Club Rocket Build Project 

2024 News!

We are excited to announce that as of March 2024 we have put together a new club group project team who will build a modified Loc Precision 7.5" diameter kit rocket (Bruiser EXP). This kit was donated to the club by one of our awesome members.

Previous Edmonton Rocketry Club Group Rocket Build Project

In March of 2016 we received an email from Sunward Hobbies.

“To promote rocketry across Canada, Sunward will sponsor qualifying clubs with a free CTI ProX line of rocket motors.”

This was for new build projects only, and for a Pro75 motor and below.

We were very excited to take part of this project at our March meeting.Our club member Art was very kind to donate this fiberglass kit for our group project.

The kit is a Mad Dog 6 from Mad Cow Rocketry. This 6 inch diameter rocket is over 9 feet tall, it has a 98mm motor mount and build weight is just over 29 lbs. 

Over the period of 10 months with build sessions one Saturday a month we completed the project ready to fly for our 2017 Fire And Ice launch.

Fire And Ice Launch February 18, 2017

Parts laid out to be cleaned and sanded before assembly.

JB Weld centering rings to motor mount.

U bolts installed to top motor mount centering ring with Kevlar harness.

Installing motor mount into lower air frame.

View of 98mm motor retainer.

Foam Board fin guide to keep fins aligned while JB Weld on fin roots cure to motor mount.

Internal fillets injected with West System epoxy and chopped carbon fiber.

Making external fillets with West System epoxy and Colloidal Silica as a filler to the consistency of peanut butter.

Inside view of epoxied centering ring to airframe and motor mount.

Av Bay parts.

3D printed sled with electronics.

Av Bay assembled.

Ground testing deploy charges, video only shows main chute charge. Drogue charge was also tested.

Both drogue and main chutes use 4 grams of 4F black powder

Assembled and ready for paint.

Parts primed.

Add some color.

Group shots of our team that built this small rocket :)

Front view.

Back view.

98mm motor mount!