The Bonneville Salt Flats are within a day’s drive of California. We’d love to see you join us for a few days of high power. There’s nothing like the sound of a high power rocket reflecting off the salt. And the recovery area is flat and huge.How do we find out when LDRS will be near where we live? I live in Calfornia and would be willing to drive up to 1,000 miles away to go to it. I'd like to know how to find out more. I've always wanted to go.
Napoleon’s brother...vote for pedroLDRS Addition. The photo to the left was my 169 motor cluster record attempt. 168 A10-0t, 1 C6-7. I power. at LDRS-1. The Slobovian Avenger below, was Two records in one at LDRS-2. Full J power with black powder and it had three Cinerocs on the little bt60 pods. Motors: 12 D11-9, 20 D20 (FSI), 20 E5 (FSI) delay was too short but the rocket and all the Cinerocs recovered safely. It took some persuasion to get the range safety officer to launch this rocket due to the inherent dangers, cinerocs cannot be turned on remotely, Herb Desind an I had to stand next to the rocket and turn them all on a t minus 3 sec, with a half pound of black powder under the rocket in the flash pan... Not mentioned above, was my Short lived company, High Altitude Research and Design. HARD... coined from Moose Lavigne's signature saying for an awesome flight, "it was a real HAAAAAARD on"....I made a small number of G and H motors, including the first black smoke motor since the FSI thunderbolts. ThunderJet Macrothrusters. My unique grain geometry, part core, part quad slot gave a relatively neutral thrust curve. This grain geometry was utilized in an Industrial Solid Propulsion commercial motor for Orbital Sciences Space Data Division that went into space. The Viper V Motor (data not publicly available) The motor is about 7" diameter and has approximately 30,000 lb-sec vacuum total impulse.
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