Featured Flights Gallery

Name: Daniel Malone
NAR or TRA Number: 21053
Certification Level: 3
Rocket Name: Agena 1
Kit or Scratch Built?: Scratch
Height: 78.2 Inches
Diameter: 2.242 Inches
Weight: 15 Ibs
Primary Construction Materials: FWFG, Carbon fiber, Custom carbon composite layup
Motors: AT K700 to AT K270
Electronics: Telemega x1, Telegps x1, Easy Mini x2
Additional Onboard Electronics, (GPS, Cameras, Etc.)*: Gopro Hero Session
Recovery Devices: Booster, Piston Deploy Sustainer, HED
Expected Altitude: 41K AGL
First Flight?: Yes
Rail Buttons: 1515


Name: Bryce Holmes
NAR or TRA Number: 23182
Certification Level: 2
Rocket Name: atomic cowboy
Kit or Scratch Built?: scratch
Height: 40″
Diameter: 2.2″
Weight: 6 lbs
Primary Construction Materials: fiberglass and carbon
Motors: L1000 w
Electronics: easymini
Additional Onboard Electronics, (GPS, Cameras, Etc.)*: featherweight tracker and rdf beacon
Recovery Devices: single seperation dual deploy
Expected Altitude: 48kft
First Flight?: Yes
Rail Buttons: 1010


Name: Joey Draney
NAR or TRA Number: 24489
Certification Level: 1
Rocket Name: Misguided missile
Kit or Scratch Built?: Wildman
Height: 88
Diameter: 5″
Weight: ~35 lbs
Primary Construction Materials: Fiberglass
Motors: L2200G
Electronics: RRC3, eggtimer quark, featherweight gps
Additional Onboard Electronics, (GPS, Cameras, Etc.)*: Mobius gen 1 rocket cam
Recovery Devices: Dual deploy parachute
Expected Altitude: 15000 ft
First Flight?: Yes
Rail Buttons: 1515
Additional Notes: The mentor for this flight is James Russell. Gonna be awesome.


Name: James Russell
NAR or TRA Number: 9727
Certification Level: 3
Rocket Name: Undecided
Kit or Scratch Built?: Scratch
Height: 42
Diameter: 3in
Weight: 14
Primary Construction Materials: G10
Motors: M1297 or similar.  I am still trying to secure the motor
Electronics: RRC2, Raven and featherweight tracker
Additional Onboard Electronics, (GPS, Cameras, Etc.)*: Redundant recovery and a single GPS
Recovery Devices: Traditional DD but HED
Expected Altitude: 27k
First Flight?: Yes
Rail Buttons: 1010


Name: Matthew Slater
NAR or TRA Number: 103600
Certification Level: 3Rocket Name: Viper
Kit or Scratch Built?: Scratch built
Height: 112″
Diameter: 4″
Weight: 34lbs
Primary Construction Materials: Fiberglass
Motors: Loki M1200 Spitfire
Electronics: RRC3, Easy Mini, Mobius maxi camera
Additional Onboard Electronics, (GPS, Cameras, Etc.)*:
Recovery Devices: Standard Dual Deploy
Expected Altitude: 11600ft
First Flight?: No
Rail Buttons: 1515


Name: Eric Beavers
NAR or TRA Number: 117846
Certification Level: 1
Rocket Name: Ken’Aku
Kit or Scratch Built?: Wildman 4″ Punisher
Height: 72″
Diameter: 4″
Weight: appx – 22-24 lbs
Primary Construction Materials: Fiberglass
Motors: L900D or AT L1420 Redline
Electronics: Redundant Missile Works (1 RRC3 and RRC2L
Additional Onboard Electronics, (GPS, Cameras, Etc.)*: Featherweight GPS and ComSpec RDF
Recovery Devices: Drouge and Main – dual redundant
Expected Altitude: 16,000
First Flight?: Yes
Rail Buttons: 1010
Additional Notes: Hi, so I have flown many L1 dual deploy flights – but I won’t have my L2 until later this month. Doing that on a J275W – Wildman 5″ Jart. I would really like to fly this rocket with the L900 dark matter but I think those are a fire hazard here in Colorado. So I have a L1420 as an alternative. Rocket is internal and external fillets – Redundant altimeters with gps and back up RDF. The MW have been thoughly tested and I think they are very reliable.


Name: James Flesner
NAR or TRA Number: 102149
Certification Level: 3
Rocket Name: Mile High Too
Kit or Scratch Built?: Scratch
Height: 136″
Diameter: 6″
Weight: 72 Pounds
Primary Construction Materials: Fiberglass and Carbon Fiber
Motors: Aerotech M1939
Electronics: Missile Works RRc3, Eggtimer Quark
Additional Onboard Electronics, (GPS, Cameras, Etc.)*: Apogee simple gps. Two runcam split 4k’s.
Recovery Devices: 96″ main parachute, 42″ drogue.
Expected Altitude: 12,000 feet
First Flight?: No
Rail Buttons: 1515
Additional Notes: I have flown this rocket three times (Aerotech L2500, Aerotech M2400, Aerotech M4500). Its first flight was with the L2500 which was a test flight for my L3 Cert. Unfortunately the main parachute did not open and the rocket sustained major damage to one of the fins. I fixed the fin and the problem with the parachute not opening and I have had 2 successful flights since. I had on board video for the M4500 but unfortunately it cut out a few seconds after apogee. I am hoping to diagnose this and fix this problem before NSL. If you are interested in the build, fix, or the launches, check out Crunchly’s Adventures on YouTube.


 

Name: Matthew Slater
NAR or TRA Number: 103600
Certification Level: 3
Rocket Name: Ad Astra
Kit or Scratch Built?: Scratch
Height: 51″
Diameter: 2.24″
Weight: About 10.5 lbs
Primary Construction Materials: Fiberglass and Carbon Fiber
Motors: Loki L1040
Electronics: Telemetrum, Runcam Thumb
Additional Onboard Electronics, (GPS, Cameras, Etc.)*: I have an internally mounted Runcam Thumb pro, and the Telemetrum for the deployment and tracking.
Recovery Devices: Head end dual deploy
Expected Altitude: Hoping for 40,000ft AGL
First Flight?: Yes
Rail Buttons: 1010
Additional Notes: I will not be needing a rail, I have my own tower to launch it out of and am planning to set that up at the 500ft flight line. Weather permitting, my plan is to have it ready to go first thing in the morning the first day. My internal camera only has 30min of battery life so I will need to launch as soon as possible to pressing record. Doing it first thing in the morning should prevent that interfering with other launch operations. I will have the TRA L record paperwork filled out prior to this since I think this has a chance of breaking it. I am looking forward to NSL west again, thank you for hosting!


Name: Matthew G Slater
NAR or TRA Number: 103600
Certification Level: 3
Rocket Name: Green Arrow
Kit or Scratch Built?: Madcow Frenzy XL
Height: 92″
Diameter: 4″
Weight: about 27lbs
Primary Construction Materials: Fiberglass
Motors: Loki M1200 Spitfire
Electronics: Easy Mini, RRC3, TeleGPS, Mobius Maxi
Additional Onboard Electronics, (GPS, Cameras, Etc.)*:
Recovery Devices: Standard Dual Deployment. Main at 1500ft
Expected Altitude: 13,000ft
First Flight?: Yes
Rail Buttons: 1515
Additional Notes: This one is still a work in progress, but it should be done in time for the launch. I just need to finish painting, build the Av-bay and do my ejection testing. I only have an Openrocket file for this project.


Name: Wayne Sommars
NAR or TRA Number: 110022
Certification Level: 3
Rocket Name: Hoshi 1
Kit or Scratch Built?: Scratch
Height: 119 inches
Diameter: 5.15 inches
Weight: 50.6 pounds
Primary Construction Materials: Carbon fiber and fiberglass
Motors: Aerotech N2000W
Electronics: Featherweight Raven4, StratoLogger CF
Additional Onboard Electronics, (GPS, Cameras, Etc.)*: Featherweight GPS trackers (2 each)
Recovery Devices: Tinder Rocketry CO2 Eagles (2 each) and Mako line cutters (2 each); Fruity Chutes compact elliptical 84 inch main and elliptical 18 inch drogue
Expected Altitude: 26,000 feet
First Flight?: No
Rail Buttons: 1515
Additional Notes: I’ve flown Hoshi 1 four times successfully on the following motors (all Aerotech): L1365M, M1500G (twice), and O5500X. Its most recent flight was with the O motor on 12/30/2023 at my club’s (Albuquerque Rocket Society’s) high altitude launch site just north of the White Sands Missile Range to an apogee of just over 36,000 ft. The nosecone and upper body tube took significant mach rash, requiring me to strip and repaint it (which I haven’t done yet). The rocket was otherwise unscathed. I plan to keep with the NASA paint them but with slight modifications.


Name: Bryce Chanes
Certification Level: 3
Rocket Name: L and M Handicap Record Rocket
Kit or Scratch Built?: Scratch
Height: 11ft
Diameter: 7.5″
Weight: 22lbs / 32lbs
Primary Construction Materials: Carbon Fiber
Motors: CTI L851W / CTI M795C
Electronics: EasyMini / StratologgerCF / TeleGPS / RF Beacon
Additional Onboard Electronics, (GPS, Cameras, Etc.)*:
Recovery Devices: Parachutes
Expected Altitude: 8,000ft / 18,000ft
First Flight?: Yes
Rail Buttons: 1010, 1515, Unistrut


Name: Jack Poehlman
Certification Level: 2
Rocket Name: Dragon pad abort 1/6th scale
Kit or Scratch Built?: Scratch
Height: 48″
Diameter: 24″
Weight: 40 Lbs
Primary Construction Materials: Fiber glassed – 3D printed ABS + sonotube
Motors: 8x I40N-P – 2,992N total – L motor equivalent
Electronics: TBD
Additional Onboard Electronics, (GPS, Cameras, Etc.)*: TBD
Recovery Devices: Parachute – size based on final weight
Expected Altitude: 1300′
First Flight?: Yes
Rail Buttons: 1010


Name: Joshua Sickles
Certification Level: 3
Rocket Name: Heimdall
Kit or Scratch Built?: Scratch
Height: 136 in
Diameter: 6″
Weight: 41 lbs
Primary Construction Materials: fiberglass
Motors: Aerotech M 1250 DM
Electronics: RRC2, RRC 3, Eggfinder
Additional Onboard Electronics, (GPS, Cameras, Etc.)*: none
Recovery Devices: Dual Deploy droge to main
Expected Altitude: 5,900 ft AGL
First Flight?: No
Rail Buttons: 1515

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