Featured Flights

These are just some of the rockets you will see at LDRS36

Howard County Public Schools Project Lead The Way

Geoff and the Project Lead The Way team will be putting up this 8″ diameter, 142″ tall AGM33 Pike Kit on a CTI N2600 Skidmark motor.  Weighing in at 80 lbs this rocket is expected to reach an apogee of 9,000′.  Altimeters include an Adept 22 and a Missile Works RRC3.

The entire Team will be out to Launch on Friday.

dsc_0449Scott Boeckelmann’s Philadelphia Flyer

This is a 7.5in scratch built upscale HyperLOC. This rocket was built in 2012 as my Level 3 project. It will be launched using a CTI M1401 and should achieve an altitude of about 1 mile. It weights in at 60 lbs and stands 12ft.

16-lift-offDave Greger’s Thunder Struck

Thunderstruck is scratch built 6inch diameter fiberglass rocket weighing 57lbs loaded. A CTI M1790 Skidmark will lift it to 9,000 feet. A Missle works RRC3 and RC2+ with control deployment of the Skyangle chutes.

2012-07-11_17-53-41_990David Chance’s Black 5

Black 5 is a scratch built rocket of “various” materials 11.5 inch in diameter standing 14 feet tall. An ARTS electronics package will deploy the 20 foot chute after the N2000 and 4xK700 lift it to 5500 feet.

standing-darkstar-jumboRick Comshaw’s Jumbo Darkstar

Jumbo Darkstar is a Wildman kit made from filament wound fiberglass. it is 8 inch in diameter and stands 12 feet 6inchs. Hopefully flying to 14,000 feet on an O5600 EX Sparky motor.  A MARSA systems will record flight data while a Stratologger, Raven and a with a WRC+ will control deployment of recovery.

Fred Wallace’s 10″ V-2

This Polecat classic V-2 is constructed of fiber-glassed paper tubes and plywood fins.  She’ll be flying on a M2200 EX fast burn motor to about 4500′.  Two Stage recovery controlled with a Black-Sky Piro-Release mechanism.

Dave Alewine’s 5/8 Scale Patriot

<= Dave’s scratch built Patriot will be flying on a central Aerotech M1850W followed up with 4-CTI J360 airstarts.  Electronics include a Stratologger & Strato-CF and 2xPerfectflite minitimer4s. He’s expecting a 4,500′ flight.


Dave Alewine’s 1/2 Scale Iris

This scratch 1/2 scale Iris weighs in at 53 # and will be flying on an Aerotech M-1315 to about 6,500′.  Recovery by Strattologger backed up with a Missile Works WRC2.

Our Children’s Future Project

Our Children’s Future is a 17′ tall, 9″ diameter 100 pound rocket scratch built by the OCF team.  She’ll be flying on an EX N2961 to an expected altitude of about 8,500′.  Missile Works altimeters will deploy the SkyAngle Cert 3 XXL chute.  I also hear rumors that Kate may be taking a ride with OCF.

Wild Minion

Spicer’s bringing his Wild Minion to LDRS to fly on an Aerotech M1297W load.  This henchman stands 109″ tall and weighs in at 35pounds.  Recover by Strattologger and Strattologger Cf and SkyAngle chutes.  Should his underling decide to flee from his 8,000′ apogee, tracking will be accomplished with a BRB900 GPS.

Blfd04’s Really Big Bertha

This scratch built 5.5″ diameter, 10′ tall Big Beartha will be taking to the sky on an AMW M1850 Green Gorilla.  At an apogee of about 7,000′ the on board Missile Works RRC2 & Perfect Flight MAWD will control deployment of the drogue and main chutes.

adobos’s Cadenza

Flying on an Aerotech M1297W, this scratch built 7.5″ diameter rocket will be lofted to about 5,000′.  Dual deploy will be used with mains coming out at 900′.

Jsquires’s Black Beauty

This custom Wildman kit will be taking to the skies on an Aerotech M1850W motor.  The assent to 12,000′ will be captured with a Mobius HD camera while Missile Works altimeters (RRC3 & RRC2+) bring it back safely to the field.

Dan Michael’s Amy Baby Doll

Dan’s Baby Doll will be flying to 6,000′ on an Aerotech M1850W.  The flight will be record with 2 Booster Vision cameras and dual Perfectflite altimeters will control recovery.

Dave Rose’s One-Eyed King

Dave’s all fiberglass, 5″ diameter 11.5′ tall rocket will be launched on a m2550 research motor.  This wild card hopes to reach 12,000′ while Kate calls out the play by play.  Redundant Stratologgers will be used to deploy the drogue at apogee and the SkyAngle Cert 3 XL main.

Bob Schoner & Carlos Zapate’s Mega Goblin

7X+ upscale of the classic Estes Goblin built by Bob Schoner and Carlos Zapata.  Airframe is fiberglassed cardboard , 9.25 “ dia. 136” tall. Nose cone by Python Rocketry. This will be flying on a central M1500G and 4 x I or J motors TBD.  Final weight is still TBD, but about 62 pounds empty. Expected altitude around 6,000 feet with 14’ main at 1000 feet.

Eric’s Der Red Max

This Smokin Rockets Der Red Max is constructed from cardboard and plywood and weighs in at 55#.  He’ll be flying her on a research M2300 blue load with an expected apogee of 6,000′.  Recover via an ARTS2 backed up with an RRC2.  The booster will recover on a 15′ chute will the nosecone comes down wit hit’s own 5′ chute.

Scott’s Full Scale Black Brant VI

Scott’s 5″ Black Brant will be taking to the skies on a Loki M1200 Spitfire to an altitude of about 8,000′  A Marsa54 backed up by an adept22 will control deployment.  If weather permits, I’ll be flying a Loki M1882 to about 11,000′.

The Multitronix TelemetryPro Tracking system, aka Kate, will be tagging along for a ride.  Look and/or listen for this flight on Thursday or Friday.

rw2660 – Bullistic

<= Bullistic is a 6″ diameter, 13′ tall, 45 pound rocket which will be flying on a Cessaroni M1400 to 7,000′.  On board electronics include  2 Missile Works RRC3 altimeters, a Mobius camera and the Missile Works Rtx GPS.  The main chute is a SkyAngle Cert 3 XL.


Aspiration is a 50 pound, 6 inch rocket flying on a M1610 Skidmark.  Expected apogee is 6,000′.  Missile works altimeters and a mobius camera will be long for the ride.    =>

Team DeWalt

Geoff & Team DeWalt are bringing their 15′ tall, 15″ diameter, 130 pound scratch built black and yellow rocket out to fly on a 6″ – 40% O-impulse research motor.  Expected apogee is 6,000′ where the Raven 2 and Adept22 will control recovery.  Flight is planned for Friday.

djkingsley’s Straight Through The Heart

Dennis is putting the finishing touches on his Madcow Stinger extended kit he calls Straight Through The Heart.  This flight looks to be a Level 3 certification attempt with a CTI M1101-White motor.  Dennis expects 9,000′ on this flight which will be tracked with the Missile Works RTx tracking system.  Dual Missile Works RRC3’s will control deployment of the drogue and SkyAngle Cert 3XL main at 1,000′.


Good Luck with the Flight Dennis!

Michael Pitfield’s Bizzy Bee

This 3″ Wildman Dark Star won’t be hanging around long flying on a Loki L1400 White.  Mike’s expected altitude is about 10,500′.  Tracking by Kate from Multitronix and video via a Mobious camera.  Altimeters include the SL100 & SLCF deploying the main at 500′.

George Pike’s Vagabond

An 8′-6″, 5″ diameter, 30″ scratch built rocket flying on a  M1180 Research motor.  George expects 6,000′ on this flight.  Recovery controlled via an ARTS2 and a Perfectflight CF altimeter.

Chefice99’s 1/2 Scale Nike-Ajax

This will be the first flight of this 1/2 Scale, 2 stage Nike-Ajax.  Missile specifications; Height: 18′, Diameter: 8″ Booster / 6″ sustainer, Weight: 195 lbs, electronics: Marsa54L, Adept 22, Walston Tracker, Firefly Video cameras (x2).   The final motor configuration is yet to be determined.  This flight is planned for Saturday.

Tim Bookwalter’s 1/2 Scale AIM-54A Phoenix

Tim’s Phoenix will be flying on an Aerotech M1780NT to an expected altitude of 4,000′.  Weighing in at 50 lbs this 7.5″ diameter, 6.5′ tall rockets recovery will be controlled with an Entecore AIM USB altimeter backed up by a Missile Works RRC2+.  Recovery via a 36″ drogue and a 14′ main and GPS tracking.

Thomas Thompson’s Gurdy

This scratch built 7.5″ diameter, 13.5′ tall rocket will weigh in at 75lbs on the pad.  She’ll be flying to an expected altitude 2,500′ on an M2550.  Electronics include a Black sky and a Missile Works altimeter and an on-board camera.  This flight is planned for Saturday.

Gary Dahlke’s 2 Stage

Gary’s bringing his 6″ diameter, 15′ tall, 75 pound 2 stage rocket out to fly on Friday.  The flight will be controlled with a Marsa 54 and a Perfect Flite Strottologger.  The flight will start with an M3100 staging to an L820 with an expected apogee of about 7,000′.  Other electronics include a Communication Spec PT-1B.  Recovery via Sky Angle Cert 3 chutes.

Jim Scarpine

Starleopard – Flying on a Research M2100 Sparkie motor, Jim hopes to push this 85# rocket to 5,000′.  Payloads include 2 adept ALTS25 and a cert 3 XXL main.


3.75X SWAT

Jim’s upscale scratch built SWAT will be flying on a Loki M1200 Spit Fire to about 5,000′.   The rocket weighs in at 40 lbs, is 10′ tall and 6″ in diameter.  An ALTS25 altimeter will be used for recovery as well as a Cert 3 XXL main.



Boris’s Flights
Hell Boy – Cluster 51xC11 to 19xD11 to 1,200′

G54+10xD11+6xF15+6xC11 to 6xD12  to 900′    Nitro FireBall

Boris has 4 flights planned for LDRS 36.  The 2 flights above are clusters with air starts and the 2 below are high altitude flights.  These should be some really cool flights.

Carbon Weasel – CTI J530 to 10,600
SkyHook 2 – CTI K1440 to 11,800


Sflorig’s Revival of the Dead

This 10′ tall, 7 3/4″ dia rocket will be flying on an Aerotech M1800FJ motor to an altitude of 10,000′. On-board electronics include two Perfect Flite MiniAlt WD’s, a Beeline Radio transmitter and an on-board video camera.


rw2660’s Big Daddy & Taurus

Weighing in at 220 pounds, this BIG Daddy will be taking to the sky on a Derick Deville ex-O Motor.  Standing 15′ tall and 18″ in diameter this beast should reach an altitude of about 7,000′.  Dual Missile Works RRC3 altimeters will control the deployment of the 35′ cargo chute and the Skyangle Cert 3 XL chute.

Flight is planned for Saturday.

The Taurus is a scratch built 6″, 15′ tall 50 lbs rocket that will be flying on a M1800.  Deployment control via 2 Missile Works RRC3 altimeter and on-board video captured with a mobius camera.  Expected altitude of 9,000′

Tom Cohen’s Three Tube Fin & Square One

Tom’s scratch built Three Tube Fin rocket is 17′ tall, 16″ in diameter and 162 lbs on the pad.  He’ll be flying a CTI M3700 to about 1,000′.  Dual Missile Works altimeters will control the apogee deployment of a Rocketman main and a Skyangle cone chute.

The Square One rocket weighs in at 240 lbs on the pad and will be flying on a CTI N5600 to 1,500′.  This rocket is built from fiberglassed cardboard boxes and sonotube.  Deployment of the two Rocketman chutes will be controlled by Missile Works altimeters.

Tom’s flights are always real crowd pleasers, you get the load roar of a large motor and get to see the entire flight.



Mike Showalter’s 2/3 Scale Patriot

This patriot stands 10.5′ tall, 9.5″ around and weighs 89 lbs on the pad.  It will be launched on an 115mm N3100 motor to an expected altitude of 8,500′.   Flight events controlled by an ARTS and Missile Works altimeter.  Drogue at apogee, main at 750′.


kcobbva’s Rumble Bee

The Rumble Bee is a 4″, 6′ tall 15 lbs rocket flying on an Aerotech L1000 load.  Electronics include tracking via an eggfinder and a BRB Tx, a 808 camera and dual stratologgers CFs for recovery control.  Expected altitude is just under 11,000′ where the drogue will be deployed followed up by a 44″ Angel ch


David Ratliff’s Wildman Extreme – Level 3 Certification Flight

David will be certifying at LDRS with this 4″ Wildman Extreme kit on an Aerotech M1297 motor.  This 4″ rocket is 8.3″ tall and should weigh in at 28.5 lbs on the pad.  Deployment will be controlled with 2 Stratologger CF altimeters and tracking with an Eggfinder GPS and a Trackimo Cellular/GPS Tracker.  Standard drogue at apogee, main a 500′ recovery setup.  Good Luck with the Flight David!


XCalRocketMan’s Talon-2

The Giant Leap Talon-2 stands 10′ tall, 6″ in diameter and weighs in at 50 lbs on the pad fitted with a M1675 motor.  Expected apogee is 8,000′ and recovery is controlled with an ARTS-2 backed up by a PerfectFlite.  The Talon will recover with a 24″ drogue at apogee and a TAC-9C main.

Adam Poirier’s Karman Sandiego

This scratch built blue tube 2 stage rocket stands 13′ tall, has a 6″ booster with a 4″ sustainer and will be flying to about 8,500′.  Electronics include 4 stratologgers and a flight timer and a 2m GPS unit.  The boost will be on a 75mm motor TBD and the sustainer an I435.  This project is being flown by the Northeastern University.

ECayemberg’s MIM-104 Patriot

This MIM-104 Patriot is a Prototype Loc Kit.  It’s 7.67″ in diameter, 101″ in height and weighs in at 40lbs on the pad with a Sconnie 5500Ns-M1550 White motor.  Constructed from Loc cardboard airframes with a wrap of 8.9 oz glass + a wrap of 3 oz glass.  Electronics include 2xMissile Works RRc3, a Com-spec AT-2B tracker and possibly the Missile Works Rtx system.

wad9061 – Flights

This Rocketry Warehouse Mad Max 8 will be flying on an Aerotech M2400 Blue Thunder to about 7,200′.  Missile Works RRc2+ altimeters will control recovery via the Rocketman 9′ Pro-Experimental chute.
                                                                               This scratch built 8″ diameter Black Brant VB weighs in at 86 lbs on the pad.  A 6,000′ flight is expected from the Aerotech M2000 Red Line motor.  2 Missile Works RRc2+ altimeters will deploy the drogue and Rocketman 14′ main .

Last but not least, the Mad Dog 6 will launch on an Aerotech M1075 Dark Matter motor to an expected apogee of 7,000′ where the Missile Works RRc2+ altimeters will take control.  This 6″ dia, 112″ tall 45 lbs rocket will recover on a 9′ Rocketman Pro-Experimental chute.

(Check out the cool looking tower as well)

Super XL Big Bertha

This Super XL Big Bertha lives up to her name standing 17′ tall and 11.75″ wide while weighing in at 170 lbs on the pad.  She’ll be heading skyward on an Aerotech N2000 and 4 K535 DMS motors.  Electronics include 2 missile Works RRC2 and a RRC3.  Expected altitude is 7,000′ and recovery is via a 20′ Rocketman 20′ Pro-Experimental Chute.



John Sigmon (aka Bat Mite)’s Formula 200

The coupler is free and the build is finally complete!  Johns’s Formula 200 stands 10′ 4″ tall, measures 8″ in dia and weighs in at 65 lbs on the pad.  The first flight will be on a 5132Ns-M2000 White Trash research motor with an expected altitude of 3,700′.  Dual deployment with 2 x Missile Works RRC2+ altimeters will put out the TFR PAR 36″ drogue at apogee followed up by a 15′ military silk main.  Anboard will also be a BRB900 GPS Tracker.  John flight is planned for Thursday.

ADKozin’s Formula 150

This Rocketry Warehouse Formula 150 stands 94″ tall and weighs in at 39 pounds on the pad with an Aerotech M1500 Mojave Green in the business end.  Expected apogee is 6,800′ with an Altus Metrum & an eggtimer on board.  A 72″ Iris Ultra main from Fruity Chutes will bring her down.

Brent Bierstedt’s V2

This classic V2 is 11.5″ in diameter and stands 98.25″ tall and weighs in at 65 lbs on the pad.  It’s a Performance Rocketry fiberglass kit and will be flying on a Loki M2550 Blue.  Perfect Flight Stratologgers will control recovery the 2 stage recovery.  Deployment of the Sky Angle Cert 3XL main will be initiated using a Badazz tether release at 1,000′.

dh4664ch  Firebolt & GizXL Gone Wild

Firebolt is a 6″ diameter, 10′ tall Ultimate Wildman Kit weighing in at 65 lbs on the pad with a CTI M (M1710 SK or M2050 SS)motor loaded.  Looking for 6,500′ apogee with dual Missile Works RRc2 on board.  Drogue at apogee and main coming out a 800′. If the provided picture is the M1710 SK my votes for that motor!!  Very nice!
This Wildman Gizmo XL stands 92″ tall and 8″ in diameter.
Electronics include a Marsa 54 and Marsa 54L  with the Marsanet remote pyro system and a Garmin GPS.
The Marsa 54L remote Pyro will airstart 3 CTI J400SS after the CTI M1810 Red gets things going.

Don Rago’s Formula 200

Flying on a CTI M1810-RL this Formula 200 will reach an apogee of 4,500′.  Onboard electronics include 2 Perfectflite CF altimeters and an Eggfinder GPS.  Recover via a 36″ drogue and a 18′ Rocketman main.

rocdoc’s Cherry Bomb

The Cherry Bomb is a 6″ dia, 10.5′ tall 45 lbs Wildman kit.  It’ll be flying on an Aerotech M2100 Mojave Green load.  Flight is dual deploy (2x Perfectflite CF) with apogee deployment for the main with a 1 second delay, with a Spherachute 48 inch parachute. Main deployment is 1000 ft with secondary charge at 900 ft. Main parachute is 144 in, spherachute.   A Garmin GPS will also be along for the ride.

Ben Russell’s Formula 150

Ben’s Formula 150 will be flying on a M1700 Ex motor to an expected altitude of 9,000′.  He’ll be flying dual Missile Works RRC3s as well as the new Missile Works Rtx system.  Dual deployment recovery with the main coming out at 700′

Tom Cohen & Robert DeHate’s Full Scale Patriot

This full scale Patriot, weighing in at 210 lbs, will be flying on a CTI N5600 to about 1,700′.  She stands 19′ tall, 16″ in diameter and is made from composite Carbon fiber and fiberglass materials.  PICO deployment controllers will release the Rocketman & Skyangle chutes.

Jumper2001’s Katana EX

Katana EX is a 12’tall, 5.5″ dia scratch built rocket weighing in at 45 lbs on the pad.  Flying on an M motor yet to be determined, Katana should reach an apogee of about 6,000′.  Onboard electronics include 2-Transolve P-6 altimeters.

Chris Pearson’s Full Scale D-Region Tomahawk.

This Tomahawk will be taking to the skies on a 11,000-N3100 Brilliant Blue Research motor.   Standing 16.5″ tall, 9.5″ in dia and weighing in at 100 lbs on the pad.  Deployment will be controlled by 4 – Missile Works RRC3 altimeters.  Chutes include 2-24″ drogues and 1 LOC/Skyangle Cert 3 Large and 1-Cert 3 X-Large

Weeb’s V-2

This will be the first flight for this replica of the famous V-2.  A 10″ dia Polecat Aerospace kit standing 7.5′ tall and weighing in at 60 lbs on the pad.  2 onboard ALTS 22 will control recovery of the R-14 main chute.  Expected 4,000′ flight on a L1650 white Ex load.

Andrew W’s K-Factor

Madcow Tomach flying on a CTI K454SK.  Dual deploy with redundant altimeters. 12″ Drogue at apogee and 36″ Main at 500′.  Dual deploy with redundant altimeters. 12″ Drogue at apogee and 36″ Main at 500′.  Expected altitude of 12,000′

Nathan Lowrie’s Experiencing A Significant Gravitas Shortfall

This Formula 200 weighs in at 68 lbs on the paid with Nate’s level 3 certification motor, a CTI M1810RL.  Electronics include an Eggtimer TRS and an RRC3 as well as a Mobius Action Cam.  Expected altitude of 5,000″
Good luck Nate!

Thomas Carroll’s Hydra 58
This scratch built Hydra 58 (Hydra 70 scale build) will be flying on an I218R to about 650M.  It will be tube launched with spring loaded fins and will recover using an Eggfinder and a Stratologger CF as backup.

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