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02.07.2014

Altus Metrum announces AltOS 1.4.1

This is a minor release containing:Windows Install Fixes * Provide signed Windows driver files. This should avoid any need to disable driver signature checking on Windows 7 or 8. * Fix Java version detection and download. Previously, the installer would only look for Java 6 or 7 and insist on downloading its own Java bits if there was something else installed. Furthermore, the 64-bit...[more]

Category: Market

17.06.2014

Altus Metrum announces AltOS 1.4 with TeleGPS support

Altus Metrum updated its flight firmware and ground station software to add support for TeleGPS, new features for TeleMega and to fix some bugs.TeleGPS is a compact GPS logging tracker. Using the same uBlox Max 7Q GPS chip as TeleMetrum V2 and TeleMega, it offers excellent GPS reception and tracking performance. It incorporates a 16mW transmitter that sends digital telemetry, APRS and radio...[more]

Category: Market

19.02.2014

PNC80-Ogive available from Modelraketten.NL

Modelraketten.NL get hands on the long wanted and hardly available PNC80-Ogive nose cone. This is the type of nose cone used in the V2, Phoenix, Executioner or Maxi Alpha model rocket kits.Also available are the following new products:- Centering ring 3 x 18-50 (CR3x18-50): Cluster Centering Rings for the BT50 (50mm) body tubes from Quest. You can now use three 18mm motors for powering your 50mm...[more]

Category: Market

17.02.2014

Flight test for the liquid propellant endo-reactor BP54L

On September 7th 2013, in Alcolea de Cinca (Spain) an Italian experimenter (BT-Research) has carried out a flight test using a liquid propellant endo-reactor named BP54L. The test is the final result after a long phase of studies and tests in laboratory benches.The flight was perfect and also the recovery phase did not show any problem. The post-flight controls on the motor proved that all the...[more]

Category: Event

14.02.2014

Altus Metrum announces TeleMetrum v2

Altus Metrum has taken the classic TeleMetrum design and updated it with all new components. Same feature set, but better in every way. TeleMetrum v2 is a dual deploy flight computer with 2 pyro channels, 105g accelerometer, 100k' barometer, uBlox Max 7Q GPS and >30mW telemetry system with APRS support.The original ground station TeleDongle is also back at last, as a part of the Altus Metrum...[more]

Category: Market

12.11.2013

German Model Rocket Pioneer Karl Gum Passed Away

Karl Gum, a model rocket pioneer in Germany, passed away on October 31, 2013, shortly after his 84. birthday. Karl was an active member of the rocketry community in Germany for decades. In the 1980´s, he co-published Countdown Magazin, Germany´s first model rocket publication. He was RSO and member of the organising committee of the legendary Modellraketen Festival (Model Rocket Festival),...[more]

Category: Personal

06.11.2013

Beginner's Guide to Amateur High Power Rocketry on YouTube

A Beginner´s Guide to American Amateur High Power Rocketry is the latest web video release by Brian FitzGerald of Wichita, Kansas. It is 2 hours and 29 minutes long and was his first release to DVD in 2004. ABGTAAHPR consists of a series of in-depth interviews with Rocketeers interspersed with music segments. These interviews will provide you first hand data from people with the Rocket...[more]

Category: Market

15.07.2013

New Klima rocket engines CE-approved

German rocketry distributor and manufacturer Robert Klima, who announced the production of model rocket engines in 2011, now received CE-approval for his range of 18 mm engines. According to Raketenmodellbau Klima GmbH, the following types now have CE mark: A6-4, B4-0, B4-4, C2-0, C2-P, C6-0, C6-3, C6-5, C6-7, C6-P, D3-0, D3-P, D9-0, D9-3, D9-5, D9-P. Production will start immediatly, first...[more]

Category: Market

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