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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!

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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.