We had a good time at Paul's shop this Saturday. Although only a few showed up it was still good to do some mixing and enjoy each others company. In attendance was Paul Gagnon, (of course), Roger Forrell, Greg and Donna Jo Elling, and myself. While Greg and I put together a tracking smoke mix, Roger and Paul went over and discussed some particulars on characterizing propellant. Paul and Roger also looked in on how Greg and I were doing at times and I went over some of the situations of burning a smoke grain in your case and some of the prep work I did to help alleviate some of those problems.
The nice thing about smoke propellant is it is almost always pourable as this formula was. Roger had to leave before we were finished with our mix, so Donna Jo stepped in and helped Greg and I with the pouring of the grains each of us were doing.
Once we were finished and cleaned up Janet showed up with a couple pizzas that was enjoyed by all. After that we sat around for a little longer discussing our different rocketry projects before we all left to head to our respective homes.
As I said, even though this wasn't a very well attended mix party the general consensus was that any time we can get together and talk about and do rocketry is well worth the effort.
Until the next party, see ya!
URRG & MRSI Founder
"I just want to fly ROCKETS"