The April 13th 2019 launch was really good. Mother Nature gave us four hours of moderate weather before the rains started up a little after 12 pm. The field was swampy and most if not all who walked out in the field probably had to wash their shoes off and wash their pants from splashing in the mud J
Don Buchanan took the NAR level 2 test after the launch and got a 100% score J Way to go Don!!
Now he is ready for the nest step which is to launch the level 2 rocket project of his. That should be happening soon!!!
Here are some nice video clips taken by Vernon Buchanon:
Several great successful launches:
The photos are on the google drive and will be posted on the Gorge Rocket Club Web site:
We missed video of one launch which was of the Estes Solar Sailor 2 that Daniel Peirce launched with the nice silver mylar parachute. The rocket went really high and caught a little thermal during its decent.
Rise of the Rockets:
Today's Launch Highlights
Engineering of High Powered Rocketry:
Interesting Russian Cruise Missile from the past:
March 25th 2017:
January 28th 2017 West Side launch videos:
December 18th Launch:
Latest November 2016 Launch:
November 5th 2016:
October 2016 Launch videos:
The IQSY Tomahawk was loaded with the Jolly Logic Altimeter 3 and an Economax F44-8W 24mm motor.
|Aerotech IQSY Tomahawk|
|Max altitude||769 ft|
|Date||10/23/2016 9:26 AM|
|Notes||Economic F44-8W single use motor 24mm|
|Thrust time||0.85 secs|
|Max speed||176 mph|
|Peak accel||12.36 Gs|
|Avg accel||9.45 Gs|
|Ejection delay||8.50 secs|
|Ejection altitude||678 ft|
|Initial descent||20 fps|
|Landing speed||20 fps|
This is what the Alt 3 will show you immediately after a flight. You can pair it up with your phone prior to launch to activate it for recording and then have the data transferred to your phone right after a flight and email it to yourself for analysis.
September 25th, 2016
2017 EAA Apollo Reunion:
The Eingineering of High Powered Rocketry: