Bob Bernatchez's Page
Location: Melbourne, FL
Certification Level: L1 NAR
Club Memberships: NAR,ROCC,SRA
Favorite Rockets: Cosmodrome Vostok, TLP Matra Magic R.550, NCR Quasar NG
Been flying rockets on a more or less continual basis since 1972.
Overkill is underrated!
Club Home Page: www.spaceportrocketry.com
Flight 5 second delay would probably have been better - D15-7 - Spaceport Rocketry Association [More]
The Launch Pad PAC 3
Flight Parachute tangled and didn't open. Some damage to rocket. - F35-5 - Spaceport Rocketry Association [More]
Flight Parachute fouled. Landed without damage. - H128-6 - Spaceport Rocketry Association [More]
Estes - Xarconian Cruiser
Flight - D12-5 - Spaceport Rocketry Association [More]
Estes - Mega Mosquito
Flight - F39-6 - Spaceport Rocketry Association [More]
Estes AIM-9 Sidewinder
Flight - D12-3 - Spaceport Rocketry Association [More]
Aerospace Speciality Products WAC Corporal (38mm)
Flight - G64-7 - Spaceport Rocketry Association [More]
North Coast Rocketry - Quasar NG
Flight - H165-6 - Spaceport Rocketry Association [More]
The Launch Pad Standard AGM-78
Flight - E18-5 - Spaceport Rocketry Association [More]
Estes Enduring Freedom Patriot M104
Flight Went unstable, then landed in the tall grass. Not recovered.
Update: Found later in the day by club member. - C12-6 - Spaceport Rocketry Association [More]
The Launch Pad PAC-3 (Patriot Advanced Capability) (Kit)
A nice, semi scale version of the third generation Patriot missile. As most TLP kits are, this is based on the BT80 body tube.
This kit comes with the usual assortment of parts one would expect from the Launch Pad. Included were two Estes type BT80 body ... [More]
The Launch Pad PAC-3
OpenRocket Design [More]
The Launch Pad Phoenix AIM-54C K017 (Kit)
This is a BT-60 sized semi scale version of the Phoenix missile from The Launch Pad.
This kit comes with a variety of Estes type parts.
A BT-60 main body tube.
A BT-50 engine mount tube.
A plastic nose cone that seems identical to the one in the Estes ... [More]
North Coast Rocketry Replica 2650 (Reduced Size)
OpenRocket Design [More]
The Launch Pad - Matra Magic R.550
The Launch Pad Matra Magic R.550 (Kit)
This is a semi scale model of the French Air-to-Air missile. This is another one of the great mid power scale kits from The Launch Pad. This kit was of interest to me as I worked on the project in the late 1980s that qualified this missile to be carried on the F16 Fighting Falcon.
The kit ... [More]
Estes Renegade (Kit)
Very cool looking, two stage design. The upper stage can also be flown as a
single stage rocket.
There are a fair number of parts in this kit. Tubes included are two BT-60 for
the airframe, two BT-50 side pods for the booster, two BT-20 for engine mount
tubes, and ... [More]
Estes Jupiter-C (Kit)
A 1/35 semi-scale model of the rocket used to launch America's first satellite.
This is the same scale as the Estes Mercury Redstone and Mercury Atlas.
No plastic parts in this kit with the exception of the booster adapter, spin
bucket and the Explorer I payload. ... [More]