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Getting the fins to move above Mach

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BsSmith

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One of the best parts about rocketry is that you can do something fun and then do something with that fun thing. So whats would be better than building a stabilization system for a rocket, and making a science fair project off of it? :cool:

But first... i have to see if my idea is even feasible before I can get all excited about it. Here's my ideas...

-Build a stabilization system using an RC Helecopter gyro
-Put that system in a high performance rocket that can go above Mach and a mile or two (With my power limitations, that would be a 54mm body tube powered by an I540 or I600)
-Set up some experiment involving the rotational characteristics of the front fins and how high/fast the rocket goes or something better that I haven't thought of yet
-Use a Parrot for graphing the flight pattern and to bring the rocket down within walking distance.

A few issues though...
1- HOW DO I BUILD A STABILIZATION SYSTEM!?
2- With the rocket going above Mach, all the servos would probably be too weak to move the fins or too big to fit into a 54mm body tube, is there anything that I can do about this or should I use a bigger tube?
3- Am I crazy? :)
 
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