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My first high power launch was on the Salt Flats. It is unique and you’ll find that rocket people are the friendliest people around.
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Only for the sake of technical accuracy, no APCP motor ever “detonates”. The case bursts because the pressure within exceeds the case’s ability...
Big Sky Rocketry Association is 420 miles north of SLC with March and April launches (new schedule coming soon) and a good enough COA.
If you use “zipperless” construction you have to leave out the charge or perforate the coupler bulkplate.
I recommend twisting pairs of wires to help reject noise.
The worst failure I’ve had with a QT rocket was at LDRS 27. I flew a Sudden Rush on a K2045. At burnout the phenolic coupler broke, causing the...
That depends on the individual COA. I have asked for portions of FAR 101 to be waived. In fact FAA has even suggested that I do so at times.
I confess: I like quantum tube for some rockets. And I’ve flown it past mach. It can be done. Be particularly careful with preparation for epoxy.
That’s a better explanation.
You will have three events when the payload might press against the nosecone. The first will be right at burnout...
Your premise is faulty. When your rocket reaches apogee and tips over it’s unlikely that the payload will slide forward. Gravity is accelerating...
I didn’t see that anyone mentioned Universal Studios, but it’s always fun.
Actually we do. In the Prerequisites section of the Certification page:
http://www.tripoli.org/Certification it says this:
We’d like to have you anyway. [emoji3]
That’s right. And please watch for and report any signs of damage to your motor mount from motor heat. We made a mistake in certifying them in...
I drive away from the Salt flats with one set of wheels on the rumble strip and then the other before I wash underneath. That helps shake all...
Fortunately, any rocket painted other than white is very easy to see from quite a distance on the salt flats.
Most of the UROC launches are not on the Bonneville Salt Flats. On the Salt Flats dry is good. Really good.
Well said. And for those who are interested, Steve Jurvetson has an excellent TED Talk on Rocketry:
I’m in that same camp; the best rocketeers I know keep journals. I’ve tried to develop the habit unsuccessfully.
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