August 17, 2005

Rocket Launch this weekend

Hosted by the Northern Virginia Association of Rocketry. Held at Great Meadow Equestrian Center, in The Plains, Virginia. Starts at 9am, flying until 5pm. Normal FAA waiver to 4500 feet altitude, J motor maximum. Spectatin' and model rocketry free, high power is $5.00 for the day. Performance Hobbies of Washington DC will be onsite for all your rocketry needs.

I know Doug Pratt is planning on flying a biggun' on a HyperTech (or is that a SkyRipper?) J-330 hybrid motor (with nitrous injection). If I get the altimeter bay rebuilt in time I'll be putting up "Ain't Misbehavin'" on a RATTworks I-80 hybrid (now where did I put that picture?). I'm also going to launch my scale Phoenix (another picture here) on an Aerotech H-128 White Lightning. Plus my usual box o' little fun stuff.

You're invited.

Posted by: Ted at 05:55 AM | category: Rocketry
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1 Yup. I plan to put up my big 5.5 inch diameter fiberglass Nike Smoke on a Hypertek J330 motor. Very pretty rocket; it's a Performance Rocketry kit. The simulations put it at about 2200 feet, which should be good for the field if there's no wind. As you know, the Hypertek motor is a hybrid, burning plastic for fuel and nitrous oxide for the oxidizer. Just like your RATT Works motor, but the ignition scheme is a little different. Make sure you tell me when you're ready to launch, so I can get pictures!

Posted by: Doug Pratt at August 17, 2005 09:11 AM (D6ZyB)

2 Performance Hobbies will NOT be attending this weekend.

I may go for my level 1 cert..

Posted by: Maelstrom at August 17, 2005 09:49 PM (h8+48)

3 Rich, do you need a motor? I've got some H-128's and an H-165 Redline I'd be happy to let you use.

Just let me know if there's anything I can do.

It's just as well that Ken won't be there, I'm broke.

Posted by: Ted at August 18, 2005 06:28 AM (blNMI)

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