Liquid Rocket Engines 5: Main Propellant Valves

Video Caption: Description Hi Rocketeers! This week we worked on the main propellant valve. I finally remembered to focus my camera right away, and I tried some new lighting and audio equipment, hopefully you could tell the difference! I’m travelling so no video this Saturday, and hopefully I’ll be back on schedule next week.

Links:
NASA Oxygen Servicing Procedure https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/ca…
Sam Austin’s Hercules-2 Rocket Engine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LQsv…
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/CharlieGarcia

Liquid Rocket Engines 4: Test Stand

Video Caption: Hi Rocketeers! Sorry for the late video, I made it a little longer to make it up to you! The plan for this week changed late as I switched towards the test stand, which still isn’t done, but I made some good progress. I still need to plan all of the fuel F/D and engine supply plumbing, and select a relief valve, and design the main propellant valves, which will get their own video. I’m not too far away from making hardware though, my plan is to demo the main valves in the video I design them in with a water flow test, and then continue with engine work as I save up for the regulators

Links:
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/CharlieGarcia
SpacePilot Pro (Affiliate Link): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00…

Liquid Rocket Engines 3: Sleeve and Seals

Video Caption: Hi Rocketeers! This episode focuses on the parts of the pintle, and getting them ready for drawings.

Parker O-Ring Guide: https://www.parker.com/Literature/O-R…

Liquid Rocket Engines 2: Injector Trades

Video Caption: Hi folks! This is the second episode of my liquid rocket engine design series, where I look at a few injector options.

I also want to mention that both of the engines I’ve worked on previously have had a ton of hard work put into them by Matt V., James L., and Ethan P, along with a dozen others.

16.50 Notes: https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/aeronauti…
16.512 Notes: https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/aeronauti…

Copenhagen Suborbitals https://copenhagensuborbitals.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qvby…

Liquid Rocket Engines 1 : Design

Charlie Garcia, an MIT student is on a quest to build a liquid rocket engine and wants you to follow along! Starting a video series, you can learn and follow his progress and see what it actually takes to achieve fire!

Video Caption: I explain how I chose very high level parameters for my rocket engine I’ll be working on over the summer.