I think I can obtain one (maybe several) dial type torque wrenches.  I can't
speak to calibration however.  If we had several, would statistical tests be
realistic?

-Jeremy

On Sat, Jun 19, 2010 at 5:44 PM, I <kirk...@pdx.edu> wrote:

> All,
> 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.
>
> If you have any gear that went to Brothers last year, please take a look
> and see it that rod was mistakenly placed in with your gear.
>
> In case the rod is not found, does anyone have a dial type inch-pound
> torque wrench (calibrated)?
>
> Thanks for looking....
> ~D
>
>
>
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