Login    Register
User Information
Username:
Password:
We are a free and open
community, all are welcome.
Click here to Register
Sponsored
Who is online

In total there are 67 users online :: 7 registered, 0 hidden and 60 guests


Most users ever online was 155 on Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:40 am

Registered users: Bing [Bot], farcticox1, Google [Bot], Gussmoore, Majestic-12 [Bot], MSNbot Media, Yahoo [Bot] based on users active over the past 5 minutes

The Team
Administrators
Global Moderators
global_moderators.png CS

Model Rocketry

All non-spudgun related discussion goes here such as projects, theories, serious questions, etc. All "off-topic" posts (aka useless posting, determined by moderators) will be removed.
Sponsored 
  • Author
    Message

Model Rocketry

Unread postAuthor: queensland spudder » Sat Aug 15, 2009 7:48 pm

Hey who here is into model rocketry?.

Cause im into it , here is a video of our clubs rockets going off in Jimboomba,Queensland .

My club has a meeting every sec sunday of the month at a feild on cedar grove road. Dude these rockets really rock when you go into high power , man htey sghake ground when the big one up on 'K' motors .

this one is mine, it went up on a E15 composite motor.

http://www.youtube.com/user/Sunny310v2# ... GfKKlJe0og

This rocket is the Intimdator 4 on a J540 Redline motor ( Its AWESOME!)

http://www.youtube.com/user/Sunny310v2# ... hvfMgFYMQY

This is a Scale Blackbird on three E9 motors !!!

http://www.youtube.com/user/Sunny310v2# ... lsMtGi48qs

These are a collection of launches from our June launch

http://www.youtube.com/user/cha05cat#pl ... wBCWhBPFFU

This one is from July

http://www.youtube.com/user/cha05cat#pl ... -8w-L-I0PA.

Pictures. coming soon
  • 0


queensland spudder
Private First Class
Private First Class
 
Posts: 35
Joined: Sat Aug 08, 2009 1:13 am
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: ralphd » Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:09 pm

I was a rocketeer when I was younger. There was only a few of us. We started with rockets from a company called Century then Estes. After a while we were not permitted to launch them due to the housing density. We were told to have our parents involved and to take it to the country but there were too many rocket eating trees. I tried to revive it with my son's cub scout pack but the other parents thought they may get their nails dirty. I no longer see them in stores in north east ohio but if anyone near me has interests I will build up a model and make a day of it.
  • 0


ralphd
Sergeant Major
Sergeant Major
 
Posts: 192
Joined: Mon Dec 17, 2007 8:07 pm
Location: Niles Ohio
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: mobile chernobyl » Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:15 pm

I've make quite a few sugar rockets. It's an easy mixture and produces pretty awesome performance for pennies! The biggest comparable motor I've made would prolly be a large "D" so nothing spectacular. I need to start melt-casting them and coring them for bigger motors.
  • 0

User avatar
mobile chernobyl
Colonel
Colonel
 
Posts: 732
Joined: Sun Dec 03, 2006 11:53 am
Reputation: 9

Unread postAuthor: queensland spudder » Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:29 pm

yeay i don't want any talk about sugar motrs on this topic i dont want it to locked .

Be careful about what your doing with sugar motors , they can be dangerous if you dont know what your doing, im not saying im against making your own motors im just saying that to be careful and know what your doing cause if you have a accident with this stuff it could in result affect the rocket community .

well since u live in america (probably) you can get fertillizers that have lots of you know what ( im not going to cause it could be breaking rules) cheaply and readily to be purified and be mixed with fuel .

here is a bloke on our forum who makes sugar rockets we don't allow disscussion on the making of home-made motors ( cause it breaks the australaian rocketry forums rules) but we still accept him into our forum , however ever club expect a few in america, prohibit the use of sugar motors at club launches cause they dont trust the methods of production of these motrs and cuase htey haven't been certified by NAR ( National Rocketry Association).

anyway here are videos of his sugar rockets going up

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJP0ZNy3 ... annel_page

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRX2t1Pw ... re=channel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSr5NqaF ... re=channel
  • 0


queensland spudder
Private First Class
Private First Class
 
Posts: 35
Joined: Sat Aug 08, 2009 1:13 am
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: maverik94 » Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:05 pm

I'm into model rocketry. I have built a few estes rocket kits, but I haven't shot any off in a while, but a friend of my dad and I are planning a launch in the next few weeks/months.
  • 0

"You can't be friends with anyone if you aren't friends with yourself."
"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I'm not." -André Gide
Give me a lever long enough, and a fulcrum on which to place it and I shall move the world.
–Archimedes
Defeat is always momentary.
–Carl Denham

Current Project: None, I'm in Spudremission.
User avatar
maverik94
Colonel
Colonel
 
Posts: 558
Joined: Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:48 pm
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: mobile chernobyl » Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:09 pm

Anything done with KN02 and sugar is ignited electronically and remotely, I'm not dumb enough to stand by a controlled explosion lol. KN02/sugar as a compound is very insensitive and safe to handle, but I have seen some videos of Cato's that would scare anyone, and thankfully I saw them before I made anything big, and decided to develop my own remote ignition box.

I'm not really into club, or even hobby rocketry, just something that peaked my interest one day and decided to try it. I've done alot of chemistry and lab work in college and anything I do is conducted under the same scrutiny, and safety first methods.

And I don't buy fertilizers, Potassium nitrate is readily available in much better purity, and isn't really even a List1 item, buying it as a fertilizer would just require recrystallization for purity and other methods to get rid of all the binders it comes with as a fertilizer. If your talking about other nitrogen rich fertilizers... they have other uses, which are most likely not permitted for discussion here on spudfiles.
  • 0

User avatar
mobile chernobyl
Colonel
Colonel
 
Posts: 732
Joined: Sun Dec 03, 2006 11:53 am
Reputation: 9

Unread postAuthor: inonickname » Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:19 pm

Mobile; KNO3

I find Rcandy to be rubbish, good for making smoke and that's it.

I mill my own BP, and use a hydraulic press with my home-made tooling. I also like making motors for small free-flight jets (peanut scale).

they can be dangerous if you dont know what your doing

Oh sorry, I forgot that ramming a tube full of BP with a hydraulic press is sooo safe.. (it is quite safe, but in all honesty, Rcandy isn't that dangerous)

Of course you stage rockets remotely, no matter what kind..

[/i]
  • 0

PimpAssasinG wrote:no im strong but you are a fat gay mother sucker that gets raped by black man for fun
User avatar
inonickname
Lieutenant General
Lieutenant General
 
Posts: 2606
Joined: Sun Dec 07, 2008 3:27 am
Reputation: 0

Sponsored

Sponsor
 


Unread postAuthor: maverik94 » Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:33 pm

wait, you can make engines with sugar & kno3?? I thought that was esentially a smoke bomb.
  • 0

"You can't be friends with anyone if you aren't friends with yourself."
"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I'm not." -André Gide
Give me a lever long enough, and a fulcrum on which to place it and I shall move the world.
–Archimedes
Defeat is always momentary.
–Carl Denham

Current Project: None, I'm in Spudremission.
User avatar
maverik94
Colonel
Colonel
 
Posts: 558
Joined: Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:48 pm
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:41 pm

Take this to the hobby section at www.theopia.com. queensland spudder, if your not a member there yet join up, it's Spudfiles sister site, PCGUY owns both and you will see a few names there from here.

Welcome to Spudfiles.
  • 0

When life gives you lemons...throw them back they suck!
User avatar
jrrdw
Donating Moderator
Donating Moderator
 
Posts: 6538
Joined: Wed Nov 16, 2005 5:11 pm
Location: Maryland
Country: United States (us)
Reputation: 25

Return to Non-Spudgun Related Discussion

Who is online

Registered users: Bing [Bot], farcticox1, Google [Bot], Gussmoore, Majestic-12 [Bot], MSNbot Media, Yahoo [Bot]

Reputation System ©'