Canadian Association of Rocketry

Certification Testing

I had the pleasure of helping to do the certification test for a new "O" motor from CTI.  By comparison, an "O" motor has 20,480.01 to 40,960.00 Installed Total Impulse (Newton-Seconds).  Compared to a "B" motor which has 2.51 to 5.00 total thrust - a factor of 8192 times ( 213).  Or, in other words, an "O" motor is equivalent to 8,192 "B" motors.  Yes, a big one.

Dr. Jeroen Louwers and Bob Pouliot were also present for the testing.

Tim MacLeod's Level 1 Certification

Congratulation to Tim MacLeod on his successful Level 1 flight yesterday, Saturday August 28, 2010 at the NAPAS launch. Tim is the designer of many Sunward rocket kits, including the Mercury Lander Jr, the Solar Eclipse, and many others.

Finally got his certification as he has been waiting almost 2 years for the flight.  He waited because of weather, too windy, scared to lose the rocket, etc.

AARM 2010 Alberta Rocketry Meet

Sunward is proud to be a sponsor of the  Alberta Rocketry Meet - AARM 2010 being held at Morinville Alberta July 23 to 25, 2010.

The Edmonton Rocketry Club is hosting the 40th anniversay launch! A model rocketry competition for both young and the young at heart.

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CAR-ACF Level 2 Certification

I have enclosed 2 pictures of a rocket that I built for my  Canadian Association of Rocketry  - L'Association Canadienne De Fuséologie Level 2 Certification test.  This  test is based on a successful construction, flight, and recovery of an "I" motor based rocket.

The kit is an old kit that has been around and missing some parts.  Large at 5 3/8" (sorry, Sunward doesn't have these just yet) and a height of 37".  Being a wide rocket, hopefully it won't go as high and I won't have to go far to recover it.

Southern Alberta Meet postponed

The  Southern Alberta Meet SAM 2010 originall scheduled for Rosebud Alberta May 29 and 30, 2010 has been postponed due to rain.

We will post details when available.

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Southern Alberta Meet SAM 2010

Sunward is proud to be a sponsor of the  Southern Alberta Meet SAM 2010 being held at Rosebud Alberta May 29 and 30, 2010. 

For more details, visit

Local Area Get Together

CAR-ACF will be holding a get together at the Pickle Barrel at Yorkdale Shopping Center, in Toronto, on Monday April 19, 2010 at 7pm ET on.

Members of Canadian Association of Rocketry - L'Association Canadienne De Fuséologie and members of the public interested in attending are welcome to attend.

More guests will be confirmed, but Thomas Raithby, Vice President of CAR-ACF will be in town and will be a featured guest.

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