MM-38 Static Test Attempt #2 3rd July 2023
The first successful test of MM-38.
And it only took 2 years.
Rocketry Compilation 2022 31st December 2022
Another year, another compilation
“Perigee-2” Rocket Launch 28th June 2022
The troubled launch of Perigee-2, which chose to pursue its passion of skywriting instead of going up as planned.
Also the first launch which had been equipped with avionics (A simple altimeter)
“Perigee” Rocket Launch (BTIR-2) 17th May 2022
A rather lengthy report detailing the fantastic launch of BTIR-2, which reached more than a 100 meters of altitude, and was recovered intact to boot!
BTIR-2 Perigee Design & Plan 4th April 2022
The design and philosophy of BTIR-2 ‘Perigee’
Featuring modular design, 3d printing, and cool looking blueprints.
R-14 Test Results 3rd April 2022
A field report of R-14, which produced more than 1.5 kilograms (!!) of force, and was recorded in 4K from a drone!
R-13 Test Results 3rd March 2022
The test results from R-13, which is the second rocket to break the 1kg barrier, and which set a personal record in strength!
R-12 Test Results 13th February 2022
A report detailing the test of R-12, and why it went so differently than planned.
2021 Rocketry Compilation 31st December 2021
The second compilation, celebrating yet another year of rocketry
BTIR-1 Test 11th November 2021
The first test of the BTIR system, with very exiting (if unexpected) results
MM-38 Static Test Attempt #1 6th October 2021
A report of the first (failed) attempt to test MM-38
Featuring rain and horses
BTIR Project Concept and Developments 4th October 2021
Proposal for a very simple unguided rocket without parachute, for fun and science
MM-38 Fuel Preparation And Casting 2nd October 2021
Babies first BATES grain’s, and how they were made
Rocket Altitude Estimator 5th September 2021
A simple program to estimate flight performance, from nakka’s calculations
STS-XL 5th August 2021
The 20 times as strong Static Test Stand eXtra Large specifically designed to test MM-38
R-10 Test Results 24th July 2021
The 10’th rocket test after rocket 0, the 5th casing 2.0 iteration, also being the first to not suffer from miscellaneous structural failure
Gifted Engine: MM-H-38 28th May 2021
A article all about the recently received MM-38 rocket motor, featuring dimensions, a banana, and a design or 2 of my own
Impulse Calculator 2000 24th April 2021
A program I wrote to calculate impulse from STTS readings (with download and detailed explanations of the math behind it)
Prototype Parachute Development (1/2) 27th March 2021
Development and testing of exploratory parachute systems, also known as me chucking stuff from a balcony
First PEST Test 20th March 2021
A small cannon to shoot out parachutes.
a Rocket Cannon.
R-9 Test Results 21st February 2021
The first Casing 2.0 test featuring the improved nozzle assembly, which failed to live up to its potential due to some below average fuel
R-8 Test Results 30th January 2021
Third test of Casing 2.0, this time with cast gypsum nozzles
2020 Rocketry Compilation 30th December 2020
The new year special, consisting of a video compilation of all tests conducted in 2020
R-7 Test Results 30th December 2020
The second, slightly more successful casing 2.0 test, and some 3D printing shenanigans
Rocket 6 Static Test Results (Casing 2.0 first test) 15th December 2020
The first test of the (then) new casing 2.0 design, with a spiky thrust graph and interesting failure modes
Casing 2.0 15th December 2020
A in depth explanation of the first casing 2.0 design
Rocket 3-5 static test results 6th December 2020
3 more static tests, featuring the first engine to break the 1kg thrust barrier
Rocket 1-2 Static Tests 3rd December 2020
The first 2 static tests, with amazing results!
ICBM And Igniter Overhaul 30th November 2020
The first major overhaul of the ICBM system, now 100% more reliable!
Static Thrust Test Stand (STTS) 26th November 2020
Details regarding the first iteration of the STTS system
Minor Rocket Launch Failure 19th November 2020
A minor failure of the launch, not a minor rocket failing to launch
The Plan 18th November 2020
My very optimistic phase 2 plans
KNSB Rocket Propellant and Launch 13th November 2020
First test launch of a Sorbitol based sugar rocket, and the procedure used to make it
New Rocket Propellant (Gunpowder) 5th October 2020
Details from a short detour about using gunpowder as rocket fuel (which ended up going nowhere, literally)
Rocket Launch 3 13th September 2020
Footage from the trails and tribulation of unguided short range near horizontal rocket tests
Improvised Ball Mill, Followup 9th September 2020
A short followup about the first ball mill experiment, detailing the resulting fuel
Improvised Ball Mill 9th September 2020
A short about The Wondrous Mechanical Maurits™, which was intended to grind down chemicals and mix them together
Igniter Box 4th September 2020
A write up detailing the first version of the ever evolving ICBM system
Rocket Launch 2 (Failure) 3rd September 2020
Another test where I grossly overestimated my engine’s performance, and ended up with a smoke bomb instead
First Rocket Launch (Failure) 3rd September 2020
A very brief report of when I overestimated my rocket performance, and try to launch a rocket made of toilet paper rolls and duct tape
It didn’t go well
12 Meter Test 1st September 2020
A very short write up about calculating the speed a rocket reaches traversing a 12 meter rope
Simulated Weight Test 31st August 2020
The one where I got too exited about how my engines were doing and grossly overestimated how much they could propel
No Bake Rocket Construction 30th August 2020
A step by step breakdown of the old procedure used to make small rocket engines without having to melt the propellant
The Rockets So Far 30th August 2020
A short compilation featuring most of the engine tests and experiments performed before starting this site