Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Grain Assembly

Here are several images of the grain assembly.  There were 6 segments, 80 pounds in all, which had to be glued together and aligned into a single grain with a 7 point star core.  The grains were glued together with silicone sealant.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Suger Shot 2 Space Static Test Video

Saturday, May 5th, Sugar Shot to Space had a static test of the first stage on a half scale motor at the FAR (Friends of Amateur Rocketry) facility in the Mojave Desert.  80 lbs of propellant with a delay plug in the bulkhead, same as in the 2-stage setup.  However it was just a test to see if 1 stage could be successful.  Unfortunately, as the video shows, the test failed only a second into the burn!  The 1st video is normal speed, shot on the 5D, the second video was handheld at 60fps on my 7D, playing back at 24 fps.

I will do another post soon of additional shots, but please be patient as I am gearing up for a trip to India.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Time-lapse Driving Home from Mammoth Lakes

Here is a time lapse of the first part of our drive home from my Cousin's wedding in Mammoth Lakes.  It was made with my GoPro HD Hero, testing out the suction cup mount to our windshield.