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Posted by burkefj | Sep 25, 2021 @ 10:17 PM | 24,556 Views
A montage from todays flights at Sheridan Oregon, D and E powered R/C rocket gliders

R/C rocket glider montage September 2021 D and E powered (13 min 22 sec)

Posted by burkefj | Sep 25, 2021 @ 10:09 PM | 24,207 Views
A flight montage of H-13 RC rocket gliders from today

Large R/C H powered rocket gliders September 2021 (7 min 53 sec)

Posted by burkefj | Aug 21, 2021 @ 01:08 PM | 29,974 Views
Check out the latest podcast:

The newest Model Rocket Show with Frank Burke from DynaSoar Rocketry with Jesse Ulibari as the host! https://themodelrocketshow.com/11-fr...ocket-gliders/
Posted by burkefj | Aug 17, 2021 @ 12:58 PM | 24,266 Views
A smaller version that uses 18mm rocket motors...Description in the video description field...

Avro Vulcan R/C rocket glider (7 min 26 sec)

Posted by burkefj | Aug 08, 2021 @ 05:50 PM | 20,929 Views
Wind was about 10mph gusting today, but my R/C Virgin Galactic Spaceship Two cristened VSS Infinity handled it with no problems doing nice hovering as I lowered it gently to the ground...
I also tested out my wireless transmitter controlled launch control module using a small 800mah 3s lipo pack, worked great!


Virgin Galactic Spaceship Two R/C rocket glider flights (2 min 30 sec)

Posted by burkefj | Jul 16, 2021 @ 10:49 AM | 14,482 Views
Virgin Galactic R/C Spaceship Two Rocketplane, modified to increase wing area and shorten rear extensions to help CG, tail cone removes for flight again to help move motor and CG forward. Elevon control, reduces complexity and removes weight from the rear extensions as well. 32" long, 17" wingspan, 2.6" diameter 10.25 oz ready to fly using 24mm Aerotech composite rocket motor. Flies to 480' altitude.

First three flights in order...Added just a touch of nose weight and reduced pitch throws for the last flight and a slight amount of up trim on boost. Flew like a dream, barely touch the sticks for glide control....



Virgin Galactic R/C Spaceship Two Rocketplane (5 min 37 sec)

Posted by burkefj | Jul 10, 2021 @ 10:20 AM | 5,644 Views
The original Centuri boost glider free flight kit was called the Mach 10, this is not quite that model, upscaled to 2.6" from 1.6" tubing, wing moved forward slightly to help yaw stability and a natural CG without nose weight, and the horizontal stab is now level with the wing since I control pitch using elevons. 23" wingspan, 17" length, 5 oz ready to fly using composite 18mm D2.3T aerotech reloadable rocket motors. It really gives the look of the original but you can steer it where you want to. I've built two, one in soviet scheme, one in US scheme, a huckebein scheme would also fit the look of the airframe.

Dynasoar Rocketry Mock 10 R/C rocket glider flights (2 min 55 sec)


Mock 10 R/C rocket glider kit (2 min 31 sec)
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Posted by burkefj | May 22, 2021 @ 10:31 AM | 30,366 Views
Posted by burkefj | May 17, 2021 @ 12:46 AM | 33,032 Views
Another flight from the Tri cities launch in Washington this weekend.

R/C F-117 Stealth fighter Rocket glider (1 min 39 sec)

Posted by burkefj | May 11, 2021 @ 11:54 AM | 9,999 Views
Here are some flights after painting....

R/C F-117 Rocket glider flights (3 min 42 sec)

Posted by burkefj | May 10, 2021 @ 12:29 PM | 9,542 Views
Here are the first three F-117 flights of my scratch build 1/20th scale version, now ready to paint the top flat black...Flew like a sweetheart, nice glide and controllable flare.

R/C F-117 Stealth Fighter Rocket glider (3 min 50 sec)

Posted by burkefj | Apr 25, 2021 @ 09:48 PM | 11,031 Views
My longest glide flight yet on the big Aurora Clipper at 2:33 and highest altitude of 1300' recorded with an altus metrum micro peak.
Highpower R/C rocket glider H-13 flight (2 min 57 sec)

Posted by burkefj | Apr 25, 2021 @ 09:47 PM | 10,962 Views
It worked! I was able to re-fit and re-balast my 1/20 YF-12 for an H-13 and got a boost this morning to 1170 feet.
Highpower Rocket YF-12/SR-71 R/C rocket glider using H-motor (1 min 58 sec)

Posted by burkefj | Apr 25, 2021 @ 09:46 PM | 10,933 Views
Four more viper flights this weekend

BSG Colonial Viper R/C rocket glider G motor flights (3 min 56 sec)

Posted by burkefj | Mar 14, 2021 @ 08:25 PM | 18,091 Views
Here are two flights from this weekend at the tri cities, washington, 1180 feet altitude, great weather.



Upscale Orbital Transport R/C glider on H-13 motor (5 min 15 sec)

Posted by burkefj | Feb 03, 2021 @ 01:21 PM | 20,211 Views
Here is some flight video with a 3-d printed nose cone version today.

Altus Micro Peak Altimeter read out 733.5 feet!

Dynasoar Rocketry Buran Russian Shuttle R/C rocket glider (3 min 54 sec)

Posted by burkefj | Jan 18, 2021 @ 02:41 PM | 20,533 Views
Posted by burkefj | Jan 07, 2021 @ 02:16 PM | 18,417 Views
She earned her wings today!
Dynasoar Rocketry Space Shuttle R/C rocket glider flights (5 min 8 sec)

Posted by burkefj | Dec 31, 2020 @ 08:48 PM | 22,618 Views
I designed/built this yesterday, a simplified Buran shape, with a slightly enlarged wing, approx 1/72 scale, 18" wingspan, 21" length, 8.2. oz ready to fly using an E-6 longburn Aerotech composite rocket motor.

Russian Buran Shuttle R/C rocket glider flights (5 min 40 sec)