This blog covers the day to day progress of water rocket development by the Air Command Water Rockets team. It is also a facility for people to provide feedback and ask questions.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Progress continues

Because it was too windy to fly this weekend we decided to do more work in the workshop. We manufactured three more aluminium Robinson couplings for extending Acceleron II's capacity by another 6 liters.

We want to fly Acceleron II again before the upgrade, so it will be couple of weeks before it is done. We first need to drink lots of lemonade before that happens!

Otherwise progress is going well on the V1.3 flight computers, with two of them now being finished and tested. We are now creating two 90mm diameter payload/nosecone sections with the deployment system inside them. These are more aerodynamic then our previous ones.

One nosecone will go onto J4 II and the other one will be used for Acceleron II's yet to be named sustainer.

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