AV-1 test rocket

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AV-1 test rocket

Postby Forbury » Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:17 am

The AV-1 is 425mm long and is able to use engines/altitudes (calculated) as follows:
D12-7 at 500m mach 0.5
F30-9 at 990m mach 0.9
F72-10 at 1100m mach 1.23

Will post some end product pics as soon as I can get them.
I am using a fin design that is a little different, and this will see if the openrocket software is any good over using complex maths formula.

If all goes well, then an upscaled AV-1.1 would use a O6300 engine to a height of 15km at mach 2.55, question is, where would that be launched from in WA.
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Re: AV-1 test rocket

Postby drew » Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:46 pm

The Tripoli WA Williams launch site has a 18k ft ceiling (with pre-planned call ins up to 23k). We'll launch down there three times this calendar year. I'm assuming the O6300 you're referring to is a Contrail hybrid. The googles tell me that the Contrail O6300 is Tripoli certified so I wouldn't see any reason why you wouldn't be able to launch that rocket here in state (assuming appropriate certifications). That said you'd have to confirm this with Scoop (Dave). It's not my place to say what can and can't be flown at our launches.

On a personal level I'd REALLY like to see an O hybrid fly.
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Re: AV-1 test rocket

Postby Rockoon » Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:47 pm

Good luck with your AV-1 project Forbury. We're optimistic here.

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Re: AV-1 test rocket

Postby kopius » Wed May 02, 2012 3:37 pm

Sounds like an exciting project. Do you already have the contrail hardware and GSE for that size launch?

Are you coming to Williams Wildfire Westernationals? This is the biggest and baddest launch on the West by far (prob even Australia). Many come from far and wide and it would be great to chat more about your previous experiences and future plans there.

BTW, what is GTF Aerospace? I googled it and only found a blank webpage.
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Re: AV-1 test rocket

Postby Scoop1261 » Wed May 02, 2012 5:33 pm

drew wrote:The Tripoli WA Williams launch site has a 18k ft ceiling (with pre-planned call ins up to 23k). We'll launch down there three times this calendar year. I'm assuming the O6300 you're referring to is a Contrail hybrid. The googles tell me that the Contrail O6300 is Tripoli certified so I wouldn't see any reason why you wouldn't be able to launch that rocket here in state (assuming appropriate certifications). That said you'd have to confirm this with Scoop (Dave). It's not my place to say what can and can't be flown at our launches.

On a personal level I'd REALLY like to see an O hybrid fly.



Assuming appropriate certification, and that the vehicle with not fly in contravention of our Instrument, and that there are no other apparent safety issues, I cannot see any reason why an O6300 could not be flown at Williams, actually with the same stipulations, one could even fly at Grass Valley, but I figure the rocket would be a big fat heavy bugger to remain within the operating limitations.
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Re: AV-1 test rocket

Postby PK » Wed May 02, 2012 7:30 pm

Forbury wrote:If all goes well, then an upscaled AV-1.1 would use a O6300 engine to a height of 15km at mach 2.55, question is, where would that be launched from in WA.

I'm guessing you've never bought NOX from BOC...
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