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 22, 2007

development progress

This last week has been a bit quiet on the development side of things due to other commitments, parties and the like. With those things out of the way, development will again continue this week.

I also received the 10 new micro-servos I've been waiting for for a couple of weeks. I built a small test circuit from a 555 timer to check them out and they seem pretty good and look like they will do the job. I have yet to measure the current consumption so that we can choose our batteries in case we need more power. Having the servos on hand now means we can complete the deployment systems for a number of rockets. We will also need to update the flight computer software to generate the appropriate pulse train to drive them.

This week we also plan on having a go at doing some splicing of bottles, so we can do some more burst tests.


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