Blue Dart Delta Assembly

Blue Dart Delta Assembly

Thanks for following the Blue Dart Delta Assembly progress. This rocket glider has a length of 37″ and a wingspan of 20″. It is launched from a vertical rail using an Aerotech E-6 24mm composite rocket engine. We will ignite the engine using a wireless launch controller and an electric spark igniter. The Blue Dart
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Electric Spark Igniter Testing

One question that we keep getting asked is “can this electric spark igniter be used with composite propellant engines?”. With the addition of the BlueHeat Ignition wires the answer is YES. This one launch ignition system can be used to ignite A-E and beyond. We successfully and consistently ignite A-E black powder rocket engines using
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Citabria Airwork

Solo flight out of CYPQ then over to our Crooked Creek rocket launch fields for some airwork at 4000′ ASL and below. No rocket launches today ! Practiced steep turns, slow flight, stalls, side-slip, and a forced approach. Here is a short video with some highlights from the flight.

Blue Dart Beta Launch

This was the first flight of Blue Dart Beta. Length: 23.5”(59.69cm)Diameter: 1.637”(41.6mm)Weight: 2.4oz (72g); It flew on a D12-7 engine today. Next flight we’ll try it out with an E size engine and an onboard camera to see how it performs. Here is a link to the flight video. The rocket overshot the field and
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