Videos – High Power

These videos are from a series done by Apogee Rocketry.  If you have not been to their site, Apogee is a great place for educational material about rocketry as well as a source for parts, kits, and motors.  A list of many of their videos is here

Series on building a High Power Rocket
In this series of videos, Apogee Rocketry shows you what it is like to build a high power rocket kit.  If you build a high power rocket kit, it will probably be a little different, but the basic ideas are the same.  Our preference would have been to use 30 minute Epoxy for that size of rocket – and make certain you wear protection for your hands, eyes, and lungs when gluing and painting.

  • Building HPR - Video #1
    Building the motor mount
  • Building HPR - Video #2
    Installing the motor mount
  • Building HPR - Video #3
    Installing the fins
  • Building HPR - Video #4
    Rail Button Installation
  • Building HPR - Video #5
    Adding epoxy clay fillets
  • Building HPR - Video #6
    Building and installing your altimeter bay - part 1
  • Building HPR - Video #7
    Building and installing your altimeter bay - part 2
  • Building HPR - Video #8
    Painting on the primer coats
  • Building HPR - Video #9
    Sanding the primer coats
 

Series on Dual Deploy
When rockets go really high and there is a little wind, that wind can push the rocket a long distance from the launch pad if the main parachute deploys at apogee.  The rocket drifts towards the ground slowly and is exposed o the wind for a long time.  Dual deployment helps to solve that problem by using a small parachute at Apogee (allowing the rocket to fall at 50 – 100 ft/s) until a lower altitude (usually several hundred up to a thousand feet), then the main parachute is deployed which slows the rocket further (17 – 25 ft/s).  The following videos from Apogee Rocketry explain the electronics and black powder charges needed for that system

  • Dual Deploy #1
    Part 1
  • Dual Deploy #2
    Part 2
  • Dual Deploy #3
    Part 3
  • Dual Deploy #4
    Part 4
  • Dual Deploy #5
    Part 5
 

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