Purple Parrot - MD 38mm

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Re: Purple Parrot - MD 38mm

Postby SpaceManMat » Mon May 14, 2018 2:35 pm

crom wrote:Awesome stuff, congratulations Mat!

Do you think there would be any altitude difference between the using fly away rail guide or a tower??


Thanks Mat

I did some trial sims in OR which suggestted that the lost momentum in the fly away rails and drag cost 20 feet. However that assumed clean and immediate separation as It left the rails, as you can see from the photo it stayed on quite long. I think it is probably a minimum of 50 feet possibly up to 100. Of course if you do away with the fly away rails you then need to think about MD tower and does that cause addition friction? So that may offset the losses slightly, but I think a MD tower would have the advantage.

Got to do some work, will post altimiter data etc later.
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Re: Purple Parrot - MD 38mm

Postby air.command » Mon May 14, 2018 3:19 pm

Wow that's awesome. 8) :shock: Congratulations on a great flight Mat. How did the performance compare to simulations?
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Re: Purple Parrot - MD 38mm

Postby SpaceManMat » Mon May 14, 2018 3:42 pm

I forgot to mention the decent rate was 32 f/s the landing was about 2.3km from the launch site, so moving the launch site was definitely a good move. A number of guys had to trek 1 or 2 km to recover rockets in pretty muddy conditions glad I missed out on that one.
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Re: Purple Parrot - MD 38mm

Postby SpaceManMat » Mon May 14, 2018 3:44 pm

air.command wrote:Wow that's awesome. 8) :shock: Congratulations on a great flight Mat. How did the performance compare to simulations?


Thanks.

OR was telling me 14,160 feet, so pretty close.
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Fastest Flight: Mach 1.55
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Re: Purple Parrot - MD 38mm

Postby SpaceManMat » Mon May 14, 2018 4:18 pm

Raven flight data
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Purple Parrot I Motor Altitude Record

Close up of ascent, including really nice example of Mach transition in the baro data when dropping out of Mach.
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Purple Parrot I216 Ascent

OR flown configuration. Final weight was 1058g. In the end the stability ended up a bit larger than planned.
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Purple Parrot I216 Configuration

Raven summary. All good, nice to see that max G figure.
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Purple Parrot I Motor Altitude Record Summary

Went through the Raven data pretty good. Could not see any issues, voltage was good through out. Primary charge definitely kicked out the chute on queue, secondary charge went off a second later.
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Re: Purple Parrot - MD 38mm

Postby SpaceManMat » Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:18 pm

I've finally managed to put together a video for the Purple Parrot record flight.

Hope you all enjoy it, it was quite complex to construct.

QRS: 124
AMRS: 32 L2 RSO
Highest Altitude: 13,647 feet
Fastest Flight: Mach 1.55
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Re: Purple Parrot - MD 38mm

Postby str8up » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:17 am

Totally awesome video Matt.

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Re: Purple Parrot - MD 38mm

Postby drew » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:20 am

str8up wrote:Totally awesome video Matt.


+1. That's an amazing video which I can only assume took a ton of work. I almost don't want to ask but how difficult was it to get the speed and altitude data to mesh with the GPS track?
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Re: Purple Parrot - MD 38mm

Postby Viking » Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:38 pm

Great video Matt. I'm still jealous you can get DashWare to work.
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Re: Purple Parrot - MD 38mm

Postby SpaceManMat » Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:35 pm

drew wrote:
str8up wrote:Totally awesome video Matt.


+1. That's an amazing video which I can only assume took a ton of work. I almost don't want to ask but how difficult was it to get the speed and altitude data to mesh with the GPS track?


The hardest part by far was figuring out how to get google earth to produce time accurate videos based on what is pretty glitchy GPS telemetry that has 1 second gaps at best. Lots of data manipulation to get this working, I think I ended up settling on 5 updates per second. GE doesn’t like to produce videos at a specific speed, so this of course all took a number of failed strategies before I got it to do what I wanted.

Then I took the 2 GE videos plus the launch footage and produced a combined video of them using VSDC Editor.

The combined video was then put through Dashware, which has a sync option to get the telemetry working with the video (the sync is pretty easy actually). I previously built the SpaceX styled gauges but choose to refine them and added the status update functionality.

The Intro and Ending sequence videos where produced using MS Movie Maker (nice and quick compared to VSDC).

Final step was to combine the dashware video with the intro and ending in VSDC. This included the speed changes, still images from the launch and the music.
QRS: 124
AMRS: 32 L2 RSO
Highest Altitude: 13,647 feet
Fastest Flight: Mach 1.55
Largest Motor: CTI 1115J530 IM
Current Project: X Wing


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