Illustration for article titled Coming soon: Time in the garage yielding results!

A maiden flight on Saturday if all goes well and weather cooperates. Flourescent paint sucks to work with but it came out alright in the end. Anyway, it’s with a dual deployment flight computer (located in a section where the yellow stripe is).

Battery is now located in a box epoxied onto the board. The pvc end pieces are where black powder charges are ignited to blow off the fin can and nosecone (top and bottom) in sequence.
Battery is now located in a box epoxied onto the board. The pvc end pieces are where black powder charges are ignited to blow off the fin can and nosecone (top and bottom) in sequence.
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So in theory, it detects apogee, pops a drogue shute out, then at 500 feet off the ground it should pop the main chute. I hope it does that. It will be nearly seven pounds after motor burnout. (12+ pounds on takeoff)

Illustration for article titled Coming soon: Time in the garage yielding results!

The 38mm reloadable motor casings. The black one will get me all the way to the end of Level-1 certification and 2500+ feet. The grey case Will take me well into level-2 (but theres spacer kits to let me load shorter level-1 loads)

What this thing can take however, is a 54mm motor and that will go all the way to the end of level-2 and contains a considerable ammount of propellant. My experience on Saturday will be 60-100 pounds of thrust for a few seconds. And if all goes well, not too much hiking to go get it. If I go any higher with larger motors then I’ll need a GPS tracker and some good boots for a few milees of hiking.

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And on the left side, theres a place for a small camera. I will post video, even if it’s a disaster.

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