Modern High-power Rocketry, Volume 2

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Trafford Publishing, 2005 - Science - 402 pages
This book contains more than 800 photographs and illustrations specifically created to introduce the model rocket enthusiast to the exciting world of high power. Completely rewritten, photographed, and designed, it provides tips and simple advice on motor retention, ejection charges, the high-power launch, and building your first Level One, Level Two, and Level Three rockets. It shows you how to avoid lawn darts and CATOs, core samples and zippers. You will learn how to create a bullet-proof recovery system, and how to choose the correct motor and parachute for your rocket. It has several new chapters, including electronics and altimeter bay construction, dual deployment, Level Three certification, and building a Level Three rocket. It also contains helpful case histories and interviews from rocketeers all over the world who provide their insights on how to be successful in high-power rocketry.

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Mark Canepa is a member of the Central California and South Carolina chapters of the Tripoli Rocketry Association, an international organization devoted to the subject of high-power rocketry. He is also a member of the National Association of Rocketry. He is the former editor of The Central Valley Rocket News and he has authored numerous articles on high-power rocketry that have appeared in Extreme Rocketry and Sport Rocketry magazines. His coverage of rocketry events includes launches throughout the United States and in 2004 he covered LDRS23 for Extreme Rocketry.Mark flew his first model rockets by Estes as a young boy and then as a teenager in the San Francisco Bay Area.In the mid-1990s he discovered high-power rocketry and has since flown rockets at local, regional and national events. Mark has successfully obtrained his Level One, Level Two, and Level Three certifications, and in 2000 he held Tripoli's national altitude record for clusters in the Open Class.In his professional life, Mark is a trial attorney, who has practiced in California for sixteen years. his articles on the legal and medical profession have appeared in state and national periodicals including California Lawyer, California Physician, Kitplanes Magazine, Medical Economics, Los Angeles Lawyer, and Civil Litigation Reporter. Mark is also licensed to practice law in the states of New Mexico, South Carolina, and North Carolina.Mark received his undergraduate degrees in history (1985) and journalism (1986) from San Francisco State University and his Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Hasting College of the Law, in 1988.Mark and his wife, Valerie, currently reside in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

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