2008 Special Projects

 

 
Little Joey I

Jamie Clay - AeroPAC
 
  • Benefiting from experience collected with the Mercury Joe project, Gumby makes his triumphant return to XPRS with his new high powered ride, the Little Joey I.
  • Little Joey flies on a cluster of 4 F-40s with one central J.
  • Like Mercury Joe, LJ1 recovers in three components - booster, capsule and tower.
  • Avionics: Perfectflite MAWD
  • Octave Multi-Pod Camera on the tower.

 

 
Wildman

Seth Wallace - Aeropac
 

After a picture perfect up on an N-2000 at Mudrock 08 the aft airframe and fin can became separated during recovery and core sampled. To be rebuilt and flown at XPRS 08 on an N-2000. It all starts here...
 

 
Space Mouse 3.5

Kurt Gugisberg - Rocketry Organization of California

 

Altitude: 50K  to 60K

Motors: Aerotech L1120 to K250 to K250

Project Goal: The goal is to get three stages to fire in the right sequence and to go straight up.  Secondary goal is to get the Tripoli M staged altitude record.

Project Note: This is, more or less, the fourth try and as they say, the fourth time is a charm!  It has to work!

 
 
Arrow

Frank De Brouwer -  Tripoli the Netherlands / Mavericks

 

 www.dutchrocketboys.nl


Altitude: 20.000


Motor: CTI L730


Project Goal: High Altitude Flight
 

 

 

 

 
Warp 75

Frank De Brouwer -  Tripoli the Netherlands / Mavericks

 

www.dutchrocketboys.nl

Altitude: 20.000


Motor: CTI M1400


Project Goal: High Altitude Flight
 

 
Dolphin

Frank De Brouwer -  Tripoli the Netherlands / Mavericks
 

www.dutchrocketboys.nl

Altitude: 60.000


Motors: CTI N1100 staging to a CTI N1100


Project Goal: High Altitude Flight / Filming curvature of the Earth
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Achilles

Peter Muller -  Tripoli the Netherlands / Mavericks
 

www.dutchrocketboys.nl

Altitude: 22,000


Motors: CTI L730


Project Goal: High Altitude Flight 54mm diameter
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Mach Lightning

Peter Muller -  Tripoli the Netherlands / Mavericks
 

www.dutchrocketboys.nl

Altitude: 23,475


Project Goal: 75mm minimal diameter, high altitude
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Sundust 

Peter Muller -  Tripoli the Netherlands / Mavericks
 

www.dutchrocketboys.nl

Altitude: 33,000


Motors: CTI N1100


Project Goal:  98mm minimal diameter Rocket, High Altitude Flight. Filming the launch via the small external camera.

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Angelfire

Vern Knowles - Tripoli Idaho
 

http://www.vernk.com/ProjectAngelfire.htm

Altitude: 8200 feet

Motor: AMW M2200 Skidmark

Project Goal: The GPS downlink data transmitted by Angelfire will be fed to an automated flight event reporting system that will report altitude, speed and other flight events in real time using computer synthesized speech.

Project Note: www.vernk.com


 

 
Wildfire

Vern Knowles - Tripoli Idaho
 

http://www.vernk.com/ProjectWildfire.htm

Altitude: 6,200 feet

Motor: M1297

Project Goal: The GPS downlink data transmitted by Wildfire will be fed to an automated flight event reporting system that will report altitude, speed and other flight events in real time using computer synthesized speech.
 

Project Note: www.vernk.com


 

 
SPIDER / ROVER

Tim Gubbins / Steve Ainsworth - AeroPac


Project Goal
: We've reworked SPIDER to fly again. The goal is to land the SPIDER payload safely, it then robotically stands up and deploys ROVER which uses GPS to robotically navigate to a predetermined position.

Motor: L850

 

 
MotorBreath

Aaron Stanley - LUNAR

 

Altitude: 17.1

Motor: AT/RCS M1850 White Lightninig

Project Goal: Fly a bigger 'M' motor in my L3 rocket for it's second M flight and break 17K.

Note: The rocket is a slightly modified Performance Rocketry Competitor 4

 
 
X-98

Erik Ebert - AeroPAC

 

Project Web Page: http://www.eebert.com/Rockets/X-98/

Altitude: 27,000 feet

Motor: N2000

 
 
Excel Plus Plus

David Randall - Washington Aerospace Club

 

Altitude: 15K

Motors: M1297 & K185

Project Goal: This is my first 2 stage high power rocket.  Goal is successful launch and recovery of a 2 stage, plus testing and validation of the abilities of the Garmin Astro GPS system as applied to rocketry for GPS information download and rocket retrieval.

Project Note: Eventually will be entered in the "Mt Rainier" contest. The goal of that contest is to determine who of the MSMD team can fly closest to 14,410' with a 2 stage rocket

 

 
Airborne Chris Craft

David Randall - Washington Aerospace Club

 

Motors: TBD on the Playa

Project Goal: This will be the third flight of my Level 3 project.  It was designed with a 5 motor cluster, central 75mm with four 54mm's.  I'll probably burn some Smokey Sam reloads in it.  Nothing like a big column of black with a big ole fat rocket perched on top.

Project Note: May be able to get some remote video installed in this - there's so much room in a 10" diameter rocket e-bay!

 

 
Columbia next generation

Larry Karlberg - AeroPac

 

Altitude: 7500'

Motors: J500G 2 sec coast  staging to a I211

Project notes: flown in June on a I284, flown in August on a J350, just want to try out the J500G motor@

 

 
Thor X

Jeremy Clark


Altitude: 13000 feet

Motor: Hypertek L 575

Project Goal: I Had intended to fly this rocket at last year's XPRS, but I had to scrub the mission because of weather. If everything goes as planed, this will be my highest flight to date, plus this motor has about a 12 second burn time, so it should be pretty cool.

 

 
Solar Storm

Jeremy Clark

 

Altitude: 5000 feet

Motor: contrail L 2525

Project Goal: This rocket was first launched at the Dairy Aire launch in '06. Originally finished in monokote, Solar storm has been refinished in Black and purple automotive finish.

Solar Storm is over 13 feet tall and weighs over fifty pounds loaded. The first flight reached over 3500 feet, this time I am hoping to get closer to the Rocksim prediction of 5k.

 

 
Silver Shark 

Ramon Peeters -  Tripoli the Netherlands
 

www.dutchrocketboys.nl

Altitude M: 12,000

Altitude N: 26,000

Motors: for the L3 cert flight Cesaroni Pro75 M-1400  - then the Cesaroni Pro 98 N-1100

Project Goal:  Level 3 certification then on to break Mach and fly high!

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Sith: Darth Maul

Ramon Peeters -  Tripoli the Netherlands
 

www.dutchrocketboys.nl

Altitude: 10,000


Motors: Cesaroni Pro 54 K-660


Project Goal: Break Mach Tripoli The Netherlands K altitude record attempt!

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