TCC October Skies 2016 – Thrillseeker Frenzy!

Greg Morgan flew his rocket Thrill-Seeker at TCC’s October Skies on October 15, 2016 for a textbook Tripoli L3 certification. The maiden flight of his GPS-1 in a Madcow 4” FG Tomach achieved an altitude of 14,594 AGL (14,766 MSL) on a CTI M1101.

 

 

 

Greg then flew his Frenzy XL with an interchangeable Avionics bay which allowed him to fly his 4” Fiberglass Madcow Rocketry Frenzy XL with GPS-1 and RocketPi onboard to an altitude of 14,570 AGL (14,742 MSL) on a CTI M1160.  As an added bonus, the RocketPi was also aboard recording video and audio, and the video is below.

 

 

BALLS25 – 8URKT – Sept 2016

Scott Hertel and Guy Hardy flew their 17 foot 350 pound rocket named “8URKT” on an EX Q motor (115k nS) to 77,484′ AGL (81,383′ MSL) with GPS-1 onboard to claim the TRA altitude record for the single stage Q EX motor class!  GPS-1 recorded the full flight profile from take-off to landing; the most interesting portion of the flight data shows the vehicle exceeded Mach at 1,654 AGL (5,553 MSL) and decelerated back to Mach at 63,568′ AGL (67,467 MSL); it then coasted on for another 10,017 feet to an Apogee of 77,484′ AGL (81,383 MSL) or 14.67 statute miles! Photos and data files below.

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You can view the data files here.

Photos: Steve Jurvetson

TCC Blackrock (ID2016) – Pegasus Mk3- July 4th 2016

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RFS Co-Founder/Owner James Dougherty re-flew his Pegasus Mk-III on an AT N1000 at the TCC Independence Day 2016 (4th of Juplaya) launch in the Blackrock Desert with both GPS-1 and a RaspberryPi (RocketPi) onboard. James flew to an altitude of 46,434 AGL (48,731 MSL) with a top speed of Mach 1.8. Basestation-2 tracked the rocket throughout the flight and Raspberry Pi did full recording of HD 1080p30 at 10Mbps throughout the flight. Gigapixel Panorama view shown here facing S/SW toward Pyramid Lake with Reno to the South and Sacramento to the SW.

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Flight details, data and other information available here. For more information on RocketPi, visit here.

 

Tripoli Phoenix – October 2015

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Dwain Desbien flew his minimum diameter rocket to 9,872′ AGL (12,056′ MSL) with GPS-1 onboard at the Tripoli Phoenix October launch. Dwain’s Basestation-1 receiver tracked the rocket from launch to landing. This rocket was a 3 inch minimum diameter rocket on a K1085. This was a test launch for the rocket and will go up November 21st on a big M so it should fly much higher.Min_dia[Flight Data]

TCC Blackrock (ID2015) – Pegasus Mk3- July 4th 2015

RFS Co-Founder/Owner James Dougherty flew his Pegasus Mk-III on an AT N1000 at the TCC Independence Day 2015 (4th of Juplaya) launch in the Blackrock Desert with GPS-1 onboard. James flew to an altitude of 45,552 AGL (48,729 MSL) with a top speed of Mach 1.8. Basestation-2 tracked the rocket throughout the flight and recovery only took 15 minutes as the vehicle landed ~ 1.5 miles downrange.

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