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, December 13, 2011

The Shadow - coming together

We've been flat out over the last couple of weeks, but have had time to work a little on the Shadow. We've now finished the launcher, and the fins are now also attached to the rocket. The nosecone and payload bay have been painted which will make them easier to find should they separate from the rocket.

In the next week or so we should have the rest of the payload bay complete with the camera, altimeter and batteries still to be mounted. The rocket at least is now starting to look like a real rocket. :)

I've update the build log with a few pictures from the last couple of weeks.


Anthony Collucci said...


You are the best!

Your rockets is very very great.

I'm learn about rockets, see my works


Rodrigo said...

That's a really cool rocket!!
Congratulations! So, when is Scheduled the launch?


George Katz said...

@Anthony Thanks for the link to your video Anthony. What is the rocket made out of?

@Rodrigo Thanks, We are still not sure of the exact launch date as it depends on weather and launch window opportunities. As we'll get closer and we have a better idea, I'll post it on the blog.

Vicente Garcia M Junior said...

Friend George, with each new "post" for the shadow, the expectation increases. We will see its inaugural flight in 2011 yet?


Anthony Collucci said...

@George Katz,

I'm using a pet bottles to engine. And PVC for the chassi. And now i'm working about acellerometer for analyze inclination and aceleration for each hundredth of second.

i'm researching about aerodinamic effects in rockets. I will build a engine using tubes of hot water, because this support pressures up to 350 psi.

George Katz said...

Hi Vicente, With Christmas so close and there is still lots of other non-rocket related things to get done at home and at work, we probably won't have a chance to launch it this year. But hopefully soon in the new year.

Luciano said...

Hola George: ya veo que no soy el único que está esperando por Shadow :-)la verdad que promete mucho!!!
Saludos. Luciano