A Model Of Hummingbird

Over the holidays, Joe (seen in the first picture here with the excitingly stripy rocket) put his model-making skills to use by assembling a foamcore model of Hummingbird. The gimbal even moves! I’ve just been told it wasn’t actually supposed to move, so I should probably stop playing with it…


Having something physical gives a better idea of how everything fits together.

The model pointed out something that’d be useful to change: the original concept had a single platform where the electronics would sit, but we now reckon it’d work better to have a second platform just for the flight computer. Of course, unlike the version in the model, the roll cage needs to be extended over this too.

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