Tripoli North Carolina

Safety through education promoting Math and Sciences in Rocket Design, testing and flight.

Truss were delivered today!! And the frames for the garage doors are working out great. Hopefully we can get the roof on this weekend.

Progress! Aaron Schaefer used his welding expertise to get things on track. The past 3 or 4 days had produced 3+ inches of rain a day. Might have to build a boat dock with this shop.
Lots of copper to polish! These will be the frames for the garage doors. Thanks again Amar doors!

Officially underway! Our rocket development center is going walls up! Thanks to a new fashioned barn raising, good friends, and finally decent weather.
Thank you Clancy builders of Raleigh for the lumber and Amar doors for the garage doors.

Thank you Michael Gunter Sr.! We got the 1930's leblond lathe wired up to the phase generator. 13" swing x 62" useable bed!
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Finally getting there! ! With a week of rain ahead, all we can do is watch. We have a yard full of tools on Pallets, milling machine, 60" engine lathe, 1960s hobart TIG welder, work stations, lumber, etc.
Clancy Builders of Raleigh have graciously donated their leftovers from a huge apartment project in durham.
This will be our " Rocket Development Center" fabrication room. We have to keep the welding area and metals away from the chemicals and rocket fuel.
Meanwhile. ........we wait. Snow, rain, ugh!!!! So many rockets to build! And quite a few to repair for friends.
And yes, I went old school with the hand drawings.
Join us for the Northern High School fundraiser, (choir and AP class trip to Boston) on March 13, at Northern Baseball fields.
We will also be out with the rocket grill for Multiflora Greenhouses open house in hillsburough March 31.

Astronomy Days

Come join us at this great yearly tradition!
Coming up January 27 and 28th. Great for the whole family.

Annual Free Public Education Event for Astronomy and Space Sciences brought to you by the Raleigh Astronomy Club, and the NC Museum of Natural Sciences.

Astronomy Days

Come join us at this great yearly tradition!
Coming up January 27 and 28th. Great for the whole family.

Annual Free Public Education Event for Astronomy and Space Sciences brought to you by the Raleigh Astronomy Club, and the NC Museum of Natural Sciences.

[12/05/17]   We just came into possession of 9 sheets of G10 fiberglass, 3/8 " thick sheet, 36" x 48"(from a defense contractor).

We've kept some for our own big projects, and want to sell the rest. Rocketeers first of course.

So if you are interested in any.... $250 a sheet. First come first serve.

A great weekend at War Birds Air Show. A lot of good people and a lot of fantastic items on display. A good way to honor Veterans Day.

A great weekend at War Birds Air Show. A lot of good people and a lot of fantastic items on display. A good way to honor Veterans Day.

Yep, She be pretty.

Totally Wicked Rocket Shop

A bit of progress today on the Rocket Grill. I am happy with the way this turned out. Now for the final touches. Touch up paint and get a good rope for the hand rail.

steps done, deck done, uprights/braces in place and now for a bit of texture on the surface.

Adding a work platform to the Grill

Adding a work platform to the Grill

Nice day yesterday to glass and vacuum the fins for the 1/2 Scale Nike Ajax. Rebuild the nosecone. Prep and glass the 16" bodytube for next big build!! And patiently waiting for this to be indoors.........

So after the 1/2 Scale Nike Ajax "Ouch" a few months ago, time to start the rebuild. The one benefit to overbuilding a rocket is when things go awry.....the piece can get put back together again.
Bow tail assembly just needed a clean up and...lots of epoxy.
New fins, I'll glass them tomorrow.
New decals from Mark Hayes of Stickershock23.com.
Should be ready to fly by weeks end!!

This time with the Pics!!
Styles Sharp went to town on these cowlings for our 4K video cameras.
As we begin the rebuild, this was a first. Styles printed them on the 3D printer in white to match the color scheme. The fit is sooo exact!
He modified them to accommodate the electrical channels on the rocket exterior, for other rockets this isn't necessary. He has them for all kinds of size bodytubes

See what was shared with Verizon Cloud

Styles Sharp went to town on these cowlings for our 4K video cameras.
As we begin the rebuild, this was a first. Styles printed them on the 3D printer in white to match the color scheme. The fit is sooo exact!
He modified them to accommodate the electrical channels on the rocket exterior, for other rockets this isn't necessary. He has them for all kinds of size bodytubes.

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Warbirds Over Monroe Air Show

Held each November around Veterans Day at the Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport, this is a truly one-of-a-kind Event that focuses on history & education.

Warbirds Over Monroe Air Show

Come join us for a great weekend next month! Nov. 11&12
We'll be there with Rockets, the Nike Ajax Project, and great food !!

Held each November around Veterans Day at the Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport, this is a truly one-of-a-kind Event that focuses on history & education.

Finally the foundation of TNC Rocketry Development Center. 48 yards of concrete!

Rocket development center finally under way!! We are adding 1500 Sq. Ft. of space to actually be able to function.

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Rocket 'lunatics' flock to Blacksburg for launch event

roanoke.com BLACKSBURG โ€” Michael Gunter and Paul Schaefer spent two and a half years building a rocket for a flight that was intended to last just a few glorious seconds.

Totally Wicked Rocket Shop

Flights and fun with New River Valley Rocketry
(not all in order but these are my shots MG)

Ouch...

This is a slow motion of the flight. One small setback but we will keep going.

Today was a great day with the New River Rocket gang. Except for one small setback in our Ajax rocket this was a great flight.

This is what happens when you ask a couple of Rocket guys to host a Birthday Party.

We had a good time showing the Nike Ajax in the Museum Saturday.

[02/04/17]   Looking for something to do today? Come out to Butner and join us! We'll be launching rockets and cooking up some burgers. ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ”

A WIFI switch was decided upon for arming the altimeters. This is the "EGGTIMER" wifi switch that was received. If you notice there was a small amount of "assembly required". I think Paul got this to test my electronics soldering abilities.

Almost finished with 1/2 Scale Nike Ajax upper stage avionics bay, Michael Gunter is finishing up the eggtimer WiFi switch.
Marsa 54L Altimeter with Bluetooth Network. Lower Bluetooth switch will be on Motor bulkhead for forward bulkhead ignition. At this point the only way I know how to ignite the sustainer. Also an Adept 22 for this maiden voyage for redundancy. Test panel with flashbulb on back for testing 2nd stage ignition on a single stage test flight.

Start with an idea and some materials and we will end up with a ROCKET GRILL. Thank goodness for good welding machines.

Start with an idea and some materials and we will end up with a ROCKET GRILL. Thank goodness for good welding machines.

We are working with Tripoli motor testing to create a portable stand to be used to test all sizes of rocket engines. This will be able to withstand the pressures of anything being manufactured for High Power Model Rocketry.

We are working with Tripoli motor testing to create a portable stand to be used to test all sizes of rocket engines. This will be able to withstand the pressures of anything being manufactured for High Power Model Rocketry.

A quick stop by the Grilling Store on the way home to show the guys the Rocket grill.

We enjoyed the afternoon with the gang of J & D Recyclers. This was our chance to thank them for working with us on the materials needed for our Nike Ajax and the Rocket Grill. Lunch by Paul was a hit and many smiles were shared by all.

Paul took the Rocket Grill to a tailgate party at the Duke/UNC football game. Got rave reviews and won Best Tailgate prize.
Sounds like a good evening...

Start with an idea and some materials and we will end up with a ROCKET GRILL. Thank goodness for good welding machines.

Start with an idea and some materials and we will end up with a ROCKET GRILL. Thank goodness for good welding machines.

Start with an idea and some materials and we will end up with a ROCKET GRILL. Thank goodness for good welding machines.

Start with an idea and some materials and we will end up with a ROCKET GRILL. Thank goodness for good welding machines.

This is a collection of shots of the students from the TARC program

This is a collection of shots of the students from the TARC program

Start with an idea and some materials and we will end up with a ROCKET GRILL. Thank goodness for good welding machines.

Start with an idea and some materials and we will end up with a ROCKET GRILL. Thank goodness for good welding machines.

Got some paint on today and this monster is Looking Good.
Just about ready for some Ribs and burgers...

getting the lights done on the Rocket Grill

Timeline Photos

Start with an idea and some materials and we will end up with a ROCKET GRILL. Thank goodness for good welding machines.

Start with an idea and some materials and we will end up with a ROCKET GRILL. Thank goodness for good welding machines.

O-3345 Static Test

Static test of our O-3345 21773ns BV7 motor for our 1/2 Scale NIke Ajax!!

Start with an idea and some materials and we will end up with a ROCKET GRILL. Thank goodness for good welding machines.

Start with an idea and some materials and we will end up with a ROCKET GRILL. Thank goodness for good welding machines.

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O-3345 Static Test
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