<[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> So I was wondering what the status on the hybrid motor is. I realize that
> the current rocket will probably be using solid state motors, and thats
> probably for the best as we don't have to re-invent the wheel. However, I'd
> love to get involved in designing a hybrid.
> 1) What needs to be done?
A) Write up an orbital requirements page for the wiki, delta-v,
exhaust velocity, mass fraction. Later, a mission simulator.
B) Reach consensus on which motor technology to research, this doesn't
need to be a final decision.
C) Test lab scale motors on a stand instrumented for pressure, thrust,
and regression rate. Some of this hardware may exist within the
club or its penumbra and therefore would not need to be built.
D) Test a flight scale motor
E) Fly the motor
> 2) Who else thinks this would be a fun project? Who can actually spare any
> free time to think about it?
Personally, yes any no respectively.
> 3) What is the current status of the hybrid project?
Shelved. We have pressure and thrust data for several wax/GOX lab
scale tests, but no regression rate data.
> 4) Is the wiki the place to check for all status related questions as far
> as projects go, or is there information that is not publicly available
> somewhere else?
Much is on the wiki. If something is missing, you'll probably have to
ask for it.
> 5) What was the resource Peter was talking about, a forum for hybrid
> questions? Was that a website, or IRC? (I don't really have any idea how
> IRC works, but I can figure it out if there are knowledgeable people to
> pester about motors on it.)
Thanks for the questions. Feel free to ask more :)
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