[Video] Silo Launcher

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I din’t know if this has been posted here or if you’ll think this was as cool as I do, but I still thought it would be worth sharing.

Obviously there are still some improvements to be made but it’s clear that on a basic level, it works!

 

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BPS Space does so many amazing things. Thoomp! was definitely a fun idea.
 

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pretty cool but above my level.
 

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So rocket stability is an active gimballed motor (no fins)? That’s really cool, I didn’t think that existed at the model rocket level.
 

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So rocket stability is an active gimballed motor (no fins)? That’s really cool, I didn’t think that existed at the model rocket level.
Well, given how the rocket went epically off-course, I’d hardly call that stability. But I do sense potential.
 

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Joe Barnard has been doing that for a few years now, and for a while he was selling the thrust vectoring units. Now he's just selling the files for 3D-printing. Go watch his older videos, it is time well spent (not only is the engineering fantastic, but he's really good at making videos).

 

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We had a guy do this at MDRA. His rocket was a scale model of a soviet missile. The fins were spring-locked in the rocket, and popped out once the airframe was free of the silo.
 

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Joe's NARCON talks are particularly good, information-dense viewing:

2018:
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So rocket stability is an active gimballed motor (no fins)? That’s really cool, I didn’t think that existed at the model rocket level.
It was amazing.........I wonder if this is a graduate student's thesis?
 

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We had a guy do this at MDRA. His rocket was a scale model of a soviet missile. The fins were spring-locked in the rocket, and popped out once the airframe was free of the silo.
Or per the Movie October Sky...an Aeronautical Flare..........Hey Homer they are looking for you
 

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It was amazing.........I wonder if this is a graduate student's thesis?
No, as his videos make clear he's not a college student, he's doing it for the challenge. And in the process he morphed into a full-time youtuber, so he's both doing it for fun and as a career, for the moment.
 

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