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Pyrotechnician Badge Arrived

My Fireworks Operator Certificate - Pyrotechnician - arrived to day in the mail.  This is the result of the course I took earlier.  Arrived sooner than I expected.

This will allow me to handle all types of rockets motors and a defined class of pyrotechnic effects.

Angelo Castellano

Popular Tags

I have now implemented a method of shown the Blog tags by popularity.

The more popular ones are shown by size.  They will be shown on all blog related pages.

National Sport Launch NSL 2010

Sunward is pround to be a sponsor of the National Sport Launch being held at White Sands, NM May 27 to June 1, 2010. 

For more details, visit http://nsl2010.shootthesky.org/

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  www.calgaryrocketry.org

TDG Transportation of Dangerous Goods course

I am currently taking the TDG Transportation of Dangerous Goods course from the compliancecenter.com for the handling of shipping certain goods through the mail.

Although I only need the information relating to motors, it covers everything.  Almost done.  Only 3 more sessions to go and should be finished later today.  The quiz at the end of each session, which is mandatory, is not easy.  Having notes helps.

Angelo Castellano

Upgraded Newsletter Service

A few changes to the Newsletter service we were using to send out the occasional email.

First, we have changed providers (mailchimp).  The return and sent email address will be the main Sunward Account - info@sunward1.com .

A little more simple design.  Less clutter to help out with the viewing.

No longer numbering the issues - took too much work.

We have now integrated the adding of your email direct from this site.  So you can checkout and subscribe at the same time.

Twitter now available

Twitter Back on

Keep in touch

We have set up access to our Twitter account again on the site.  You can go to the page via the link menu on the right on by clicking on http://www.sunward1.com/twitter

Our name is rocket_catapult and the direct link is http://twitter.com/rocket_catapult

New Nose Cones and Design book

We now have available the book Model Rocket Design & Construction Book by Timothy S. Van Milligan, Revised 3rd Edition.  Another addition to the Books and publications section.

Due to popular demand, we also have 2 long nose cones.  One is the BT70 with a nose length of 10 1/2 inches and a BT80 nose cone with a nose length of 9 inches.  Both in stock and ready to ship.

New NOMEX products

We now have the NOMEX products, both blankets and shock cords, now available in Red. A slightly lighter material. (The Ground Cover will not be available in Red.)

Same pricing and also on sale with 25% off.

http://www.sunward1.com/nomex-flame-resistant-products

Our new server is up and it is FAST. Our web site is now moved over to the new CMS (content management system) using Drupal/ Ubercart. One of the world's widely used open source platform. RSS feed is now working on the site, and we now have our blog on our main site.

Pyrotechnics Safety

Pyrotechnics Safety

I attended the Pyrotechnics Safety and Legal Awareness Course today at Humber College.  The course is mainly for the special effects but since rocketry has a lot to do with pyrotechnics, I felt it was worth attending.

And after we had a demonstration.  Saw a lot of smokeless gunpowder, grebs, flash paper, and other special effects.  Cool.

Angelo Castellano

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