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.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Tachyon completed

We have finished building the Tachyon sustainer this week, and pressure tested it up to 130 psi.

We wanted to fly it during this long weekend, but due to the heavy storms here in Sydney we were unable to. We had wind gusts of up to 100km/h, huge seas with up to 15m (40 foot) waves and drenching rain. Our local park had quite a bit of standing water on it, so it was unsuitable for launching as well. We will fly it at the next opportunity.

Meanwhile we have been continuing with the staging mechanism on Acceleron III, and plan to continue with it tomorrow.


Anonymous said...

Wow! That really looks great. Any chance you can go into excruciating detail on its construction? I'm especially looking at the fin attachment, and the payload section is looking beautiful. I'd love to see more of those close up.

George Katz said...


We will be doing an update on our main website shortly that will include the full details of the sustainer. Hopefully that will give you a better idea how it is built.