bigbumble (bigbumble) wrote,
bigbumble
bigbumble

  • Mood:

Old Boiler

I made a boiler plate version of the Australian Aero-High sounding rocket to test at my rocket club launch Sunday afternoon. It is a gap stage model (the booster engine separated by a few inches from the upper stage.) with internal venting to allow the flames from the burnout of the booster to ignite the upper stage.

It worked perfectly, placing a bright orange cloud (Yes Brooke, THAT orange!) satisfactorily high in the sky. The insides were a little scorched from all the flames, but I believe that can be taken care of in the final model with a healthy dose of epoxy.

The event is B scale altitude and I used an A10-0T booster engine and an A3-4T upper stage engine to add up to the total impulse of the B engine category.
Tags: rockets
Subscribe

  • Last Tuesday's Adventures

    So, I donated a pint of blood last Tuesday. Afterwards I dropped in Kazoo Books, my local independent book store. Their copies of Jim Hines latest…

  • National Association of Rocketry Annual Meet

    NARAM as it is usually known as. I am going to be Contest Director (CD) next year. I have finished talking to the National Contest Chair and we have…

  • International model rocket stuff

    The International model rocket contest (Internats) live coverage is starting now. Just in case you haven't had enough Olympics.…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic
    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 7 comments