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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 is scheduled for October 17, 2021
 
Fall Frenzy Launch Summary:
 
I believe this was the biggest launch we have had in the last few years!  Lots of Certifications, big engines, small engines, visitors, and a world record flight! Overall a great time. 
 
Congratulations! : 
  • 6 - Level 1 Certifications to Benjamin St John, Jerry Amrhein, Jordan Akins, Kurt Eherenman, Matt Golubski, and Andy Plotkin. 
  • 5 - L2 tests passed Chip Reid and Justin Redding Aced it!
  • 4 - Level 2 Certifications to Jordan Akins, Justin Redding, Chip Reid, and Steve Ghioto. 
Sincere condolences to David Tan and Hayden Yearout on certification attempts. Both rockets were very capable in my opinion and only failed due to CATO's (engine failure). 
 
There was a total, 53 flight cards. 
 
We had some visitors. The Ruland family from Lawerence Kansas, Scott Storey from Des Moines IA, some from Utah, and Bryan Duke came from Eads TN. 
 
Flights of note:
  • Bruce Lee attempted a 15 engine C6-0 cluster unfortunately not all got lit. He is going to attempt a few hundred engine cluster at Balls.
  • Randy Kennedy launched  J450 and K1080 engines with very nice crowd pleasing flights as usual.
  • Steve Ghioto had the most flights with 5, maybe more. 
  • Dave Bauer launched a very nice Nike Hercules unfortunately not all 4 D12's lit. Great Pyramid launch too. 
  • Kenneth Olaverria (CU Sounding Rocket Lab) Launched a L1395 pretty impressive!
SPECIAL flight by Bdale Garbee(Altus Metrum), launched his Mega Nuke on a CTI N3301.  Very Impressive!  See some of the pictures in the Tripoli-Colorado Facebook Group. It was launched off of Terry Lee's trailer tower. 
 
WORLD RECORD!! Pending Tripoli Certification, Bryan Duke Launched his Vanish 24 on a CTI G150 to 10,093 feet. As near as I can tell this was over 1,000 feet higher than any previous NAR or Tripoli Record for a G engine! Congratulations Bryan! 
Very amazing! It pulled 90G's! See pictures at Tripoli-Colorado Facebook Group.
 
Special thanks to Jon Skuba for bringing the Moto Joe Store and getting in some flights too! and Thank you George Barnes for all the great pictures and some nice flights!
 
I know I'm leaving some things out. Some of the founding  members of Tripoli Colorado attended too. Feel free to fill in the blanks or make corrections at Tripoli-Colorado Facebook Group. 
 
For those who are curious, the last two flights were recovered!
 
Thanks to all who attended. It was a fun time!
JJ
John Jamieson
Prefect Tripoli Colorado
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