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.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Development continues

It's been a while since the last update so I thought I'd post about what we've been up to. In the last few weeks I've been catching up mostly on non-rocket related matters, but development has been progressing.

Acceleron Vc
The rocket is now mostly repaired. The broken ring brace was easily repaired with a bit of epoxy glue, and a new coat of paint. New separator rings have also been made and are currently having the servo and camera fitted. The only thing that needs to be done is for the whole rocket to be pressure tested again and re-assembled.

We are also making up a whole bunch of new spliced pairs of 2L bottles (we are processing about 40 bottles) to have spare ones ready in case some of the original pairs fail during testing. These will also be used for the Polaron rockets and new bigger boosters.

New rocket
We have also been building a new smaller rocket (not named yet) to try to better understand how foam and foam generation behaves during flight. This rocket was built small so that we can fly it at our local park. I'll post full details in the next main website update.

I've also been working on an extension to our website that hopefully will go live in the next month or two because there is still lots of information to enter and format.


Unknown said...

Good luck for your next launch !!!!

Unknown said...

We are building a new type of coupling !!!