All of the parts we ordered for WR-1 have arrived, and we have begun the first stage of building the competition rocket!
Set-up and organised, ready to start the first stage of building.
The first step was cutting the body-tube to the correct length and number of sections:
Lee Staples cutting the Phenolic tubing air frame.
The next step was to cut and re-shape the coupler tube:
Chris Hickey sanding down the coupler tube (it was too wide, so we had to cut it down a bit).
The finished coupler tube had to then be attached to the payload section:
Chris Hickey affixing the coupler tube to the payload section.
Next we worked on the inner tube \ engine mount:
The finished engine mount.
Here you can see Rob admiring our hard work:
Robert Sandford thinking about engine retention.
We have a small issue of engine retention, which we’ll have a look into and update you when we know what we’re doing
The next step was to make and attach the fins:
Sanding down the leading edges of the fins.
The last step for now, was to add and smooth the fin fillets:
Fin fillets much smoother and more aerodynamic after sanding down with cylindrical piece of Nylon.
Our finished work on first stage of building the competition rocket:
Second stage of making rocket for NRC 2014.
Look out for more updates!