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  March 25 WVSOAR Launch in Rio Grande, OH
Posted by: Kirk G - 03-22-2017, 10:06 PM - Forum: Local - No Replies

Hello, and welcome to our club launch. It is planned for  Saturday, March 25th, 2017 weather permitting.

We borrow the field at the Bob Evans Farm, in Rio Grande, Ohio once a month to launch from 10am to 4pm.
The launch date is open to any rocketeer, born again, NAR member or newbie....
We practice safety on the field, but don't stand on formality.
Updates and discussion of field conditions, weather, postponements and other club business is held on our facebook page: WVSOAR NAR 564, and all are welcome to read over our shoulder or post questions.

We normally have at least one vendor present who helps us with supplies, motors, kits, etc.  However, they also travel to other larger venues, so ask in advance if you're counting on buying something specific.  

We're batting 100% so far this year, So we're watching the forecast VERY carefully as we approach Saturday's launch.  Normally, the NOTAM has been filed Thursday with the FAA for pilots.  There is normally a "K motor Limit" but if you have questions, please ask. (I'm LPR and so the HPR terminology is Greek to me!)

The drive to the field is virtually all expressway, and there's a great Bob Evans restaurant immediately across the road from us, so feel free to load up and set the cruise control to come spend the day in SE Ohio with us!

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  New Ejection Charge Mount Kits from Dog House Rocketry
Posted by: Binder Design - 03-13-2017, 11:14 PM - Forum: Vendor & Manufacturer Display - No Replies

We've introduced some slick new ejection charge mount kits @ http://binderdesign.com/store/page29.html

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  So... I Kinda Started A Parachute Company
Posted by: Coop - 03-10-2017, 03:56 PM - Forum: Recovery - No Replies

I've been playing with HPR streamers since at least 2011.  My L2 cert flight in 2012 had a streamer at apogee, as did many of my dual-deploy rockets in the interim--including my L3 flight.  I've even used very large streamers as primary recovery on large MPR and small HPR rockets.  And I came up with a couple parachute designs. 

Next thing I know, people are asking me to make their recovery components.  A few really liked them, too. 

So what started an an ancillary part of my rocketry hobby has become a pursuit of its own. 

Please allow me to introduce to you Paramedichutes, my venture into making recovery components for the rocketry community.

I have, at current, two lines of products...

First, the Quick Recovery System (QRS) tracking streamers.  Using these in place of a drogue parachute greatly enhances visibility on descent.  These range in size from the 6" x 72" QRS-06 to the monstrous 36" x 432" QRS-36.  They have a Cd of 0.09 and are great for apogee events--or even recovering up to about 5lb as a primary recovery device.

The second line is the Basic Landing System.  This was developed over the last couple of years and has worked very well.  It is not the high-performance line I'm still working on, but a more basic shape --semi-elliptical.  The Cd on these runs 1.4-1.6.  They each have 8 gores and are up to 60" in size --to recover 15 lb or under. 


Hope to be able to fly with you soon!



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  Estes "Sky Twister"
Posted by: Kirk G - 03-07-2017, 06:31 PM - Forum: Low Power - No Replies

I picked up an Estes "Sky Twister" on impulse for my birthday. Boy, they're not kidding when they say E2X and assembles in under an hour. I was done in 20 minutes, being careful not to over-apply plastic cement on the wrong piece. Although it looks snappy and sharp, I'm just a bit disappointed in myself for settling for such a simplistic kit. (Never again. Skill level 3s and higher for me...)

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Photo Rebuild of Vigilante
Posted by: mrmonteith - 03-07-2017, 09:22 AM - Forum: Your Projects - No Replies

I bought my Estes Vigilante in the late 70s.   It's flow a lot of flights and showing it's age.  The tube has been buckled and repaired.  The top of the tube is flared.  Of course with all the repairs it was painted black.  So I decided to order parts to rebuild some of my fleet.   I couldn't believe how cheap it could be if you shop around.   I most of the parts from Balsa Machining from the parts for the motor mounts.  The rest from Michael's. 

 I'm kind of excited to see the rocket the way it was meant to be and be able to fly a Vigilante again.    My Marauder will be next.   An exciting project is I want to build an upscale Marauder.

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  Sunward Rocket Kits and Parts Line for Sale
Posted by: Sunward - 03-06-2017, 10:42 PM - Forum: Vendor & Manufacturer Display - Replies (4)

At Sunward we have been busy with other ventures and have not had the time to properly manage the rocket kit and rocketry parts side of the company.

We are offering for sale this part of the business at this time. The Sunward name, websites, and some parts line are not included in the sale. For further details, inventory list, and what is and is not included, please contact me.

Serious enquiries only, please.

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  Started In Late 70s
Posted by: mrmonteith - 03-06-2017, 03:40 PM - Forum: Introductions - No Replies

I started when I was a teen.  The local hobby store carried Estes rockets and of course their catalog.  I'd take them home and thought about how cool that would be.  Some of my first rockets were V2, Vigilante, and Marauder.   But didn't get back into it until late 80s after the military.  A group of us guys at work banned together and flew rockets at an undeveloped business park.   Then moved to Missouri and found a great group there and flew at my in-laws farm year round. 

 In the past few years I built a PML Miranda, which is my first big rocket.  But lost my job and never have been able to fly it.   But recently had time to get back into the hobby and rebuilding some of my oldies that have been through a lot.  Also ready to get my Miranda lifted off.   There is a group here in eastern North Carolina I'm hoping to go visit and get to know.

 I'm into electronics and programming.  Anxious to fly some instrumentation in some future flights.   Also gathering parts for a rocket motor test stand so I can get into sugar and APCP propellants.  

 I still like a mix of small and large rockets so I can fly even in small areas.


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  Rail-buttons.com - Slower than normal shipping for a while.
Posted by: Randym - 02-19-2017, 09:49 PM - Forum: Vendor & Manufacturer Display - No Replies

I'm scheduled to have rotator cuff surgery on the 27th, so I want to give a heads up that I will not be able to ship as quickly as I normally do. I don't want to close the site like it did when I have both knees replaced (this getting older stuff kind of sucks!), but I will have to rely on help from my kids for a while to help get things out.  

If you place an order and you need it quickly, make sure to send me an email and I will do my best to get it out as quickly as possible.

Hope to get things back to normal around late April or early May, depending on how quickly I recover. I guess time will tell on this one.

Thanks to all of the customers that have supported me over the years and new customers in the future.

Randy Milliken

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  38mm Engine Tubes For Sale - Bulk
Posted by: Sunward - 02-18-2017, 12:27 PM - Forum: Vendor & Manufacturer Display - Replies (1)

We are leaving the 38mm engine tube mounting kit market and are placing our stock of tubes for sale. By the case only.

length - 20"
half box, approximately 100 pieces - 75.00
Full box 184 pieces - 138.00

length - 11"
half box, approximately 200 pieces - 75.00
full box, 322 pieces - 110.00

These are high quality tubes made for the rocketry market.

ID 1.525 inches
OD 1.635 inches

All prices in US dollars. Sunward will pay any brokerage charges to the US.

Shipping is extra - I need your city and zip/postal code for a quote

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  New Vendor: LiquidFyre Rocketry!
Posted by: Ravenex - 02-15-2017, 11:28 PM - Forum: Vendor & Manufacturer Display - Replies (3)

I am pleased to announce the start of my new company LiquidFyre Rocketry. We have launched our website at https://www.LiquidFyre-Rocketry.com. We are dedicated to becoming your number one source for the highest quality engineered rocketry solutions.

Our first product is a through-wall camera shroud system. It is the most durable, and aerodynamic camera mounting solution available to the rocketry hobby. It features a through-wall molded carbon-fiber shroud and a CNC machined phenolic camera carrier. They are available for the 808 keychain camera with the "D" lens and the Mobius ActionCam with the "C2" lens.


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