Category Archive for "Propulsion System R&D"

Rocket Motor RC Ignition System Testing – September 16, 2018

Sep 16 2018

This afternoon we ran field tests of our custom designed RC ignition system using a conventional model rocket.  Three attempts were made…

Hybrid Rocket Motor Update – May 20, 2018

May 20 2018

Took the RC ignition system out for some field testing today.  Next up a few design improvements to the ignition system then…

Hybrid Rocket Motor Update – May 12, 2018

May 12 2018

Setup and initial testing of our remotely controlled ignition system. Here is a video of the workshop tests. The ignition system prototype…

Propulsion System R&D – November 17, 2017

Nov 18 2017

The team met in the Cobourg workshop to progress the planning and design efforts for our integrated propulsion system development program.

A rainy Sunday at CYPQ

Oct 29 2017

Checking out if a National 490-C parachute will fit well in the front of the Citabria. Unfortunately it positions the front pilot…

Integrated Propulsion System Update – August 6, 2017

Aug 06 2017

Setup for Test Hyb-C A small hole was drilled into the combustion chamber side of the cylinder. Wires for the spark gap…

Integrated Propulsion System Update – July 16, 2017

Jul 16 2017

Click on the test headings for the video clips… The purpose of the Hyb-B test series is to develop a dependable ignition system…

Integrated Propulsion System Update – July 8, 2017

Jul 08 2017

Click on the test headings for the video clips… Test Hyb-B-1 Test spark gap igniter at 4.8V and 1A. Test Hyb-B-2 Test…

Integrated Propulsion System Update – May 13, 2017

May 14 2017

Test:Hyb-A Purpose : To gain basic skills and knowledge associated with handling N2O and paraffin by demonstrating the combustion reaction between this…

Integrated Propulsion System Update – May 7, 2017

May 07 2017

For upcoming hybrid rocket testing (Hyb-A-1), the paraffin rocket motor was secured to a test stand using two clamps and the nitrous oxide cartridge was…