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CAR-ACF Motor Certification (June 6-7, 2014)
Posted by Andre Choquette on June 17, 2014

A motor testing session was held at the Cesaroni Technology Incorporated facility in Gormley, Ontario on June 6-7th, 2014.

In total, 18 motors were certified with 103 firings over two days. The total fired impulse was 105,842 N-sec (just into the ‘Q’ range). This session sees the arrival of a new slow burning propellant, the Mellow. Seven motors use the new propellant and will be found in 29mm, 38mm, 54mm and 75mm. Seven of the motors used White propellant (including 1 Moonburner), the others are:

· Skidmark-Longburn · Blue Streak

· Classic · White Thunder



During this session a boat tail threaded retaining ring was certified on the Pro75 hardware. The test was performed on a Pro75-2G-Vmax.

The motors ranged from a new Pro24-2G (Blue Streak, 50 N-s) up to a Pro98-6GXL (White Moonburner 16,803 N-s).

While these motors were certified in Canada, a reciprocal agreement between the Canadian Association of Rocketry, the Tripoli Rocketry Association and the National Association of Rocketry means they may be flown in many jurisdictions.

I am very pleased to announce the certification of these eighteen ( 18 ) new reloads from Cesaroni Technology, Inc. Individual certification letters follow for each motor. These letters and the accompanying thrust curves will be available on the official CAR-ACF website soon.

Respectfully submitted,


André Choquette
Chair of CAR Motor Certification

CAR-ACF Motor Testing and L4CC appointments
Posted by Greg Dietlein on March 10, 2014

We regret to announce the departure of Greg Mills and Tom Raithby as heads of CAR-ACF's Level 4 Certification Committee and the CAR-ACF's Motor Testing Committee respectively.

Greg M has done an outstanding job as the head of the L4CCs. His rocketry experience and knowledge brought so much to the table that detailing it would take far too long. He will be missed.

On motor testing, Tom also has left very big shoes to fill. Tom's understanding attention to detail and high standards of professionalism proved invaluable. He also will be missed.

On Behalf of the CAR-ACF, I wish to thank both Greg and Tom for the years of service they has given to the CAR-ACF in these capacities.

Pierre Laurendeau, the CAR-ACF president proposed André Choquette to replace Tom and Greg Dietlein to replace Greg Mills. Both André and Greg D have been working on these committees for quite some time. They have both accepted these positions and the appointments have been approved by the Board of Directors.

Again, thanks to both Greg and Tom for their contributions and hard work.



Greg Dietlein
CAR-ACF vice president.


Comités L4CC et Essai moteurs du CAR-ACF

C’est avec regret que nous vous annonçons le départ de Greg Mills et Tom Raithby respectivement directeur du comité de certification de niveau 4 et directeur du comité de test moteurs au CAR- ACF.

Greg M a fait un travail remarquable à la tête du L4CC. Son expérience et ses connaissances en fuséonautique nous ont beaucoup apportés et en faire la liste serait trop long. Il nous manquera.

Pour les essais de moteurs, Tom a également laissé de très grandes chaussures à remplir. Le souci du détail de Tom et son professionnalisme se sont révélés inestimable. Il nous manquera aussi.

Au nom du CAR- ACF, je tiens à remercier Greg et Tom pour leur dévouement au service du CAR-ACF.

Pierre Laurendeau, le président du CAR- ACF a proposé André Choquette pour remplacer Tom et Greg Dietlein pour remplacer Greg Mills. André et Greg D travaillent pour ces comités depuis un certain temps déjà. Ils ont tous les deux accepté ces postes et les nominations ont été approuvées par le conseil d'administration.

Encore une fois, merci à Greg et Tom pour leur contribution et leur travail acharné.

Greg Dietlein
Vice-président CAR- ACF

A new CAR-ACF affiliated club/Un nouveau club CAR-ACF
Posted by Greg Dietlein on March 10, 2014

On behalf of the CAR-ACF, I wish to welcome the Airdrie Space Science Club (ASSC) as the CAR-ACF's newest affiliated club.

They are located in Alberta. You can visit their website at:

Website: http://members.shaw.ca/frank.gibney/rocketry/index.html

Greg Dietlein
CAR-ACF Vice president.


Un nouveau club CAR-ACF

Au nom du CAR-ACF, je tiens à saluer le Airdrie Space Science Club (ASSC) en tant que nouveau club affilié au CAR-ACF.

Ils sont situés en Alberta. Vous pouvez visiter leur site Web à:
Site Web: http://members.shaw.ca/frank.gibney/rocketry/index.html

Greg Dietlein
Vice-président CAR-ACF

Video Goggles/Lunettes vidéo
Posted by Greg Dietlein on March 07, 2014

Recently question of the use of video goggles has been brought forth by several people from 3 separate regions. Many questions remain to be answered regarding the use of video goggles by a flier of a rocket at a CAR-ACF high power launch. At present there are no protocols for this. Further and most important, our insurance policy doesn't provide coverage for this activity.

Given this, a flier's use of video goggles during accent or during recovery cannot be authorized at this time.

Persons with interest in this activity may forward any questions, comment and/or suggestions to the CRSO.

Greg Dietlein
CAR-ACF CRSO


Lunettes vidéo

Récemment, la question de l'utilisation de lunettes vidéo a été soulevée par plusieurs personnes dans 3 régions. Beaucoup de questions demeurent sans réponse en ce qui concerne l'utilisation de lunettes vidéo par un lanceur lors d’un lancement haute-puissance CAR-ACF. À l'heure actuelle il n'existe aucun protocole pour cela. En outre et surtout, notre police d'assurance ne couvre pas cette activité.

Dans ce contexte, l'utilisation de lunettes vidéo pendant ascension ou lors de la récupération ne peut pas être autorisée pour le moment.

Les personnes qui s'intéressent à cette activité peuvent transmettre leurs questions, commentaires ou suggestions au CRSO.

Greg Dietlein
CAR-ACF CRSO

Nomination d'un nouveau CRSO
Posted by Pierre Laurendeau on May 04, 2013

C’est un plaisir pour moi de vous annoncer que Greg Dietlein est maintenant le nouveau Chef Responsable de la Sécurité des Opérations (CRSO) au CAR-ACF. Il supervisera tous les Responsables de la Sécurité des Opérations du CAR-ACF.
Greg a déjà effectué cette tâche auparavant, avec beaucoup de diligence.

Félicitations Greg!

Pierre Laurendeau
Président CAR-ACF

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