I'd sure be interested to see what other vendors will show up.
With all of the space and rocketry-related stuff we have right here in our back yard, we figured, why shouldn't we share that with our guests?I've registered and booked my flight. The special non-launch events that the NSL team has set up is impressive. Worth the trip even without the launch activities.
Sparky motors are allowed. There is very little vegetation and the weeds that are there eat fire for lunch.Are the launch site conditions going to allow the use of sparky motors? At our site we have a lot of small dry weeds due to the extra rain we got this year. I am currently trying to plan motors and flights for the launch.
The desert in the vicinity of the launch site is predominantly mesquite shrubs and saltbush, which are not very flammable. They are widely spaced with mostly bare ground (save for a few sporadic weeds) between them.Are the launch site conditions going to allow the use of sparky motors? At our site we have a lot of small dry weeds due to the extra rain we got this year. I am currently trying to plan motors and flights for the launch.
Kudos to Art for creating a "bulk price" version of his 29mm Delta Saucer. Thanks, Art! :clap:For the night launch on Saturday night, Will Marchant of Marshall, Virginia will be giving away 9 Applewhite 29mm Delta Saucer kits, in recognition of Alamogordos proximity to Roswell and its infamous UFO crash. Glow necklaces will be available for decorating these saucers.
Sorry to hear that.Alas, my L1 cert flight didn't go as planned at NSL. The rocket flew great, but I think it was already on the way down when the delay burned through, and it never ignited the deployment charge; . Lesson learned -- Fill the rest of the well with something to keep the black powder near the delay element even if it's headed down. Not much of an issue with modroc sized rockets as black powder motors can't do it and even G motors have far smaller wells so there's not enough space for the black powder to escape.
Jim Flis donated 15 individualized Tartar kits, marked with their production number, to NSL. They were among the most coveted items in the raffle. Not surprisingly, the Tartar missile that was on display at the White Sands Missile Range missile park was among the most photographed missiles during the Tuesday tour.SOunds like NSL is off to a great start!
We (FlisKits) were proud to be able to provide a commemorative kit for this event (The Tartar RIM-24A missile) as well as the range box stickers (see attached).
Good luck over the rest of the weekend!
Great video, can I get the original file? With your permission, I'd like to post it on my website.Incidentally, every flight of mine EXCEPT the level 1 cert was picture perfect. Figures!
Art Applewhite's Level 2 cert flight on Sunday... It's a full beard!
The volume of space inside the well is much greater than the volume of black powder that comes with the engine. So when it flips upside down, there's plenty of space for all the black powder to fall out against the white dot on the end, with none touching the delay element. When it burns through.... nothing.Sorry to hear that.
How does that happen? If you're using an AT high power case, you just put the paper cap over the BP and then tape it down firmly. There shouldn't be any empty space.
You're welcome to... Do you have a place where I might upload it? The original file is just over 50 meg.Great video, can I get the original file? With your permission, I'd like to post it on my website.
It's too bad about your L1. I've seen that type of failure before. The little "pastie" that Aerotech provides to keep the ejection charge in on their reloads is woefully inadequate.