The Rocketry Challenge




 
 
 Zoom Zoom Pumas
Project Manager - Mahir
Rocket Designer - Zein, Jacob
Engineering Notebook - Jason
Builders - Adam, Hallie, Corbin, Jacob
Button Pushers - Zein, Adam, Hallie, Corbin, Jacob


 PerryNautics
Project Manager - Jett
Rocket Designer - Hanson, Logan
Engineering Notebook - Hanson
Builders- Gerrit, Adithiya, Nate, Chaz, Permeet
Button Pushers - Chaz, Gerrit, Jett, Permeet

To Download Rocksim ------>, Rocksim Download
watch the first 3 tutorials.  
Download the Estes Viking Rocket into Rocksim
The BT-70 rocket parts kit, and a bunch of good info ------> BT-70 parts


Homework assignments 

Video from March 9th and 10th flight

YouTube Video


March 10th Flights
Zeins Rocket
Launch 1: Aerotech E30-4T
Weight 276g
Length of Rocket 29" 1/4
Altitude 749ft
Time N/A, ROcket came apart, egg craked
Foam Nose, Penut Altimeter
speed 232mph

Jacobs Rocket
Launch 1: E20-4W
Weight 326g
Altitude 807ft
Time 47 seconds
Pointed Nose, Penut Altimeter
Speed 175mph
Egg Survived

March 9th flights
Zeins Rocket
Launch 1: Aerotech E20-4W
Weight 276g
Length of Rocket 29" 1/4
Altitude 858ft
Time N/A, ROcket came apart, egg craked
Foam Nose, Penut Altimeter
speed 201

Jacobs Rocket
Launch 1: E20-4W
Weight 326g
Altitude 787ft
Time 50 seconds
Pointed Nose, Penut Altimeter
Speed 169mph
Egg Survived

Launch 2: E30-4T
Weight 326g
Altitude 722ft
Time 44 seconds, 18" parachute
Pointed Nose, Penut Altimeter
Speed 169mph
Egg Survived

Launch 3: E20-4W
Weight 326g
Altitude 688ft
Time N/A, rocket split apart: 18" parachute
Pointed Nose, Penut Altimeter
Speed 178mph



March 2nd flight results

Zeins Rocket
Launch 1: E12-4
Weight 215g
Altitude 631ft
Time 51seconds
Foam Nose, Penut Altimeter

Launch 2: E12-4
Pointed Nose, Penut altimeter
Altitude 494ft
Time 38seconds

Launch 3: E12-4
Pointed Nose, Estes Altimeter
Altitude 568ft


Jacobs Rocket
Launch 1: E12-4
Weight 342g
Altitude 409ft
Time 47seconds

Notes from the day
Need bigger motors

Feb 17

Meet at Mr. Jehls Classroom

Everyone -  Complete UAS4STEM Course work
Login in link - UAS4STEM Course Work
Fundamentals of Flight
Fundamentals of SUAS
Aviation Meteorology
National Airspace
Aviation Safety

Rocket Designers: Have Version 1 TARC rocket ready to begin building.  
Upload your designs to the Google Drive so that I can print the plans.  
Bring your laptops.

Engineering Notebook - Start logging info into the notebook

Builders - Start assembling our first TARC rocket

Button Pushers - Use Rocksim to run several launches with weather conditions and field elevations





Feb 10
Meet at Mr. Jehls Classroom, place finishing touches on our rockets.  Then we will carpool over
to the GYSA soccer fields to launch rockets.  We will launch the Olympus Rockets with an egg.

Everyone -  Complete UAS4STEM Course work
Login in link - UAS4STEM Course Work
Fundamentals of Flight
Fundamentals of SUAS
Aviation Meteorology
National Airspace


Rocket Designers: Have Version 1 TARC rocket ready for me to look over.  Bring your laptops.

Engineering Notebook - I will work with you in class to get you starter

Builders - nothing right now, but the Rockets Designers will provide plans to you to start building our competition rocket

Button Pushers - Nothing next week

Feb 03
Next week: meet at Mr. Jehls classroom, then we will go over to my garage for all of you to
complete your rockets.  Then we will car pool over to the GYSA soccer fields and 
launch our rockets.  We will use an egg in our Olympus rockets.

Everyone -  Complete UAS4STEM Course work
Login in link - UAS4STEM Course Work
Fundamentals of Flight
Fundamentals of SUAS
Aviation Meteorology

Rocket Designers - Use Rocksim to create a Rocket capable of carrying an Egg using our BT-70 parts kit

Engineering Notebook - I will work with you in class to get you starter

Builders - nothing right now, but the Rockets Designers will provide plans to you to start building our competition rocket

Button Pushers - Nothing next week


January 27

Everyone - Complete UAS4STEM course work
Fundamentals of Flight
Fundamentals of SUAS
In class we will cover one more section of UAS4STEM course work

Rocket Designers - Download Rocksim, Rocksim Download
watch the first 3 tutorials.  
Download the Estes Viking Rocket into Rocksim
Bring your laptops to class so we can get started with Rocksim

Engineering Notebook ... We will get you started on the notebook

Builders - Build out our test egg rocket.

Button Pushers - nothing this week.


Jan 20, Game Plan
Meet at Mr. Jehls Classroom
Check all of the rockets and make sure they are ready for flight
head over to the soccer fields and fly the rockets
Everyone - finish their "Viking' Rockets so we can launch them next Monday.

Project Managers -Develop a timeline so that we are ready to launch our qualifying flights by March 21, 2020

Rocket Designers - Download Rocksim, Rocksim Download
watch the first 3 tutorials.  
Download the Estes Viking Rocket into Rocksim
Bring your laptops to class so we can get started with Rocksim


Engineering Notebook - Start the engineering notebook and log our first week of activity
Zoom Zoom Pumas Notebook - ZoomZoom Pumas
PerryNautics Notebook - PerryNautics


Builders - Build out our test egg rocket.


Button Pushers - nothing this week.










Rocksim Download ... Rocksim








Parts and Pieces...





  • Submit an application for a team of three to ten students (grades 6-12) on or before December 1, 2019.
  • Build a model rocket that carries one raw hen egg to an altitude of 800ft, stays airborne for between 40 and 43 seconds, and returns the rocket to the ground safely. The eggs and altimeter must be carried in a capsule that separates from the rest of the rocket and recovers together using one or more parachutes.
  • The rocket must have a gross liftoff weight of no more than 650 grams, a minimum length of at least 650 millimeters, and be powered by commercial rocket motor(s) of class “F” or smaller with no more than 80 N-sec of total impulse across all motors.
  • Fly your rocket in front of an observer from the National Association of Rocketry (NAR) for an official qualification score between September 1, 2019 and April 6, 2020.
  • If your score from the sum of two flights is one of the 101 best, you will be invited to compete for a share of the $100,000 prize package in a national fly-off on May 16, 2020.


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