Hybrids are a bit more complicated (one reason why I like'm), but not difficult. A big issue (especially in Florida summer) is maintaining cool bottle temp. Otherwise the density causes poor/degraded performance.
Timing ignition isn't an issue as long as you can see the venting (look left/above the gold band in my pic)
Clusters *require* high current - best with a relay/battery at the pad. Clip whip = friend
For clusters I was launching with a lawn tractor battery (lead acid, about 1/2 a car starter battery) but the relay is a good idea. I used the sturdiest speaker wire I could find, but that did probably limit the current quite a bit. I was worried about following the letter of the regulations and avoided fully arming anything while still at the pad.
Yes. It got stuck in my head when I was building it. So now, most of my rockets are named for bands, albums, or songs.
@emma awesome! I’ve been playing around with sticking some #hamradio APRS and LoRa stuff in a mid-power rocket. I’m building my current one around a 38mm engine mount though, so that I can eventually use it for some high power stuff too. I have a basic kit built to use for an L1 cert flight, but haven’t taken the plunge yet!
ZOMG! The Fediverse. It's like the Metaverse, only with less Metaverse and more queerness.