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Gerrit Rickwalt's Page

Location: Conroe, TX

Certification Level: L2 Tripoli

Club Memberships: Tripoli Houston #002

Favorite Rockets: Frenzy, Orange Crush, Ladybug

Favorite Quote:

Most photos of my rockets were taken by Harry Spears and Jimmy Higham.

Personal Home Page: https://www.youtube.com/user/PegasusRocketry/featured

Club Home Page: https://tripolihouston.wixsite.com/website/about

RocketReviews.com Pages:

2022-04-09

Prickles

Flight

Rocket flew beautifully on an Aerotech F50-9T. Unfortunately, the Chute Release opened at apogee and the rocket drifted out of sight, into a pasture. After 2 days of searching, it still has not been located. - F50-9T - Tripoli Houston - Hearne, TX [More]

2022-03-26

Eliminator

Flight

H550 - Tripoli Houston - South Site [More]

2022-03-12

Orange Twist

Flight

C6-5 - Tripoli Houston - Hearne, TX [More]

Chikorita

Flight

G74 Mojave Green - Tripoli Houston - Hearne, TX [More]

Tiger Boogie

Flight

I280DM - Tripoli Houston - Hearne, TX [More]

2022-03-04

"TAZZ" - Modifications and construction

Build Entry

Today we got the nosecone glued in and made some modifications... There is a plastic ring near the rocket motor end of the body tube.  We thought this might bind up on the launch rod, so we attached the launch lug to a scrap piece of balsa, creating a small standoff. The "hinges" were ... [More]

2022-03-02

Tripoli "L3" certification - Parachutes

Build Entry

Parachutes for consideration in this build: 15' "X-Form" parachute form Aerocon Systems.  Nominally for a 30-60 pound vehicle.  There is well-documented use of this parachute in a 22 pound rocket. Wildman Rocketry "Recon-60" is the stock, recommended parachute.  Suitable for a ... [More]

2022-02-23

"TAZZ"

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"TAZZ" - Assembling the motor mount

Build Entry

After the fins were sanded, a second coat of sealer was applied. As this second coat of sealer was drying, we began the construction of the motor mount assembly. Not shown in this build thread is the attachment of the green centering rings and engine hook. Those were done in a previous ... [More]

"TAZZ" - Getting Started - prep work

Build Entry

We started building the Estes "TAZZ" (short for Tasmanian Devil, perhaps?). Not shown in the first few steps is the sealing of the fins. The fins were sanded with 220 grit sandpaper and then sealed with sanding sealer and are now being sanded for the first time after the sealer has dried. ... [More]

"TAZZ" - Gabby Rickwalt builds her "TAZZ" helicopter rocket

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2021-12-27

Tripoli "L3" certification

Build

12/27/2021 This will be the documentation of my Tripoli Rocketry Association Level 3 certification build of a Wildman Darkstar Extreme. I will not begin this project until sometime in 2022.   [More]

2021-12-16

Pegasus_I

OpenRocket Design

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2021-12-13

Rocket

OpenRocket Design

3" to 4" generic payloader design with 38mm motor mount. [More]

Generic_Payloader

OpenRocket Design

A 3" booster (38mm motor mount) with transition to 4" payload section. Launch lugs removed, due to being designed for fly-away rail button device. [More]

Pegasus-I

OpenRocket Design

I minimalistic, high-performance, 2x24mm side-booster payloader, capable of carrying a timer for central 24mm sustainer. Recovery via dual-deploy. [More]

2021-12-11

Eliminator

Flight

H100-6 - Tripoli Houston - Hearne, TX [More]

2021-11-13

Dreamsicle

Flight

Estes B6-4 - Tripoli Houston - Hearne, TX [More]

Orange Crush

Flight

G80-8 - Tripoli Houston - Hearne, TX [More]

Tiger Boogie

Flight

K535-14 - Tripoli Houston - Hearne, TX [More]

2021-04-10

Orange Crush

Flight

G80-8 - Tripoli Houston - Hearne, TX [More]

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