- Contest Is Now Closed – Results Are In! St. Augustine Rocketeers is proud to announce its partnership with Discount Rocketry to bring you our first Virtual Rocket ContestUsing OpenRocket, a free, fully featured model rocket simulator, build a rocket that meets the contest and rocket requirements and we will have a virtual ‘flying’ contest on January 8, 2021.
This is Nostalgia for Infinity, the first kit prototype from Interstellar Rockets. It was not easy figuring out the kit and build sequence, but it’s finished. Will try to fly soon to test against design expectations.
Rolling code HCS301 Transmitter Keyfob & 4 Relay Receiver Controls 12V 433.92MHZ‘
The box at the pad is powered by a Mighty Max 12v, 5 Amp battery, and includes a safety on/off switch, bright LED indicators for continuity and short, and the relay board.
Using lamp cord and alligator clips for the launch pad leads.
Need one more modification before complying with NAR Safety code. Need to include a second (momentary) switch in series with the switch on the FOB.
Need to break this (+) plane from the battery power and insert a small momentary switch, somehow. Thinking of something like this:
From an article by inventor Mr. Michael Moran (Peak of Flight Newsletter#531)
It’s as simple as a tube (plastic straw) around a mounted dowel and string (Kevlar in this case) and polyester fabric. Had everything laying around; dollhouse shop supplies, fishing tackle, Christmas ribbons, and miscellaneous eye hooks, etc.
Here’s the first incantation. flimsy plastic bulkheads for testing
Here it is with balsa bulkheads and all rolled up, just as the article describes: 14″ of fabric, then 50″ of streamer. Fits nicely in the QCC Explorer. Cant wait to test it (maybe in a coupe of weeks)
It will also sport our club wireless launch controller, also in the works.