Author Archives: JVDB

GIGA IV – Airframe construction

The GIGA III was built completely from aluminium but heavy like a tank. That is probably the reason why it was so successful recovering from non-flight-critical failures. In order to shave some weight for the from the total rocket mass of the GIGA IV it was decided to replace the aluminium tubes with fiberglass (FG)

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Ball milling AP

This post is a repository. Tried ball milling AP to get a bimodal AP particle distribution for a 80% solids (barely) pourable formula. Lortone 45C ball mill 1840gr of ceramic grinding media 20mm balls 500gr of 200um spherical AP 3 hours run time. powdered sugar like consistancy