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.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Progress update

Last night, I continued soldering up the new flight computers (FC) for Acceleron and J4 II. It's still will be a couple of days before they are both finished and tested. A preliminary weigh-in of the entire FC including battery and motor & gearbox was 37 grams. This may increase slightly.

We are trying to beat the version 1.2 weight. On Polaron III the entire parachute deployment system including nosecone, but not parachute weighs 133 grams. With V 1.3 we are hoping for under 100 grams.


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