Wednesday, February 9, 2011

OuR R motor project

About 13 years ago, this was the rocketry article that got me back into the hobby, and into HPR for good. It was my rebar moment. I walked into Barnes and Noble and saw a huge rocket on the front of a magazine:

Just like the RRS R motor boosted dart article, this one had comprehensive analysis and very detailed information about every stage of the project. I didn't even realize that R was the motor class at first, since the largest I had ever used was a C. Mach 3? Supersonic kevlar ribbon drogue 'chute? 5 lbs of tracking powder? And who is this Kosdon guy? High. Power. Rocketry. This article is now online:

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