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whoster69

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Thank you for the information, Lance. Any particular place to watch for the information, as far as where it is posted?
 

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The information gets posted on the Tripoli home page at www.tripoli.org when announced. Generally, the social media platforms like here (TRF) or the Tripoli Facebook page will get some mentions before it is posted to the web page.
 

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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.
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.

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Thanks Joe! A friend and I are considering it. We grew up launching rockets (Estes) and would love to see some bigger ones.
 

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Thanks Joe! A friend and I are considering it. We grew up launching rockets (Estes) and would love to see some bigger ones.
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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I had a thought about the words that make up LDRS, actually the word, "dangerous". In some ways it should be heeded as a warning to those stupid enough to try some of this in a local park. With all the info on the net is is possible for someone to home brew some rather large motors. I think we need to keep the word dangerous in mind so people will continue to respect the power in some of these motors.

Take a look at the RC world and see what is happening simply because people behaved irresponsibly with their drones.
 

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LDRS 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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Napoleon’s brother...vote for pedro
 
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