s a few recent examples.
  7. Buddy Michaelson

    2.2" Main Chute Size

    I would highly recommend my Ultra Light Parabolic Parachutes. They are only 4 lines, very stable, and won’t tangle. They use my Ultra Light 0.66oz Ripstop with Spectra lines and thin tape for reinforcement. You won’t have any problems getting these to fit. I also manufacture High Performance...
  8. Buddy Michaelson

    Dare Devil Flat Earther Dies in Rocket Crash

    Mikes movie was very well produced for how low of footage they had, although half of it had to deal with cats and shopping. When they were talking about pulling the chute pins, Mike gets in the thing, I thought to myself, oh maybe they edited that part out, 2 seconds later he runs towards the...
  9. Buddy Michaelson

    Wildman Holiday Sales

    @WILDMANRS Hey Tim, I emailed you on January 27th about getting some hardware and motors, haven’t heard back yet, just wondering if you received it.
  10. Buddy Michaelson

    Dare Devil Flat Earther Dies in Rocket Crash

    Mike was also facing 20 years in prison for extortion, so who knows, at 64 years old, this might had been the best way to go. He had a $650,000 bond while awaiting trial, and the Flat Earth Society bailed him out for 10% time ($65,000). Basically he was out waiting for the verdict. This could’ve...
  11. Buddy Michaelson

    Dare Devil Flat Earther Dies in Rocket Crash

    There were no automatic chutes because he’s old school, he believes in the cheapest system possible. I bet you he didn’t spend a penny over $10,000 on the whole project. There was no such thing as being right with Mike, he was always the “I know it all, and what you say doesn’t matter” type person.
  12. Buddy Michaelson

    Dare Devil Flat Earther Dies in Rocket Crash

    Trust me it was near that, our Evel Spirit went 439mph in 3.9 seconds when the drogue came out. Mike kept gaining speed the entire way as it was arcing over, it wasn’t like a rocket where it goes up, looses momentum and comes back, he was going horizontal. Eddie stayed awake for the entire...
  13. Buddy Michaelson

    Dare Devil Flat Earther Dies in Rocket Crash

    All of the chutes are pulled manually, they were still were intact in the wreckage, they were never pulled. Mike knew what he needed to do, therefore something happened. Nothing on the rocket caused him to crash, the system would’ve worked. I think he blacked out from the first chute falling...
  14. Buddy Michaelson

    Dare Devil Flat Earther Dies in Rocket Crash

    The beeping you heard was a altimeter for altitude only. The chutes are deployed manually by pulling a cord, which shoots a 4500psi paint ball tank out, which pulls the drogue out, when the main cable is pulled 3 seconds later, the drogue in the air drags the main chute out immediately through a...
  15. Buddy Michaelson

    Dare Devil Flat Earther Dies in Rocket Crash

    We did have a backup system on the Evel Spirit, I worked on the project, and built some of the safety roll cage and the parachute system. We had a drogue chute, a main chute, and if that system tangled, we had a emergency wireless system, that would eject the drogue and main at once, at a 45...
  16. Buddy Michaelson

    Dare Devil Flat Earther Dies in Rocket Crash

    Just talked to the team, there were 4 chutes onboard, 2 fires with rockets, 2 fires with compressed air. The 1st was fired most likely on accident and ripped on the ramp, other 3 were intact when the rocket landed. Looks like he most likely passed out from g forces or had a heart attack. And...
  17. Buddy Michaelson

    Dare Devil Flat Earther Dies in Rocket Crash

    You are dead on with everything you said Nate, I know all 7 guys on the film crew like family now, they have a safety guy on the crew, who even quit because he couldn’t take all the insurance they had to go through with Mike. So we have a new guy, everything we do is way over board on safety...
  18. Buddy Michaelson

    Dare Devil Flat Earther Dies in Rocket Crash

    The plan was never for me, or anyone to fly in ours. The plan is for us to launch a rocket, with a 160-180lb sand bag to space, with all of the equipment needed for a human launch. The goal is to prove that a civilian could launch a rocket into space with a human. Mad Mike was taking it more...
  19. Buddy Michaelson

    Dare Devil Flat Earther Dies in Rocket Crash

    This vehicle has been flown 4 times, it has gotten a new skin but same engine. The first time it was sitting on the ramp, and took off while someone was working on it, took his legs out and wrecked it. 2nd flight it descended way too fast, and Mike got a broken back, 3rd time worked good, 2nd...
  20. Buddy Michaelson

    Dare Devil Flat Earther Dies in Rocket Crash

    I know a lot about this project, but not much on the recovery side, I know he made his own chutes in the past, as well as military chutes, with every time having them rip. To me the chute is colored, it almost looks like one of those kid chutes. It’s a sad deal, I’ve known mike all my life and...
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