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bobby_hamill

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Does anyone have any data about the Black Brant Kit that Dangerous Dave rockets offered back in the years gone by ?
Maybe a photo or directions ?

Thanks !

Bobby
 

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I have an old Dangerous Daves catalogue, but it is packed away in a box of old stuff.
I'll see if I can dig it up this weekend.

Dave had some great stuff before epoxy sensitivity put an end to his kit production, IIRC.
His Mad Dog series of rockets were made of composites, back in 1993.
Here is a shot from Battlepark at Culpeper May 1993- by Will Warrick and Tim Eiszner.
Dangerous Dave Gawlik - MadDog 40 40.jpg


from PyroBob file footage:

 
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Thanks everyone for the prior references and credit. I've scoured pretty much every square inch of HPR mags and each second of Earl Cagle's Point 39 Production films back in the day and don't ever recall seeing a Dangerous Dave Black Brandt; about the only things is a reference shown in one of his ads. I do remember the Mad Dog's being around as shown in the photo but that's about it. In fact, I think it's clone time!

Any Old Snorts around that could lend a hand??? I'd love so see more of his kits (as well as Dynacom kits :)).
 

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Our local group ordered a kit from him backin the day. We told him the motor specs , a Kosdon N with a reasonable burn time. He said he understood and would make it work
The airframe shredded about 1/3 into the burn. The recovered parts were delaminated and had many voids.

It was junk.

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Our local group ordered a kit from him backin the day. We told him the motor specs , a Kosdon N with a reasonable burn time. He said he understood and would make it work
The airframe shredded about 1/3 into the burn. The recovered parts were delaminated and had many voids.

It was junk.

M
He didn't "make it work ? " LOL. Any pictures?
Hope you guys didn't pay too much for that one.

Those Kosdons were deadly.
....and a Kosdon "N" ?
 
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I remember talking to him at one of Rosses launches in Ohio (92) He had some early V2 prototypes and a 2 stage Mad Dog with him. Man thinking on how far back that was I feel old. I remember that day well Got confermed by Ross on a Graduator with a Vulcan H100, Got to rub elbows with the likes of Dave and Jack Thomson. A few months later I hit my first Danville then the rest is history
 

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I remember talking to him at one of Rosses launches in Ohio (92) He had some early V2 prototypes and a 2 stage Mad Dog with him. Man thinking on how far back that was I feel old. I remember that day well Got confermed by Ross on a Graduator with a Vulcan H100, Got to rub elbows with the likes of Dave and Jack Thomson. A few months later I hit my first Danville then the rest is history
I remember hearing the name. At the age of 14 (just turned) I was at my first Danville in October of 90'. Flew at Ross' place a few times. Flew with Jack Thompson a lot. He was at Ron Shultz's launches a lot.

FG rockets seemed few and far between back then. I remember having (winning) a 29mm FG kit, but no clue who it was made by or what it even looked like now.
 

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He didn't "make it work ? " LOL. Any pictures?
Hope you guys didn't pay too much for that one.

Those Kosdons were deadly.
....and a Kosdon "N" ?
It was in the early '90s, I have a picture somewhere but will be a print, not digital. I have about 100 boxes of prints!
I remember it cost more than anyone had ever paid for a kit at the time. DD said he would make good on it but it never happened. This is why Frank would put the DD t-shirt in the O10000 rockets, so he could drive Dave into the ground.
The motor was about a 4 foot long, 4" (not 98mm) diameter with a 5-6 second burn. Not too nasty.

M
 

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