Black Dragon

18" Diameter --  26' Tall -- 375 lbs at Liftoff

Flown in West Palm Beach with Tripoli West Palm on 2/18/08

Powered by a DEAP 6  --  P-11,000 (100%P)

producing 2400 lbs of Thrust for 8 seconds

propelling the Dragon to 13,100'


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Short (33 Megs)

Medium (66 Megs)

Long (142 Megs)

Long [LOW RES QVGA] (12 Megs)

Special Thanks go to:

Kevin Smith and family for their generous financial support

Bret Ranc for taking on the heavy lifting and keeping me sane

Dan Ciek for tireless efforts to ensure success

Guy Kress for making an amazing launch pad

Paul Weisinger for making sure the pad got there

Hudson McDougall and Mike Kirk for graphics support

Greg Maybach for many photos including the great liftoff shot

Everyone at Syntheon for putting up with endless stories about the rocket

Al Bychek and Rick Boyette for coordinating a great launch event

and of course...

My wife Lesley for incredible moral support

Hudson, Bret, Lesley, Mike, Max, Matt, Kevin, Derek, Dan, Carlos, Greg, Korey

The tail cone doing its job absorbing energy to protect the motor

Dragging through the mud

Forward and aft components

Test run of the pad with its creator Guy Kress checking it out

Little Children or Giant Rocket? ....... Both

The protest that caused a massive delay in getting the pad and much of the team to the site


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