Many Flyers mark NYPOWER as the Launch they save that special flight for whether it be their Certification flight or that crazy kit they bought on a Black Friday Special. Share your Story, giving us as Many Detail’s as you Can!
Dan Michael’s RedMax
First flown in Geneseo at NYPOWER 13 in 2008, this flight was the featured article in Extreme Rocketry that year. At NSL RedMax will fly on an Aerotech Mohave Green to 4500″ or so. Deployment will be handled by a pair a PerfectFlight Altimeters.
Scratch built. Rocket weighs 60 lbs. and will be flown on an Aerotech M1550R. 2 – Perfectflite Altimeters will deploy the drogue @ apogee and a 16′ main at 700′, backup at 500′
1/2 Scale Nike Smoke will fly on an Aerotech M1939 2 – Perfectflite Altimeters will deploy the drogue @ apogee and a 16′ main at 700′, backup at 500′
Neil Brown’s Saturn V
Neil’s Mighty Saturn V is a 10″ Polecat Aerospace kit, made from fiberglass rapped phenolic tube. Neil plans to fly his Saturn V on an Aerotech M1297 to approx 3,000″. Deployment will be handled by a pair of Perfect Flight altimeters.
Neil is the builder and flyer of some really cool and Really LARGE rockets. Check out Neils rocketry website http://neilbrownshighpoweredrocketry.com/
10-ft all scratch built from PML – Fiberglassed 8-inch wide phenolic tubes – Using an Aerotech DMS M1340 White Lightning that Dan Michael put together. 2 Perfect Flight Altimeters. 4 ft drogue at apogee
(3,800 ft) and a 15-ft main chute at 900 ft.
Neil is not only a BIG Rocket guy he is also a HUGE Dinosaur guy, you wont miss his van. Check out his Dinosaur business on the web http://dinosaursrockprograms.com/ or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/dinosaursrockevents/
Percy is a scratch built RedMax cloan of sorts. Built from the corpse of other rockets and some parts I Stole from Dan Michael’s garage when he wasn’t looking. 7.5 inch glass covered LOC tube, 1/2 baltic birch fins and an ugly ogive nosecone that came cheep from performance hobbies. A 75mm motor mount will hold a Kosdon by Aerotech (KBA) M1450 WhiteLighting (something else I nicked from Dan). A pair of Perfect Flight altimeters should make for a soft landing.
Tim Bookwalter’s AIM-54A Phoenix
Tim has made the trek from Virginia to Geneseo every May since 2011, and this will be the 4th appearance of his 1/2 scale scratch-built Phoenix flying this year on an Aerotech M1297W. The F-14 Tomcat has long been retired, but the Phoenix missile, a favorite of many scale modelers, will continue to fly at NAR events around the country for years to come.
Evan Brown’s Big @$$ Alpha
8x Upscale Estes Alpha – Flew Great on an L1040 last year at NSL. I think I’ll stick another sparky in it this year.
Evan Brown’s Rufus
A Rocketry Warehouse Terminator named “Rufus” that was my L3 Rocket.
It is themed after my alma mater, Ohio University. Altimeters are Adept 22 and Adept DDC22. It will have an onboard camera and a beeline tracker. Hoping to fly it on a CTI L3200 so we can hear it whistle.
Evan Brown’s Gold Lightning
At NSL last year this rocket won the LOC Caliber Challenge. It reached
5,865 on an Aerotech I65. Now I am going to kiss the waiver. It will fly on a CTI K160 long burn. The sims suggest 11,500′. It has a Perfect FLite Stratologger, a Beeline Tracker, and an onboard video camera.
This is my scratch built Goblin. Going for my L1 during NYPOWER. My grandson and I had a great time building this one. AT I180W will be taking it up.
This is My L3 rocket finally flown at LDRS-36. “NaTR” is an AMW 6″ BlackBrandtII kit. Made from filament wound fiberglass from the bottom of the tailcone to the top of the nose cone, well it has an aluminum tip. At NYPOWER it will fly again on an Aerotech M1939 to 11,998″! On board electronics include a Marsa54 and a first generation “MARS” altimeter. 12″ rocketman chute makes sure everything lands softly….
The rocket will be 61 pounds and fly on an Aerotech L1390 motor. Scratch built from PML tubing, fiberglass wrapped PML tubing, fiberglass fins, 1/2 plywood bulkheads, fiberglass nosecone.
The rocket was built for the Battle of the Rockets 2018 Rover competition and the Spring Grove Area High School team placed first in the event last year. The rocket has flown successfully 6 times. The rocket was damaged on landing at the end of last year from hitting a fence post and was repaired this year and flown at MDRA in Jan 2019.
The Triton rocket was built by Spring Grove Area High School for NASA SLI 2017 and was modified for the mile high competition for NSL-2018 in Geneseo which it won. It will be flying on a CTI K780 to a height of 5200ft. It is 4″ in diameter, 9′ long and roughly 21 pounds. It also has a Ultem 3D printed fin can that has lasted almost a dozen launches.
Mischief is an original Wildman Darkstar purchased rite off Tim’s trailer years ago in Maryland, it featured a mis-shaped nosecone and poorly cut fins, LOL
After getting its parts straightened and some tuning Mischief has many flights on it. At NYPOWER it will fly on an Aerotech K456 DarkMatter to appoximately 4500 feet. an original MARS alitmeter and a perfect flight will release the chute at the appropriate times!
This is a stock LOC Cyclotron. I’m planning on flying it on an H170M (Metalstorm)This will be its maiden flight!
Modified Performance Hobbies 6″ Black Max, 6′ tall, 98mm motor, 2 Marsa Altimiters. 3rd flight, this flight on a CTI 98mm M-4770 VMAX estimated at 7000′.
Scratch built 4″ upscaled slightly modified DynaStar Snarky. Second flight on a Loki K690 Spitfire for 3500′. Marsa altimiter. All G10 construction 5 feet tall
The first serious rocket I’ve built since getting L2 last year, and the first for which I have to keep the waiver in mind. Don’t have any 54mm casings yet, but I do have a 38/1200 Loki K1127 Blue ready for it. Once known as a 2.6in Blue Iguana, but what kind of name is that?
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