Saturday, January 29, 2011

Start of project

This project will use an Arduino controller to make a version a water rocket flight computer, similar in function to the Air Command V1.6, and with a side deploy parachute mechanism. Another version may be found at Instructables.

The Arduino is larger than the Air Command design, but a good thing about water rockets is plenty of thrust (greater than 50 lb), so a few more grams of payload don't matter that much. The Arduino is also reusable for other projects (assuming that it survives the de-bugging flight tests)

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