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Thrust Vectoring Frame

A project log for Guided Rocket

I will be attempting to build a guided rocket using of the shelf parts

SagarSagar 05/18/2014 at 15:331 Comment

After doing a static test on the laser cut plywood frame, it was discovered the the wood grain greatly weakens the wood and results in catastrophic failure. In order to fix this, I will be moving on to a better material such as aircraft grade aluminum, which is more heat resistant and stronger. The aluminum will be .25 inches thick and will be laser cut by a local machine shop. In order to conponsate for the heavier frame, a higher impluse motor will have to be used.

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zakqwy wrote 05/18/2014 at 20:32 point
Look in to CFRP plates; they aren't cheap and you need to be careful cutting them if you do it yourself (nasty dust), but it's tough to beat the strength:weight ratio.

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