Saturday, March 22, 2008

More Pictures....

Tank_Complete


The whole assembly is upside down.


From Top of picture to bottom…. Motor (not yet welded together) Big stainless check valve, main valve, tank(100% welded) plastic bucket. We will provide some pictures of the tanks in process as our welder Bob took some pictures, but I don’t have them yet.


GearMountDetail


Detail shot of the gear mount. (Upside down) 


Detail shot of the Tank Top…


Tank_Top_Detail 


So far the tank is about 5% over the “Spread sheet” target weight and the motor is 50% under the spread sheet SWAG, In total all parts we can weigh are comming in under the target weight.


The motor exit cone needs to be shortened a bit and the main chamber will shrink as we have a really parinoid L*. We are missing one small fitting for the Catalyist injector fittings or the whole motor would get welded together today. The local indusrtial hardware store is usually open on Saturday, but they closed for Easter.

3 comments:

Damien said...

Looks neat. Have you already tested the tank ? No leaks ? It didn't burst ?

gravityloss said...

Assume a spherical rocket...

You did this to make the inertia tensors easy, right? ;)

Paul Breed said...

We started to do a hydro test and realized that full it would weigh 700+ pounds. We did not want to crush the fittings etc... so until we can properly support it on the landing gear mounts the hydro test is on hold. We hope to get to that the week after Space Access.