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Tripoli-Colorado Has Vendors!

Tripoli-Colorado has vendors who come out to many of our launches. Please be sure to drop by and visit them when you're at a launch, and let them know how much we appreciate their support. And be sure to buy lots of stuff from them, too!

Giant Leap Rocketry

We are delighted to announce the presence of Giant Leap Rocketry at Hartsel, as represented by Joe Hinton. Joe sells reloads and hardware for many CTI and AeroTech motors. Check the Giant Leap Rocketry website to find the motors available for your project. Any motor purchases must be arranged with Joe in advance. Please contact him at (motojoe4glr (at) yahoo (dot) com) or call him at (303) 859-9728.

Giant Leap Rocketry

Cool Rocket Stuff

Cool Rocket STuffMost of you know me. We've been flying rockets together for over a decade. I'm Jon Skuba, the Chief Technical Geek for Cool Rocket Stuff. (Of course I'm the only technical geek.) Cool Rocket Stuff is my mobile rocketry supply store bringing popular products and a few unique offerings to you right where you use them. For major items, this saves you the cost of shipping while for smaller items you also have the convenience of having these products available to you in case you forget something at home or damage a critical item in an earlier flight. At Cool Rocket Stuff you can find:

  • Madcow Rocketry kits and components
  • Top Flight Recovery parachutes and chute protectors
  • Missileworks electronics
  • Ejection charge cups
  • Rail buttons
  • Kevlar shock cords
  • Centering rings and bulkheads
  • Magnelite igniters and igniter kits
  • Quest motors and kits
  • Grit Stix

Hardware products including quick-links, U-bolts, pop rivets, and nylon screws
I hope to see you at any of our great local launch ranges: TC's Hartsel site, SCORE's Hudson Ranch, or NCR's Pawnee Grasslands sites. Or you can call me at 303-817-5303.

Giant Leap and Cool Rocket Stuff

Altus Metrum

Altus Metrum is a leading manufacturer of flight computers and other electronics used in the rocketry hobby, including GPS and radio telemetry. All are completely open hardware and open source designs. The first-ever flight of a prototype of AltusMetrum's first product TeleMetrum happened at a Tripoli Colorado launch, and Bdale Garbee and his son Robert continue to frequently attend our launches to test fly new designs. Bdale is more likely to be found flying and talking about what he and his business partner Keith Packard are working on next than selling, but is happy to save you a few dollars of shipping by delivering online orders in-person at launches in Colorado.

 Altus Metrum

 

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Next Event

Our Next Launch will be 7-28-19
We had amazing weather yesterday! 6-30-19
Calm and partly Cloudy virtually all day. 
There were many flights of note:
  • Brian Hastings did a dual Deploy on a estes D-12, and some Research Dextrose F-50 and a J-300 Dextrose.
  • George Barnes IV flew his 3" black fly on a I-327 DM aerotech (tons of sparky), his Blue Angles DX# on a J 510 Both very nice flights as usual, and a G-25 Moon Burner in an estes Star Orbiter.    All very nice flights as usual.
  • Brian Duke from Henderson Nevada came all that way to attempt the Tripoli G altitude record I think he got the altitude, but unfortunately rocket was not returned in flyable condition. He flew an I-280 DM in his broken Arrow - More Sparkyness.
  • Tom Dugan from Conifer had two Nice flights with his endeavour an I-161 and an H-180.
  • Chris Cooley from Morrison launched his erobee I-154 and on an I-500
  • Adam DeCino got his Tripoli Level 2 with a J-270 Madcow torrent Congratulations, very nice flight!
  • Joe Bowen launched his Apache on a K650.
  • Daniel Malone attempted his NAR Level 1 with an I-229 in a pretty Black Brant. Was a great flight, but popped a fin on landing. Better luck next time!
There was a bunch of research engine testing Bdale brought his stand and Terry Lee helped. Bdale tested some sorbitol, Jamie Weiss tested various mixtures of Purple Pig AP propellant (Very nice flame color!), Joe Bowen got his Hybrid lit for a very nice burn, and Brian Hastings also did a test burn with dextrose. I think there were 12 research burns in all. They all lit and burned well! It was a great day for research!
All went well! Thanks Terry Hibbs for bringing the equipment trailer, Bdale for the test stand, Terry Lee for your help, and William Bussel for taking over as LCO and helping as needed. We had lots of Observers also It was a fun day!
Please come Join us at our next launch on July 28! Bring those sparkies you have laying around! They are almost always allowed. 
JJ
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John Jamieson
Prefect Tripoli Colorado
TRA #04920
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