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.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

V1.6 PCBs have arrived

We received the PCBs yesterday from the manufacturer. I was very impressed with their quality, and breathed a sigh of relief when all the components fit. :) We'll definitely be using this manufacturer again. I was keen to see if the layout design would work but unfortunately we had a blackout and so I had to hold off on soldering the first unit until after dinner.

Breathed another sigh of relief when the FC powered up first go. The software is pretty much done, just doing a few more minor tweaks to the servo timing routines and testing it with a range of servo motors.

The version shown above has the assemtech G-switch soldered in and it's set up for 9V operation. With the battery clip the FC weighs in at 18 grams.

Next up we are going to do some flight tests with them, and I'll replace the V1.5 FC in the FTC rocket with one of these to see how it performs under higher G-loads.

The documentation and manual still needs to be completed, but that is also close to being done.



Thilo said...

does anyone know where to buy flight computer v1.6 in Sri Lanka.

George Katz said...

Hi Thilo, You can purchase it directly on-line from here:

Payments can be made through PayPal.