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, December 03, 2008


We've been spending quite a bit of time this week writing and testing the FC V1.6 software. We are making it a little more user friendly to set up and operate in the field. The delay, offset and multiplier parameters were more difficult to set because you really needed to have the manual with you. Although you loose the precision of V1.5 the new settings allow you to set the time directly, so you can quite easily set it in the field. The settings allowed, however, should cover pretty much most flight profiles.

This also has meant that we've needed to update the operator manual which will be published when the FC is finished.

Last weekend was supposed to be a launch day but the wet weather cancelled those plans. :( NSWRA is meeting again this weekend so we will try to make it, but at this stage I'm not sure since family commitments were scheduled around last launch day and can't be moved. In any case NSWRA is meeting again the following week for a launch/picnic day, so we should be able to make it to that. We have four rockets itching to get off the pad, so they'll need to wait a bit longer.


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