Mechanical & Avionics Progress

The mechanical team has been setting up plans and test procedures for the Black powder Initiated Release Device (BIRD). This is the mechanism that splits the rocket so the parachute can be deployed.

The avionics team is working on assembly of the sensor board prototype and has finalized the design of a timer-based parachute backup board. The first test rocket will be testing our avionics at high-speed.

Avionics_SensorBoard

Trailer & Test Rocket Progress

The trailer is on track to be completely assembled by this Saturday, with testing to begin next Saturday.

The first of several test rockets will also be assembled this Saturday. The individual components have been built over the past three weeks and will need to be assembled and painted before the launch (date TBD).

TestRocket1_MotorMount     TestRocket1_Nose

TestRocket1_LongView