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The Raging Sandwich posted a topic in Science & SpaceflightSound Barrier Rockets (SBR) Homemade Rocket Program The last year or so I've been building, testing, and launching homemade sugar rockets at my house. Each engine is a homemade version of Estes rocket motors, except a little bit better. I've built a static test stand to test each rocket motor. So far, I've completed a total of four static tests of what I call an F-1 motor. After the third successful static test of an F-1 a year ago, I converted it into an actual rocket and conducted a vertical launch. It flew about a half-mile into the air in a spinning trajectory. We found it in the driveway in a nearby house's driveway. Here's a photo of the flying F-1: A fourth successful static test was conducted of another F-1 engine a couple months ago. As of late, I've been designing a new rocket called the Cougar 1. It will house a much larger F-2 engine. The F-1 engine was a puny 5 inches in height. The F-2 engine is 1 foot and 4.5 inches long. It is as large as it is to launch a heavy payload of a camera and parachute over a mile into the air. Here's a picture of the Cougar 1 design: I've also been building the Cougar 1 rocket as well. So far I've cut a hole in the tube and am currently in the process of cutting the camera platform into shape. The body tube is 2.5 inches in width and 2 feet 7 inches in height. In the picture is the body tube with the cutout. (That's my foot to the side. Whoops! ) I'll be posting regular updates. Tell me your thoughts below!
So I'm working on a project to create a custom home made controller for KSP using an arduino mega but I am very new to using an arduino and with talking to the game so I was wondering if anyone could help me with getting a single switch when flipped to progress to the next stage of a rocket (in my eyes this is on the easier end of controls to figure out but I'm a moron and even from my research I have been getting confused. I think I need to use zitronen's KSPSerialIO mod but I'm not sure this is what I need again I'm just looking for help with one switch to change one thing on the game (the switch is a off - momentary on type of switch so a "push button") Please and thank you.
Following the apparent loss of the last thread, I thought I should make a new one. This is for discussion of model rockets, be they functional or not. I'll kick off with the latest images of my home-made rocket, which I'm beginning to re-build. I've not worked out how to do spoilers on this damn new forum layout, and it doesn't resize images for you, so here are some crappy thumbnail links. Yes, that is a 10p that's soldered into the end. Here is a nice shiny new image of the shiny brass fins. I need moar shiny. Hopefully we'll get more updates on the other rocket projects from the old thread, I loved those!