Rocket Fest 2014 3D
Rocket Fest 2014 Coverage in 3D


VIPE 2013 3D
VIPE 2013 Coverage in 3D


Rocket Fest 2013 3D
Rocket Fest 2013 Coverage in 3D


Season 2012 3D
QRC Season 2012 in 3D








Québec Rocketry Club RSS News feed
Updates
Click icon
to open
Québec Rocketry Club RSS Launch Events feed
Launch Events
Click icon
to open




Why you *really* need to watch how you tighten your Pro38 reload!
:: 2010/05/23

By Chris Courtois


In 2010, I was performing my big comeback in rocketry. Obviously, being the new guy once again, I wanted to launch as many times as I could in my first flight day.

I finally reached my goal, having launched already four times before the clock hit 5pm! However, in the heat of the moment I definitely did something very wrong. I was scrambling to get my fifth launch of the day ready and I was working on a tent floor which had some stray pieces of grass on it. What I'm somewhat convinced happened is, without noticing, I accidentally let a piece of this grass slip into the casing's threading, thus contaminating the airtight seal of the pro38. Let's put it this way: the motor wasn't forgiving. Not to me and especially not my rocket!

Here's a picture of what happens seconds after igniting a Pro38 you didn't screw in properly:





 
© 2017 Québec Rocketry Club - All Rights Reserved