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Gene Wolski's Page

Location: Richmond, VA

Certification Level: L2 TRA/NAR

Club Memberships: NAR (VRS); TRA Central VA #25

RocketReviews.com Pages:

2016-10-29

Curious George

Flight

Altimeter One and Chute Release OK - G60-8 - Battle Park [More]

Goblin-II

Flight

Altimeter One - B6-4 - Battle Park [More]

Orzel

Flight

Altimeter One and Chute Release tangle - H180-8 - Battle Park [More]

Delta Flying Saucer 24mm

Flight

Drag race with Quest SPEV Saucer - D12-0 - Battle Park [More]

2015-12-12

Der Dark Max

Flight

Great first flight - boosted into the wind and recovered near the pads. - 3xB6-4 - Battle Park [More]

Goblin-II

Flight

Great first flight of the day, as usual! - B4-4 - Battle Park [More]

Orzel

Flight

Awesome flight - loved the pink flame! - J316-ALT - Battle Park [More]

2015-11-15

Cherokee-F

Flight

F40-7 - Battle Park [More]

Goblin-II

Flight

- B6-4 - Battle Park [More]

2014-11-08

Goblin-II

Flight

Great flight! - B6-4 - Battle Park [More]

2014-03-08

Dual deploy conversion for Bobcat Special - First Flight

Build Entry

The Bobcat Special finally flew at Battle Park on 3/2/2014. I used an Aerotech I245G reload in at 38/480 case and 38mm Reload Adapter System with one spacer. For ejection charges, I used Quest Q2G2 igniters and black powder in the Blastcaps. I topped off each with a bit of wadding and masking tape ... [More]

2012-10-09

Dual deploy conversion for Bobcat Special - Finished the avionics bay!

Build Entry

Finally finished the avionics bay and installed the Adept22 using mounting hardware from Adept. I also used their wiring harness but customized the deployment charge ends. One end goes directly to a terminal block and the other goes to a quick disconnect wire. The altimeter powers up nicely using ... [More]

2012-04-28

Leviathan

Rocksim Design

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2012-04-19

Dual deploy conversion for Bobcat Special - New payload section

Build Entry

With the avionics bay mostly complete (I'll come back to the altimeter sled and wiring in another post), I moved on to making the new payload section. I started by measuring the shoulder on both the nose cone and the avionics bay. Don't forget to include your eyebolt/attachment point in the nose ... [More]

2012-04-17

Dual deploy conversion for Bobcat Special - Avionics Bay

Build Entry

Since the rest of the rocket was scratch built, I decided to make my own avionics bay. I used the following: LOC 3" airframe (2" section) for the switch band LOC 3" tube coupler (8" total) for the avionics bay body LOC 3" tube coupler (7 5/8") for reinforcement LOC 3" bulkplate (2) ... [More]

2012-04-15

Rocksim for dual deploy Bobcat Special

Rocksim Design

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Dual deploy conversion for Bobcat Special

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Build

When I originally built the Bobcat Special, I planned to eventually convert it to dual deployment. This build steps through the conversion process. Bobcat Special - single deploy version prior to conversion: [More]

2012-03-16

RockSim for Kookaburra

Rocksim Design

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Kookaburra - scratch built 38mm dual deploy rocket - Nose cone & finishing

Build Entry

Last but not least, I cut a small hole in the nose cone shoulder and dropped in a 3/16" nut which I used to secure the eyebolt. I added a couple of drips of epoxy into the hole to secure the nut. Once assembly was complete, I painted the rocket using Krylon gray primer followed by two coats of ... [More]

Kookaburra - scratch built 38mm dual deploy rocket - Booster section

Build Entry

I started with the booster section by dry fitting the motor tube, centering rings, fins, and tailcone retainer. Once I validated the spacing, I marked (using a fin marking guide printed from VCP) and cut the fin slots using a fresh #11 hobby blade and a metal straight edge. I performed one more ... [More]

2012-03-15

Kookaburra - scratch built 38mm dual deploy rocket - Completed Avionics Bay

Build Entry

Here's the completed avionics bay with battery, switch, and altimeter installed. It may not be obvious from the the photo, but I enlarged one of the static vents slightly to allow a slim screwdriver to be used to turn the switch on & off. Also clearly visible (near the #2 in blue Sharpie) is ... [More]

Kookaburra - scratch built 38mm dual deploy rocket - Component Listing

Build Entry

LOC 38mm nose cone Stainless steel eyebolt (3/16") LOC 38mm airframe (payload section) K&S 38mm avionics bay (includes switch and 9v battery connector) LOC 38mm airframe (booster section) LOC 29mm motor tube LOC 29mm-38mm centering rings GLR 29mm ogive tailcone retainer ... [More]

2012-03-14

Kookaburra - scratch built 38mm dual deploy rocket

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Build

I had already converted my 4" BSD Horizon for dual deployment and successfully flew it for my Level 2 certification. I wanted to build a smaller diameter dual deployment rocket that could fly on G motors, so I fired up RockSim and started designing. I chose 38mm since I had most of the components ... [More]

Kookaburra - scratch built 38mm dual deploy rocket - Avionics Bay

Build Entry

The real key to this project was the avionics bay from K&S. I'd already scratch built several avionics bays, and I was not looking forward to building a 38mm bay. When K&S released their avionics bay kit, this project jumped into high gear! Below is a picture of the partially assembled ... [More]

2012-03-12

Public Missiles Endeavour (Kit)

Review

Brief 4" Quantum tube version of the PML Endeavour configured for dual deployment. Components PML Endeavour Kit (Quantum Tube version) Add-ons PML 54mm motor tube (17") PML centering ring (4" to 54mm) PML 4" bulkhead plates and coupler bulkhead plates (2 each) ... [More]

2012-01-18

Rocketarium 18mm Model Rocket Motor Retainer (Kit)

Review

Brief This review covers both the 24mm motor retainer and 18/24mm motor adaptor. Components The 24mm motor retainer is a two piece anodized aluminum assembly consisting of a base and a screw on cap. The motor adaptor includes two pieces as well - the adaptor body and a retainer ... [More]

2011-12-10

Fish Out of Water.rkt

Rocksim Design

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2011-10-21

BSD High Power Rocketry Horizon (Kit)

Review

Brief BSD Horizon (4") with 38mm motor mount. I flew this rocket stock for my Level 1, and I later modified it to use dual deployment for my Level 2. Components BSD Rocketry Horizon (4" diameter) with 38mm motor mount and G-10 fins Components: Nose cone Payload ... [More]

2011-10-19

Wildman Rocketry Drago (Kit)

Review

Brief The Drago is a 54mm all fiberglass, 3FNC rocket with a 29mm motor mount. I plan to fly it with a variety of G and H motors. Components Kit includes: Fiberglass airframe (36" long) Fiberglass nose cone and bulk plate 29mm motor tube (10" long) Fiberglass ... [More]

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