3/15/10

Hmmmmmmm...

We're getting some interesting results. The first flight was ridiculous.We forgot to drill a hole in the body tube for the altimeter to sense pressure changes, so it told us something ridiculous like 350 ft. The second flight was even ridiculouser. The altimeter gave us a whopping 170 ft. After a thorough inspection, it turned out that SOMEBODY drilled the hole in the wrong end of the body tube, the recovery bay end. That was promptly fixed, and then, after the third flight, we check the altimeter and it's telling us 1621 ft. Are we supposed to believe that, after the junk it's been giving us? Perhaps we're doing something wrong. Well, either way we're doing something wrong, and we have a deadline staring us in the face. AHHHHHH!!! Everybody panic!!!

3 comments:

R2K said...

Can you fly the altimeter in a simple rocket and compare the flight results to a simulator output from the computer? That may be a good test. Or maybe even take it to a skydiving shop and ask them to run it to a certain altitude?

DTH Rocket said...

I don't think it was getting enough pressure equalization even after we punctured the hole, because that padding we were using nearly covered the hole up. We fixed that, but it's still telling us 1,198 ft. Better than being way under the altitude parameter, because you can always add more weight.

Anonymous said...

Nice Grammar Dan!!
Matthew

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