Nero supported the rocket team of Inholland Delft, resulting in a successful launch and recovery of their Aquilo rocket. Congratulations guys for setting your new record of 2132 meters.
A second finocyl monolytic fuel grain was tested. New composition BDO propellant without zinc, motor hardware identical. Due to a mishap with the AD converter, an optical analysis was performed on the video material of the September and October test.
Successful afternoon, testing 3 APCP motors within an hour. A 3kNs 2 grain (LD), a 11kNs moonburner (JvdB), and a 11kNs 4 star finocyl motor (LD and JvdB).
To facilitate the casting of monolithic grains, the shaker platform was upgraded. For this a vibrating fitness machine was converted to a shaker, accomodating grains up to 1 meter.
Higher Kn (400) and 1% RIO to enhance burn rate.
drone footage by Spartaqs
Test with low Kn (200-233), burn time 8s