Featured Flights

Many Flyers mark NSL 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 as you Can!

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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.

If you have been to a large East Coast Launch you know Dan Michael. He is the Aerotech vendor rep for the east coast and flies some really HUGE BFR’s. He has published many articles in the NAR’s own “Sport Rocketry”, “Extreme Rocketry and “Rockets Magazine”. Dan is a wealth of knowledge and is always willing to help, stop by his encampment. Look for the HUGE Rockets! (just leave him alone if his is packing a parachute)

Neil Brown’s Saturn V

Neil is the builder and flyer of some really cool and Really LARGE rockets.

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.

Tim and Erich Bookwalter

This was Tim’s level 3 project. The paint and custom decal set was done by Erich. Mainly Blue Tube and Plywood, the 7.5 inch diameter 1/2 scale Phoenix weighs 50 pounds on the pad and will fly to 1 mile on an Aerotech M1315W. Altimeters are an Entacore AIM USB and a Missile Works RRC2+. Recovery is a custom made 14 foot main by Spherachutes.

This will be the 5th overall flight and the 3rd at the MARS Geneseo field.

Evan Browns RUFUS

Named after the Ohio University Mascot, Rufus is a Rocketry Warehouse Terminator. All fiberglass, Rufus has a 120 inch main and a 58 inch drogue chute. Electronics are two Adept 22’s. It can hold two small HD Cameras. Rufus was built to go past Mach 1, but has never done it before. I think it’s time.

Bill Clune’s Not a Threaded Rod

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 NSL 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….

Gloria Robinson’s 8′ AGM Pike

Gloria’s Pike is 8″ diameter and nearly 12′ tall. Made from filament wound G12 glass this beast weighs 50LBs Before you put a motor in it!! Flying on an M1790 SkidMark this will be a show! A pair of PICO-AA2 flight computers will control deployment of the drogue main parachute. Gloria’s Pike was the first one off the production line….

Greg Young’s Ultimate Darkstar

Darkstar is a Fiberglass kit from Wildman hobbies, its 12 feet tall and is 6 inches in diameter, weighing in at 59lbs. An M3100 will lift it to approx 6,000 feet. A 2 foot drogue chute will deploy at apogee with a 16foor rocketman chute depolying at 700 feet. Deployment will be controlled by a MARS54 and prefectflight.

John Krichbaums’ Upscale Snarky

4 inch fully glassed Blue tube upscale of the Dynastar Snarky (slightly modified) 67.5 inches long, 54mm motor, dual deploy with a MARSA54HD altimeter.

This will be her second flight.

Trip Barbers’ Thumper

Thumper made its first flight as Trip’s Level 3 qualification flight at this field in 2012. It has flown at several NSL’s since then and is coming back to NSL 2018 for an encore with an Aerotech M2400. This 10-inch diameter 60-pound rocket will be going up to 5400 feet in a huury.

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