What follows below is a "mind map" I put together 2 weeks ago to think about how to get to orbit.
Not every leaf of every branch needs to be evaluated. On some branches I only need one leaf to work the other can be abandoned.
The currently Active leaf's are Red
Wellmate Stock (Acquired samples)
PET Stock/Reblown (acquired large PET bottles)
Pet Reblown inside Shell
RotoMolded in shell
Poly Bag Liner Test hardware has been fabricated
3D printed Regen
Aluminm A motor design was quickly done and sent out for quote. 3D printed price was acceptable. More than 3:1 variance in differnt vendors.
Poly Heat Shring
HP Solid for Last stage Asked one of my solid friends to look at this.
Piksi If we have a GPS it will likely be this.
Fiber (ordered surplus fiber gyro from ebay wil use to evaluate different mems sensors.)
Blowdown with one intermediate valve
Presurized bottle and regulator.(If our composite tank ideas work as well as they seem to then this is not really a win as the blowdown tank tech from a mass standpoint is almost as good as hightech carbon wound presurant bottle.
PayLoad (Cubesats have used CC1100 based radios to communicate so its a reasonable choice)
CC1100 based Custom
BigRedBee I have one of their 70cm tranmitters in hand, payload < 50gms possible.
JSBSim (I think I've secured some help here that is very familiar with JSBSim)
Control Laws higher fidelity sim
Hardware in Loop Testing
Launch Location (Within in a month when the archetectures starts to shake out its time to go to FAA and start discussing this)
On a Boat?
On a Plane?
NM Space Port?
Limits to what can be tested at FAR?