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Thank you for being patient!

The time has come and I have made some progress.

I have updated the Fletch vehicle page and added a page for Razor the next challenge of mine.

Please check them out and comment with any questions you may have.

Coming soon more rockets!

This semester of school has been really busy with a lot of homework and difficult tests. This has prevented me from working on rockets like I would like.

Summer begins in a few weeks and I plan on finishing two rockets and flying for my level one certification.

Things are happening I promise!

Space X Launch

Here is a picture of the falcon 9 v1.1r. With landing legs and all.

New Build

I have added some details in regards to the build I am currently working on this is under the “Flight Vehicles” entitled “Fletch.

Merry Christmas from Black Aero

I would like to thank everyone that supports me and my hobby I really appreciate it.

Version 4

I have spent a lot of time designing and modifying a certain rocket that will be used for a record attempt. The tube was rolled by Alex of http://aksrockets.blogspot.com/

Carbon Fiber Tube

Flight Report Added

I have finally flew my Type II rocket and have updated the flight report.

I will include a video below.

Ejection Charges Tested

Yesterday I tested the ejection charges. Both events used a 0.85grams of FFF black powder inside surgical tubing with an e-match. The Apogee event fired well with a lot of force.

The main event was a little less forcefull but I am speculating this is due to the nomex cloth being to big the for the tube it was a little snug when I tucked everything inside the rocket. So I will size that down on my mothers surger later this week. Also to make sure everything fires correctly I will be using a 0.90g charges to bring it up just a little more.

In the gallery is the rocket it after it landed on the blanket.

I promise.

More updates are coming!

I have been wiring my AV Bay and double and triple checking it all. I will be attempting another Level 1 launch this month depending on the Government shutdown.

Its going to happen!

Latest Grasshopper Test.

Sorry posts have been sparse I recently moved into a condo with my new wife so the last few weeks have been filled with us packing moving and unpacking.

I do plan on purchasing some tubing and g10/fr4 for my next project pretty soon. Also I need to test ejection charges on the TII rocket, last time I used 0.85 grams of FFFg GOEX blackpowder.