An Illustrated How-To Guide to High-Power Rocketry
By Mark Canepa
Here is a quick glance through a few of the subjects covered in each chapter of Modern High-Power Rocketry 2
CHAPTER SIXTEEN: BUILDING YOUR FIRST LEVEL THREE MOTOR
In this chapter we once again use an Aerotech M1419 to illustrate the assembly of your first Level Three motor. All of the photographs have been redone with cleaner, tighter angles to fully illustrate the typical assembly of this powerful 98mm motor. This chapter illustrates the assembly of the forward closure and placement of the fuel grains in the liner. It shows the reader the importance of the o-rings and the assembly of the nozzle and aft closure. The chapter concludes with a helpful chart that compares the motors used for Level Three built by all the major manufacturers in high power.
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: CLEANING RELOADABLE MOTORS
Keeping your relaodable motor casings and closures clean will help protect one of your biggest investments in high-power rocketry. In this chapter you will learn how to clean the typical reloadable motor. what solvents are used? What do you do with the old parts? Are all parts disposed of--or can some be used again? How soon after flight should you clean the motor? Is it possible to still clean a motor that has been sitting for six months, or longer? This chapter will cover all the basics, and will also point out some of the major differences when cleaning Aerotech, Cesaroni, or Animal Motor Works motors.
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN: INTRODUCTION TO SCRATCH-BUILDING
With a little time and practice, some rocketeers can make just about anything fly. In this concluding chapter, completely rewritten and re-photographed, you will learn the basics of scratch-building. You will see UFOs, flying tetrahedrons, bowling ball rockets, minimum-diamteter rockets, and massive scale projects. You will learn where to find the best source materials for scratch-building and how to upscale a rocket from a kit, or downscale a rocket from the real thing. You will be shown the basic tools of the trade and how to cut centering rings, bulkheads and motor mounts. This chapter will give you the tools necessary to move forward into what is one of the most rewarding aspects of modern high-power rocketry