Gerrit Rickwalt's Page
Location: Conroe, TX
Certification Level: L2 Tripoli
Club Memberships: Tripoli Houston #002
Favorite Rockets: Frenzy, Orange Crush, Ladybug
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
Tripoli "L3" certification - Good reference material
Build Entry Good reference material to consider:
Tripoli "L3" certification - Head-End Deployment?
Build Entry Something worth considering:
Flight test - I500 - Tripoli Houston - Hearne, TX [More]
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]
FlightH550 - Tripoli Houston - South Site [More]
FlightC6-5 - Tripoli Houston - Hearne, TX [More]
FlightG74 Mojave Green - Tripoli Houston - Hearne, TX [More]
FlightI280DM - Tripoli Houston - Hearne, TX [More]
"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]
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]
"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.
"TAZZ" - Gabby Rickwalt builds her "TAZZ" helicopter rocket
Build Entry [More]
Tripoli "L3" certification
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.
OpenRocket Design [More]
OpenRocket Design 3" to 4" generic payloader design with 38mm motor mount. [More]
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]
OpenRocket Design I minimalistic, high-performance, 2x24mm side-booster payloader, capable of carrying a timer for central 24mm sustainer. Recovery via dual-deploy. [More]
FlightH100-6 - Tripoli Houston - Hearne, TX [More]
FlightEstes B6-4 - Tripoli Houston - Hearne, TX [More]
FlightG80-8 - Tripoli Houston - Hearne, TX [More]
FlightK535-14 - Tripoli Houston - Hearne, TX [More]
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