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Name: Herbert E. Crites  
Certification Level: 2
Rocket Name:
Mach Schnell SLK 75m  
Kit or Scratch Built?:
Scratch Designed and Built
Height:
2.7 meters
Diameter:
75mm
Weight:
8.3 kg (with Loki M-1378LR Cert 3 motor)
Primary Construction Materials:
Blue Tube 2.0 75mm airframe, 12-ply plywood fins
Motors:
Loki Research M-1378LR (For Cert 3); others as listed on attached Open Rocket file.
Electronics: 2x DD altimeters (PRIMARY:  
Perfect Flite Stratologger CF; SECONDARY:  MissileWorks RRC2L
Additional Onboard Electronics, (GPS, Cameras, Etc.)*:
Trackimo 3G GPS/GSM Tracker, Mobius Maxi UHD video camera
Recovery Devices:
APOGEE DROGUE:  JLCR-banded chute;  MAIN:  58″ Top Flite Recovery Parachute; 2x Jolly Logic Chute Release (linked together in series for Cert 3 redundancy requirement)
Main Deployment at 700′ or as conditions warrant.
Expected Altitude:
Open Rocket estimate 11,868′ with Loki Research M-1378-LR Cert 3 motor (10% less with camera attached to airframe)
First Flight?:
No
Rail Buttons:
1515


 

Name: Dan Michael
Certification Level: 3
Rocket Name: Red Max
Kit or Scratch Built?: Scratch
Height: 9′-8″
Diameter: 7.5″
Weight: 65 lbs.
Primary Construction Materials: Fiberglassed Phenolic/Baltic Birch
Motors: Aerotech M2100MG
Electronics: 2 – Perfectflite Altimeters
Additional Onboard Electronics, (GPS, Cameras, Etc.)*: Altimeters listed above
Recovery Devices: 4′ drogue @ apogee/ 16′ main @ 700′, backup @ 500′
Expected Altitude: 6000′
First Flight?: No
Rail Buttons: Unistrut

Name: Dan Michael
Certification Level: 3
Rocket Name: 3/4 scale Patriot Missile
Kit or Scratch Built?: Scratch
Height: 15-1/2′
Diameter: 12″
Weight: 210 lbs.
Primary Construction Materials: Fiberglassed Phenolic/Baltic Birch
Motors: All Aerotech motors – Central M1939 & (4) L1000’s
Electronics: 2 – Perfectflite Altimeters
Additional Onboard Electronics, (GPS, Cameras, Etc.)*: Altimeters listed above
Recovery Devices: 10′ drogue @ apogee/28′ main @ 1100′, back-up @ 900′
Expected Altitude: 6400′
First Flight?: No
Rail Buttons: Unistrut

Name: Bill Clune
Certification Level: 3
Rocket Name: Percy
Kit or Scratch Built?: Scratch
Height: 12 feet
Diameter: 7.5
Weight: 40lbs
Primary Construction Materials: Glass covered LOC tube
Motors: Aerotech M1450
Electronics: 2x Perfectflight
Additional Onboard Electronics, (GPS, Cameras, Etc.)*: 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 M1450 WhiteLighting. A pair of Perfect Flight altimeters should make for a soft landing.
Recovery Devices: 12 foot wildman
Expected Altitude: 3,000
First Flight?: No
Rail Buttons: Unistrut

 


Name: Bill Clune
Certification Level: 3
Rocket Name: Gizmo
Kit or Scratch Built?: Kit
Height: 
Diameter: 
Weight: 
Primary Construction Materials: 
Motors: Aerotech J250.
Electronics: none
Additional Onboard Electronics, (GPS, Cameras, Etc.)*:
Recovery Devices: 
Expected Altitude: 
First Flight?: No
Rail Buttons: 1515

An Original Gizmo, from the estate of Al Sterner. This kit was originally purchased at LDRS23 here in Geneseo in 2004. A few years ago after a near fatal flight, where it was recovered Literally in kit form, Gizmo has been rebuilt using modern techniques, Dennis Jurus put a stunning House of Colors paint job on it. At NARAM Gizmo will fly on an Aerotech J250. A Jolly Logic chute release will hopefully make for a short walk…

Name: Trip Barber
Certification Level: 3
Rocket Name: Thumper
Kit or Scratch Built?: Polecat Thumper
Height: 96
Diameter: 10
Weight: 60
Primary Construction Materials: fiberglassed fiber tube * plywood fins
Motors: Aerotech M2400
Electronics: Perfectflite Stratologger & Missileworks RRC3
Additional Onboard Electronics, (GPS, Cameras, Etc.)*: None
Recovery Devices: 14 foot parachute
Expected Altitude: 5400
First Flight?: No
Rail Buttons: 1515

Did my L3 at Geneseo with this rocket and have flown it there another time since then.  Actual achieved altitude with this motor is 5400 feet.

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