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Gordon Henderson wrote:
One of the UK rocket groups (MARS I think) has made a hybrid* rocket with a gyro controller that was so well done they could hop along and over a fence!On Thu, 29 Oct 2009, Paul Sutton wrote:-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 tom wrote:With the mention of the the DCLUG meeting on the 7th that has to finishbefore the fireworks I hope you don't mind me mentioning there's a NorthDevon Rocket Club meet on 15th near Barnstaple: http://www.northdevonrocketclub.co.uk/Hm. Intersting...Not really computing but sort a geeky... Tom te tom te tomDo they have any need for a program that can calculate what happens when you use x amount of fuel, taking in to account rocket weight etc, it sounds the sort of program that a linux user would write to help them if they were in to model rockets etc. Of course it would run on linux and be free software :)A lot of them seem to put up microcontrollers to do stuff, measure things. Most that I looke into a while back were solid fuel rockets though - not much to measure..Maybe someone could offer to do them a better website - that's so 90's... Gordon
Tom te tom te tom*Hybrid is effectively a PTFE solid rocket that uses nitrous oxide as the oxidiser and as this is a gas the flow (and hence thrust) is controllable.
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