Stay tuned to see what happened to this flight. This is just a repository of findings and results: What caused the GIGA IV sustainer to fail? Some observations: The casing failed in a longitudinal fashion with a circular / circumferential break in between the retaining bolts. All bolts are bent and nozzle retainer moved 1mm
Category Archives: Launches
On Friday 28-05-2021, LD and myself set out to launch the Intimidator 5 on what I think is it’s 8th flight but frankly lost count a bit and not all flights were properly documented on this site. Weather was mostly sunny, little to no wind from the N-NE direction. Launch rail was set at 32°
The BOOSTAR-ONE / GIGA III experimental two stage rocket sucesfully flew to +15km and was safely recovered at the LRE spring 2019 event. Please click here for the full launch report.
The amateur, experimental, two stage, BOOSTAR-ONE / GIGA III rocket reached near space and was safely receoved at the LRE 2019 spring launch hosted by the kind people of the PTR. Please stay tuned for more info.
We had a blast! GIGA II flew to 8.792m and approx Mach 1.7. Click here for for further details.
“We had a bad day”. This pretty much sums up our launch day at LRE 2017. First LD’s CHIRON 3 rocket overpressurized in a spectacular way, taking out the upper 2/3rd of the launch rail. A makeshift launch rail was made and the GIGA was launched from the remaining 2,5m lower section. The GIGA rocket suffered the
Another launch together with the Navro and DARE. Conditions were fine with a picture perfect launch. The Intimidator 5 was flown on a KNDX 2% RIO reload, together with an updated 440 Mhz – 1W Talky GPS tracker by LD and an 5.8GHz – 600mW VTx with ImmersionRC antenna tracker ground station. Please click here to read the
May 20th, was the first launch day of the 2016 season. Instead of all Dutch rocket organizations having their own separate launch days at the OTCVust, this time it was a combined launch campaign from the DARE, NAVRO, NERO & T-Minus with 12 rockets and 1 static motor test. We successfully flew the Intimidator 5 for the
An easy trunk launch on a nice authum launch. Two picture perfect flights of my Intimidator 5 and the XOC-XL of LD. Please click the following link for a short impression and videos of the flights.
Amazing launch weekend at an even more amazing launch site: Drawsko Pomorskie in Poland. Hosted by the kind people of Polskie Towarzystwo Rakietowe. We have been told the launch site comprises of 25 x 25km with at least an wavier up to 17km. Although we did not came close to those limits we did saw