Making Carbon Composite Tanks!

Both Tanks we build so far are made out of carbon and glass fibre composite with an epoxy matrix. The tanks consist of an inner composite liner, two composite bulkheads with a threaded aluminium adapter embedded, and a composite sleeve over the whole thing.We used a 6K 70mm carbon fibre sleeve and an 80g/m2 plain …

Making Carbon Composite Tanks! Read More »

Avionics Schematics and Layout

Moving from FAR to GAP, we’re building a whole (almost flight worthy) rocket. This includes the corresponding Avionics, which we will look at in more detail here. This first version of the avionics PCB should function as a trial and guide for subsequent flight-ready boards. Accordingly, it should have equivalent or at least similar components …

Avionics Schematics and Layout Read More »

Machining fittings for Poseidon!

We machined the fittings for the poseidon water rocket in the student workshop of our university. After turning the two fittings in a lathe, boring the axial holes and cutting the axial theads, we milled the sides and drilled the radial holes. The left fitting connects the main valve (inner thread, G1/4) to the water …

Machining fittings for Poseidon! Read More »

Machining parts for test tanks

Before we build the flight-ready tanks for the Poseidon Rocket, we’re going to manufacture test tanks to see how they’re going to perform and hold up to the expected pressures.You can find the concept and design of these tanks in a previous article: Poseidon Tanks: Concept and Design. As discussed previously, the tanks must have …

Machining parts for test tanks Read More »