[NRVR-Members] propellent making class

David Bloom dwskb at att.net
Mon Sep 10 08:05:52 CDT 2018

Count me in according to football schedule   Bloom
On Sat, 9/8/18, Eric Paterson <egpaterson at gmail.com> wrote:

 Subject: [NRVR-Members] propellent making class
 To: nrvr-members at nrvr.org
 Date: Saturday, September 8, 2018, 4:54 PM
 talked to Ben and Elaine Russell (Gainesville, VA) about
 offering their "Introduction to Propellant
 Making” class here in Blacksburg.
   The class covers the following
 topics:How to safely handle and store
 chemicals and propellantsWhat’s needed to get startedClothing, gloves etc.ChemicalsMixersCasting sets – mandrels and
 capsLiner / casting
 tubesMotor hardwareVacuum systemsProcess of mixing and packing AP based
 propellants. The student mixes and packs their own 54mm
 reload.Overview of Burnsim –motor design and
 simulation programYou'll leave the class
 A 3 grain 54mm J class reload which
 you mixed and packed.  The reload can be flown at an
 experimental launch by those with Level-2
 certification.A 3-ring binder containing all the
 class materials and discount couponsTru-Core 54 mm 3 grain casting set
 which includes a 5/8” x 14” AL mandrel and casting caps.
 Packing stick included.Tuition is $325 per
 student.   I am thinking of holding the class jointly
 for a small group of NRVR members and VT students on a
 Saturday sometime this fall.
 Would you take this course given the
 $325 tuition?    I would like to get an idea of
 the general level of interest among NRVR members before
 reaching out to our students.  
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