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.
Building a wireless launch controller based on this ‘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. Testing …Continue reading →
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 …Continue reading →
This is the club’s first launch pad, which will accommodate four model rockets simultaneously. It will handle 1/8″, 3/16″, and 1/4″ rods. It will also sport our club wireless launch controller, also in the works.
This is my first build in a few years. I found the QCC Explorer model very appealing, with it’s retro-futuristic look. It’s not too hard a build, although it’s a Skill Level 4 kit, probably for the complex engine intakes. The balsa sheet was straight and very well cut. The fins were a little warped. Motor Mount I decided to install a replaceable shock …Continue reading →