We are pleased to announce the availability of 2 new model rocket kits from Sunward. Arachnid Payload A payload version of our Arachnid design. BT60 based and with 8 laser cut fins for outstanding stability. Mini CFX3 A smaller version of one of our first kits. And our fist BT20 based design. The kit includes … Read more
I have uploaded new visual diagrams for the mounting set for the Solar Eclipse™. Instructions will be updated on the next producton run.
Image is the first rocksim to be done. Weight is not accurate. Waiting for some laser parts to do the fin slotting. Should start putting everything together soon.
Certification Level Build – J Motor and up New project with some of the materials to be used. Still deciding exactly what to build. For the next certification! The name comes from all the blue. Shown are: 5.38 tubes – 4′ long. Two of them. 54mm motor tube 5.38″ coupler 2 sets of fins – … Read more
Newest production lot of Solar Eclipse Decals.
Download Free online or purchase a printed copy! The Parachute Recovery Systems Design Manual by Theo W. Knacke is the design standard for parachutes. More than you need for rocketry but a great resource. Originally printed in 1991 on contract to the US Naval Weapons Center at China Lake, CA, this book now approved for … Read more
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 … Read more
Courtesy of Dale Marshall, today I present his upscale SkyBender. According to Dale: It launched great under three D12 engines but failed under three C11s (parachute didn’t deploy)….. The plans are very similar to the Skybender. …Iit was fun to build and very fun to fly. I have attached his rocksim file. (right click to … Read more
Finally I am able to add videos for the Certification Flight. This first video is just basic information as there was a continuity problem. Each video is about 2MB in size. www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBAB_maD1n4 The second video is of the actual flight. After a while, the rocket can’t be seen in the video. Sorry about the finger … Read more
Attached are some images of a production run of Balsa Nose Cones. In the pile are BT56, BT70, and BT80. Still to be doine are BT60 nose cones. The BT56 are a custom size for bulk school packs. They are not currently listed on the web site. Lots of saw dust. I next plan to … Read more