On Sat, Jun 19, 2010 at 05:44:57PM -0700, I wrote:
> I'm trying to locate a 1/8th inch diameter, 36 inch long rod used to
> measure the mass moment of inertia of the rocket (or any other
> object that is attached). I need this rod to measure the rocket Ixx
> inertia, and I have torn my house apart trying to locate it. It was
> last seen over a year ago at the last launch, and I'm hoping that it
> ended up at someone else's house (Tim, Andrew, or Dave, likely;
> perhaps PSU).
> The rod is about 36" long, made of hardened steel (spring steel),
> with a 1/2" bolt attached to one end. There may also be a nylon
> block attached to the bolt on the end.
> This particular rod is needed because it has been characterized for
> its spring constant, and it is time consuming to buy a new rod and
> re-characterize the properties. Further, the rod is needed for the
> fully assembled rocket test on Monday night, so I won't have an
> opportunity to make one on Monday.
Any chance the rod ended up in the Open Source office, downstairs in
FAB? Stuff that gets left at a meeting typically ends up there.
- Josh Triplett
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