|"O" motor Nike Smoke high power rocket launch (2011-07-04) |
This is my 3/4 scale 200lb Nike Smoke flying to 11300' on propellant designed to simulate the Space Shuttle SRBs. We were test flying an on-screen display unit which overlays flight info on the video - worked well and subsequent versions included mph & gps coordinates display. The flapping is gaffers tape on the camera coming loose at 650mph.
|"P" Motor Rocket Launch (2012-07-15) |
Todd Harrison, Ryan Sebatian, David Reese's "Little John" on a P7200 Green
|High Power Rocket Launch (2011-06-26) |
This is my friend Bill's 11' tall, 58lb rocket flying on a white "M" motor to 5000' at a top speed of about 650mph. It recovered safely on a 17' parachute a short distance away from the launch pad. The SD footage in this clip is from an RCA Small Wonder solid state camcorder attached to a radio controlled plane and from another "lipstick cam" secured to the launch tower. The HD footage was shot on a Canon XHA1 and the project was edited with Sony Vegas 8 Pro.
|High Power Rocket with onboard amateur tv live video downlink (2011-05-31) |
This is my 7.5" T-Smoke flying on a 6000 newton second M-2500 white formula I call "white boy". The payload is Bill Schworer's ham band ATV system w/RDAS flight data on-screen-display board. This replaces an earlier, on-board-only video. Thanks Bill, Chuck, Bob & Ken.
|Iris Sounding Rocket 2 stage flight LDRS 31 (2012-09-19) |
The first flight of the Iris at this year's LDRS was a 2 stage with 9 Cesaroni I540 hammers in the booster staging via radio control to a 7600 ns M3000 white which inadvertently turned out to be closer to an M5000. Main deployment was also by RC although 2 altimeters were along for backup. The Triplefire RC board is available from Transolve.
|Large high power 2 stage rocket launch 1 (2011-06-03) |
This is the lift on the rail for size perspective. It's about 17' tall and weighs 200 or so pounds
|Large high power 2 stage rocket launch 2 (2011-06-28) |
This was the ill-fated inaugural flight of the big Nike Smoke 2 stage. It was raining confetti....
|Large High Power Rocket with Onboard Video (2011-06-22) |
This is my 11,5" dia, 200lb, 14' tall Nike Smoke rocket with 2 on-board cameras. The 34000ns motor lifted the Smoke to 11800' at a top speed of 641mph.
|MDRA Red Glare IV Rocket Launch from an RC plane (2011-06-03) |
MDRA's Red Glare IV, from the air with my RC plane. 4/2008.
|O Motor Rocket Drag Race (2011-06-28) |
Neil McGilray's and Jerry O'Sullivan's 200lb Nike Smokes drag race on O motors.
|Red Glare 9 Rocket Launch (2011-06-24) |
A great day to fly rockets and the largest attended event in club history. Highlights: Ryan Sebastian and David Reese's "Infinity", Steve Eves 1/27th Saturn 1B and my 65% IRIS
|Rocket Launch - 2/3rd scale Iris (2011-06-28) |
My 65% scale Iris on a 15000ns white motor, about an N5000, flying to 8900' at a top speed of 600mph. Onboard footage is from a Contour 1080p helmet cam. Need to shroud it next time. Music by Matt Neiss and the Capital Bones
|Saturn V world record (2012-05-18) |
This is Steve Eve's beautiful, huge 1/10 scale Saturn V flying on a cluster of rocket motors totaling some 42000lbs of thrust. It was a world record for a model rocket but you wouldn't know it talking to Mr humble. Great job, Steve!!