Jason upgraded the beta version of the wireless launch controller to a production version. The wireless launch controller has a range greater than 20m. Today we tested it at Crooked Creek with an ESTES E12-6, D12-3, and a C6-7 engine. Here is a video of the tests. Next up we’ll be performing some rocket launches Read More
Today we tested the F67 rocket engine at Crooked Creek. You can view video footage of the test. The results of the test show a quick ignition of the propellant but the burn time was longer than expected. Inspection following the test showed that all of the propellant was used and the clay cap and Read More
We are fabricating four plugged F67 solid propellant rocket engines out of schedule 40 PVC piping for experimental purposes. The design goals are: Max Thrust: 112.31 NAverage Thrust: 66.79 N Time of Burn: .68 sec The E45 static engine tests demonstrated that the design goals were not achieved. The E45 engines burned slower and longer Read More
We tested our E45 rocket engines at Crooked Creek using the electric spark igniter and our wireless launch controller. The test results from one of the rocket engines is shown in this video. After testing four engines then they were examined and ideas for improvements have already been identified.
Today we are making some plugged E45 solid propellant rocket engines out of PVC piping for experimental purposes. The design expectations are: Max Thrust: 88.24 NAverage Thrust: 44.61 N Time of Burn: .551 sec A ramming tool was fabricated using a 3/4″ wooden dowel and adding markings at 3.5″ for the bottom clay and at Read More
This video shows the takeoffs and landings of today’s round trip flight from Peterborough (CYPQ) to Lindsay (CNF4). Grass runway 21 in Lindsay was very bumpy so takeoff was from paved runway 31. Citabria 7ECA
The Blue Dart Delta II is a fiberglass experimental RC rocket plane. It is based on the original Blue Dart Delta all foam rocket plane. The body tube (BT-80) was glassed with 1-ply of BID cloth and covered with peel ply. Paper templates were made for the delta wings, winglets, vertical stabilizer and ventral fin Read More
1/4” holes drilled and sanded for front and back seat centre safety harness anchor points. Opened up the 1/4” holes for the landing gear in the forward and aft landing gear bulkheads. Opened up the 1″ holes in the landing gear bulkheads for the torque tubes. 1” holes opened up in the front seatback – Read More