Callahan’s Express

This rocket was created from the 4-inch Basic Blue kit with the avionics bay from Always Ready Rocketry.  Being a big Tampa Bay Lightning fan, I decided I would finish the rocket in their colors.  My favorite player on the team is Ryan Callahan.  He plays on the checking line and always gives maximum effort on the ice.  So here is the Callahan’s Express rocket.

Rocket and Builder - Callahan's Express

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BOTC84 Rocket Build

Updated: 20 JULY 2018

It is time to start working on my Tripoli Level Three rocket project. It is going to be a large rocket that will be powered by an “M” motor. I plan on launching the rocket at AIRFest in Argonia, Kansas this upcoming Labor Day weekend.  The name of the rocket will be BOTC84.  That represents “Best of the Corps” 1984.  This post will document my BOTC84 rocket build.

Schematic - BOTC84 Rocket Build

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Estes Supernova Two-stage rocket build

I have not built a two-stage rocket since I was a teenager.  I am going to be trying for my NARTREK certifications, and one of the tasks to complete is a multi-stage rocket build and launch.  This article will document an Estes Supernova two-stage rocket build.

Here are the kit parts.Kit parts - Estes Supernova Two-stage Rocket Build

It is a classic Estes rocket kit.  Cardboard body and motor mount tubes; balsa fins; plastic nose cone and parachutes; and rubber shock cord.  Let’s get started!

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