Robert has posted a new update as he works towards an all up static fire of his liquid-fuelled rocket.
The Vertical Static Test Structure is complete and passed the fit checks this weekend. It took a couple of tries to figure out the best way to install the strut and rocket without injury.
The setup looks pretty good, looking forward to seeing the hot fire.
Robert has posted a new update on his liquid fuelled rocket project.
With his 250lbf lox/kero engine complete and tested, Robert has started building the rocket it will power.
In this update, he covers a few more pieces of the plumbing. You can read the full update here.
Robert Watzlavick has posted a new update on his work of his liquid-fuelled rocket.
The update includes,
– CAD work on the rocket
– Pressurization and burst disks
– Getting rid of NPT fittings
You can read the full update here.
Robert has posted his Space Access 2015 conference slides online for all to view.
You can find the presentation here.
One of the many great rocket projects out, there, is Roberts Rocket Project.
This one specifically is a must read for anyone wanting to build and test their own liquid-fueled rocket engine. Over the year’s Robert has built and tested cooled and uncooled rocket engines, his latest prototype engine produces 250lbf (1112N) of thrust, burns liquid oxygen and kerosene, is regeneratively cooled and is machined from aluminium.
His work is very thorough and at a very professional level that is impressive to see come together, there are no shortcuts on this project. This can be seen in the design spreadsheets that he has made available to download, tweak for your own good and use.
Robert has been working on getting his 250lbf regen engine to a point where he is happy with it and work now commences on a rocket that this engine will power.
His latest update from April 5th, 2015 goes into a bit more detail about this rocket and work done so far.